corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Draft at KnB Wine Cellar in San Diego, CA. March, 2013.
Pitch black and opaque with a one finger off-white head that quickly settled into a thin, lasting ring. Splotchy lacing left behind.
Spicy aroma with prominent rye, grassy hops, dark roasted malt and silky sweetness. The rye and piney hops really stand out along with cocoa, toffee and coffee bean. Spicy rye and hops compliment each other nicely and are countered by a complex malt backbone.
On the lighter end of medium bodied with spicy rye and a crisp, spicy hop bite that lingers over the dark malt backbone into a bone finish. Easy to drink with the rye and hops dominating but still has some nice roast and lighter malt sweetness balancing things out. The ABV is very well masked making this complex beer easier to drink than expected. Itzjerm (2871) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2011
This was a really nice beer. Many flavors... the Rye does a complete balance to the hops... creates a nice malty hopy beer. The best beer I had the 2nd trip I took to the Hanger. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
On tap at Golden Road’s opening party. Pours with a hazed deep brown hue with a medium sized tan head. Aromas are a bit roasty, nutty, spicy, rye with some light citrus hop characters. Flavors are roasty, nutty, bready, grainy and spicy. Kind of malt forward for my taste in anything with "India ___ Ale" attached to the name. Hop character is resiny, grapefruit and a bit dank. Medium to light bubbles. Tasty. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
Draft @ Blue Palms in Hollywood. Black with tan head and has lovely cannabis hop plus grapefruit aroma. Nice bitter finish is dry and roasty. Good balance, the roasted coffee, grounds, mixed with spicy, herbal hops. Very nice lingering bitterness in the finish. Yum. dwyerpg (6188) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Very good. All the conflicting flavors actually work really well together. Smooth, which is not often there for a rye beer. Good.
Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
From a tap,roasty,medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, I would recommend,this beer. Oakes (17699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
Very dark brown/black. Smooth chocolate notes with lots of assertive hops, and light woody accents. Light body for a beer of its size. There is lots of woody, herbal hop stuff and faint chocolate notes. Good balance. Tasty beer. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Big thanks to the Tucson tasting hosts fata2683 and Mrs fata2683. The growler poured mahogany with bubbly white head. The aroma is nice and spicy with rye spiciness, some malts, burnt malt notes and a decent bit of spicy anise too. The taste is similar with yummy bold spicy rye and spicy hops mixing with pleasing notes of dark roasted malts to burnt malts. The dark roasted malts, hops and spiciness all come together wonderfully. This is bold on all levels. DYCSoccer17 (3698) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Growler brought from the Brewery. Consumed 2 days later. Metallic, piney, hop aromas present. Just a scant amount of underlying roastiness. A little spicy. Mostly transparent cola-colored body, with a big, frothy light tan head. Starts pretty light without much in the way of flavor, before this becomes roasted and spicy (due to the rye) in the middle. Finishes with a nice piney hoppy bitterness. Very easy-drinking and pleasant. I’m not a fan of the style, but this is decent. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Dark brown pour. Resin, rye, bread and toffee. Flavor is hoppy and bready, resin. Pretty good.