cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Sweet, roasty aromas that remind me of sweet tea with lemon, and maybe a hint of bourbon. It’s a deep reddish-brown color with a very nice off white head. This is a delicious beer! A sweet malty start that grabs you with citrusy hops and finishes exactly how you want a rye ale to finish; spice and sweetness. As a lover of red ales, I’ve gotta say that this is one of my favorites. Oscbert (1335) - Lincoln, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Earthy, woody, resinous hop aroma with spicy rye
Pours deep red brownish color with lasting frothy yellowish head.
Taste the rye more in the flavor than aroma. Great balance with the resinous earthy hop character, bready malt
Medium bodied with medium co2, lingering spicy rye and earthy hop finish.
Very enjoyable rye beer. Interesting and refreshing enough to drink a few of these without getting bored
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone phaleslu (10890) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
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. DrnkMcDermott (3175) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle from Lemon Tree, dated 11/18/13. Big green hop smell right out of the bottle! I also get whiffs of sweet chocolate as the foamy head settles down, don’t know why. Dark brown color, big spongy head. By the time I taste it, the hop nose has settled, leaving a big spicy rye flavor. Nope, the hop bitterness is still there, on my teeth. Spice gives that note of cocoa, also some cinnamon and the snap of a wheat cracker.