JPDIPSO (6257) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 1, 2017 OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle served in a Sam Adams perfect pint
A - 1.5 finger tan head. Full and fluffy. The head sinks pretty quick with a clear, dark brown body with reddish highlights. Looks good!
S - Citrus hops, faint metal notes, spicy caramel background.
T - Spicy hops off the top with notes of citrus and red fruit. Sweet malt background with a peppery hop bite. There’s a weird off flavor that I can’t put my finger on. The rye is present with light spice and blend well with the fruit. Finishes with fruity rye bread, almost toasty with a dry finish.
M - Medium body, ample carbonation, crisp peppery finish.
Nice use of rye, not overpowering and could work well as a session beer, if it werent for that off-putting flavor. The mild fruity yeast added a nice English accent. This didn’t go down that "smooth".
Serving type: bottle
Amber color with a thinner, light beige colored head. Dry rye aromas with a little floral hops in the background. Once the volatiles are driven away, I’m left with grain and cardboard scents. Full feel. Slight sweetness in the front. Spice and mild bitterness in the middle and into the finish. Hints of citrus and light fruit. Dry finish. 2/13
crossovert (13421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2015
355ml bottle. This is a putrid beer, tastes like vinegar and bile, not sour just pukey and garbagey. slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Pretty disappointing rye ale. Not sure of age - got to the store 8 weeks ago. Definite metallic off putting edge to the aroma and flavor that kinda kills the rest. The centennial hops and rye are hidden way down there. Toasted malt and baseball bat is not so great."
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2014
An amber colored ale, with not a whole lot going on in the aroma, a little spice but that’s about it. Some hops come through on the palate, floral, and some of the spice from the rye give it a little backbone, but overall, I’m not sure this beer knows what it wants to be. maekchu (4001) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle from Five Points Bottle Shop (Atl Hwy). Rich sweetish caramel, tropical fruit, and some pepper in the nose. Copper color, fine head. Thin caramel initial / touch of sweet fruit: strawberry and cherry / a bit of pepper in the finish. Thin-medium body. Fine, mild flavors. The rye adds a little body, but less pepper than I expected.
IndianaRed (4871) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle Clear light redish amber witha small light tan head that stuck around. Heavy lacing. Sharp bitter woody rye aroma and flavor. Dry finish. Some weird metallic notes as well. Didnt love it bb (9695) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Citrus and earth aroma with caramel. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light pine linger with caramel and light earthiness. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Amber, thin to moderate frothy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Soft citrusy nose, even softer rye.   Has a slight powdery sugar background.   Rye is more noticeable on the tongue, but its also slightly
medicinal.   Seems tangy, a little rough despite being fairly moderate in body and mouthfeel.   I get a slight popsicle stick like woodiness after the finish.   Rye lingers a bit too.   Tiz okay, but seems a bit rough and
artificial at times. Danbus (7) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2013 does not count
1.5 finger off-white, full head sinks moderately quickly after pouring this deeply copper brew. The aroma is of fruit and hops and a hint of spiciness. Good taste with the fruit and hops getting top billing here, but not overpowering (in fact, maybe a little too muted?) Some peppery spice is blended well into the mix along with a sweet malt background, then finished dry. This beer is amply carbonated and finishes dry. I liked it. 8/9/13
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Livendadream (239) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2013 Btl pours ,hazy light amber color, fluffy off white head that vanished quickly leaving some nice lacing. Smells malty and medicinal with some spiciness. Tastes of sweet malts with a hint of pepper followed by bitter hops. Medium body that is slick on the tongue with a little lingering sweetness, nice bitterness decent carbonation. Ok beer. Has a weird flavor that does not belong. Cant really taste rye.