DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Outstanding rye IPA. Great interplay and balance between the rye and pine/citrus hops with a soft caramel malt backing. hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2009
12 oz. bottle from Archer Liquors. Not a bad Rye IPA. Bottle. Pours light brown/amber with a small ring of tan head. Aroma of citrus, caramel malt, and spicy rye malt. Flavor is initially quite spicy from the rye with a citrus, fruity malt finish. Pleasant and easy drinking! Nice beer. juiceisloose (1546) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Courtesy fantomas23. Pours a dark amber-orange color with a thick and foamy off white head that shows good retention and leaves sheets of lacing behind. The aroma shows pine and orange citrus hops up front to go with the toasted caramel malt backbone. Hints of rye grains and spiciness are noticeable as well. The flavor follows and is quite bitter from the citrus and pine hops, but the sweet caramel and biscuity malts are there to balance things out. The rye is more pronounced in the flavor adding bold spiciness that seems to enhance the hop bitterness. Full bodied and smooth with good carbonation that leads to a lengthy bitter finish from all the hops. I like the flavor that the rye adds in this beer. Really nicely done ipa. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was tall and off white with good retention and lacing. Nice aroma profile that included the likes of hay, bready malt, raw malted barley, and light citrusy hops. Medium bodied and slightly sweet. There was mild bitterness, but less than I had hoped for. A combination of dry grains and subdued orange citrusy hops dominated the flavor. There were also a hint of pine resin. Not a bad rye IPA, but not as good as the one that firmbuttstone brews. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Pours a lightly hazy, dark orange-amber color with a thick head of ivory tinted froth. Dense, sticky, cobweb sheeting clings hard to the glass, holding strong for the duration. Aromas are of toasted toffee and biscuit malt, with wisps of rye grain and perhaps some caraway seed. Orange peel and pine comprise the hop profile, which is quite resinous and balancing. Flavors follow suit, teetering between sweet toffee toast and strikingly bitter citrus and pine hop resins. The clean and powerful rye seems to intensify the hoppiness, sticking to the rear of the tongue on the finish. Big bodied and smooth, with moderate carbonation, the palate offers ample substance to hold up the bold flavors. Good stuff. I really dig the rye IPA sub-genre.
beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Lovely golden orange color. Hop aroma is gentle. Interesting mix of pepper and bitter hops. It works for me because the pepper fades off nicely. greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 20, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with a thick 1 inch head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing left on side of glass. Nose is malty, fruity, with some rye in the background. Flavor is similiar, bold caramel malts and citrus blend nicely with the rye. A bit sticky from the hops resin, and some slight bitterness that lingers on the palate. This is a tasty treat. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
( 12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye, it also happens to have my likeness on it - see my avatar) Pours a rusty orange with nice bubbles. Nose is rye, floral hops. Taste is sweet and malty, some bitter rye on the finish, but quite enjoyable. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
12 oz bottle. Clear amber with a thin whitish head. Nose is orange taffy, a bit salty with the rye. Sharp carb with a creamy mouthfeel ending resiny. Taste is tangerine and grilled pineapple with a nice bitter grapefruit bite. Dry finish with lingering zest and rye. mar (5443) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. amber with a cream head. nose is grapefruits and a hint of rye. very nice on the palate with a bold flavor of rye that’s balanced by the grapefruity hops quite well.