scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Pour is a hazy tarnished gold with nice off white head. Smell is sweet fruit light lemon grass. Taste is light citrus pineapple green grass and slightly herby. Rye gives a nice clean dry finish and good mouth feel. Strykzone (7356) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. From Kenny. A big light tan foam is fluffy. A clear coppery beer. Some decent rye in the nose. It is also tasted. Citrus, pine, and floral hop notes. Bitterness is fairly big. Fruit is nice. Rye dominates the finish. PorterPounder (7968) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Thanks for ericandersnavy for bringing this to the tasting at Proof in Tallahassee. Medium copper pour, nice off-white head. Solid standard spruce aroma, hint of mint. Flavor has some nice subtle grapefruit notes and minty rye plays a prominent role in the back end. Thick, rich mouthfeel. drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2011
11/2/11. 750mL bottle courtesy ericandersnavy! Hazy orange pour with a nice khaki head that sticks. Fruity, tropical, hoppy aroma with spicy grain that reminds me of fruity rye bread or breakfast cereal. Sweet, malty flavor at first, a bit like rye bread, that lingers fruity and hoppy. Interesting, but nice! Roonai (305) - - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle Shared by deyholla, thanks derek! Pour is an opaque orange brown with a white head that lasts throughout and laces. nose is a rich combination of pinapple tropical fruits, resiny citrus hops and faint rye backing. Taste is similar with a big citrus, resiny hop pop and tons of carbonation on the palate. Nice complexity and notes, but the mouthfeel isn’t my favorite.
egajdzis (6580) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus, toasted rye, and light spices. Taste of citrus, grass, spicy rye, pine, and grapefruit. KevBrew (37) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2011
Amber/brown, Large frothy white head, a bit cloudy (but has travelled 8,000 mls in my luggage) good lacing. Spice, cloves, cinnamon, musk, candy, pepper, flowers, fig, apple. Smooth, round oily palate. Lingering bitter, peppery finish. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
It pours amber brown with a white head and great retention. The aroma is excellent in the nose - light sweet candy hoppy and light on the rye, right up my wheelhouse. The flavor is hops dominant over the rye as well, which is not forward at all in this one. It settles with some orange citrus bitterness that is nice on the tongue. onceblind (9662) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2011
GABF 2011. Slight hazy rustic gold, thin dissipating head. Nice citrusy hoppy tones on the aroma, some grapefruit, rye bread dough, yeastiness, with mild toffee under it. Pretty big on body. Flavor has nice amounts of citrus fruit, floral hops, a wee bit of herbal hops, a good amount of toffee, but not too sweet, as hops take most of the show. Pretty good, nothing spectacular. deyholla (11600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber brown with a a grayish tan head that is fluffy and dissipates slowly to the edges. A decent amount of sediment in second pour. Aroma has a good amount of tropical fruits with a bit of light citrus and grass with a bit of backing rye. Flavor is similar with tropical fruits up front that mellow it to a bit of a bitter finish with pine and grass. Not as much rye on the tongue.