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. Nickls (2607) - 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.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Draft at the Blind Tiger. I had the sixpoint belgian IPA there the other day, and this one was definitely different. Aroma of rye malt, citrus / tropical fruit hops, and some belgian yeast. Initially I noticed a lot of the rye malt and citrus hops in the flavor, but after drinking for awhile, I was noticing more of the bubblegum / yeast / belgian flavors. Somewhat piney finish. Good beer. HailSquishface (16) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2008
Got this in a trade with Sixpoint.
Poured a dark ruby with a huge long lasting creamy off-white head into my Kuhnhenn tulip. Leaves a lot of lacing.
Smells of bread, caramel, flowery, and citrus.
First tastes are sweet, fruity, spicy rye, followed by grassy, citrus bitterness.
Meduim bodied with a dry finish. durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Cask at Pacific Standard. I loved this beer. Really good stuff. Bright amber pour with some bubbles from the cask pour. Bread, citrus, yeast, and a ton of good sweet rye malt. Not as spicy as some, but just enough. Nicely bitter. Yum.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2008
cask at blind tiger- pours cloudy mahogony with hints and hues of orange, nose is beautiful hops, rye there as well. honey spices. mouthfeel is slightly flat, maybe this was better the day before. taste is long and bitter featuring big juicy hops and hints of rye. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Tap at the Diamond.Poured a mahogany brown with a thin head. The nose was rye big time. The front of this beer was on the light side, pretty crisp, but when the malt kicked in, it really comes to life. Big malt flavor with lots of rye to go around. Very earthy flavored, but not in a bad way. Nice dry finish. Extremely drinkable. The best six point I have yet to try. BOLTZ7555 (3127) - 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. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Bierkraft growler. Murky orangey brown with a frothy light beige head, leaving striped lacing. Initial aroma of clovey banana yeast, cake, and some raisin. Shockingly, I’m not picking up a whole lot of hops in the nose. Flavor is the other side of the coin--Spicy, grainy rye malt infused with the seemingly proprietary Sixpoint mega-package of grapefruity hops. These attributes seem to overwhelm any Belgian properties, but I did taste some yeast in a mild belch. Hops become more resiny after a while. Basically a rye-hop showcase not unlike the Righteous. Overall an earthy, chewy, grainy, bready, spicy, citrus-hoppy strong rye ale. Nice to see new beers from these guys. PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Very dark brown body with a thick cap of head. The aroma is citrusy chinook scent of lemons and orange. The flavor has a bit of lemon as well. ____ Puck in NYC.