AirForceHops (8033) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Draft @ Thirsty Moose. Served in a standard pint glass. Darker brown color, decent white head. Nose is mostly sweet, bread malt. Light citrus hops. Flavor is fruity hops, followed by grassy hop note ending in spicy rye bitterness. Yeast is present throughout the brew. The body is a bit watery. Decent good drinker but… a bit forgettable. BOLTZ7555 (3028) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Dark pour with an eggshell head, leaving spotty lacing. Aroma is spicy, herbal, and citrusy. Flavor is similar with a balanced peppery quality, candied orange, and Belgian yeast. Honey-baked biscuit makes its way to the senses. Medium mouthfeel. Solid...quenching. CamdenD (1204) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 7, 2011
Nice rye-based hoppy beer. Quite crisp at the end making this a cleaner drink than other "rye-pa" beers. Nickls (2617) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2010
(Old BA rate - cask)
Dark brown hue, with thin slightly off-white head. Lacing wasn’t as great as expected. Strong hop aoromas up front that are a bit citruisy, caramel malt sweetness as well. Definitely reminds me of other rye brews that I’ve had. Still pretty hoppy as suggested in aroma, but not nearly as sweet as I might have thought with the added rock candy, chocolate nibs, etc. Kinda wondered when they would show up...Thinner than I would have thought, but pleasant. Of course, lacked any amount of carbonation since it was on cask. This is decently drinkable, but not overly so. I would probably not feel the need for another immediately after finishing one.
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - APR 26, 2010
This is one of my favorite beers in recent memory. Love the wheaty bitterness of the rye, strong hops presence. Finishes very dry, crisp, clean. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Outstanding brew, go pick one up.
dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 On tap at Horizon’s Philadelphia. I think it was mislabeled as a Pale Ale instead of an IPA. Sweet and spicy smell. One finger of thick head with a lot of lacing that stuck around throught the drink. Taste is thick and bitter. Kind of like an east coast IPA mixed with rye. The aftertaste was very bitter due to the rye. I’m a huge fan of the RyeIPA style but this one could use a little more refinement. It was just too bitter in the taste and expecially the aftertaste. Not a bad beer, but just not quite refined enough.
OK, Tried this one at Bar 675 in NYC on 10/23/10. I liked it much more now but Belgian????? not really. Good orange color. I liked the IPA taste which was less bitter this time. I’d absolutely drink this again. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Tap today at Blind Tiger during the sixpoint event. Pours dark brown with a tan ring. Nose is sweet, and vinious. Taste is full bodied with a rye flavor feeling, slick on the mouth feel, and syrupy as well. CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
RnH: tap: very similar to the Righteous, however not as good in my opinion. This brew carries the same depth and complexity of high grain and hops content... however with less quality. A watery beer the could use more body. Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Draft @ RnH. Pours a hazy amber with a bit of off white head. Nut and prune flavors were quite pronounced. This was all together a delicious ale, however the body a bit thinner then I hoped. 3.55 GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2009
Draft at Rattle ’n Hum. Poured a slightly hazy dark orange/amber color. The head was off white and left some lace behind on the glass. Smelled of spicy rye, peanuts and toasted bread mostly. There were also whiffs of pine and mixed spices. Medium bodied and delicately sweet with mild to moderate bitterness. The flavor was similar to the aroma. Yes, I got nuts in the flavor as well. There was also a bit of banana. Not as much hop flavor as I would have liked, but not a bad beer.