thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Poured from a bomber. Aroma is hoppy but reflects the rye malt. Flavor is similar but with a balanced malt character and a nice rye palate. Great beer, lots of lacing and pretty clear. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2012
A - Pours a just barely clear ruby-orange with a finger of frothy khaki head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, spicy rye, some bready malts, grapefruit and citrus hops, and a touch of pine hops.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit and citrus hops and mild bitterness. Through the middle, the spicy rye comes through with some bready malts, and a bit of pine hops and more bitterness. The finish is a mix of spicy rye and caramel malts with grapefruit hops and some bready malts.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a spicy, dry, and lightly bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice rye beer with some good earthy and spicy rye flavor and great overall balance. mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
This is my first beer by these guys and I’m impressed. Wonderful toasty rye aroma. A dark brownish-orange color that hints at it’s flavor. A hoppy Irish Red without the big maltiness. Medium body. Very drinkable. Nice toasty bitterness. Fatehunter (2603) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is rich with rye, wood and spice.
The taste starts with a nice malt sweetness, then turns a little lemon bitter, rye spice finish.
The texture is soft and airy with a little fizz.
An outstanding ale. Great balance and flavor. joshwoodward (575) - - JUL 19, 2013
Great rye. His all the right notes, spicy, with enough body to keep the hops honest, while still being refreshing.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Not bad. A little weird. Hard to pigeon hole for sure. Seems boozy to me beyond its ABV. bhensonb (15603) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Tap at West Coast Brew Fest 2010. Hazy dark brown pour with a good foamy tan head.Smells rye. medium body; strongish carbonation. Flavor is lots of rye with lots of hop. Finishes a bit sweet - which is over matched by lots of hop. So bitter!! sickassmick (229) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2012 drunk fresh from the ale industries tap room a block away from my house. very very much like the sierra rye beer. only a little less hoppy. the rye flavor is really nice. for this beer, I’m coming back. i wonder if i can fill a growler and drink it in the tap house. good stuff. fresh. cold.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bnoel09 (588) - Elk Grove, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
On tap. Medium to dark brown with a cream/beige colored head. Aroma is definitely rye with some roasty notes and some semi-sweet notes - possibly chocolate? Flavor has some slight caramel malt sweetness with a lot of nice rye character. Some pepperiness and earthy hops towards the finish. Medium bodied. Overall a very nice rye! Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a clear amber body supporting a tan colored head of foam. The modest aroma is a little roasty, a little nutty as well as delivering some pine hoppiness. The taste is very nice as I get a pleasing mix of mildly roasted malts, a touch of nutty malts and then pine hops backed up by a dark German rye bread like spiciness. To midway a thin ring of citrus hoppiness joins in and helps the experience get even more bitter with hops as the malts seem to get a little bit roastier. Tasty stuff indeed.