MaBeer1972 (2091) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 30, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2012 22 oz bottle snagged from a recent trip to Vermont. This is a medium copper colored brew with little to no head. Decent carbonation though. Light nut-spice aromas. Flavor is dry and nutty with a good amount of bitterness. Very smooth. Medium body. Drying bitter finish. Well made and tasty. Second bottle: upgrade! hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle… Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The nose furnishes spicy grain, buttery caramel and a component of dank, musky hops reminiscent of funky feet. Medium-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor is malty, but also moderately bitter, providing caramel and spicy, dry grain. Finishes crisp and mildly bitter with a kiss of rye. Dries way out. Bottle courtesy of landhoney! Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2012
On tap at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT. Pours a lightly clouded copper colored body with a finger-width, very frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a lot of lacing throughout. Aroma is rye spiced citruses with some bready caramels to balance. Some grapefruit pines, a few tropical fruits, and resins. Flavor is similar. Lots of grapefruit citruses up front before some bready caramels with a light sweetness balance. The rye spice comes in nicely in the middle with more citruses and some florals before this finishes fairly bitter with pines, earth, and a few resins balanced with a nice rye spice and slightly bready caramel. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid Rye Pale Ale. Lots of of citruses, pines, and rye spice with a nice malt balance. Very enjoyable and well put together. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle. Notes of earthy, toasted caramel, doughy rye, touch of grapefruit, water chestnut, orange peel. Clean. Tasty. Nice beer. AdamChandler (5105) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2012
Thanks Shawn for picking this up for me in Montpelier. Poured into a Duvel Tulip at Fridge TEMP!
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2012
A - Half-finger head crystal clear with big and small bubbles. SRM 4 on the scale. Dark gold to light brown in color. Head dissipated fast with no lacing.
S - Very light Rye, lots of very earthy malts and minimal bready yeast. It has a golden wheat sort of scent like a german wheat beer.
T - Hard to really late. Solid rye which I’m not a fan of in beers. I’m not a rye guy so this is a subjective taste test. Very earthy, very drinkable, Taste is rye and roasted malts.
M - No carbonation, light bodied, dry finish
O - It’s alright. Solid B on my scale but I’m not a rye lover. wouldn’t buy again.
Malty orange aroma clear amber with nice white head that leaves nice lacing.... Malty creamy lightly citrusy distinct rye spiciness... Clear amber nice beer... Medium body ok spiciness not so dry finish reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2012
Pours a hazy amber with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has a musty earthy maltiness...rye is notable but its a bit stinky too. Flavor is malty with a touch of caramel...rye stands out...mild bitterness...earthy. mouthfeel is medium and lively with a malty/earthy finish that bitters some. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
bottle courtesy of reynolds314, thank you! this is a really well done and unique pale ale, i really enjoyed it and wish i could get it regularly. delicious. the body is very very full for a pale ale or 6% beer in general. the rye and hops play very well in the mouth, the aftertaste is terrific and you keep wanting another sip. nice hoppy start to a great hearty cereal malt finish. good stuff for sure. hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
22 ounce bomber pour. Copper color with a thin white head. Nice lacing. Nice hop grapefruit in the taste and nose. Refreshingly nice, Marheb (5820) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2012
Un bon bouquet d’houblons fruités accompagne le seigle. La présence en bouche est un peu ralenti par un passage à vide trop liquide. L’amertume est bien calibré avec la douce présence caramel. Buvabilité moyenne.