DuffMan (10751) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2017
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Slightly hazy medium golden body with a lasting white head. Tropical fruit and piney notes, subtle spicy rye character, balanced bitterness. Enjoyable. UXO (1896) - CANADA - MAR 27, 2017
Appearance: clear pale gold with two fingers of fluffy white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: spicy rye, grapefruit, dank pine, tropical fruit, earth. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high bitter, moderate sweet & sour, mild spice. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter and moderate spicy finish. (3/5)
Decent example of a style I particularly enjoy. Pithy citrus and tropical fruits slug it out with spicy rye, giving an all-out assault on the senses. Big bitter, marginally less big sweet and sour, big fun. Subtle as a brick, but I’m OK with that. The 2015 BJCP guidelines suggest I shouldn’t put it under “American IPA”, but instead “Rye IPA” - yet RateBeer doesn’t (yet) acknowledge that as a style. Heck with it, I’m going with it as a style. And a darned fun one, at that. (And now do I have to go back through my records and retroactively apply that style? Gah!) (14/20)
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Bomber. A pale amber beer with moderate white head and fruity, hoppy nose. Pleasantly and moderately bitter with fruity notes and moderate malt background. Slightly bitter finish and aftertaste. Nice. 3.7 reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2017
650ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden orange colour with a finger and a half of thick white head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine, grapefruit and earthy tones with some spicy rye grains. Taste is a pine, citrus and earthy hop bitterness with the spicy rye grain and a light malty sweetness. Medium bodied with good carbonation that pleases the palate. Overall, a hop bomb to be sure, this one packs a lot of hop flavours and spicy rye into a well balanced and flavourful brew. Recommended. Crit (4099) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2017
Hazy gold, small beige head.Piney musty nose. Palte of light malt,spicy rye & musty hops with a long strong bitter hop finish
Oakes (19363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle. Hazy, blonde, thin head. Lots of pineapple and lychee hop aromas, maybe some citrus. Has a lot of orange, lychee, and a mellow fruity hop. Moderate bitterness for style, a lot of chewy rye. Balanced example though nothing particularly special. DeanF (2647) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
Kind of a light minimal density bright white head, yellowing body with aluminum tinge and medium carbonation. Lots of hops on the nose, sweet hops, grapefruit, fresh lemons and all the rest, missing a good hint of the rye on the nose though. Flavour is good, rye keeps the fruity hops grounded and provides a crisp dry finish. Tasted at room temperature. Good drinkability here, sessionable even. fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle from High Point, VancouverFerris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2016
Cloudy golden color. Pungent aroma, animal, sweaty scrotum, spicy rye, dry corn cobs, manure, resiny hops; you guessed right: very nice! Dry but soft mouthfeel; the spicy character of the rye is evident, and luckily not as earthy as in other beers; it’s complemented very well by the resiny hops, with hints of candied orange and not much other fruits. Aggressive and very pleasant.
Bottle - Orange citrus and some earthy hops. Clear gold with a nice head. Bright citrus bitterness and a long peel finish. Touch of mango and quite nice. Solid. mcberko (19805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2016
On tap at 12 Kings, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is loaded with floral hops upfront, followed by dank piney hop oils, and some herbal pot-like notes. Flavour follows accordingly, with a very floral hoppy and earthy, spicy rye character dominating. Aggressive but not quite abrasive. Really well-constructed and palate-destroying. Very good.