Leighton (21489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle at Funky 6. Pours clear copper with a modest, off-white head. Some sharp malts man the aroma, with grapefruit hops. Sweet flavor with some spices and floral bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes bittersweet. Good overall. brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
A: The beer pours amber or red in color with a couple fingers of off-white head and some nice lacing.
S: Citrus hops lead the way giving off aromas of grapefruit and oranges. The is a solid pine quality to the beer and quite a bit of rye. A mild bread-type sweetness is there and provides a nice base.
T: A mild malt/bread sweetness to the flavor with grapefruit, orange, and lemon zest coming from the hops. The rye is once again prominent and the flavor is what I would call above-average overall.
M: The body is medium and the carbonation is lively.
D: Not my favorite tick from Sam Adams, but a cool rye beer. I do wish it was a bit more heavy handed on the hops, though.
bhensonb (15342) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle from a multibox at the BevMo in Natomas. Pours dark ruddy amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is rye with some musty herb. A little spicey. Med body. Flavor starts with citric hop followed by mellow rye. It seems just a bit sour. Finishes more dry than not. The rye renders it pretty tasty. djd07 (15091) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2011
On tap at Taps on Washington. Pours an amber with a small frothy off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a floral hops and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a roasted malt and sweet hops and nice hoppy finish. Easy to drink a good grain from sam adams. Tmoney99 (14612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle sample. Poured clear brown color with an average white frothy head that mostly lated with fair lacing. Moderate toasted rye and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid soft drinkable brew.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2010
12oz bottle, thanks yobdoog. Small off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, rye. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light rye, bread. Light-medium body, low carbonation. Drake (13949) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle from the American Original sampler (or whatever its called). Pours a clear reddish orange with a medium sized frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of earthy notes, a rye bite and a sweet finish. The taste is citrus hops, rye, earthy notes. Medium bodied. Decent beer. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma of peach, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of rye, caramel, citrus, grass, subtle pine, and biscuit. j12601 (12668) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Had this while camping at BCTC this year. Pours a clear ruby and brown with a thin beige head. Spicy rye, grassy with some hay. Crisp, grain and malt. Spicy. Crisp bitterness and toast on the finish. jcwattsrugger (12434) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is rye bite/some medium malt. Taste is dry rye bite/some medium malt-caramel, 2nd grassy hop bite. OK carbonation.