ghostbeer (241) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2016 taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly good, and a beer I’ve never heard of. The rye gives it an off flavor which is interesting, and some hops standards are along for the good times ride.
This was dirty and very bitter. Too bitter to get past and notice any subtly or complexity at all. I did not enjoy drinking this. I generally like rye character, but this was a miss. JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Light amber color with a smaller light ecru head. Aromas of mild caramel, with hints of rye and spice. Flavors again with the caramel, but a little rye and some orange citric hops. A decent simple rye pale ale. 2/11
bookman10 (1179) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow, with smallish head. Aroma is marked by citrus and pine. Flavor is quite bitter, with pronounced hop bite helped by the rye. A strong citrus presence as well. Finish is quite bitter. Nice beer. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 1, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy golden-orange amber color with a big billowy white head. The head fades very slowly over time to leave tons of foamy lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew strongest of a grapefruit and yeasty bready smell. Along with these aromas comes smells of coriander and some grass and a little bit of a black pepper
Taste – The taste begins with a rather bready flavor mixed with a little bit of a rye bread taste. There is a lighter spice flavor of coriander up front and a lighter yeasty taste, with both of these growing stronger as the taste moves forward. There is a little bit of a tangerine and caramel flavor at the start, which over time fade, and end up leaving a very dry taste on the tongue. With some other hop flavors of a hay and pine nature coming to the tongue at the end, one is left with a dry and decently dank hopped rye flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side for a 6 % rye IPA with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The lower carbonation is rather nice overall, but a little thicker of a body may have been slightly better for the style overall.
Overall- A rather nice rye IPA overall. It had a decent blend of dank hop blended with a grapefruit and more malty base.
Foxbush (2088) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2015
12 oz bottle Another monthly beer from AOPD for August, but also my 1500th. The IPA poured a cloudy amber with an off white head and lacing. The aroma of floral hops greets you. The taste is more complex with nutty malts and piney hops. The IPA had a medium body with average carbonation. Bitterness rolls into a clean, dry finish for a pleasantly quaffable brew.
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Boyle at home. Pours a hazy brownish amber with minimal head. Aroma is pine slight citrus and malty. Flavor follows with some fruitiness some malty caramel and a good dose of bitterness. Nice IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone cards04 (2879) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Great beer. The rye in this really gives off some nice citrus notes. Great orange and grapefruit aromas and flavors. Good stuff. forthebirds (26) - - MAY 10, 2014
Orange amber color. Muddy. Piney and slight citrus. Bitter and rye. Too sweet and a bit too thick for my taste. Fredis23 (568) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Muddy Brownish Orange Color, Big Foamy Head That Lasted, Lots Of Lacing. Earthy Piney Aroma. Tasted Earthy, Malt, Pine, Moderate Bitter Finish. Medium Buttery Body. Lasting Aftertaste. Best from This Brewer, which is Decent Overall. OK. Worth a Shot... stoutmaker (2) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2013 does not count
At first sniff there feels to be very little nose, but upon drinking there is plenty of lingering rye and bitter hop taste to make up for this shortcoming. This beer is bitter, though not as much as some have credited it with. I feel the tnag that you get from the citrus and pine is being unfairly attributed to the bitterness. In all, it isa good slow drinking beer that you can appreciate over time.