Aubrey (3488) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful copper hue; good head retention. Sweet and juicy nose is mouthwateringly inviting. Creamy, smooth and full texture. Toasty-spicy malts. Fantastic hop flavors are just bursting with citrus (grapefruit, tangerine, lemon), sugared spruce tips and sweet grass. Snappy, peppery bitterness with lingering notes of grass in the aftertaste. Tasty IPA. In the series thus far, I think I liked this one better than Falconer’s, but not as much as X-114.
reggiedunlop (3448) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber/caramel with a medium off white head. Aromas very caramely with mild earthy/rye spice. Flavor follows suit...caramely sweet and doughy but earthy bitterness too. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is earthy/rye and bitter/dry.
ajnepple (3392) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours copper with a big sticky off-white head. Citric and spruce hop aroma, caramel and spices/herbs. Strong bitter hops balanced by light caramel malts and mild rye spiciness. Very nice.
BelgianBeerGal (3384) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at F&H Fort Worth. Nice orange color with a foamy white head. Very fruity and piney aroma. Pithy bitterness in the flavor with a long finish. Fine.
Terminus (3347) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at 1702 Tucson, AZ-pours bright clear orange with a small soapy eggshel head. nose is bright citrus and rye. flavors exhibit the rye more than the hops. this is kind of wierd and not really all that well put together. ok body with a long rye dry finish. a intersting brew but lacks much hops. Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye is way better if you ask me. Maybe i should have had more samples of this brew.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 07/25/12 Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a deep amber color with a small, but well sustained head of white foam. The nose has a deep fruitiness with a touch of spicy rye. Slight pine and a touch of plastic. The flavor has a touch of caramel, some earthy pine, and a slight twist of rye. None of the flavors are vibrant and it’s a little lifeless on the tongue. Not bad per se, but lacking personality. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a dull finish. Rather forgettable unfortunately.
Update: 01/27/13. 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans. The new label fooled me into thinking I hadn’t had it. Let’s give it another go. Appearance is the same. Nose is light white pine needle and spruce notes with a bread and cracker backdrop. The flavor strikes a nice balance with just enough malt balance and solid hop bitterness the whole way through. Solid pine and resin notes up front, nice herbal punch in the middle with just a hint of mint on the back end. Light toast and rye cracker from the malt side. Definitely better than the first time.
Blairgus (3327) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
28 sept 2013, bottle. Yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. Nose is soft grapefruit rind hops. Thin almost med body and moderately fizzy. Pleasantly balanced ipa. Grapefruit rind citrus but not very powerful, cereal malt background but not too sweet. Nice.
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hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11/17/11 widmer oryely tap at pap
Darkish brown ow head.
A...citrus,earthy caramel, wetness,some deep down dankness,pine
Fis the same...sweeter than necessary. 6/4/5/3/13
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a cloudy amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of pine and some grapefruit. It had a medium mouthfeel with some pine hops and a nice lingering bitter finish. A good IPA.
alobar (3093) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with a white soapy head. Minimal aroma of bread and yeast. Bread, yeast, hops at the backend for flavor. Good bitter ending. Very nice.