CharmCityCrab (244) - Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As one might imagine, the combination of bitter hops, rye, and a relatively generous amount of alcohol for a session beer (though not for an IPA) renders this a bit astringent. However, its a rye IPA. You expected sweet? Not overpowering, you can handle it. Relatively smooth for rypa style. Not great, but might be the best of the three "irregulars" that come with the #9 beer in the 2013 mix pack. Certainly not bad.
MarkSachon (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from the Spring Fever sampler case. I think the low ratings are accurate here as a few things are missing here, most notably a real rye taste or the dryness you would have with rye. Magic Hat should have done better.
maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a moderate off-white head. Nose is a little hoppy with a lot of rye in it. Taste is slightly bitter, but overrun with the rye grains. Smooth finish and appealing taste.
BrewBoxer (2627) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown cloudy color. Rye, hops and grassy pine. Not as thick and and bold as I'd expect for the abv. One of the better iPa s from magic hat that I've had
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Studentofbrrs (98) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
had a powerful hoppy aroma with hint of spice. was very fruity in taste with a small bitter hop finish, easy to drink, not the best on the nose. pours a cloudy orange
SoberDave (182) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice sweet aroma. Pours a nice orange colour. Great rye flavour with a hint of roast cocoa beans.
Onslow (1466) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Cloudy orange / brown brew with this off white head. Mild aroma of citrus, floral, rye. Taste is mildly sweet at the very start with a sour / bitter finish. SOme resin, some hints of the rye, a little spice. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Not a standout but a fully competent and enjoyable IPA.
DocLock (10478) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid pumpkin pie colored with 1-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is caramel and rye malts, hops, floral and perfumy. Tastes a bit spicy, perfumy, floral, peppery, with a poppy flavor, rye, hops, and a fairly smooth and rich finish.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from neighbor Tom, nice rye flavor with some bitterness on the finish. Pretty weak for an IPA.
Jow (3824) - New York, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2 at concert prior to switching over to G&T’s. nose is rye and malt. tastes like a malt bomb with also quite a bit of rye, some spicing and earth. kinda dirty after taste and maybe a hint of chocolate.