JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottled 8/14/14 – Aromas of rye, figs, orange zest and marzipan. Small bespeckled amber liquid. I say bespeckled because it appears hazy, but after further review there are small bits floating about. Smallish ecru colored head. Sweet from the start. Caramel, light licorice and mild fruit., Licorice nearly always throws me off. This one is no exception. Some light rye spice. But the licorice is still distracting for me. Perhaps a fresher sample might have swayed me to like this more. 4/15 PhillyBeer2112 (2894) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Looks good at pour. Glows orange in the glass, a touch hazy, medium khaki head. Restrained hop nose is piney. Flavors are weird. Strong hop resins, grass and pine, acrid sickly sweet grainy malts, burning alcohol finish. I guess the rye is the source of the strong graininess, but I don’t understand the weird sweet-heavy palate and I guess I’m not a fan of the spicy resiny Zythos hop. DYCSoccer17 (3708) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 28, 2015
10 ounce sample on tap at Bangers in Austin. Aroma has some spicy, peppery rye hints. Some grapefruit citrus is also present. Transparent amber body with a medium yellow head. Starts with some sweet, caramel almost fruity maltiness. A little rye spiciness in the middle. Finishes with a floral hoppy bitterness that is mild. Low carbonation. Emeister84 (2580) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Aromas of peppery spice, juicy tropical fruit, citrusy. Hazy red-orange with a fairly lasting white head. Dry, spicy, freshly hoppy. Medium bodied, somewhat sticky. jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Rye and tart cherry, creamy mouthfeel. I find some LM beers to be sweet, but this is pretty moderate. Dry finish, some bitterness, some rustic malts.
commonshawn (1321) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2015
Tap at bangers in Austin with commonmac. Copper with frothy white head. 14oz pour. Hop forward aroma. Citrus peel, some darker flavor are there but more subtle than expected. Mostly hop and bitter citrus. Some off sourness and a tiny bit of spice. Lots of grain malt which could be better. Finish is quick and dry. Short of a beast but good effort. CopterScott (254) - Kansas, USA - APR 5, 2015
orange copper color with a thick off-white head that leaves lots of lacing. aroma is citrus hops and malts. Flavor is citrus hops and bitter malts. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 1, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy orange pour with a fluffy white head. Bitter and dry hop aroma with a light citrus undertone. Rye really dries it out. Flavor is bitter and dry at the start with some light citrus and pine resin coming up at the middle. Dry and lingering bitter finish. jgb9348 (6478) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Rich slightly hazy copper and orange tinted body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of rye, resinous and piney hops, earth, malt and a bit of nice fruity sugars. Medium to slightly Full-bodied; Strong rye flavour that shows very well and isn’t too assertive, but also having a proper balance of hops and sugars, all showing strong and not overpowering any other flavour. Aftertaste shows more of an earthy and malty bite with the rye and grain more noticeable along with a very mild alcohol warmth throughout. Overall, a surprisingly nice and very well-balanced IPA with a rye note and a mildishly double ipa quality, but not full out. Definitely worth sampling if you can find this! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Crystal City Wine Shop (12th Street Location) on 19-December-2014 for US$3,79 sampled at home in Washington on 24-February-2015. shadey (2152) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy melon orange, with a nice pillowy head of tight white bubbles that reduces to a thin layer of white swirls. Aroma is spicy - which reveals the rye character that I enjoy in IPAs. The body is smooth and the flavors come together nicely. The spicy hops and grain notes are supported by a balancing sweetness. Easy to drink for such a big beer.