anders37 (26734) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2017
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy citrus hoppy bitter finish. snoworsummer (5790) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Draft at Helms OB. Pours clear bright gold with a bubbly off white head. Tastes like grapefruit hops, some tropical fruits, rye, toasted malt, and toffee. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like grapefruit hops, tropical fruits, rye, toasted malt, and toffee. sonnycheeba (6126) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Tap in OB. Pours clear gold. Aroma is toasted and rye malts along with some citrus, floral, and grassy notes. Flavor is dry with plenty of rye spice, grassy and piney hop bitterness, and very faint citrus. Medium body. Marheb (5823) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2017
(En fût au tasting room d’Ocean Beach): Eau de rose dans le tapis, j’ai peine à percevoir autre chose pour l’instant. Tranquillement la tangerine se pointe, c’est juteux, peu carbonaté et minéralement sec. GarrettB (1607) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2017
November 7th, 2014 - Helm’s Wicked as Sin caps on end of our tasting panel, murkier and more leathery brown in color, with a head that insists on coating every surface of the tiny taster thimble. The gentleman smoking his cigar out front is up to his shenanigans when I dip into this beer, though, so the aroma is lost to time and clouded memory. The flavor seems a little clumsier than the other brews today though, predominantly bitter, with a touch of bubble gum taped to the side. There’s some grapefruit shining through, too, but without clarity and precision.
J_man (1008) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
This beer has the foamiest, most billowing head I think I’ve ever seen and it doesn’t go away! What little beer you can see under the head is a hazy pale yellow. There’s some grassy, herbal notes in the aroma, but I think it’s somewhat hampered by the thick foam sitting on top. The bitterness definitely comes out once you get some of the liquid out and it’s dry hay and grass followed by a white pepper spicy bite. At first, it all seemed a bit too spicy and dry, but as it goes along your tongue adapts and it develops into a really nice pleasing bitterness. Pine and pith emerge but the dry hay and spice never go away. A bit of sweet cracker malt comes out from under this assault but just barely enough to keep the rye spice and hop bitterness from spinning out of control. Finishes with a lasting, devastating dryness on the tongue and rye spice swirling around and around. This is a tough beer to love at first, but after you give it a chance, you crave the next sip. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a very over zealous amount of fizzy white head. The pop upon opening suggests that there may be an issue here. The aroma smells Ok for the most part, though there may be a touch of a brett-like quality to it. Light citrusy hoppiness and a touch of rye. The flavor is showing the early stages of infection, though it’s not offensive, it actually works fairly well with the spicy rye and hoppiness. A light lingering hoppiness. Lighter bodied and very fizzy. Not terrible, but I’m not so sure that this is what it was intended to be. Dodgers101 (6) - - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
This was probably the most solid beer in my flight, not the most exciting, but the most solid. Clean appearance, clean aroma and lots of drinkability. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle; poured an amber color with a whitish head. Aroma of fruit juice, almost hi c, with some grapefruit. Quite malty, some sweet caramel, some grapefruit, but not all that tasty blipp (9374) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. ild fruity hops, lower bitterness for the style, and faint sweet malty notes. Mild and balanced. Fine, I guess, but not a very exciting IPA.