biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2005 Hazy orange color with a nice frothy white head. Aroma of hops, apples and some diacetyl. Flavor of fruit, mainly peach, light body, and a good bitter, dry, finish. This is the standout among RA’s regular offerings and like their other beers, is remarkably better on draught. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Thanks to Fly for the stealthy exchange on the streets of Denver. When I opened this beer, the cap popped off with a piston-like blast. Poured a metallic-orange body with fine suspended particles and a massive frothy off-white head that left some scattered lace. Nice grainy nose of rye, bread crusts, a hint of dark grapes, and citrusy hops. More rye character in the flavor that melds with a strong hoppy presence. Very dry, woody, bitter finish. Vibrant, almost spritzy feel on the tongue. Seems overcarbonated in several respects. Still a solid and interesting rye ale.
CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2004
(Bottle) Pours like it just came out of a paint mixer! Huge foaming, almond head with a cloudy deep amber body. Very beautiful to look at! Hoppy with a sweet medicinal aroma. Very sweet caramel malt and smooth scotch flavour which carries a fairly tart-astringent finish. Many thanks Argo! Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 25, 2004
Pours a cloudy golden orange. Aroma is spicy, and full of malt. Flavor is hoppy and full of bittter and citrus/pine Fills the mouth quickly and leaves with a bitter dry finish. Thanks to Indiana Red for this interesting brew.
Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Malty, toasty, lightly grainy, citric and spicy aroma, notes of minty rye and lemongrass, some faintly musty yeast. Light amber color, cloudy and sedimented with an initially voluminous head, lasting and frothy and with bountiful lacing. Flavor profile is interestingly balanced between the spicy rye, tangy citrus and juicy hop, with a solid malt background. All flavors presented roughly equally, which is fairly unusual but welcome. Also well-balanced is the bitterness and faint sweetness. Mouthfeel is creamy and effervescent. Medium bodied. Overall, very drinkable and refreshing, a nice and unique Pale interpretation.
flemdawg (563) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2004
A citrus(lemon) aroma with hops and whole grain cereal as well. Hazy orange color with a massive inital head of large white bubbles. A slight lemon taste, but that is soon overtaken by the huge amounts of bitterness. Rather thick on the palate with a long lasting bitter finish. A good beer and my thanks go out to Louis for sending this to me. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Appearance: a cloudy, reddish color, beneath a large, fluming, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma: soft and subtle, grainy, cerealy, faint whiffs of fruit, citrus, spice.
Invigorating flavor! A unique, unusual approach upon the palate...sweet, fruity, smotth and rounded, with a full, lush mouthfeel.
Medium bodied, bright and tasty, with a lasting citric/ orange flavor.
richbeir (15) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Hazy deep amber color, with a full head, full hoppy aroma. Briskly bitter, with a touch of malty, flavor. This beer starts and finishes with a strong bittering hop flavor. A good balanced beer to keep your hop senses in check. Not for the weak of heart. IndianaRed (5121) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Bottle Pours a hazy medium amber with a huge white fluffy head. Hops and malt are right up front as far as aroma goes. Taste is nutty and hopy. A little sweet. Palate is fairly smooth and the finish has that hops bitter bite. Just OK.
Thanks to 123456green for the trade ! : ) jsquire (4662) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Murky brown/orange out of the bottle with an unmanagably huge foamy head. Nice grainy malt nose with a hint of hops. Nice soft palate with a medium boby. Very easy to drink. Caramel sweet malt flavors with noticable rye in the grain bill. Nice citrus hop finish. Very nice session beer. Thanks, Louis.