jimgraz (11) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2012
From a large format bottle, poured into a pint glass. Poured a light amber with practically no head. Not much to speak of aroma-wise. First taste had hints of the spcies generally found in ryes, but very muted. I found this to be a disappointment, especially given how much I like Rye beers. It has none of the pronounced bite or fruit that can come with other Rye PAs (see, Founder’s Red’s RyePA or Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye). It is not that iit is a bad beer, it just is very flat and fairly uninteresting. Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Yellowish amber pour. Sweet malty aroma with the typical bitter IPA aftertaste. unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2012
growler @ Cumming Growler Shop. Copper color, off- white head. Sticky lace. Aroma of sweet malts, cotton candy, spicy rye malt, fruit, and citrus. Tastes is sweet with a good about of bitter hops. Flavors of peppery rye, rich caramel malts, bitter pine. Well balanced. Tastes and finishes like a bitter American IPA.
theisti (4238) - Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
~6 oz sampler at the Harpoon taproom in Boston Logan airport. The pour is mostly clear copper orange, with a small off white head. The aroma is light citrus hop, along with rye grain - nice interplay, though both aromas are pretty faint. The taste picks up on the spicy Rye, and then leads to resinous and the citrus orange fruit hop. Nice balance of flavors. The palate is medium bodied, low carbonation level, and a clean finish. Nice one. PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2012
12oz into a bulbous wheat glass. Pours a rich and dark amber brown with an orange backbone. Head is solid and omits a level 2cm ring around the brew throughout. Taste is bitter, hoppy, grapefruit, sour melon, and tart. Aroma is dry hops, refreshing rye, and a cascade of orange and biscutty malt. A very fluid and sippable rye, while not too bitter it withstands the squinced eyelids that some ryes may omit.
PhillyCraft (8202) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
On tap at Grace tavern. Pours a copper color, white thin head with alright lacing. Aromas and taste of spicy rye bread, grapes, and mint spice. jsmerig (1725) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Pours an amber orange with an off-white head. Spicy grainy aroma with peppery earthy quality. Taste is sweet and mellow with a peppery bite. Finish is dry and crisp with nice balance.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone wlajwl (7214) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Aroma is rye, spices, yeast and hops. The flavor is rye, malts, citrus and a dry/bitter finish. Probably the best Harpoon brew I’ve had. kopher (593) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
rye is apparent with a spicy graininess in aroma, but hoppiness is more resin and pine and there’s a bit too much sweetness / caramel. flavor is sweet in front and slightly harsh and bitter in back. could really use some fruity hoppiness, but it’s interesting and tasty. medium body, quite a dry finish. robiannelli (599) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Pours hazy amber with a thick head. Aromas of grass pine some grain and citrus. Flavor is bitter with a touch of sour from the rye. Body is medium and finishes crisp