Doppelganger (1388) - 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.
Whatup14 (1183) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 650ml, gracieuseté de Erik-P lors du CanBIF Fall 2015, Thanks Erik! Couleur cuivrée voilée, mousse beige onctueuse et éternelle laissant une superbe dentelle. Arôme de houblon résineux, agrumes, seigle, un peu poivré, floral, touche de caramel. Goût d’agrumes, houblon résineux, malt, amertume toute en longueur, seigle, caramel. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.
Beerblogger100 (50) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big big grapefruit aroma. Bomber bottle, and orange pour and cloudy. Taste of hoppy grapefruit and pineapple. Mild malts and fresh hop bitterness on finish.
GenkiGonzo (704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Antenna America. Ruby copper pour with a slightly off-white head. Pine and caramel aroma. Sticky orange flavour with some floral notes as well. Dry finish.
Sdaniel90 (574) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 65cl. Clear copper/maple with a large frothy tan head. Deep floral hoppy aroma. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet and bitter, with a deep caramel hoppiness.
KeefOz (1182) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a coppery colour with a one- to two-finger beige coloured dense foamy head that retained very well and laced OK. Carbonation low and quite fine. Aroma subtle with sweet malt, floral hops and is slightly roasted. Taste with slight malt sweetness, rye spiciness, a nice bitterness and hints of pine; alcohol well hidden. Medium to light body. Crisp, clean, slightly dry with a long lingering nice bitterness. One to sip and savour.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cool light clear mahogany pour. Aroma of fresh pine and deli rye. Flavor dry bread and pine hops with a rye finish. Very good use of the rye grains.
reberiii (445) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big juicy, somewhat briny, plenty of grapefruit citrus rind, maybe too much body. Big foam that lasts.
AirForceHops (4820) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Willrunforbeer with a cellar clean out. Two year old bottle that has held up really well. Red/ Amber color thin carbonation. Aroma is rye malt and a solid amount of pine.
The flavor has a great amount of pine with a steady amount of rye backbone. Medium body with a average amount of carbonation still left in it. The texture has turned dry with a lasting bitter pine. Damn this held up really damn well.
WillRunForBeer (1593) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber, dated 080613. After this got to be about 4 months old I just kept bypassing it. Time to clear it from my cellar and find out what a 2 year old Hop Rod Rye tastes like. Pours medium amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruity esters, rye spice and pine. Flavor follows... Caramel, rye spice, pine. This is far better than I expected it to be.
kejacobson (14) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
By KJK 05/31/2014
Taste like a brown ale. Fine but nothing special. To much carbonation and cloudy…………
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