beersearcher (2165) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another rotator winner in my book. It has a load of bitterness but it is working in concert with some serious rye spice and a good hit of Nelson Sauvin and Galaxy. Getting some grape notes from the Nelson that match the spice.
savnac (2363) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear amber with a thick, dense, beige head. Aroma of bright citrus, grapes, light caramel and a bit of spiciness. Flavor is bitter hops and lightly sweet caramel malt, the dry hopping is evident. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry, spicy, bitter finish. Very nice IPA, reminds me of their Nelson IIPA but with more malt and spicy rye character.
Gooney (381) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle - a definite rye aroma and flavor. The malt jumps up and down on your tongue and screams "Here I am! Knock me off the mountain!" The hops jump up and make a valiant effort, but the malt is king of this hill. Nice beer.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear copper / amber with a small beige head. The aroma has fruit hops, white grapes, mildly toasty malt, moderate sweetness and a hint of spice - quite pleasant. Medium body with a bit of a grainy feel and underscored carbonation. The flavor starts out with a balance of caramel malty sweetness and fruity/spicy hops that show off the Nelson Sauvin quite well. There is a mild syrup aspect that is not intrusive or cloying, but actually compliments the beer. The finish finally show some of the rye spiciness. There is also a touch of pine showing its way through. Nice dry lingering finish going on. Really nice IPA at a very nice price.
FishBizkit (228) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Pours dark amber with a small white head. Nose is hoppy with sweet florals and a hint of rye and fruit.. Palate is big hoppy bitter up front with malts and rye . Light bubble with a bit of bite. Definitely one I’ll be tracking down again.
Aml42000 (616) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy nose and palate. Thick head on a copper body. Interesting, complex spicy flavors and a long finish.
CanIHave4Beers (2762) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The veer pours a perfectly orange color with a big semi loose off white head.
The aroma is melony hops right after the pour but this gives way to some caramel and spicy character.
The flavor hits the right notes of snappy rye flavor and grapefruit-y hops in a pretty good harmony. The caramel that seemed so present in the aroma is far less defined in the flavor (thankfully) but does give the beer a mild and well controlled sweetness. The beer is enjoyably bitter throughout and has a moderately dry finish with more melon like hops coming through towards the back of the palate.
This Rotator IPA thing seems to be turning out pretty cool, they’re 2 for 3 with me on really liking these beers, and from a brewery I pretty well swore off six or seven years ago.
mar (4466) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour with a nice cream colored head. Nose is rye, hops, light citrus, dough, and faintly sweet. Great on the palate flavors are bitter hops upfront, with rye, and chewy malts in the back to smooth it out.
Braudog (5357) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddish amber, little head, but still with a nice full body. Very inviting aroma of solid, woody hops here, and the beer delivers ... rich with big pine-laden malt, I love the finessed balance of this beer, with the tart hoppiness coming in with intensity, but well woven into the overall brew. (#4450, 1/22/2012)
DonnM38 (12) - Hartford, South Dakota, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice IPA. Poured from a 12oz bottle. Golden yellow color with good aroma and balanced flavor. I would definitely buy this beer again.