mensch (205) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy and fruity aroma. Malty, spicy and bitter flavors mingle wonderfully. I’d call it a double red with rye. The rye really adds another dimension. Ridiculously good.
VictorStr (407) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[ US West Coast Trip 2013] ljuvlig aroma. Bra balanserat tryck i denna Hot Roden. Humlig, fruktig. Perfekt kolsyrad, rinner genom halsen som en barnrumpa ;)
BierFiend (103) - Theisberstegen, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with off white finger of head. Smells of malts and hops. Tastes of caramel, malts, hops, and mild bitter. Short bitter lasting on the tongue.
Niall73 (100) - - JUN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy ruby amber colour with a slightly off white head. Not much sign of life. Aroma is honey, malt, sweet syrup, some funky veg and earthiness. Medium bodied and foamy. An earthy vegetable flavour initially, then bitterness and citrus fruit, with maltiness, honey and dark sugars in there too. Tasty.
Patrickctenchi (1840) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy copper with a short, yellow-tan head.
Aroma is rye, pine, sweet fruit.
Taste is sweet, spicy....fruit and rye with a heavy caramel feel and a strong piney bitter.
firefly765 (30) - - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light ruby red with tons of hop residue. Slight piney aroma with also some malt aroma mixed in. light tan colored head that quickly dissipates. Hi amount of malt flavoring with some toffee and caramel flavors. Seems like I get a bit of alcohol burn even though it's only an 8% beer. Not bad but not great.
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Storm_Warning (58) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Currently drinking whilst typing. This is a great beer! The aroma first off is of a classic spicy, peppery rye which is only propelled by the pine like hop character, lots of caramel and toffee too. The beer looks great too! With a rich deep amber colour and a head the colour of worn ivory that leaves good lacing. It has an incredibly well balanced flavour profile of rich caramel like malts with the all important spicy rye flavour which is brilliantly coupled with the smooth resin and pine hop note. Perfect bitterness in a nice drawn out hoppy finish. The beer itself is smooth as hell with a full body, light carbonation and thick texture. ’Tis a very good beer indeed, I highly recommend it!
Wordsworth (89) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour into goblet. Pours a brown color with amber tones and an airy, bubbly white head that dissipates. Spotty lacing. Aroma is of strong hops and some malt. The flavor is very well balanced. The hops are notable up front but the finish is extremely smooth with almost no bite. Surprisingly good.
coreyc1221 (86) - USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells hoppy! Dark, kinda thick color. White head which vanished quickly. Smooooooth taste. Very surprised at how balanced it is. It has an almost cola like feel at first, of course hoppy and vanilla like. Wood like after taste. Whoever created this recipe is very good. This is an awesome beer.
WeissGary (197) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. This beer is phenomenal! Absolutely amazing! Pretty much a hop bamb! Ruby red body, lovely strong hop aroma, sharp hop taste up front, smooth and sweet on the tongue with a nice dry malt finish... tasting notes are really hard to convey how awesome this beer is; basically this is full on hop with a lovely sweet taste weaving through it, absolutely lovely!!
Hermod (2226) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Mahogany color, thick, lasting white head. Rye, losds of it in aroma, also some sticky boozyness. Flavor has rye, hops, caramel. Bitter warming finish. Not In best shape anymore I am afraid, most of the hops are gone. Almost full bodied.