michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, rye, hops, and grain. Poured amber in color with a small, white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, rye, slight caramel, and diacetyl. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, rye, hop finish is lightly sweet and medium bitter. dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle from Halls Liquors. Pours a light yellow with a thin white head. The aromas are rye, bread, citrus, grass. The mouthfeel is dry, bitter and bready with a light body and medium carbonation. Not one of the better rye ipa’s I’ve had. Cheers! sloth (2930) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Small off white head with fair retention and spotty lace. Golden hued ale. Soft nose of grain and light spicey hops, house yeast. Light bodied with a gentle carbonation, watery. Fairly dry grainy malts, lightly spicey hops, rye? maybe. Dry, quick finish. Good old Harpoon! Bomber from statelineliquors. nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle pours amber nice head. Tastes smells of spruce, citrus, spruce, alcohol, woody, roasty, bread, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, average carbonation, sticky, Not bad better then some not others semi forgettable ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Dark yellow pour with a big white head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is piney and citrusy with some good bready notes. Flavor is well hopped with some light citrus and pleasing resin. Toasted grainy character is nice too. Good beer, unassuming.
SanfordBrewer (1642) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
translucent gold with high effervescence and a thick pillowy beige head. Creamy full body with high carbonation.jcwattsrugger (12518) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
aroma: lots of bright pungent hops, spicy rye, and pale malt sweetness.
taste: piney hops, pale malt sweetness, and an earthy fireball type spiciness.
i’m not really a fan of rye in hoppy beers, but...
22oz bottle-pours a tight off white head and gold color. Aroma is mango/pine, light malt/grain-bready. Taste is biting rye/grain, resin/spice hops. llcooldave (1222) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Pours a slightly cloudy honey amber color. Musty cardboard aroma. Pine resin flavor and a clean citrus note. A bit watery though. Overall, it’s OK. Drinkable but not offensive. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
In short: A relatively smooth blonde rye beer with floral hops. EnjoyableDuhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 17, 2011
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed very fresh a few weeks after the beer release
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a medium off-white head with good retention
In long: Nose has nice fresh rye bread, floral hops as well as some tropical fruits that seemed to be hop-induced. Taste is smooth, round and pleasant. This is not a hop bomb (this is far from a Founders Reds Rye) and nor is it a rye malt orgy. This is a smooth beer with a distinctive fresh rye bread and moderate floral and wooden hop presence. Finish is moderate bitter with a nice dryness. Tastes like a bouquet of flowers and a slice of fresh rye bread. Taste-wise the beer is far from intense but it is also quite filling. A nice way to spend 30 minutes. Although scientists have discovered that you lose 30 minutes of your remaining lifespan every time you spend 30 minutes drinking a bomber of beer. Scary.
Pored from a 750ml bottle into a 100 Barrel Series tulip glass.
The color is a hazy orange/gold with three fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.
The smell is deeply hopped with a garden full of floral hops in the nose nose. There is a slight hint of right in the background aroma and teases what is to come.
The taste has a coarse flavor at first that is a filled with sticky hops. The bitterness is almost like tasting paste but also give a slightly citrus flavor that moves around the mouth and even hits the nasal passages as well as it goes down. There is some grapefruit and other citrus flavors but is bookend by a lips smacking bitterness from the hops. There is a rye flavor that is laced throughout the flavor but keeps it’s distance as the bitterness plays the major role.
The feel of this beer is big with a heavy feel to the body that makes it a beer that may get loose on you. It goes down smooth but is something like a heavy weight when it hits bottom then releases that heavy feel at the end.