rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2017
bottle. Brown with one finger head. Lots of rye in the body. Hops punch through reasonably well with moderate citrus bitterness. I'm always skeptical of malt heavy IPAs, but this one works pretty well.
flatmatt (1629) - Northville, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours deep red brown with a light tan head. Malty aroma hinting at cocoa and molasses, with some grassy hops. Flavor is toasty malt and rye flavor, some grassy hops, touches of pine and grapefruit, with a definite bitterness to it. Not sure how old the bottle is, but it's pretty good, really. krbeerguy (1) - - AUG 12, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 unique style. rye adds just enough pepper flavor to an already complex beer Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Keg at the brewpub. Slightly hazy copper, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of rye, roasted malt, mint. Taste is bitter rye, caramel, bitter hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. deyholla (12590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of rye, with some bread and a decent amount of pine biter. Flavor has a nice pine bitterness with some earthy rye and a dark bread note underlying.
mvp (271) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Not the best looking brown color I’ve seen. Faint spicy aroma. Can’t make out what it is. I don’t catch any rye flavor. I don’t get much resemblance of an IPA. I’ve had better! blackflag321 (705) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Draft pint with a meal. Darker than an IPA, almost dark enough to be a porter. I had to remind myself again that it’s an IPA when it hit my palate. The rye and dark roast really mellows the hops. Smooth, good. mansquito (7148) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Bottleshare: pours brown with a light beige head. Aroma is light pine and malt. Taste is very spicy and malty. Nice level of bitterness. Lingering aftertaste. jgb9348 (6590) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Dark brown coloured body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of rye, a bit of grain and a small amount of earthy and floral hops. Medium-bodied; Nice pungent hops up front with a grassy and floral bite then showing some excellent malt balance by the toasted malt and grain. Aftertaste shows a smooth balance, a good dose of bittering hops and some more floral and fragrant complexities at the end. Overall, a nice and relatively pungent beer with some nice flavours and a smooth but noticeable complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan yesterday on 10-December-2016 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Dearborn, Michigan on 11-December-2016. BigBeer45 (1585) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle, drank from a glass,
this beer was a dark brown in the glass and the pour presented a one to two finger creamy, light tan head (chocolate shake) that was lasting, it left nice creamy spots and fingers of lacing on the glass,
this drink had aromas of citrus hops, rye spice, lots of toasted malt and some dark/intense toasted malt, some rye, caramel and chocolate, a little nut in the background and some brown sugar like sweetness,
the flavors were intense/dark toasted malt, citrus and spice hops, rye, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and malt/brown sugar sweetness,
the finish had a good hop bitterness with rye spice and a malt bitterness that resembled coffee, I may have mistaken the rye spice bite for malt bitterness, I do not think there was roasted malt in this beer even though the nose had a note of faint roasted malt, the bitterness did hang around on the tongue,
the mouth feel was medium, it was very creamy on the lips and had average carbonation,
a brown ale with citrus hops and rye spice, a nice mix on the nose and flavor,
I enjoyed this beer more than many of the black IPAs I’ve had,
this was great beer, I would recommend.