Meilby (11791) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ GeokkjerUhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2013
Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt. caramel, rye, orange, peach, bubblegum, citrus and grape. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long fruity and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Cloudy amber/orange. Very small offwhite head. Hops and fruityness in the nose. Taste is rye, fresh floral hopflavour and citrus. obguthr (6829) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Tea nose, with very slight grapefruit peel notes. Clear amber, thick sticky yellow head. Whole orange flavor with lemongrass and tangerine accents. Malt peaks through the hoppiness in the finish. Alcohol not terribly pronounced, medium body. drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2/17/13. 750mL bottle from Grassroots. Mostly clear copper pour with a frothy/soapy khaki head that sizzles to a ring but laces a ton. Fruity tropical hop aroma with melon, pineapple, and caramel. Slightly sweet fruity hop flavor as well with more tropical fruits, a kick of rye spice, caramel, and lingering hop bitterness. Tasty! Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2013
22oz bomber courtesy of BMMillsy. It pours clear copper supporting a nice looking tan head of foam. The aroma offers up spicy hops, a spicy rye bread note, some pine resin and faint sweet citrus hard candy. The taste is smooth and dangerously drinkable. This is balanced with rich yum and resiny bitter pine hops, spicy rye bread, some floral hop bitterness and then a mild citrus hoppiness sweetened by some malts. Below those notes is a pleasing yet modest degree of black tea earthiness. I’m really liking this.
Beerhammaren (1836) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Pours hazy orange with medium foamy head. Aroma is hops, fruits, alcohol, pine fruit. Flavor is exotic fruits, hops. Creamy palate, somehow dry. Soft. Swell! jcweaver (770) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours orangish with a medium off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit and citrus hops, rye and moderate sweet caramel. Flavor is fairly sweet with notes of caramel, tropical fruits, citrus and spicy rye. Similar finish with a medium bitterness and a more pronounced rye note. A little sweet but overall a great beer.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2013
In short: A toasted, well balanced, clean, dry and fruity/herbal IPA with rye coming out strong. Vey goodScopey (16266) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed not long after purchase from a PA store (probably fresh)
The look: Clear golden-orange body topped by a medium beige head quickly dissipating to a persistent layer of foam and leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is fruity hops, plenty of freshly toasted rye bread, an spiky herbal spiciness. Taste is just as straightforward. Plenty of toasted rye, good amount of fruity hops (citrus and exotic fruits), nice herbal character, some piney notes. The toasted character is quite strong in this one and creates a pleasant dryness. Full comfortable mouthfeel with plenty of soft bubbles. Despite the “hopped-up” part of the name, this is not a hop-bomb, this is more a well balanced beer. The last few oz of the bottle was cloudy yeasty and much more fruity. Nothing complex or revolutionary here but if you like rye based IPAs with rye coming out strong (I do) then you will like it. And I don’t wanna brag but I believe you guys should take my ratings very seriously, apparently I’m an important person, even Hewlett Packard customer service tells me that my call is very important to them, 145 times in the past hour only.
Bottle, thanks to Louie. It pours hazy orange with a small white head. The nose is pine, oily hop, orange, tangerine, mango and fruit salad sweets. The taste is tropical fruit, five alive fruit juice, rye, earth, spice, pine, light tartness and some alcohol warmth with a dry, bitter finish. Pretty delicious. viverlee (18) - - JAN 29, 2013
No, I didn’t get a case of Westvleteren XII, but I did snag this limited-issue, better-than-expected Rye IPA from Akron.
STYLE: American IPA
LOOK: The kind of beer you want to drink. The kind of beer you need to drink. Orange and mellow maroon with a deceptively medium body that from some angles boasts a jelloy consistency. I wish there was more to the head that fizzles quickly as the carbonation, what there is of it, races to the top.
NOSE: Stinky cheese, heavy rye, dog park, and pent-up pine. A more sophisticated Rogue Dead Guy Ale.
MOUTH: It might be the mood I’m in. I don’t miss the hops, even though I was promised – indeed, induced by – an aggressive dose. It’s smooth, earthy, smooth. And I think I’m starting to fall for All Things Rye. There’s more here of course: grass, chives, and balance. The texture, among other things, will bring me back, somewhere in the fine line between wholesome and chewy. Excellent.
Beeradvocate Rating: 85
ratebeer Rating: 98
Hayward Abbey Rating: 91