JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Lightly hazed golden liquid with a modest, but stable heavy cream colored head. Fresh hops, light fruit, citric peel, and a touch of rough resin (7+). Full feel, yet plenty of zip. Big malt flavors. Floral to soapy hops. Quite bitter, but decent balance with the malt sweetness. 4/13
Dacrza (1069) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2016
DATE: May 27, 2016... OCCASION:having negotiated the long week, I welcome the Memorial Day weekend with The Fellowship of the Ring, the Cavs’ hopeful ECF-clinching win, and whatever else comes our way... APPEARANCE: dark, dense and approaching a tiger’s orange-amber body... white head forms a two-finger cream that settles to coral striping and a strong surf on the surface... high-arching lace forms a distinct cloud line... effervescence is slow and steady but uneventful... AROMA: a nice bourbon and pepper draw early, after which stone fruit, melon, mango and some astringent esters... PALATE: full-bodied, intense and active on the teeth, with a vibrant, lingering aftertaste... chunky and chewy and suckable, if possible... a meal in itself... TASTE: a strong, spicy bite--pepper, allspice and warm rye bread... apple and watermelon late... a bevy of characteristics compete for the tastebuds... OVERALL: what a powerful punch of hops and rye--the rye bread malts especially develop a strong profile that supports east and west coast hop tendencies... another victory for Great Lakes Brewing...
hman43 (1894) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Clear golden in color with good lacing. Aromas of citrus and floral. Taste of citrus, floral and a bit of rye. OsuStu (287) - - AUG 18, 2015
12 oz bottle. A nice deep, translucent amber with a off white head. Aroma is grass, very ripe fruit, banana, apricot, and citrus. Bitterness that is slightly astringent. Complex malts. Bready, apples and oranges, dark caramel. Lasting bitterness. User37895 (3085) - - AUG 8, 2015
Pour on draft in Cleveland at the ballgame was full Amber to brown with a frothy huge head. Aroma of caramel and citrus and pine. Flavor followed with that spicy rye sharp bite. Darned fine. Hop Rod, let’s go head to head!!!!!