ZacM612 (740) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Clear copper color with a white lacing head. Piney, hoppy aroma. Decent flavor, but a bit too thin and light-bodied. Okay. hayduke (5551) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2105. In the sample glass this was ambe with a beige head. Nose of rye. Medium body. Flavor is floral hop;s and rye on some malts. Pine bitter finish. I like rye beers but this one did not quite work for me as well as I wished. snoworsummer (5790) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear bright reddish copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like orange, pine hops, resin, grapefruit, caramel. Medium body and light/medium carbonation. Smells like grapefruit, caramel, pine hops, toasted malt. Alexnbaum (13) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
This was not a good beer. I don't know if I had a bad bottle, but the three of us splitting it gave it three sips each and through it down the drain. RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle into a glass. Pours murky, dark amber with a thin head. Aroma is sweet malt, a bit of spice, and candi sugar. Taste is syrupy. A bit of pine, spice, and grass. But mostly a sticky sweet mess.
hansenkw (12) - - OCT 21, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours a surprisingly dark copper, with nearly no head, even when poured aggressively, which leaves a slight lace. Has a lightly hoppy nose with a notable rye backbone. Flavor is the typical rye matly bitterness and an astringent citrus hop finale. Ernest (7724) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, grain, husks), moderately hoppy (resin), with notes of soap, apples, and vegetables.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation.
Clumsy, syrupy, vegetal, sour, and dirty. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Sampled on 9/28/2012. This Rye Beer pours a deep amber brown color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet, with a definite rye character as well. A medium bodied Rye beer. The malts are caramel, toffee, bready, fruity and sweet. Nice rye spiciness. The hops are herbal. Nice carbonation. Much more in the British Style of Pale Ale, much more on the malt side. The rye kind of highlights the malts instead of the hops. Decent carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. drjay44 (3742) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear, copper (SRM 15) body.......nose is light pine, light citrus, toffee/caramel, light rye.......taste is light rye spice, light toffee/caramel, hints of pine, citrus, finishing with a light bitterness......mouth feel light of medium, very mild astringency, carbonation adds a medium foam. This is a light take on the style of a Rye IPA. There are others, more complex,available. On the other hand, this is a pleasant session beer which would not challenge a new sampler of craft beer overly much. BJCP 7/3/12/3/6 brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours a dark amber color with a khaki head. A fairly strong rye aroma with some toffee malt notes. There’s a good citrus peel and pine hop aroma, some floral hop notes, too. Tastes of toasted malt, rye, toffee, and sweet malt. There is a bit of pine bitterness. Some citrus peel, and a decent floral hop note as well. Not bad, but not all that good, either.