jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2008
growler-pours a light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is resin/pine hops, medium malt/rye, fruit. Taste is husky, rye/sweet medium malt-caramel, roasty, nutty, resin/pine/earthy hops backbone. OK carbonation. Thanks to jwc215 for sharing.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - APR 15, 2008
Draft at the Blind Tiger. Amber / ruby pour with some off-white head. Aroma is biscuity malt (rye?), citrus hops, and some earthy / floral hops. Flavor is the same, with the citrus and earthy malt and hops dominating. There is a little nice resin, but overall the mouthfeel is not so good. Medium bitterness. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Tap @ Cole’s. Gold, light tan head. Nose is rye spiciness, lightly sour, some paint, hay. Flavor is watery rye, cereals, some watery orange, tea. Fizzy tea finish. Sammy (12178) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2007
On-tap at Cole’s, this is an APA. Neutral smell, lighter mouthfeel with whitish head on light yellow body almost clear. Low on hops, and even rye taste is moderate. Drinkable like a lager. Above average carbonation. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Tap at Hop Devil. I didn’t write down very much. Rye, hops in the aroma. Fresh with clean yeast. Chewy. Very drinkable. Rye was there but not very strong.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Tap at Barcade: Labeled as an IPA. Pours a deep orange topped by a thin off white sheet for head. Somewhat aromatic. Just straight forward American hops, a hint of pine. The body is a bit too carbonated IMO. There’s a very subtle caramel note in the malt upfront followed by a very piny and dry hop bite in the finish. Has less body than I expected, considering this is made with rye malt. Simple, but still somewhat enjoyable. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2007
(Tap) Pours a orangy color with a nice white head. This was listed as the ’Chelsea Rye IPA’ at the bar. I would agree that this beer is more of an IPA than an APA. Dusty, hoppy aroma. Taste is rather hoppy, yet very dry and crisp. You can tell there is some rye in this beer, but it really doesn’t jump out like you would expect. Nice bitter finish, with some citrus and pine. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2007
Tap at The Brazen Head. Deep golden amber beer with a thin white head. Also listed as "IPA" and it probably is more IPA than APA. The aroma is lightly spicy with a light rye spiciness behind the otherwise normal pale ale malt. Not much in the way of crystal malts or other sweeter components. Hops are a bit of a hybrid with a light spiciness but also a fair amount of orange fruitiness. The fruity flavour increases as the beer warms a bit. There is also a light pine/resiny bitterness that I quite enjoy. Soft spiciness on the back and a moderately hoppy finish. Decent brew. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Draught at Pete’s (Waterfront) Ale House and also Brazen Head. However, listed as Chelsea NY Rye "IPA," as opposed to "Pale Ale" which makes sense since the hops are at the forefront here. Poured a lightly hazy orange with a citrusy/grapefruit hop aroma. Grain to caramel malts with a solid grapefruit hop presence and underlying sour/spicy rye flavors. Dry hoppy, almost tannic, bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Local freshness apparent. Great recipe and fine execution again from Chelsea. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2007
On tap at Waterfront in NYC. Deep orangey red in color with a nice off white head. Sweet and grainy aroma. Sweet and hoppy flavor. Caramel notes. Dry tasting. Finish is hoppy. Smooth. Decent. Enjoyable.