jackl (8446) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Sample @ Charleston Brewvival, 2015. Hazy amber pour with a prominent off-white head. Nose isn’t shy with the rye. Spicy and aggressive. Hints of smoked pine. Mild caramel malt and toasted grain with a strong spicy finish. Medium / full body for the style. Medium carb. ARH (1138) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2015
On tap, poured into a shaker. The nose is smokey and full of a grain character that turns caramel near the end with a nore defined rye note. It’s a murky, light brown hue with an off white head that’s foamy and dense. The beer is medium sweet and bitter; balanced.
The oily texture is supported by a fuzzy carbonation and a medium body. Flavors of caramel and citrus are nkted upfront with a finish that has a dry, rye spice and smoke touch. The aftertaste is light with notes of orange peel and grain, smoke, and a dry, light, waxy cloying nature. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Brewvival 2015 Trip #132. Keg at Brewvival. Pours a hazy amber with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of grainy pale malt, spicy rye. The taste is caramel malt, rye, smoke. Medium bodied, lingering spice. 400th APA rating! Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
In short: A smoked/peaty citrusy-floral IPA. Fun beer. jtclockwork (17374) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2013
How: Growler shared at post HF FoFA 2013 party.
The look: Cloudy dark amber body topped by a persistent small off-white head.
In long: Nose is citrusy and folral hops with a smoke presence that is almost as important as the hops. In mouth the beer offers a well carbonated velvetty body that feels a bit bigger than its actual size. Taste is chewy pale cereals, a strong wooden smoke presence, a peaty sensation, a good citrusy hops presence, bitterness of medium intensity. I didn’t note anything rye related in this one, the rye character is probably buried under the malts smokiness. A smoked IPA always sound like a bad idea to me yet I keep enjoying most of them. I spend too much time on the internet, because of the internet etiquette I always scream this brewery name.
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden blonde with fluffy white head. Nice lacing. Nose and taste of smoke, ash, rye, smoked pale malt, oatmeal and smoked citrus rinds. Lighter bodied. A bit too much smoke.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Draft at bowens island and closed for business. Somewhat cloudy blonde pour. Good amount of smoke in both flavor and aroma. Touch of tartness. Unique flavor. Nice beer NachlamSie (3581) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Growler from GBX. Super cloudy orange with thick lacing. Not enough smoke in the aroma, but it is hugely potent with rye and a great citrus backbone too. The palate is creamy, bubbly and slick all at once. Nice stuff. There’s too little smoke in the flavor to really be a strong example of the style, but the flavor is awesome in other ways. Solid rye tartness is highlighted by grassy and citrusy notes. The smoke is only apparent in the flavor but makes it almost taste like a ham sandwich on rye. This is incredibly drinkable and a little different to boot. Amazing offering from Coast. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Huge thanks to funkydelic for sending me this growler. oobawa (1793) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with tangerine hues and two finger frothy white head. Excellent retention slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves large chunks of soapy lacing behind.
Slightly toasty aroma with faint smoke rauchbier elements. Hints of charcoal and smoke balanced by pale malt as well as some earthy and sweet citrus hops. Hints of pine, grapefruit and orange peel along with some biscuity malt.
Medium bodied and on fuller end with a nice smokey character that doesn’t overpower. Stronger than aroma suggested with hints of smoke, charcoal, ash and BBQ. This is excellently balanced by the earthy notes of grass, pine and straw as well as the pale biscuit malt and hop profile. Slightly earthy/bitter with subtle dryness which compliments the smoke. This is countered by the sweet citrus fruit notes, notably grapefruit, orange peel and mango. Excellently balanced, extremely flavorful and dangerously drinkable.
Holy cow, I finally came across a smoked beer I can drink. The smoke only graces the finish, with a gentle touch on the malts as the beer fades, preventing any unwanted bongwater flavors. The rye gives nice depth to the beer’s center, providing a mild citric tang, while the hoppy finish coats the smoked fade with familiarity. Woody, tasty, and changes my opinion on a style of beer.