rjwhite41 (55) - osceola, Iowa, USA - MAY 20, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a slightly cloudy orange amber with a small off white head. Smell woody, piney, citrusy, spicy, some rye and bread scents. Nice complicated aroma. Taste is very piney and citrusy up front with the rye spiciness in the middle and a drying bitter finish. Carbonation seems moderate for style and has a medium full mouthfeel. Not a bad beer. I would drink it again but I wouldn’t search it out but there aren’t many IPA’s I would. crajun (1243) - , Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2012
not sure how I got this one, but another IPA that doesn’t work for me - hop aroma - piney/citrus; nice mouthfeel kinda creamy but the hops take over quick and that’s it for me... joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Pours VERY hazy amber with tons of floaty’s and white head. Aroma is spicy rye. light body with perfect carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink with a little bit of hops and a lot of rye spiciness. I like every Rye P.A. I have tasted and this is no exception. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 2/24/11. Pours a very cloudy dark brownish-orange. Can’t see through this at all for the murky floaties. A small off-white head coats the top. Minor lace drips down the glass. The nose carries mild notes of pepper and fresh-mulched hops. But this lacks zip. It is really tame; I really need to drag to get anything out of this.
The mouth is firm. Good depth and carbonation level. I can sense the rye right away, with the slightly sour aspect that finishes bitter and dry. The hops come to play more in the flavor than the nose [maybe they used all of the "aromatic" hops in their Hop on Top, and forgot about this one]. Mild spicy bitterness. Some faint toffee-like sweetness in the middle, that then gets dried out at the finish. All-in-all, not a bad beer. A middle-of-the-road IPA. I’d have it again, but wouldn’t actively seek it out.
TheBeerGod (6224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle - gift from my friend Vince. It was from his beer of the month club. Murky rusty amber with a short, frothy white head. Aroma is spicy rye notes, spicy and floral hops, citrus and caramel notes. Taste is spicy rye notes, light bready malts, caramel, floral hops, spicy hops and citrus fruit. Soft woody notes as well. Body is medium, slightly resinous and has a moderate, foamt carbonation. Ends with lingering bitterness from the spicy hops, floral notes, citrus, rye, toasted malt, earthy hops, caramel and melon.
kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Pours orange amber with moderate white head. Bubbles. Carmel and fruit smells. Malty hops and slightly bitter. Easy drinking IPA. Not great but did the trick at a small town with no other ipa's around
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Pours a hazy rusty color. Small wispy head, very mild citrusy aroma with some spice. Some nice bitterness with a citrusy, mostly grapefruit taste. Rye definitely comes through through the end. Really not a bad IPA, obtained through my beer club. Certainly drinkable !! Quaff Score 7 / 10 zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours a hazy amber with a beige head and aroma of rye and hops. Taste is of hops, rye, and pine with a bitter finish and nicely balanced. Solid IPA, drinkable brew. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Pour on tap at the Reserve Tasting at the brewery (Glendale, WI). Pours a murky brownish amber pour, some amber glow on the edges, well hazed brownish middle. A frothy offwhite head sits around as a firm layer, sits around and laces well as a sturdy film. Aromas are sweet caramel and biscuity malts, touches of rye and a more American spin on hops, lemons and grass, just a touch of grapefruit. As it warms a touch more, more grapefruit, firm and zesty. Initial is mellow, lighter end of medium bodied, a bit deadened up front, waft of bitterness, middle is mellow sweetness, gentle grassy and floral hops, a kiss of citrusy lemon and grapefruit. Finish brings a decent to average bitterness back into the fold, giving a bit of a comeback, a touch of sticky crisp sweetness. Biscuits, toast. It’s quite drinkable, a bit low on hops into the finish. It’s doable. A bit underbodied, a touch low on hops. But I think it’s better than most other "hoppy" beers I’ve had from the Sprecher guys.. And an interesting concept that they started the label to make some more "trendy" styled beers. Melanie (65) - - MAR 7, 2012
Nice aroma with a decent head. This beer has beautiful lacing. I am not thrilled with the flavor as I don't really taste much of a hops presence .
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