brianprentiss (699) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty impressed with this one, nice and drinkable, tastes like an ipa but not over the top, nice draft
after4ever (7652) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the brewpub. Cloudy dark amber. Slim gray rim. Stale, sweaty nose with just enough rye in it to save it. Light body, light carb. A bit sour and sharp. The rye presence isn’t really thought through. Ends up tasting like warmed-over apple juice with off spices in it.
jcwattsrugger (12253) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a disappearing white head and hazy yellow/pale yellow color. Aroma is nice mild c hops. Taste is nice mild c hops-some sweet, some perfumy, secondary medium malt/grainy. Mild carbonation.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear medium copper with small head. Very malty. Not a big fan...very odd taste to it.
DarkElf (3059) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft: Harmon Brewery & Restaurant in Tacoma, WA) Lightly sweet and very fruity, the rye injects a modest spiciness that’s most noticeable in the finish. Hops is fairly mild initially, but showing a degree of citrus character and moderate bitterness toward the finish. The sweet fruitiness is actually the prominent aroma of the nose, with dusty hops in the background. Medium bodied, coating the palate nicely initially, and then the hops and rye partially clean the palate out. Amber colored body. The light tan head pours small, and all the carbonation bubbles are fairly large. Lots of large carbonation bubbles cling to the glass below the surface of the beer as well. Lacing is pretty much not happening. I didn’t expect the sweet fruitiness in this beer, and it tends to push the beer outside the usual style, but that doesn’t matter to me if it’s a tasty brew. Very enjoyable.
3fourths (9210) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery
Clear orange appearance. A stronge grainy and burlap-like paper flavor, sour rye as well, and some more dough - must be the house yeast. Interesting and unique, smelling like more rye and cabbage or perhaps some grainy vegetable stew. Not bad, really, just strange.