corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden orange color with a two finger, pillowy white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting cap/ring. Excellent retention with streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down. Looks very good.
Slightly spicy sweet malt aroma that’s surprisingly lacking in hop character. Slightly floral with subtle earthy pine and hints of fresh cut grass but the rye and sweet malt notes nearly completely overpowers all of the hop character. There’s supposedly bravo, nugget, chinook, centennial, Citra, simcoe and Columbus but I’m struggling to pick up much of a hop presence. Lots of rye and caramel along with toffee, roasted nut, toast and caraway seed. Not offensive but the nose is very disappointing.
On the lighter end of medium body with a subtle spicy rye presence along with a delicate earthy hop presence that is almost completely overpowered by the prominent sweet malt bill. Dry with some lingering bitterness complimented by peppery rye before the strong malt backbone takes over. Strong rye and caramel sweetness along with some roasted almond, toffee, hazelnut and a touch of dark fruit. Overall, this beer is somewhat decently balanced and easy to drink but the hop presence is severely muted. Not a bad beer but kind of disappointing offering from a solid brewery. I wouldn’t order this beer again.
samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
After Wookie Jack, this was destined to disappoint, but while not Wookie Jack, it is still mighty tasty. Rye is prevalent in nose and taste. Hops mix in nicely. Slight pine and floral notes. Taste the Brotherly Love, Philly.
jgb9348 (5527) - 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 (3188) - 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 (2210) - - 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 (1425) - 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 (2064) - 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 (279) - 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 (891) - 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.