jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Draft. Bottle. Aroma of sweet caram will, malty. Flavor is cherry syrup, crisp hippy palate. JDBaker11058 (2206) - Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Appearance: clear copper amber with a creamy near-white head and decent lacing. Aroma: citrus and pine, with a light caramel malt note. Taste: citrus (grapefruit), apricot, light resin, with a firm caramel and brown bread malt bill, accented by just a bit of rye heat. Finish: not overly bitter, with some pleasantly lasting hop aromatics over the malt sweetness; nicely dry. Notes: Really well done. Balanced flavors, good palate, rye just there enough to be noticed. Bottle from Westover Market, Arlington, Virginia.
beeratarian (233) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours a hazy copper with 2 inch, fluffy head. Aroma is typical GL, pine and malt, not much citrus or fruit. Flavor is more typical. A twist on commodore perry. Probably better than perry. Some rye notes and boiled hop flavor that make it palatable. I wish GL would dry hop with nice citrusy stuff. Good thing I didn’t pay for it. Maverick34 (3239) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Draught from whole foods old town. Orangey pour. Clean rye flower hops and chewy Maltz. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 23, 2015
On tap at the Olde Lincoln House, Ephrata, PA.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy bronzed golden orange color with a slim bar pour’s kind of white head that dissipated gracefully.
The smell started with a slight rye malt gracefully blending with a grassy to light citrus hoppiness.
The taste blended the spicy rye with the grassy to citrus hop. A light semi-crisp spice to citrus aftertaste leads to a semi-wet citrus finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonated definitely as an AIPA, the bitterness invades and punches my tongue appropriately.
Overall, this was a good AIPA with the rye malt to accompany a nice spice. I would definitely have again.
Carlisle (745) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle. Bright orange-copper color with off-white head and substantial lacing. Spice, pepper, orange, grapefruit, and malt flavor. Solid malt backbone with citrus (orange and grapefruit) and pine notes. Rye spiciness throughout, especially in the finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone raoul_duke (240) - - MAY 22, 2015
Pint at lady gregory’s. Dark yellow with red tones. Amber. Huge fluffy head. Heavily carbonated. Not too much aroma with all of the head on top, I’ll revisit this later in the tasting. Sharp clean hop bite. The bitterness is real on this, and I love that. It’s hard to isolate the flavors. Some citrus with lots of pine. Bitter finish. Really no nose throughout which is the only downside I can come up with. I’ll drink this again. ThirstyBird (2925) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a light tan head. The smell is spicy, sweet malt, citrus, grain. The taste is malty, sweet, spicy, citrus dry and slightly bitter. The body is medium, silky fine carbonation. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear orange-copper body with a small one finger tight bubbled beige head. The nose is really spicy with the rye, backed up by a hefty citrusy hoppiness and minimal malt. If smells pretty delicious. The flavor is plenty spicy from the rye, big there’s an overly heavy caramel sweetness below it that’s a bit of a turn off for me. Finishes pretty nice, with a bright and bitter hop bite. Medium bodied and fizzy with a lingering finish. Decent stuff, but a little too sweet. Krej (224) - USA - MAY 7, 2015
This is alright but not very ryey. Not my favorite rye beer but it’s still pretty good. That’s all there is to say really.