DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2009Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Outstanding rye IPA. Great interplay and balance between the rye and pine/citrus hops with a soft caramel malt backing.
This beer pours a hazy amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of fruit, leather and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, spicy rye and pine. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops and spicy grain aftertaste. Above average overall. 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, Iím really disappointed I left Chicago right as Tyranena was coming in.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010 dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows caramel, rye, oranges, and a touch of earthy hops. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of pine. Overall body is moderate and the finish is dry with a lasting bitterness. jtclockwork (16444) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Bottle thanks to Msante79. Pours clear reddish brown with tan head. Nose of rye, caramel malts and hops. Taste of rye, sweet malts, hops and piney dry finish. undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Pours a deep amber/copper with an off white head. Aroma of rye, citrus, herbal hops. Taste is the same with a nice bitterness.
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 isnít like every other, but not one I would fight to get again. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottled. Excellent east coast IPA. Bright, crunchy body, piney hops, a slightly sweet tang in the finish. Nice even bitterness, perfect body. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2010
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. Canít detect any rye, however. Not bad, but not that special. I was expecting more. Bitter finish and after. dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Bottle courtesy The Bearded Brewer. Pours amber orange with little head. Buttery nose, mild hop. Mild bitter, bread, piny hop flavor, dry and clingy. Seems iffy, like diacetyly. eh. bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
bottle thanks to allendodd. pours golden orange with medium head. aroma of hops, citrus, some sweetness. flavor is nice and hoppy, caramel, spiciness from the rye. good beer. thanks dodd