Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Growler. Pours a hazy amber with a nice, off white head. Smells of citrus, spicy, some hay, rye malt. Tastes dry and citrussy with some sagey elements and a grassy finish. The rye compliments the citrussy hops very well in this one. timnyc (1) - - JUL 14, 2012 does not count
Draft from Barrier brewery. Reminds me of Founders Centennial IPA. Has the biscuit malt backbone. But an added kiwi/lime bitterness. Despite some very assertive flavors, it’s not heavy or cloying in any way. Incredibly, it manages to stay light and smooth. LilBeerDoctor (3904) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2010 Growler from BigZ. Pours a super cloudy dirty orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, hop oils, orange peel, and rye spices. Great aroma! Flavor of grassy hops, earthy rye spices, pepper, light citrus hops, hop oils. Very tasty beer with a great hoppy profile. One of the tastier IPAs I’ve had recently (and overall) and it’s pretty awesome fresh. Top notch stuff- I can’t get enough of it!
9/4/9/4/17 [4.3/5] malrubius (2859) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Growler from the brewery. Hazy pale copper with lasting head and lace. Grapefruit hop and mile piney resin aroma., Refreshing fresh fruity mild apricot toasted biscuit cracker and assertive spicy floral citrus very dry bitter finish. Awesome creamy medium full mouthfeel. Incredibly fresh, which helps. Nice job. Excellent! JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Rerate at Bierkraft. Deep amber pour - thick white head. The nose is juicy and fresh - a lot of tropical citrus hops and a juicy mango/passion fruit character along with some nice bright bitterness. Fresh and delicious.
hunter112 (67) - Nanuet, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Tap at Dive Bar. Incredibly muddy pour. Opaque, muddy pour. Sort of a pale tan colour. The nose is actually pretty bright and hoppy. Lots of spicy pine character. A little bit of rye spice on the nose as well. Fresh toasty character with a nice assertive piny hoppiness. As the beer warms up a touch of light lemon peel works itself out of the back. Fairly resinous bitterness. Pretty tasty brew, despite the ugly pour.
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Not your typical rye IPA, this is a smooth balance of grains, hops, and alchohol. Tasted on tap at TAP NY Festival, and its no wonder they took the Cup!
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2013
This beer tastes like bubble gum. There's a deep hop flavor up front then a crisp bitterness followed by a rich (but not too sweet) malt. A really good IPA.
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Funky, hempy citrus aroma. The initial taste is thin (it followed a DIPA) but beguiling, with dank hops and that characteristic rye flavor. Citrus and Slavic bread/yeast harmonies flesh out that basic structure as the glass warms. Very enjoyable. notalush (5866) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Growler from Big Z - consumed while watching Paul and Larry brew a batch (I am polishing off the last of the growler now) - pours a lightly hazy straw color, with a thick, lasting, soapy head - oh yea, that aroma is nice - earthy hops abound with citrus and pine notes - lots of herbal character in the form of sage and mint - some underlying pale malt sweetness - fairly sticky malt base at first, laying down a sweetness for the intense hop and rye character to cling to across the palate - strong hop flavor (earth, wood, grapefruit) - toasty rye - nice body to it - strong, bitter, herbal component through the finish that lingers long through the finish, as does a pale malt sweetness - freakin’ tasty. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
sampled at Big Z taproom - light golden pour, nice hoppy aroma of citrus and grapefruit, doughy yeastiness. really nice minty rye well integrated. Hope barrier starts distributing to the city more.