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. hombrepalo (1971) - 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. hopscotch (11049) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle… October ’09 O-Town Throwdown... Clear yellow ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma presents black tea, caramel, resin and spicy rye. Full-bodied with medium carbonation. The flavor tilts toward the bitter side of balance, but provides nice malty, grainy essences of caramel and rye. Bittersweet, dry finish. Bottle provided by juiceisloose YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JAN 21, 2010
Botlle: very hoppy and quite dry ipa, a little thin on the malt side but lots of hops, cirtus of all sorts, lemon, grapefruit, oranges, kumquat, some herbal hops, some cardboard. regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Got this via trade with wnoble. 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. An aggressive pour yields a reddish-copper with a one-inch head which quickly dissapates into a creamy coating and minimal sticky lacing. Nose reveals the expected rye, some floral and earthy notes as well as some sweeter ones of citrus and brown sugar. The taste is some citrus, spice (peppery), caramel and rye. The finish is dry and mildly bitter but its the rys and pepper that pervades. Mouthfeel is medium, a little slick and oily and with light to medium carbonation. This is a respectable IPA that isn’t like every other, but not one I would fight to get again.
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours a bright orange color with a lingering head. Flavor is initially toasted earthy rye, followed by a nice balanced hop presence toward the end. The rye serves to dry this beer up quite a bit, which is a nice change from the cloyingly sweet maltiness of so many IPA’s. Well done, a nice twist on the usual style. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of a 4 pack from Binnys (Orland Park, IL). Pours a very nice bright orange amber, light haze, fairly large beige head, thick, bubbly, laces fairly well and dies to a decent amount. Aromas push very nice citrus, grapefruit, caramel and rye malts, florals and a touch of pine, sweetening tropical fruit affect. Initial is decent bodied, the caramel malts stick out but the rye mellows it out on the backend, good floral and citrusy hops, light resinois pine, and the finish packs decent bitterness and some tropical fruit sweetness in the aftertaste. A touch soapy and biscuity, this is a well done IPA. A little thin in body, but fruitiness from citrus, orange, and faint tropical really make a nice soothing flavor. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Golden amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma of rye and hops. Rye flavor is dominent-especially at the end. Nice hop flavor accompanies the rye and the malt. Aroma of hops gets better as itwarms- nice smell as you tip back the pint glass. Some lacing on the glass. sunevdj (4084) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle at Chris´grill party. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Smells of hops, alcohol and a bit of rye. Also a bit of dark rye bread as it ages in the glass. Low sweetness with some bitterness. Good loads of hops with touches of rye. Light to medium body with a soft carbonation. Could have a bit more body. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Apparently the cartoon from Dirty Old Man and this beer looks like one of our fellow Dallas raters, who shall remain nameless. Pours with a small white head over a golden body. Aroma of orange, grass, caramel and a touch of rye. Taste is orange and rye spicy/breadiness. Light bubbles.