jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2017 fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Earthy, dry malt backbone. Peppery spice notes, high bitterness. Pine, spruce, orange rind.
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2017 Pours hazy orange with white head. Strong caramel and fruit malts. Fruit, caramel and liquor taste. Lingering sweet malt and alcoholic afteraste. scarletfire65 (1534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2017
Bottle in the Poconos with Caressa, Apollo, and the wife. Spice, herbal, and pine aromas. Oily palate. Medium bodied. Well developed rye spice palate, Piney hops with moderate bitterness on the finish. Soft texture. patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2017
bottle, old rating from 2016ish - Hazy copper pour, aroma of citrus and resinous hops. The flavor is aggressively bitter with good citrus/resin character. Medium bodied. There's some rye spice flavor under all that hops. Quite good. obguthr (6831) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2017
Tea, wood nose. Cloudy copper, thin yellow head. Woody. Medium body, easy carbonation, a little warm. Dogbrick (14326) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2017
Sample at the brewery taproom. Hazy orange-amber color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and rye. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, earthy malt and rye. The finish is hoppy up front with a rye malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
sinfull (1847) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Amber color. Medium sized, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt , pine, some minerals and spices . Well balanced taste with strong malty backbone and strong, hoppy bitterness. Tastes almost like DIPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tfontana (1185) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Greg & Jane’s Beer and Wine. Appearance is mild hazy, light brown/dark orange with minimal sparkle, finger-width off-white foamy head with poor retention and trace lacing. Aroma is caramel and rye malts, earthy bitterness, mild candied sugar. Taste is as aroma. Palate is medium bodied with slick texture, soft-to-average carbonation, rye spiciness and mix of malty sweet and hop bitter finish. Overall, malt presence is more reminiscent of APA but is good. Balance is present and rye adds interesting feature, as always. Dacrza (1071) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2016
DATE: July 6, 2016... OCCASION: Greeting Shan after an attempt to score Hamilton tickets...but she is still in good spirits... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... dark, handsomely gradient amber body with ample bubbles... a frothy, off-white head settles evenly and leaves cloudy ribbons... a fresh, light, toasted bread aroma begins, with the spiciness of rye--pepper, lemon and suntan lotion (?!)--with a heaviness towards the dough... the first sip is invigorating, with a medium-bodied, creamy, thickness that is almost chewable... nutty, toasted, and bready, with a lemony citrus kick... nice peppercorn crackle, with a strong back end finish that lingers.... this beer packs a powerful flavor profile without tipping its hand in terms of ABV... an excellent stand-alone that compliments Smuttynose’s portfolio... Baramba (1038) - ITALY - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle. Amber with thin head. Malt, grass, hoppy aroma. Sweet malt flavour with fryuty hoppy bitterness SinH4 (6571) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2016 Bottle, thanks vino! Amber color with nice white head. Aroma is piney, resinous, sticky. Taste is more piney, resinous, sticky, a bit spicy, bittersweet finish. Medium carbonation. Simple, but what it does, it does well - very nice, although I don’t get a lot of rye spiciness in here...