Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Sixer picked up at Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a Sierra Nevada tulip.
Pours a clear copper-garnet color with a very long-lasting, foamy off-white head. Very dense and impressive. Heavy lacing as it goes down the edges of the glass. The nose carries a good bit of rye and spice with some earthy hops in the background. Slight resin there as well.
The flavor focuses a bit too much on the rye and accompanying spice. Hop flavor is there, but comes through more as bitterness in the finish. Medium body and just a bit chewy. Dry and bitter. Drinkable, but probably not in large quantities. While I enjoy this one, it’s not something I’d want to drink a bunch of, a la SNPA. callmemickey (4543) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Somewhere between amber and copper. Nice clarity. Moderate sized white head. Spotty Lacing.
S: Spicy, grassy, piney hops. Strong component of grain and rye.
T: The hops wash out a bit, leaving mostly a spicy character. This combined with the strong presence of rye gives this beer a harsh/raw vibe.
M: Assertive carbonation + rye + spicy hops = prickly mouthfeel.
O: Can’t say I "love" rye beers, but this is no Hop Rod Rye. nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle pours a dark orange brownish. Smaller head. Smells tastes of resin, bread, malt. light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, not bad all just diff enough to make a fun ipa to drink. McGarnigle (651) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Six pack. Gorgeous copper ale, lasting head. Love the taste. Prominent piney hops, nice malt. Either the rye is restrained or so well integrated you can’t tell. All told, a very good IPA, though not most aggressive one. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Aroma of sharp pine and some herbs. Pours brown with a huge fluffy head. Taste is intensely bitter and hoppy. Pine, rye bread, and delicious. Great IPA.
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Light caramel pour with a light tan head. Aroma is rye as is the taste. Light carbonation, nice hop balance. Little spicy hop and rye aftertaste. Nice lacing. arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Deep orange. Refined pine, grapefruit, dried fruit, and mild rye spice in the nose. Solid grapefruit, pine, and citrus, dried fruit, ending with light peppery rye and malt fruitiness. Residual citrusy grapefruit bitterness and spice. Great stuff. No wows, just good. paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2012
12 oz bottle...spicy, dry, puckery, aromatic brew that is complex, crisp, and clean. I expected good and got great. Outstanding Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Great specialty grain IPA. The nose is very hoppy mostly grapefruit with some piney notes as well. The pour yields a copper beer with a thick white head. The taste is full of grapefruit hops, pine, and that pepperiness of the rye. The body is medium and very crisp, but has a little bit of a sharp edge in the finish that is not to my liking. Great, would drink again. nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Rye and dry hops are what make up this one. Good lacing and great smoothness. Good overall rye P.A. Love this brew.