matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
First and foremost this is my favorite style of beer...secondly this is a great beer...
Aroma is well balanced hops are present and bright but the spiciness from the right malt is there
Flavor showcases the spice and is matched nicely with the floral bitr from the hops
this beer was a pleasant surprise
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting - Pours hazy golden with an aroma of citrus and mild malt. The flavor has good bitterness overlaying rye. It’s medium bodied and ends with a dry, crisp, bitter finish. Good.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The first beer I tasted at the brewery, the rye for me over powered the beer, leaving a notable hop finish.
jw0406 (1187) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
32 oz growler pours and orange/amber color with a small white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, resin, tropical fruits. Medium bodied, with a bitter spicy finish. Nice
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap in a pint glass.
Arrived with a thick, creamy two finger head and a slightly hazy light brown body.
Aroma of piny hops with a little bit of caramel. Some rye spiciness was present as well.
Floral and piny hops were up front in the taste along with some yeast. Spiciness was not as predominant as I was expecting. A little bit of pipe tobacco on the finish with a moderate to high bitterness. Mouthfeel was full and creamy.
Being that I tend to love rye beers I was a little let down. Way too much yeast and not enough rye characteristics. Just an ok beer.
jsquire (4260) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber color with a thin off white head. Huge hop aroma that came right out of the bottle when openned. Nose of candied grapefruit rind and hop resin. This is a sweet IPA with pineapple, peach, grapefruit juice and a strong grain flavor. Long bitter finish. Big hop head beer.
mrohia (245) - Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dewey's in Dayton, OH before the opera. Great, strong aroma and strong, lingering tongue. Head dissipated quickly.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
puboflyons (3231) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the 12 fl oz. bottled version rather than the big bottle as it was first released. Best By 8/15/12. The pour is an amber-copper tone with a quick fizzy head that dissolves as quickly as it rises. Outstanding floral and piney hops on the nose and a bit of grain but little else. The body is medium and smooth. The taste is also highly hopped with a biting kind of bitterness that cuts through the back of my throat. A great beer for hopheads.
Maverick34 (3088) - New York, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught from habitat. Orangey brown clear pour. Moderate head. Hops and grain aroma. Bitter finish.
scarletfire65 (1370) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber pour, leaves some nice lacing. The aroma is very perfumey hops, spicy, caraway, pumpernickel bread. Bitter and hop forward, great spice from the rye, citrus, woody, my kind of IPA. The finish is floral with notes of juicy orange and piney hops. The palate is just slightly too thin. Rye IPAs are hot now, and this is a great example. Complex yet could easily knock back a few.