snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have had this before but not in a while and I drank a botlte last night watching the home run derby so ...
Deep amber color with big head. Aroma is of citrusy hops backed up by malt. The flavor is very well balance even though there is a lot going on. Bitterness from hops, malty and spicy (from the rye) Finshes dry, spicy, and bitter. The rye comes through well and adds to the complexity of the beer.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First of all, this beer has one of the nicest heads that I have ever seen (this beer gives good head?). Long lasting, rocky and silky looking, with a nice lace. The flavor is very good, however I wish that it was just a little less hoppy and allowed the rye to come through a little bit more. A winner overall though.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m very impressed with ths brew very hoppy, very smooth, very malty, I love it. Pours a dark amber color with a thick head of beige fommy head and thick lacing on the glass that you can barely see through. A boderate to strong hop aroma thats sweet not bitter, and the taste follows a sweet hop trend finishing with a nice bitter bite well after the beer has disappeared down the throat.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The flavor really got to me. Complex, yet very well rounded and smooth. Rye flavor comes through nicely and mingles with the hopes. I love the balance and complexity in this brew.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with orange and reads and a creamy stone head. The aroma is a combination of floral and pine or spice hops that become more sour as the beer sits. The taste is dominated by hops. Grapefruit, pine and floral hops all step up at some point leaving a nice big bitter taste lingering in the mouth. It’s a nicely strong beer. Enjoyed it. Thanks to mardermax for this.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Actually had this around april 4th with alcoholist, just found my notes tho. Nice dark copper colour. The head was medium sized and medium lasting. The nose is hoppy same goes for the taste but nice because it was not overpowering or too crisp. Good drink, give it a shot if you can.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of te biggest rye ales I can remember tasting in while. Hops all over the place, the nose is just bursting with hops and the combination with the generous amounts of rye produces a nice lemon verbana kind of smell, but in a good way. Man, this rye is everywhere, and although the hops are very tasty, I think they sacrifice the mouthfeel just a bit. It may be a nice trade-off though. Nicely done, I think I prefer this to their famous stout.
jimhilt (2406) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours with a two-finger bubbly white head that fades slowly leaving a ton of lace. Clear amber color. Medium bodied. Hoppy nose. Medium carbonation. Starts crisp and finishes hoppy, very little malt sweetness. $4.60 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown colored brew with a big off-white head. Very bitter bite with a rye aftertaste. Alcohol is present, and not much sweetness.
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewtopia’04. Piney and celerey(?) aromas, some citrus...CA IPA all the way. Flavors are bready, more pine, more spicey hops in general. Not very balanced and it sort of burns in a chemical way going down. There is a hint of rye that serves to mostly make my mouth itch. Not malt sweetness, mostly just a chewy bread quality. Pretty interesting take on an IPA, like DFH Aprihop...I’d like to re-sample with a whole glass.