WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle. Thanks to Daknole for this one! Pours a hazy golden orange color with minimal head. Flavor threw me off for a second, definite IPA notes but with something else slightly earthy and dry. After looking at the description, yes, now it makes sense: RYE. This is an interesting take on the style and I think the rye adds a nice dry roasted rye chip flavor to the IPA experience. Not bad at all. dalekliz (922) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! Pours a clear amber with a small bubbly white head. Hoppy aroma, of citrus, pine, and sugar. Taste of mild hops, malt, sugar, pine, and rye. Lingering light bitterness. Nice. afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle, served in a Duvel tulip. Light amber with very little head. Faint citrus smell and a hint of grain. The taste makes up for the lack of aroma though. It is medium sweet with a spicy component, some citrus and grass come through as well. Full bodied with low carbonation, very smooth. Finishes balanced, leaning ever so slightly to the dry side. Not quite what I was expecting but still good. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009
12oz bottle courtest of sholland119 poured into a snifter. Side-by-side with the Weyerbacher Echo in a Rye PA face-off.
Pours a lighter golden amber with a huge fluffy white head that lasts for a long time and leave good sticky lacing on the side.
The aroma definitely features some rye with a spiciness in the nostrils in addition to plenty of citrus hops and bready malts.
The taste has a sweet citrus fruitiness up front with some caramel malts in the background. The rye doesn’t really feature a lot except for a bit of spiciness in the finish.
The mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied for the style.
This is a slightly lighter version of a rye beer in comparison to the Weyerbacher. It leans more toward the IPA realm with hints of rye as opposed to a full-on rye beer. Nonethesless, it’s very tasty. jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2009
Aroma is a melange of hops and mostly spicy, herbal and grassy with a different graininess than usual. pours light amber with tremendous head from the large amount of rye. head is not going anywhere and laced quite a lot. flavor is herbal hops with hints of grassiness, grainy, and quite full bodied. a okay beer.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2009
Pours a cloudy dark orange, with a small off white head. Smells of prety crisp hops, some grapefruit citrus, and a hint of pine. The flavor is pretty similar. Pretty fruity, lots of juicy citrus in there too, more fruity than hoppy I would say. Not overly itter on the finish either. Very nice drinking IPA, very flavorful, with nice body to it. Not bad at all. hopscotch (11159) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle… Clear golden ale with very little in the way of a head. The nose is a nice biscuit and fruit blend – tropical fruit, grapefruit. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Leans a touch toward the bitter side of balance, but it’s not over-hopped or overblown. Nice toffee and grapefruit. Lengthy grassy finish. Kudos to mgumby10 for the sample! jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2009
Growler fresh from the brewery. Pours amber with fluffy white head and leaves a nice lacing. Citrus and sweet floral hop aroma, with hints of the graun present. Flavor followed suit, with additional rye and honey noticeable. Different and good. abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2009
Not a big fan of rye, especially when used in an IPA. Had a very odd taste to me. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
Amber-red color with a rye-dominant aroma that features some nice citrus hops. Flavor is hoppy, a little sweet, and very heavy on the rye. More classic rye than Rye IPA, but still pretty good.