kramer (6975) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a ruby hue under a one finger foamy beige head that faded rather quickly. The nose is sweet caramel maltiness with an undercurrent of rye bread. The taste is pretty well balanced between the sweet caramel and the earthy rye. Not much in the way of hopping. Finishes with some slight husky and grainy notes. Medium bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation. Decent enough, but not something I’d buy more than a single of. TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours dark with an off white tan head. Malty with the slightest bit of rye spice. Enough hops to balance it out but it's on the malt side of the spectrum. Not bad but just not the spicy hoppy style I was expecting. Would drink it again but prefer the hop pier rye ale by Sierra Nevada.
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Draft served in a flight at Ground Control. Pours a clear mahogany with a big khaki head that leaves a good deal of lace in the glass. Aroma of rye, toast, leaves, and pepper - the nose is smooth and malty, and just a little spicy. The flavor is the same, maybe more toasty, though. Light-medium bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a dry, toasty mouthfeel. This went way beyond expectations. I don’t know why, this just hit all the right notes for me. Really well done. crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pretty dark to be calling this a red ale. SMell is malty and pretty much nothing else. Flavor is weird, has an almost band aid like off flavor, maybe a brett infection whcih seems to be getting rarer nowadays. alobar (3966) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with no head. Aroma of rye, grain, and nuts. Caramel flavor with some rye, grain, and nuts. Decent beer. Could have a bit more body.
Beir30 (26) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
what is going on with the taste after 20 seconds the other taste hits. pours reddish, dont bother with any head. That1Guy (2240) - Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2014
12 oz bottle with a great label pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Bottle from 10/07/13 so it’s obviously oxidized. Should have checked that before I put the bottle in my variety sixer. No hop presence really. Just caramel sweetness and a lot of the dreaded acetaldehyde. Choked down all 12 oz, but wasn’t happy about it. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy deep mahogany with tan head. Nose is rye malt, caramel, earthy hops. Tastes malty, somewhat sweet and sticky, with earthy, hoppy, and a fairly dense finish. jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with lingering head. Big aroma - citrus comes through the strongest. Taste is spicy - rye is distinct and well incorporated. Some savory. , vegetal notes. Maybe a little too earthy. Lingering bitter finish. I'm perplexed by this one. Starts well, ends well. Middle...ehh. Ferris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
Draft - Spicy, hops and grains. Dark clear amber with a rich beige head. Light hops and a nice caramel sweetness with a slight. I really enjoyed this.