Ernest (7745) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, caramel), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a note of butter/diacetyl.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
A very simple, buttery example. Drain pour. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 9, 2015
[email protected]ajnepple (6824) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2014
elev5545. Clear amber color with ivory foam. Nice tropical fruit, citrus, pine, sweet malt aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Toasty, grainy rye bread base brew with citrusy, spicy hoppage----drying finish____good.
On tap at the brewery. Golden amber and clear appearance with a white head and lacing. Sweet aroma with light citrus, light spices and some off-notes. Similar flavor, sweet and tangy, with an average body. Tastes off, bad batch perhaps. Where’s the rye? mansquito (6695) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Tap at the brewery: Pours orange/amber with a white head. Aroma is rye, caramel malt and a bit of light hops. Taste too is more rye than IPA in my opinion. The hops were really underdone. Not particularly bitter or anything like that. While this is perfectly drinkable, I found it underwhelming. Patrickctenchi (6661) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Very hazy amber/orange with a short beige head.
Bready, rye, caramel aroma.
Taste is caramel malt, rye, grapefruit-peel....
A bit resiny and oily.....
Nicely hopped and a good balance to it.
RobertDale (6650) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2015
16 ounce can. Pours a cloudy golden red with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, grain, and malt. Taste is lemon, orange, tropical, rye, spice, pine, and malt. A little mixed up. Decent. nuplastikk (6360) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2016
12oz bottle. While rye is not my favorite ingredient, this is a pretty good Rye IPA, with enough hops to balance it out. Big, full bodied, kind of a classic West Coast hop feel with a specialty malt heavy linger. Better than I had anticipated, I could go for more of this. sonnycheeba (6214) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Tap. Pours clear gold with average, fizzy white head; good retention and spare lacing. Aroma is rye, grassy hops, rice, spice, biscuit malt, and floral hops. Flavor is straw malt, grassy and floral hops, light fruit esters, and faint honey; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation. snoworsummer (5911) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2016
From a can. Pours clear amber with a thick, frothy off white head. Tastes like toasted malt, dry grapefruit hops, some dried fruit, and toffee. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like toasted malt, some dried fruits, grapefruit hops, and toffee. notalush (5895) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2011 [Have had a few more times since the initial batch - the hop profile is much more strong and crisp, keeping the sweetness much more in check - solid and my current go-to local IPA] Tap at the brewery - lightly hazy orange - nose explodes with wet, fresh, citric hop character - medium body, creamy mouthfeel - mildly acidic, with moderate sweetness to balance - moderately bitter, earthy hop character, carrying a lot o citrus flavor, complimented fairly well by the light sourness of the rye - a bit yeasty, and the sweetness lingers a bit, but I enjoyed this one.