hophound (23) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent grapefruit/citrus aroma. Dark amber in color with a dense light brown head, and moderate carbonation. Full bodied mouthfeel. Nice balance, well hopped with a bit of a bite. Another great beer from Bear Republic.
Bulk_Carrier (2498) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Back of the bottle reads best by 05 / 28 / 15 (I think, date is really smudged).
Thinking this is an IPA, I poured this into a nonic pint glass. Crap, my local store does not have any more bottles. Hopefully, I’ll see a new batch in the near future. Here’s the rest.
The appearance was a nice hazy golden orange to amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving some messy lacing roaming all around the glass.
The smell had a nice sweet to spicy blend of rye malt to come across in a nice sweet citrus way.
The taste was mainly sweet and lightly spiced through the rye, a light citrus runs through and leads to a quick sweet dry caramel to spicy aftertaste. There is a sweet citrus finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Sticky sweet malty notes run over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good DIPA even if I did have it in the wrong glass. Hopefully, there’s a next time for this.
TylerGreenDC (489) - - APR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. (How have I never rated this?) One of America’s most beautiful beers: Leaves a dense, persistent lace on the glass. Flavors are balanced between floral hops and some not-quite-sweet but slightly chewy rye character. Not as aggressive as more recent versions of the style -- the focus here is on harmony, not volume. A classic.
mstrcrwly (532) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber poured into a tulip glass..amber/orange with a fluffy white head..aroma of citrus,pine,caramel,spices..hoppy,resinous..good spice from the rye..really good.
rederic (3200) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, dark amber color, with a small beige head, with a nice candied lemon, grapefruit, orange peel, toffee nose, with some caramelized, toasted, pale, rye malty, floral fruity leafy, grassy, citrus hoppy, sugar pie crust accents, and a faint toffee, nutty, lemon marmalade note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth zesty candied lemon, lime, grapefruit rind, toffee, caramelized, biscuity, toasted, rye malty character, with some good flowery citrus, leafy, grassy hoppy, lemon marmalade, candyish lemon lollipop, subtle candied fruity apricot, peach, lemon pie crust,lemon tea leaf, mint leaf, pine needle, cedary flavours, leading towards a warming toasted, caramelized, pale, bread, rye maltiness, zesty candied lemon, grapefruit, lime citrusy peel, honey, lemon candyish lollipop, lingering citrus, leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.
solidfunk (4846) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s easy to see why this is rated so highly. Even in a bottle of questionable age, the diverse flavors of rye, citrus and tangerine really come out of this. Pours maroon with good head and lacing. Thick consistency, well hidden booze. This is a beer I could come back to a lot. Everything is well tempered, and not a massive hop bomb but more than enough. Bottle.
craftbeersweden (269) - SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy dark orange beer with a two finger high creamy head. A lot of lacing on the glass.
Nose: Citrus, grapefruit, caramel malt, syrup and orange peel.
Taste: Resin, orange marmelade, pine, rye and caramel.
Body: Full, smooth body with light carbonation.
I love this ale!
gegwilson (1751) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Bright amber with a cream head. Sweet tropical aroma. Taste is massive pineapple and grapefruit with a fair bit of spice. Caramel in the background too. Starts sweet, finishes bitter.
kraddel (4322) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours unclear amber no real head. Smell is bit sweet, not intense. Taste is very full, powerfull bitterness, rye, some fruity ( simcoe styled) hoppyness. Nice
Muggus69 (1389) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL bottle from Beer Cartel
Bronze body, beige head hangs around.
Hops dominant nose - woody, citrusy typical American fair. Nutty, toasty malt underneath, a touch of rye peppery spice in there, but not obvious.
Moderately low carbonation, seemingly accentuates the slick, oily, clingy texture from the rye, and adds great length.
Lovely chewy bready, toasty, nutty malt continues on the body, well pronounced spicy hops kick in with a good measure of citrus and sap character. Smooth finish, good bittterness provides excellent balance.
Good IPA/IBA, rye provides that extra dimension.
Rangi (626) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is good. Big pine on the nose up front. Great deep amber poor. A hint of spice and big malty back bone to this ipa but it’s not annoyingly sweet or syrupy but adds nicely to the beer. Nice mellow bitterness. Alcohol isn’t hot or too noticeable. Very good beer.