madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2018
14th December 2017TEJA (3392) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2017
3 Johns. Keg. Almost clear deep gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Smooth palate, semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Smooth malts, trace of grain, mild rye tang. Smooth floralness. Tangy orange peel, slightly sharp. Light piney hop and a light bitterness. Overall it's a bit awkward and a bit of a let down.
Sample at SBWF 2017.
Clear amber color.
A fine fresh hop aroma that blends with a rye character.
The taste has both a firm body and bitterness but a smothness from the rye malts. Iznogud (4991) - 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 (10294) - 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 (2470) - 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 (8989) - 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 (530) - 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 (2001) - 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 (13473) - 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.