Scratch Beer 18 – 2009

12 oz bottle.
Hazy orange body sits underneath a white, bubbly head that forms quickly on top. A thin film is left on the beer as the pour settles. No lace in the Terrapin snifter.
Nose and tastes are dominated by citrus hops. The rye takes a back seat, and at first I would not have put his down as anything other than an American IPA. The dry finish gives the rye away somewhat, but outside of that the beer takes on a typical, fairly harsh American IPA stance.
It’s a pretty aggressive beer in terms of bitterness, but I would say that it IS in check but not really my particular cup of tea. I don’t dislike the beer, but I do not find it easy to drink. A touch hot in terms of alcohol too (not it terms of the size of he ABV, but rather in terms of its presence). Lingering bitterness is the overwhelming experience here.
I dunno, not a bad beer but I find it quite harsh – not subtle, and not one that makes for easy drinking.

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06/17/2009
Style:
Rye Beer
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.3 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 2.5
Total: 3.2
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