shawnmurphy (566) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2017
16.9-ounce bottle pours clear yellow with off-white head and some lacing; lots of visible south-to-north carbonation in the glass. Aroma: honey, biscuit. Flavor: honey, biscuit, white pepper spiciness (from rye), hops. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, lingering bittersweetness. mansquito (6722) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2016
From a bottle: pours golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus fruits and hefty bit of spice. Nice level of bitterness in the taste. Pretty high level of rye spiciness. Nice finish. Nice beer. Iphonephan (7084) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2016
On draft at The Ale House in Amesbury MA. Pours a cloudy gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of citrus and rye. Bitter finish. Stine (1794) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Bright orange pour has a mild haze to it, appearing heavy if there is such a possibility. Pine aroma surrounded in cheese rinds, weed, wet leaves, grapefruit pith; an odd cross section of overwhelming hopping and lager yeast funk that can’t coalesce correctly at this alcohol percentage and this type of malt character. This is to say, it smells earthy in a composty, gross and blandly sweet sense - a trait that often typifies this style and to no surprise is pretty influential here. There are tertiary bursts of mandarin orange, golden kiwi and other tropical novelties that detail this unexpectedly.
rjplumer (1131) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2016
It merits mention right away that the texture is so oily and thick as to distract from the flavor. Bittersweet pine oil, grapefruit, light stone fruit, and basic grain malt flavor. This is simple and of little complexity; again, alcohol and textural problems inhibit the possibilities of the flavor. Citrus flavors come across as their liqueur iterations, and the intensity of the weed action here is like that almost chewy, too-wet bong hit. Rye component seems caught up in all this to me. This is a decently made entry in a poorly conceived style.
Subtle pine and citrusy aroma. Golden body with mild haze with cloud-like fluff white head. Mild bitterness with a subtle spice pine taste. Hints of citrus and maltiness. It also has a peppery rye affect on your palate. It manages to smooth out in the finish. It leaves lots of lacing rings on your glass.
Jow (3997) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle at home for Thursday night football that I’m watching purely for fantasy purposes. Light copper color. Nose is spicy rye and cedar some toast. Tastes of peppery rye, toast, orange peel, cedar, some caramel. Spice on finish light sweetness. Light lagery body. Berard (639) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark orange with a shade of murk. Light white head that lingers. Malty with balanced bitterness.
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Bottle from Drum Hill
Pours a deep hazy golden color with a small bubbly white head that persists. Spicy pine earth and spruce dominate the nose, with a faint bready malt underneath. Flavor follows the aroma but adds some raw grassy hop flavors and a touch of alcohol. Nice beer, but not one of my favorites from Jack’s Abby. yespr (46790) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2016
From tap. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild toasted malty, light fruity. Bitter, light toasted. Medium dry, bitter and slight fruity. Light malty finish. BroSpud (2215) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Sampled at the brewery. A little more to this than it’s weaker brother Rye The Knot but still nothing great. A bit thin and lacking of character overall.