theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2005
Pours a little dark for a PA, minimal head. Smells of grapefruit and spice. The taste is an explosion of hops, leaves you with a hint of malt. I like this one a lot. notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2005
A good APA, nice and spicy from the rye with a little bit of slickness in the mouthfeel. One of my standard pours. Cybercat (6145) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Just about the darned best beer I have ever let past my lips! I recommend it to every beer connoisseur I meet. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2005
I like this pale ale not the same as all other pale ales. A fruity aroma nice light golden color. A nice distinct after taste, one of my favorite pale ales. darkcarrington (31) - USA - JUL 3, 2005
Distinct rye flavor, obviously look at the name, gives it a kind of bready flavor. Not my favorite APA but still good and definitely worth a try.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Clouded medium gold with a small white cap of firmly placed froth.
Fades out quickly to a thin skim and collar. Lace is big and blotchy stringed.
Aroma of is of a citric lime and orange combo, gracing some peach and tangerine. Pungently sweetened, crisp, and a mild rye, cracked wheat undertow.
Taste is mild but flavorful enough for a pale. Clean, tamely citric with slight smears of tangerine and peach. Fluffy wheat-like texture and smooth on the down side with a partial rye quality making a nice breadish tone. Hops have a light leafy addition to its character and rounds out into the finish with a spicy lime mint tea heat and bitterness.
Light to medium body with a quick texture of hop leafyness and mild on the tongue with a fun fluffyness. A bit empty at first but there’s a small surge near the finish of citric bitterness helping to carry it through, but it tends to favor more of a light fluffed, bready-like malt for the overall. Thankfully, and modestly, the hops do add a nice twist to the body and flavor.
A decent enough pale ale. Quick and quaffable with a slight warming spicy heat. Very easy going stuff. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Clear, golden body with a brassy tone and a soft, sudsy, dusty-white head. Hop-centered aroma of pine and grapefruit with notes of spice and fruity malt. Interesting rye notes. Lightly stale maltiness and medium bitter finish. Subtle rye comes through in the flavor and spices this up a bit. A very good APA that just stands out above the masses.
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Bottle courtesy of beeryum. Pours copper and cloudy. Lighter in appearance than the Rye 2 with a small frothy head. Smells of flowers, roses and caramel. Tastes of lemon and grapefruit with a light finish. irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2005
beer pours a hazy goldish-amber with a rather thin white head and not too much lace. nose is toasty, with some spiciness thrown in. hops are rather subdued. flavor is quite interesting, with complex malt/grain notes mixed with a tart, green apple charecter. a fair amount of hop in the finish, but very balanced with the body of the beer. pretty easy drinker. too bad that the rye charecter wasn’t more prominent.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Out of a bottle from beeryum, once again thanks Dave. Falls nicely into the glass in a slightly clouded orange haze. Floralness pushes the nose carrying the orange peel scent from the glass. The hops really drive this beer with a touch of the rye that quickly heed way to more hops. A relatively good mouthfeel to it, drys up nicely. A solid beer and one I’d pass along to others. Keep it up turtlemen.