Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma of hops, some sweety thing, and yes, it actually smells of rye-bread, mmm. Dark brown body with a ruby hint, medium off-white head, nice lacing. The malt and hops in the flavor are very nice balanced, the rye gives it a special bitter edge, spicy. Quite nice and interesting brew. Rye is the bomb!
sloth (2647) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large offwhite head, lasting with a nice clingy lace. Hazy, copper/brown hued ale. Large hop nose, piney, citrusy, a hint of pencil shavings and fruit. Med/full body, lightly coating. Full hop flavors dominate, citrusy and spicey at the same time. Medium sweet malts make their presence known also. The spiceyness from the rye? Finish is dry with a healthy hop bite and a nice spiceyness. Thanks to my SS, AKA DAAS for this fine bottle of brew.
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Cloudy reddish brown unfiltered look. Sweet aroma. The first sip says it all. This is an amazing RyePA. Silky smooth. Hoppy, orange, banana, hops, hops. Great beer. Does this come in a sixer or do I have to pay 3.99 every time I need to get Rye???
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m with everyone else on this one, bright hop malt aroma, amber brown color, bitterness of hops really comes through, solid hop taste with a pleasant malt sweetness in the aftertaste. The slight rye notes are perfect. One of the best new brews I’ve tasted lately
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. Bottle. Dark brown/red in color with a great frothy head and good lacing. Great citrus and fruit nose. Nice hoppy flavor with noticeable crisp rye notes. There is a a touch of fruitiness as well. Creamy texture. Very drinkable for a 8% abv. beer.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Light brown/redish color and nice head. Tne aroma is very nice with citrusy hops and some fruit smells. Delicious mixture of hops with the rye. The flavor is quite bold and while it is bitter, it is still quite drinkable. Great beer.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It was difficult to pull my nose out of this one. Wondeful citrusy aroma. A bit dry at the finish, but just the perfect amout. It was thicker, with a creamy/chewy feel. The taste, while good, wasn’t as great as the aroma. Definate rye notes, with a touch of fruit.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nut brown color with off white head. Nose that won’t quit, apricot, peach, and lots of citrus. Med weight with sweet mid and drying finish. Flavors of pine carmel and peach dance on the palate. A bit too much bitter on the palate that hides the fruit.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
After all the good beers I have had from Bear Republic I was excited and had high hopes for this one when I found it on the shelves. This came in the usual 22ozer from BR with a hop rod car on the label. This poured out a nice dark amber color with a good sized rocky beige head. Nice rings of lacing were left around the glass as I drank this. Aroma is full of hops as the name would suggest as well as a bready malt presence. I could also smell the rye distinctly after a few sips as it warmed which added nicely to the aroma. The taste opens up with light malt sweetness and hints of rye before the hop rod drives through your palette and deliver a good does of earthy hops and a nice bitter rye aftertaste. This beer is perfectly balanced, not overpowering in any aspect but not weak in any either. This has a nice medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Drinkability is very high and no sign of the alcohol can be detected. Fantastic beer from Bear Republic as usual and I highly recommend it to all.
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a medium mahagony color wtih an averaged sized, off white head. You can taste and smell the Rye in this one! Citrus as well. Lightly bitter. Very good.