jgb9348 (5174) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich light brown and a deep copper and bronze body with a bright pumpkin coloured glow and a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of rye (what else?), grain, alcohol, hops, earth and a touch of caramel and brown sugars. Medium-bodied; Assertive grain and rye flavour with some mellow earth and a little sweetness and a touch of hops noticeable. Aftertaste is relatively simple with a touch of sugars and some faint rye and hops - nothing special here. Overall, a pretty disappointing beer with not much hops, not much rye and no complexity at all. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Fair Lakes (Fairfax), Virginia on 02-August-2015 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 24-September-2015 to celebrate the Pope coming to Philadelphia (and Washington/New York).
Beerdedone (3008) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours copper in color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of pine, rye, citrus and caramel. Flavor of caramel malts, citrus, pine, grains and some rye spiciness.
conway (2107) - - JUN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a thick fluffy off white head. Aroma is pine and Jolly Rancher sweetness. Taste follows and adds a touch of rye spiciness and citrus. Medium mouthfeel and spritzy carb. A little too sweet but otherwise a really solid offering.
DrinkinWell (389) - - JUN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber with half-inch head, decent lacing. Sweet malts, caramel, some brown sugar. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Malty with motes of honey, followed by bitterness at the back of the tongue. A very drinkable offering from Yards.
Nejhleader (1375) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
has a faint pine hop aroma to it. taste is a blended pine hope with some rye malt and a little spice. Interesting brew. tingly spice/pine hop aftertaste.
boto (1969) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught: this one pours a fairly clear coppery color. There was a small off white head that left minimal lacing. Good aroma! A touch of rye and citrus hops. The taste is good. A good balance of rye, citrus hops and malts. Nice.
Bosco (262) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper amber. Off white tan head and lacing.
Nice, light bitterness with a clean finish. Although finish seems a little off.
$9.99/multi sixer at Wegmans Leesburg VA
abcfan (850) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nicely done. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is full of hop / caramel. Medium bodied with notes of rye smoothness with a light hop bite.
Leafs93 (1919) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear mahogany brown with a medium slight tan head. This beer looks amazing. Aroma is earthy, rye and citrus. Taste is moderate bitters with a hint of spiciness. Medium bodied, smooth with crisp quick finish.
Bulk_Carrier (2884) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was poured into a nonic.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy burnt orange to ruddy red color with barely any head to it. What lacing is there slides.
The smell starts off with a fairly decent sweet to light spicy rye malt. There’s a slight sweet fresh grassiness to it.
The taste took the sweet/spicy rye and allowed in a tad caramel malt to balance.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style though a bit old on the date, still I bet if fresher, this would portray everything necessary for a good Rye IPA.
Overall, I get it. It works for me as a Rye AIPA. Hopefully, I’ll find another fresher.