dchmela (2686) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Redlight. Cloudy brown pour with a thick creamy head. Spicy rye and hop aroma. Thick malty spicy rye hop bitter bite in the taste. Good ipa, not great.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a dark copper color with a small, foamy white head leaving thin strips of lacing down the glass. The aroma shows citrus and grassy hops on top of a caramel and biscuit malt base with hints of the rye. The flavor follows with the citrus and piney hops to go with a bigger rye component. The rye lends a good amount of spiciness as the caramel malt tries to smooth things over. Medium bodied with good carbonation and a long bitter finish that is just a bit too bitter and biting. It’s pretty drinkinable, but nothing I would reach for again.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a hazy amber with a thick tan head. Aroma is a nice citrus hop, vanilla and biscuit malt mix. Flavors aren’t quite as well balanced as the aroma. Citrus hops dominate the finish with a bitterness that isn’t super enjoyable. There’s a maltiness in there, too, that isn’t all that pleasant. It isn’t terrible, but it seems like it is trying to be too many things at once.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capone’s during Philly Beer Week, then in a 12oz bottle. Pours a clear chestnut color, capped with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is primarily rye and earthy hops, with some dark fruit and caramel in the background. Flavor of earthy simcoe hops, with some rye, pine, grapefruit, and caramel. Medium bodied and fairly easy to drink. Rye hangs out for a long finish, with a bit of a metallic sensation clinging to the palate.
sebletitje (6924) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at OTH.
Pours copper lightly hazy with a thin white head.
Aroma was simply hoppy with some fruits.
Taste, malty, hops, thick mouthfeel with notes of citrus fruits.
Some spices and a light bitter finish.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Spicy, hoppy nose, citrusy with earthy notes. Pours amber orange with a white head. Spicy overtones in the flavor with strong pine and citrus hops with caramel malts in the background. This has a big mouthfeel, it feels very thick. In the finish i get the rye with residual hops.
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... Clear, dark, ruby ale with a small, creamy, white head. Nice retention. Earthy hops, lots of pine, spicy rye and mild grapefruit constitute the aroma. Full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. Moderate pine and citric bitterness, rye dryness and low residual sweetness. Finishes crisp, snappily bitter and dry.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at The Ravenous Pig. The pour yields a clear, dark, copper tinted body with a small, foamy, off-white head. The froth settles quickly to a thin, lasting blanket, leaving thin, sticky spirals of lacing behind. Caramel shows in the malt base, alongside a substantial and sharp rye grain component, with big grapefruit and green grassy hop notes. There’s a good deal of unfortunate soapiness to the hop aroma. Flavors are similarly structured, with big rye coming to the forefront and dry, lightly sweet caramel fading a bit. The hop profile shows bitter grapefruit and kafir lime leaves, but again has a soapy overtone that is not agreeable. Medium bodied, with balanced carbonation, the palate finishes with a bit of astringency. Drinkable, but quite flawed.
MrBunn (2511) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a coppery brown with a large foamy head. Aromas are weak, especially for anything that calls itself and IPA. A bit of bread and rye with a touch of very understated citrus hops. Flavor is kind of a mess, too. If this didn’t classify as an IPA I probably wouldn’t have a problem with it, but man... while there are some definite hops there, they do not ever take over or even assert themselves strongly. As is, it sits in no man’s land as a rye beer with a bit of citrus hops. Woo hoo!
adrian910ss (2372) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Capone’s. Pours a beautiful clear amber copper with a medium oft white head. Aroma of tangy citrus and hops. Taste of tangy citrus, hops and a hint of rye.