Bill Becker (2008) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 21, 2017 OnWisconsin (140) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a copper color with a minimal white head. On the nose there was just a hint of grapefruit and then dominated by grass, hay and floral notes. On the palate there was a ton of earthiness up front followed by some bitter spices which lingered on the finish. Mouthfeel was light was a good amount of carbonation.
From Sept 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with nutbrown. Thanks Alan!
It pours a clear reddish gold with a huge billowy head of foam.
The smell is of...whoah..fruity and citrusy and earthy malty..very nice!
The taste has big grapefruit flavour up front but then I can taste the rye and some earthy malt and other fruit, maybe orange, it all comes across as *very* tasty. Wow. I'm big time digging the flavours here.
Mouthfeel is medium and very smooth, the carbonation is medium, and it finishes with a nice snap of citrus and rye.
Drinkability, despite the abv, is very good. This is another Founders brew that I'd like to revisit. No doubt about it! I love how the rye is so noticeable here as it makes this brew so crisp and easy drinking..Btw, the second pour gets a bit cloudy and overall, the head retention is *awesome* as is the lacing.
Bottom line: This is an *awesome* brew! It is probably the best of the style that I have ever tasted!
JuanFlk80 (392) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 28, 2017
Pinta en Cervecería El Lúpulo (Toledo) Aromas a malta caramelo y lupulos, cuerpo medio, buen amargor. justkoehn (173) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Heavy lacing with a medium foamy head. Mild grain aroma mixed with some citrus from hops. Toasted malt taste with mild hop finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone willisread (3803) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Draft at J’s. Pours a clear amber with a finger of foam that lingers. Not much nose on this one, maybe some faint berry, malt notes...touch of strawberry. Clean and crisp, light bread notes, some rye in there. Light, peppery finish. Simple but rock solid. randy1969 (115) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2017
From the taproom in GR.A great rye offering, big and bold with a great hoppy presence.
Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2017
on tap red pour off white head pine and floral aroma taste is rye and hops with peppery finish mjmoen (628) - - MAR 24, 2017
B. Pours a dark brown color with white head. A little lingering bitterness on the finish DWestrick (858) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2017
tap at hoppy gnome in fort wayne. incredible nose - smooth, great hops. rather bland finish. solid ipa TEJA (3349) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2016
Sampled at SBWF 2015.
Nice lingering grey head. Clear and solid amber color. Big dark cara aroma and taste. Also a big hop taste and bitterness that is balanced by a good body. Carlisle (865) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Draft. Pours reddish-brown with tan head and lacing. Spice and hop aroma. Bread crust malt and spicy pine bitterness followed by green pepper.
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