sonnycheeba (2563) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Copper, frothy white head; good retention and lacing. Aroma straw, citrus, and floral hops. Flavor is initially sweet malt and then quickly transitions to spicy and earthy hop notes with light bitterness. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.
djd07 (2537) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with an off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is pine and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with pine hops and nice lingering bitter finish. A good IPA from Widmer Bros.
alobar (2516) - 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.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly clear, deep amber with a thick, tan head.
Caramel, grapefruit, spiced aroma.
Taste is a spicy blend of hops, caramel, rye.
Very smooth with a soft, herbal/grapefruit bitter.
dchmela (2486) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft somewhere in town. Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Big citrus hop nose with lots of bready, spicy rye popping through. Nice bready rye spice body with a touch of caramel in the taste. Taste also has a nice resiny citrus notes as well with a clean finish.
Fratto (2446) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mixed sixer from Tom Thumb. Amber pour with a big white head. Aroma is spice, rye, wood, and almost floral. Taste is distinctly rye bread, kinda fruity, and spicy.
mjg74 (2435) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Food4Less. 6.4%abv. Fairly well hopped nose. Some citrus and a bit of rye. Crisp dry/spiced hops up front. Some rye and a blunt bitter finish. Moderately hopped IPA.
17thfloor (2413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Again, another rotator I’m not much of a fan of. Big tropical fruit, oddly grainy and spicy, doesn’t quite match up. I do dig the rye flavors, but not with all that tropical juiciness.
JStax (2407) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a refrigerated 12 ounce bottle. Pours a darker copper with a beige head of foam. The aroma is heavily indicative of a spiced Christmas beer. Not much in the way of hop presence. This bottle is likely a shadow of what it once was in the hop department. Kinda wish I would have had it several months ago.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.