IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a mahogany with a frothy off-white head that left thick lacing on the glass. Clean hop aroma. Taste has a drinkable hop bitterness with the rye clearly noticeable, which mellows out the flavor without losing complexity. Excellent drink.
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden red-brown with aroma like rye. A bitter and sweet taste with hints of hops and rye. The bitter afterburn dominates the experience!
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2005 Tap at Falling Rock. Slightly lighter in color than the Racer X. Spicy nose with loads of citrusy hops. Blisteringly hoppy beer, with a little bit of earthy, herbal flavor. Dry finish. Very good IPA
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber colour with a big head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and hops, lots of hops. Medium body. Malt and citrus flavour with a strong hop taste and bitterness.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark orange. Solid head. Very refreshing and fullbodied. Great balanced hoppy finish. Great balance in this brew.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber body, foamy white head. Nice lacing, long lasting head. Aroma is hops, caramel malts, grassy, and herbal. Taste is sweet candy, malt, fresh greens, and candy. Bitter, well balanced. Thanks for the beer Doug!
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2007 Bottle. Wow. First off-BEAUTIFUL pour! Dark ruby red with a two finger lasting foamy head. Nose is malty and perfumey. The hops in this beer are 100% perfect. Not too much, not too little. Good strong malty backbone. Notes of malt, apple, raisin, soft carbonation, and molasses come out. This is a fantastic beer and an average of 3.99 is low IMO!
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 2, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. pours a deep mahogany with a creamy dark tinted white head. sweet hop aroma. mmmmmmliquid candy. sweet malt sugar flavor with a fantastic hop bitter in the finish. leaves a roasty taint on my tongue that is very appealing. i can taste a lot of stuff that i can’t seem to put my finger on in this. a bit of caramel, some roast flavor, citrus, floral flavors. it all mixes together well.
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 (2778) - 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.