ganache (6054) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2017 BLuke01 (32) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden with a finger tip of lasting foam. Beer is very lively and smells of citrus and rye. Clean flavor of grapefruit with caramel malts cereal and rye. Short finish that’s slightly dry.
Bottle. Bit of a slow gusher, or at least overcarbonated. Nose green plus candy store plus sticky caramel plus subtle wood, spice, berry. Pour hazy amber (golden-red) with a huge, uncontrollably large beige head. Taste medium-strong bitter and gaining, sticky dark malt with toast and some roast, heavy rye, strong dough from the hops, pine, grass. Caramel malts are strong and need more foundation under them, also tend to cloy. A little more alcohol than expected showing both in kick and heat. Medium spice, bright light-medium citrus, bit of tobacco, bit of low-level fruit way at the bottom. Medium-full body but the airiness and heft make it seem a little heavier. It’s a big, chaotic mess, but it’s does have an unusual flavor profile and might be worth a try if you want something a little heavier on your palate. [2017.07.04: 2.6] Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Bottle from Nate.
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a white rocky foamy head. Took forever to dissipate. Mild stringy lace.
The aroma had a sweet floral to herbal earthy malty flow to the hops which were slightly citrusy, woody and piney.
The flavor yielded to the sweet side embracing all of the same tones of the aroma. Some caramel malts meld fine into the beer. Aftertaste was the blend of the malts to the floral/earthy portions. Finish was long and malty.
The palate was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine.
Overall, seemed alright for the most part, but I was hoping for more "rye." I missed that memo of these guys not putting it in this beer. How about I start a riot at this brewery for rye to be put in the beer? Holdwine (1237) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Less a "ruckus of complex flavor", more of a muddle. The rye is cloaked and the roasted malt doesn’t play well with the piney citrus. Not a good effort. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Dark brown caramel body with thin, puffy head. Nose is hoppy, but also of grains, spices and malts. Taste is quite hoppy, a nice IPA style, with funkier spicier notes. Burning finish. Just a really nice beer. Really well done. Iphonephan (7264) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2015
On draft at Magnolias in Pucellville. Pour a clear copper with a creamy tan head. Rye aromas. Spicy flavors. Bitter finish.
jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle in December provided by my parents. Pine aroma, lots of rye in the taste, medium bitterness. Have 3 more in the fridge, will update rating after. Maverick34 (3303) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Bottled. Deep reddish brownish. That clean minty rye taste and smell. Malty heart. Pretty nice. hershiser2 (3665) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle. Hazy Amber. Large head. Smells of black tea with hints of citrus. Taste is a lightly fruity malty mix of dried leaves, tea, dark fruits, and citrus peel. This is tasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Steverus0 (332) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Pours a deep amber with tight, fluffy head.
Heavily citrus and slightly resinous nose. Spice was not immediately apparent.
Very effervescent on the palate. Rye comes through, but is just a bit discordant with the hop character.
Finishes with resin and lightly spicy.
A solid beer, but not the cleanest blend of rye.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JDBaker11058 (2350) - Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Appearance: clear bright copper, with a fat finger of creamy, frothy, off-white head that has excellent staying power and leaves plenty of lace. Aroma: awesome smells of rustic grains, crusty rye bread, light sage, grapefruit, apricot, orange zest, and light floral honey. Taste: slightly spicy, with a nice caramel sweetness on the malt side, with a pleasant wave of citrus, light resin, and some general soft earth. Finish: dries out nice and slow, with a lasting sweet-spicy-bitter note that’s perfectly balanced; palate was slightly slick, but in a good way. Notes: Man, I am a sucker for a good rye beer. This has got to be one of my absolute favorites ever. Absolutely blown away by the craftsmanship of this. Would drink again. Bottle from Ye Old Spirit Shop in Frederick, Maryland.