Leighton (22084) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle at Sander’s place in NYC. Pours clear copper with a fine, foamy head. Kind of bready, some piney bitterness, dried fruits, gritty earth. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Some dry dirt to finish, mellow rye tang, toast, herbal hops. Not great. bhensonb (15629) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear light copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is sort of spicy/herby. Med body or so. The rye is clearly present with spice, and there’s a sort of veg/herb along with it. It’s bitter in the finish, but I’m not getting much of the usual hop suspects. Herbal I guess. Ratman197 (15228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of rye, earthiness, pepper and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, earthiness and light pine with a smooth dry lingering rye finish. Drake (14062) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle from the spring sampler. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts with earth and rye notes. The taste is spicy rye, herbal and pine notes, caramel malts and some toast. Well balanced. One of the better Magic Hat beers I’ve had in some time. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Poured a hazy amber color with an off white head. Floral, bready, and some spiciness.
slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"Light bodied ipa. Decent aromatic hop profile. easy on the palate with some pine and a dry spiciness from the rye. Pleasant, if simple. Definitely refreshing." shrubber85 (11582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle. Orange, orange peel and rye malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Mildly sweet orange, very light rye malt, and mildly bitter orange peel flavor. Smells great but flavor a let-down. BVery (11240) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle from Four Firkins. Mostly clear light amber pour. Small head. Some Rye and spice on the aroma. A bit malty as well. Taste is a decent rye with a touch of astringency late. DocLock (10974) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
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. phaleslu (10553) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2013 12 oz. bottle at the in-laws. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, rye, sweat, brown sugar, and orange peel. Flavor of caramel malts, rye, tangerine, and tropical fruits. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Rye on the finish. Not bad.