Hanuta06 (469) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Total Wine & More.
Aroma: light to moderate floral hoppy aroma with hint of citrus.
Appearance: average-sized, frothy, white, initial head with good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, orange body.
Taste: lightly bitter initial flavor and lightly bitter and acidic, citrusy finish. Average duration.
Palate: light-to-medium-bodied with dry texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: Great beer. Exceptional aroma and interesting taste while also being easy to drink and refreshing. kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Ok. Hazy brown. Slight red tint. Dense, dirty white head with a good size. Prevalent rye aroma with a slight bitterness. Staunch malted rye taste with not much of anything else. Of all the.beers I’ve had that had "rye" in their name this one actually makes it known. If you want a rye beer. There’s really no other choice. jmohno (1612) - Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Copper/amber short head,spotty lace.
Hoppy aroma kinda amix of mild fruit/aroma/spice.Getting a stronger spice.Some bready caramel malt. Kinda perfumy a bit with fruity bubblegum.
Taste is good, spicey nutty toast malt caramel,some butteryness,drying spicey finish with toasty pale malt. Some underlying sweetness balanced by a dry spiceyness,hoppy. Pretty good rye beer. Fatehunter (2561) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Two fingers of foamy head on a clear, dark amber colored body.
The aroma is bright citrus with the rye coming through strong too. Nice.
The taste is smooth with lots of rye spice. There’s a strong bitterness that comes in at the end, which seems out of place.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable. 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
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bpreo (2832) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2013
This is one of the best Rye Ale’s I’ve ever had, and certainly the most distinctly flavored. I now absolutely know what the grain Rye tastes like. bhensonb (15095) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear deep copper with a foamy beige head. Deep inhale reveals spicy chocolate. Med body. Foamy carb. Flavor comes first as chocolate, then with rye spice, then something like the leftover flavor of sucking baking chocolate. Finishes pretty bitter - in a sort of chocolate way. We’re not talking Hersheys here, just that bitterness associated with chocolate. Very good ale. But it would be much nicer were it imperialized. Hint. Hint. SnoopDoug (22) - Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
If you are hop friendly then this is a drinkable and refreshing beer! Overall, I think Bridgeport has done a nice job with this seasonal and it has been my go-to beer this Spring! Strykzone (7308) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This poured clear and coppery. A three finger beige head. The aroma was rye and caramel. Chocolate is tasted early and it seems to cause some muddying of the waters. Rye and caramel with spices. There is a long lasting bitterness from the hops. Some fruit and citrus, too. The chocolate kept getting in the way and perhaps it should have been left out. The finish had less chocolate and more caramel which was an improvement. robforbes (2238) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2013
pours a clear amber with a medium size egg shell head, and a very good lacing.
smell is of malt, some sweetness, rye, a touch of citrus, and hops.
taste is bitter, some citrus, rye, slight roasted malts, and hops. ends very bitter.