bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Chris) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, apricot, weed, grapefruit, and grass. Flavor of grapefruit, pine, tangerine, dank, and grass.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber and slightly hazy. Thick head. Earthy hop nose, maybe with a little rye. Caramelly malt accent on the nose. Earthy hop bitterness, lots of fruity hops (papaya) and just a hint of rye chewiness late.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Bright and clear amber, solid white thick head. Aroma of freshly cut grass and pine. Taste of a hop sandwich on rye bread. Delicious.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Folsom, CA. Pours clear copper with a creamy/frothy off-white head. Aroma is quite rye. Med body. Flavor is rye with some floral/citrus hop. Flavors are strong, but not intense. Finishes rye and definitely bitter. Pretty good.
Tmoney99 (9635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A - Poured a clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. S- Moderate to heavy complex rye earthy hop aroma. T - Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. M - Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. D - My expectation where exceeded.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rather dark for an IPA; a dark shade of amber with an off-white head. Spicy hops and rye with some citrus notes. Grapefruit and orange peel with a hint of pine. Sweet caramel malt in there as well. The flavor is a bit sweeter/maltier than I’d like. Quite a bit of rye character to it. Spicy hops and rye with bitter pine and a bit of orange peel and grapefruit on the finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity, floral and citrus hops with spicy rye malt and fruity esters. Flavor is malt forward with moderate hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
Ratman197 (8515) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit,m skunk bud, tangerine, melon and light rye. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, pine, grapefruit, light skunk bud and light earthiness with as smooth dry bitter lingering earthy finish.
adnielsen (7595) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home piced up at Wilbur’s Foco. I think I last had this four years ago at the brewery and enjoyed it. This pours a rust orange appearance with a cream colored head. Big spicy rye, spicy hoppy, mild skunk bud, piney aroma. Grapefruity, ganja, very spicy hoppy, big rye spicy, mild caramel flavor. Pretty fun beer to drink. I got this in a mix six pack, but I’d pick up a six pack.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.