Iznogud (4359) - CROATIA - NOV 19, 2017
On tap at Leeds International Beer Festival, 2017. Pours dark orange with white head. Malty, hops, citrus, rye. Dry bitter finish. Medium bodied. Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2017
Really solid. Love the savory edge that flirts with the fruitiness of the hops. A strong bitterness keeps me going back for more. Really rare this as a chugging beer. The first one of the sixer doesn’t last long. gyllenbock (9855) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2017
Sample at SBWF 2017. A bit hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, some malt, light spices and some rye. The same in the taste. Medium body and bitterness.
HuskerTan (2398) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - OCT 4, 2017
A- Rye, black pepper, citrus.
A- Copper color, hazy liquid, off white head.
T- Citrus, pepper, rye, malty.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- Not as aggressive or bitter as I thought. The citrus and rye spice balance each other out well. Ibrew2or3 (8828) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2017
12oz bottle pours with a crystal clear copper body that supports a nice looking tan head of foam that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The aroma offers up malts, crystal malts, some rye notes and faint vaguely earthy hops. The taste delivers a pleasing blend of various malts and then it's mingling with spicy, earthy, a bit woody and slightly pine like bitter hoppiness. A mild caramel malt note surfaces into the finish. Nice full up bitter hop brew. Digging it.
eRock_2013 (511) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Well I really am not sure whether this is any different than the SN Ruthless Rye IPA I remember often enjoying back in the Spring of 2014, but it's no less flavorful and enjoyable! Straightforward and strong citrus hops on the nose, much more slightly warm caramel malt and rye spice in the flavor, with more solidly bitter citrus hoppiness. A palate-cleansing kick of herbal hoppy bitterness was briskly refreshing, and overall this was an excellent IPA variation. Also forgot to mention that a nice foamy cap lasted through the whole beer during an extended meal, impressive! My favorite SN seasonal since the Tumbler Brown ale, will look for this again next year! RedSox2004 (1975) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 3, 2017
Clear dark amber with a generous two-finger white head with very nice lacing. Pine and floral hops are strong on the nose, with plenty of rye malt and a touch of honey. Flavors are similar - gentle hop bitterness up front, balanced with the rye malt and a hint of black pepper. Medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish. j12601 (13123) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2017
On tap at the Torpedo Room in Berkeley. Pours a softly hazed amber with a medium sized white head. Toast on the nose, soft malt, a bit of citrus. Spicy rye, a touch of toast. Medium bodied, toast and malt, soft sweetness, a bit of rye spice. Slow bitterness, a lingering sweetness. Clean and pretty easy drinking. Bacchus66 (951) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2017
12oz bottle at home. Clear reddish-amber with a thin white head. Citrus fruit and hops nose. Flavors add orange, spices, resin, grain. Peppery, bitter dry finish. nuplastikk (6456) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2017
12oz bottle. Thick rye tones, heavy and malty but in a classic Sierra Nevada/ West Coast way. Not really an IPA that much anymore, way deeper malt tones and depth, thick caramel tones balanced by the resinous hop tones. I’m not really rye guy but I’d imagine those who are would dig this.