alexsdad06 (10641) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear golden to light amber color with a small white head. The aroma has tangerine, citrus, mild spicy rye, with some lightly toasted caramel. The flavor has citrus favoring tangerine, spicy rye, some sweetness, lightly toasted bread, and a splash of caramel. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured dark orange. A nice spicy rye, bitter hoppy IPA. Floral and earthy with citrus and a bready malty balance. timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
A: Slightly hazy bright amber, flimsy white head. Decent lacing and retention
S: Big orange, bitter graptefruit, slight lemon zest - very nice
T: Much more bitter than sweet - citrus, earthy rye spice, slight biscuit. Very dry
P: Medium, active carbonation
O: Solid IPA b3shine (9073) - Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Draft to pint. Looks solid; a transparent tangerine with sticky off-white lacing. Smells and tastes of hops, pale malt, and spice with a nice rye flavor and tingle. A good example of the style. ryecatcher (1459) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2013
An ode to Black Flag (cue the bass line, Hank ready on the mic)... ’TV party tonight! TV party tonight! TV party tonight!’
Okay, so that’s out of the way... this is a bomber, pours clear, a lighter shade of amber, thin white head that disappeared faster than punk rock after heroin became the drug of choice... nose is candied orange, a hint of pine, malt (average). Mouth is surprisingly bigger than the nose -- medium bodied, hoppy pine bitterness up front mingled with some malt, rye spiciness, bready notes, then a whole lot of bitterness that lingers and fades out with a subtle oakiness. Drinkable, but I don’t think Gregg Ginn and Chuck Dukowski would approve. ;-)
Chadquest (37) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Solid RPA. Citrus hops are prominent with a gritty spice rye flavor, mouthfeel is moderate and slightly slick. medium carbonation. grapefruit on the finish especially. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by tmoney99. Clear tangerine orange color. Thin off-white head. Little lace. Good citrusy hop nose. some grapefruit citrus hops. Lightly spicy hop. Zesty, light bitter taste. Rye is in check, not too big, well blended. Nothing too exciting, but a solid rye IPA. BeerSquare (117) - - FEB 9, 2013
I don’t get the allure. . . as with most of the Revolution brews.
This one just doesn’t seem Rye enough or IPA enough to be a Rye IPA. Yellowish copper color; slight carbonation; watery mouth feel; dry finish-- none of it makes the type of bold impact you would expect.
There is a clear predominant bitterness. But it seems one dimensional and simplistic.
On the plus side, you do get some hop flavor, and it’s somewhat drinkable because it’s not "too big."
But who wants a Rye IPA that’s not too big? Tmoney99 (14860) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate floral hop and toasted rye aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew.
ccex (1351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
On tap at brewery. Pours a nice clear orange with moderate white head and some lacing. Aroma has rye malts, orange peel, flowers, and lots of good bitter hoppiness. Body is only medium with slight carbonation. Taste is bitter, especially on the finish, but this is not overdone. This would be a very solid IPA even without the rye. Another winner. (After sampling 5 different beers on my last visit to the brewery, this was my choice for the growler I brought home.)