Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle from the Orland Park, IL, Binny’s: Looks okay - a clear orange/amber body with a decent head. Smells kind of odd - mineral water, caramel, PNW hops. The "mineral water" is the odd part, and it remains in the flavor. Fortunately, there’s a peppery spiciness and an increase in the hops’ bitterness that brings it together somewhat. Okay, but I had anticipated a lot more. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Thanks to mikey711 for this one. Pours an opaque orange-amber with a small off-white head. Nose is caramel, spice, sour citrus, and prickly rye. Flavor is similar with tart citrus and hop punch in front and in back. White grapefruit all over. Medium mouthfeel and bitter-finishing IPA. mar (5436) - 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. badgerben (5282) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Copper color with a thin head. Strong, spicy rye aroma. While you can certainly pick up the citrusy hops in the flavor, the rye is more than a little overpowering. While a spiffy idea to mix rye and IPA, the result tasted like a compost heap for flowers. Not kosher. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice copper color. Lots of citrus, rye, and caramel. Great hop notes all around. The taste is a bit of bread and spicy rye. All this underneath a very nice citrus hop presence. Good body with some zest. With this and others, I’m really disappointed I left Chicago right as Tyranena was coming in.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010
Cavie (4769) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Light orange on the pour. Some amounts of hops on the aroma. There might be flavors of hops as well present. Proud to say I have shared a beer with the guy who’s likeness is on this label. tmoreau (4591) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2009
12oz. bottle share at Lunar Brewing. Poured a clear amber with a modest, off white head and spotty lacing. The aroma was citrus, resin, and spice, with some definite acridity and the slight presense of an off, stale hint. The flavor was mainly dry and earthy, yet pleasant notes of sweetness, and caramel came through. A strong hop bitterness lasted through the finish. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle thanks to brian23456 (BA)!Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Tepid tan orange, head gone quickly. Nose has cereal and grapefruit. Flavor is heavy sugar, caramel, and orange. Lightly minty finish and probably where the hops are most noticeable, but also heavy burnt sugar. Crisp but rather sticky. IIPA-like with the heavy sweetness and lack of balance.
From bottle courtesy of dpjuart. Hoppy nose, herbal with pine resin, caramel, buttery. A little oxidized? Diacetyl. Deep golden amber clear with thin white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with apple, butter, and light oxidation notes. Can’t detect any rye, however. Not bad, but not that special. I was expecting more. Bitter finish and after. CanIHave4Beers (4207) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Pours a hazy orange-ish gold color with a nice head with good retention and modest lace. Aroma is grassy and somewhat piney. Flavor had some good grapefruit, some nice rye bitter character, with just a little bit of caramel. Plenty of spiciness is around and it’s pretty dry. I enjoyed this indeed.