piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2004 This beer explodes with bitterness. I kept banging the bottom of the bomber like a ketchup bottle, expecting a cluster of hops to plunk out of the thing. Nice carbonation, sticky lace. Amber-brown hue, piney hop nose. The rye lent an astingent dryness to the body that only enhanced this bad boy’s bitterness. My only hang-up is the grainy feel to the palate, otherwise it’s crazy tasty.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear brown, rocky off white head. huge hoppy aroma with grapefruit, pine, earth and caramel, but sadly no rye. the flavour has a bit more rye to it with toasty rye bread notes and toffee-ish sweetness. resiny pithy hop finish. nice .
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy reddish brown color with a large light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Nice and juicy citrus hop aroma, and a grainy aspect which adds complexity to the beer. Taste was nice and hoppy all around, but there was also a nice balance, between light toasty malt, and a dry, chewy, rye side to this beer. Full mouthfeel. A very nice IIPA, the rye gives this a different feeling to it, and really hides the 8%.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 19, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Big hop nose. Reddish brown in color. Taste is malty with sharp rye notes. Hopping is well done and pronounced.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber beer with a foamy off-white head. Lots of hops in the aroma along with malt, toffee and some spices. Rather sharp bitter hoppy and roasted malty flavor. Really tasty with a very well balanced bitterness.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark, dark brownish-amber. Big fruity/grapefruit aroma. Smooth citrus hop flavor with big full bitterness mellowed by the malt backing. Nice mouthfeel. Just a hint of spice. Hides alcohol well.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This seemed to remind me of Founders red rye but with everything blown up and more intense. The rye adds its oily flavor to a good complex bitter hop finish.
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber color. Very nice flavor. Strong but not overpowering hops. Seemed like an IPA to me, and a great one at that. This was my first Bear Republic and it won’t be the last.
Ungstrup (29284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy red beer with a fine light brown head. The aroma is a great hop aroma with notes of caramel and alcohol. The flavor is also a great powerful hop flavor, very acidic, leading up to a dry end. It is just a bit too acidic hoppy for my taste, but still a very nice beer.
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Beige medium sized head. Hops, chocolate and a light sweetness in the aroma. A light malty note as well. Flavour is hoppy and floral. Ends in a massive bitterness that last long on the palate. Nice one. Thanks Jeppe for sharing.