CanIHave4Beers (2880) - 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.
Palidor19 (2875) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
solid beer all the way worth a nice balance between the hops and malts. the bitterness packs a small punch with just enough room left over for noticeable malts.
Headbanger (2863) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle 6/17/13 (Binny’s Naperville Mix A Six)-36° in shaker-Pours a clear orangish amber with a small white head. Aroma of rye. Taste of hops, malt, pine, and citrus. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down quite easy. Nice brew.
RobertDale (2859) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at a tasting. Comes a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, malt, and spice. Taste is citrus, caramel malt, pine, rye, and spice. Good IPA.
djd07 (2779) - 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 (2595) - 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.
JStax (2570) - 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.
dchmela (2543) - 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 (2510) - 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 (2458) - 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.