Doppelganger (1385) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old penny pour with generous sticky beige head. Tangerine spice nose, ginger candy and creamy sweetness. Rather sweet and rather hoppy, but the interplay is such that at any given moment it is hard to notice. Also completely surprising how gentle it is for an 8% beer. Could just as easily be 5% and I’d be none the wiser. Mint, grapefruit and a pinch of cinnamon. Lingering medicinal bitterness on the lips. A beer crafted with obvious skill, but in spite of that, doesn’t quite become more than the sum of its parts.
hardp1980 (7) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (228) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On sale from Antenna America, made with 18% Rye. 8% a nice amber brown with a beige head. Fruity hop aroma, tropical fruit mango & citrus. Bitter at first, nice biscuit/malt/caramel in the middle & a clean bitter finish. None of that fruitiness comes through in the flavor. Good but not great, an average rye beer...
Chrishrt30 (3) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep brown, with only a small white head, not much lacing, questionably clean glass.
Nose is fairly light, but hints of sour dough bread, toffee and fresh hops.
Flavour follows the aroma, a very doughy beer, with hints of caramel, toffee, cinnamon and allspice. The malt profile is terrific, bready and a lingering caramel finish, to go with the rye bite and hop bitterness. Drinks a lot like and IPA, the rye addition gives the sour dough bite.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wedgie9 (1590) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 5/12/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle Purchased at AJ’s in Mesa. Pours dark but clear auburn with an average off-white head that slowly recedes to average, but messy lace. The nose is very intense with plenty of caramel malt, spicy rye, and a ton of bitter floral and resin hops. The flavor is the same with the caramel and spicy rye flavors on the front of the palate, giving way to the very intensely bitter floral and resin hops. The body is full with average carbonation and a very long spicy rye and bitter hops finish.
Jerm719 (17) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium amber. Spicy nose, mild floral. Piney, earthy hops laced with spicy rye notes. Semi-sweet caramel malts. Long spicy finish. Good stuff.
ianwelby (198) - SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lively reddish-amber beer with a thin head. Aroma is very hoppy with a floral, citrus edge to it and an underlying sweetness too. The hop and citrus is there in the flavour as well but stronger is what I assume is the rye which is very strong on the tongue. The caramel-sweetness is slightly more prominent in the mouth than it is in the scent as well. After a sip the hop comes through a bit more as backtaste. Very nice indeed.
DylansDad (156) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice enough but the flavour never really developed or opened up in any way, my last sip tasted pretty much the same as my first.
njager246 (62) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a bottle... rye aroma... .dark brown... strong rye flavor... great beer!!!!!!!
Hoppypocket (107) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear dark copper with a beige head and some little lacing. Aroma of grapefruits, spices from the rye. Taste is spicy, grapefruits, light caramel, good bitterness. Medium body and medium carbonation. Really enjoyed this one.
Wittales (435) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear reddish amber with creamy diminishing off whitish head, loads of lacing. Aromas are sweet pale, crystal and rye malts. The hops are mild citrus fruit and pine, no alcohol present. Taste is sweet malt but sublime for DIPA, hop of pine, lemon, orange, rye in the backend but mellow bite with a touch of alcohol. Palate was soft smooth creamy CO2 with medium- full body, lasting hoppy rye beautiful finish. Great Rye DIPA, drink it now.