A: Rich and deep gold, with only a very slight haze. Fluffy and thicj off white foam of medium high retention.
S: Caramel, biscuity, and then a faint citrus aroma. I'd say it's inviting.
T: The essential elements are extremely well balanced. Very equal parts sweetness, citrusy hop, and bitterness. The malt sweetness is all caramel or toffee. There's also a touch of fruit notes also contributing to the depth of sweetness. Drys out but not too quickly. Mouthfeel and carbonation are both pretty normal.
O: Really appealling brew. Skews a little malt sweet. The hops are still there, just more of an accent then the main show. It's just a rich and full flavored brew, that's has it's complexity revealed more slowly than most brews. I just liked all the sweet flavors, and the spicyness from the hops and rye.
Pour clear but with some very fine particles floating around. Two inches, white, thick foam. Retention adds lots of thickness to the foam, while it lasts a fair amount of time. Lacing is sticky and dry.
Aroma has pine and citrus hops while the rye adds the "typical" spice scent. Some toffee malt.
Taste is a bit sweet up front that goes throughout the taste. The middle brings on some hops and minor bitterness, which builds into the end and finish. With the end of the taste comes some spice which lasts along with the bitterness.
Medium body with about the same amount of carbonation. Definitely dries.
The rye adds a nice layer to the onion making this pleasantly complex. The rye sits nicely along the edges of the tongue, reminding of what was just drank. Another solid IPA from the west coast. Go figure. Enjoy!
Look, classic deep gold, creamy 1/8" head, thick and bubbly. Moderate cling to edge of glass. Slight sediment floating in glass.
Aroma: Citra, Amarillo hop clear. Very pleasant pine, citrus, aroma. Smells great.
Taste, hops not as sharp as I imagined. Surprisingly light, with rye spice in middle. Clean finish. Not as bold as I imagined from aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Pleasant, almost light finish. Finishes with a hop flavor, but no harsh bitterness then a return of the rye spice. Very drinkable, but not over powering.
Took several drinks before I developed a opinion. As the flavors come together over a few drinks, it improves. I like this beer after I've had 1/4 bottle.