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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"A wry take on IPA".
Intensely hoppy, distinctly spicy.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1544) - Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2011
12 oz. bottle- Pours amber orange with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is unidentifiable hops and nice and spicy. The taste is mildly bitter with piney hops, a little caramel malt. Body is medium and sticky, carbonation is medium. Good solid IPA, much better than I thought it was going to be.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1725) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a relatively clear copper-orange with a large pillowy off-white head that retains itself admirably; sudsy lace sheets the glass. Aroma is pungent grapefruit--nice. Taste is bittersweet with no emphasis on either. The hops really shine here with the malt taking a backseat. Rye is noticeable but not overbearing. Carbonation is average, body is medium. A really nice IPA. I wasn’t expcecting much, so it was a nice surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2011
bottled, orange to amber color with off white foam, aroma is sweet nectarines and grapefruits, flavors of bright grapefruit juice and some caramel malt, a little roast on the finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4046) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Pours a strikingly sharp and clean copper with two fingers of sandstone had. Very nice nose, lots of floral and citrusy notes, zesty with a very nice balancing sweetness. Light toasted malt character with some bready notes. Dry spicy palate with medium body and round carbonation. Very nice ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Clear amber orange, big beige head with good lacing. Aroma- some floral, some citrus, some oregano, some pine/wood/earth. Taste is not offensive but is a little dull. Medium bitter finish. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a light tan head. Grapefruit aroma. Pine and grapefruit flavor with light earth and light spice. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with earth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Amber color, very clear, melted butter colored head. The smell is rye, slight perfume, hops, citrus, grass, and pine. The taste is hops, decent bitterness, rye, chalky, and ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2011 pretty mahogany colored body with decent head. seems very full bodied for only 6.2%, nice and pricky but not thin carbonation. flavor has some caramel sweetness and earthy undertones, probably due to the rye malt used, definitely some spice going on. kind of disappointing short finish. better than the falconer by a bit but the x114 one was definitely the best one so far.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8099) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
bottle. clear amber. brighter hop nose than the previous variants but still far too dull and peaked for IPA, and the obligatory chalk / vitamin yeast dirtiness is still present, as is a metallic tin note. medium body, lightly chewy / syrupy across the middle, drying somewhat into a creamed orange / caramel malt / rye finish. spice is certainly there, and it’s a bit odd to have it linger so late but the hop acid hold its well, though the hop flavors seems to slowly gravitate towards a celery stew situation. it’s about the only nice thing about this beer. it’s ain’t bad, no, but it’s nothing special and when you’re putting out a new IPA and going for a "twist", you gotta bring more than this. this is pretty plain and uninteresting, and there’s enough of that out there already.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BK7 (739) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle. Labled as Rotator Series O’Ryely IPA (no Nelson on the label). Label also calls out 6.4% alcohol. Strong grapefruit aroma. Medium bitterness throughout, but not very strong on the finish. Crisp and dry. Easy drinking brew.


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