gointomexico (3) - boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gift from a friend in Colorado. consumed 5-19 12 oz bottle. Poured gently, turning to aggressive the last 2/3 due to the apparent lack of carbonation. Glass was allowed to rest for 15 minutes after the pour.
it is labeled as an IPA, but the one I had is 8 percent. I would expect more aroma from an IIPA as is found in others. Could be due to lack of carbonation.
The appearance is hazy, as would be expected in the hopping rates in the taste, and the unfiltered nature of the product. There is some hop sediment that escaped the bottle and found its way into the glass. Still acceptable IMO. However, the color is far darker than what I would expect for a Pale Ale. It seems more in line with a brown ale. The lacing is fine, and the alcohol is apparent in the glass. The head is minimal due to a lack of carbonation even with an aggressive pour. If drinking again I would start with a more aggressive pour to spawn a 2 finger head.
The taste is bitter, with an over powering hop character, resinous. Finish is dry and bitter. The bitterness lacks any bite. I can determine that there is some malt backbone present, but very slight. There is a certain thickness to the beer without any flavor that I am attributing to the rye malt. Mild ethanol is present with little if any fusel oil present.
The body is full, and the texture is thick almost chewy. Carbonation is soft. Finish is bitter and long.
I think the hoping rates are good for this beer. I also think that this beer is very unique, and I have not had anything quite like it. The rye malt adds a chewy character to the beer that I find disturbing in an IPA. I also think that the color is too dark. The carbonation seems to be lacking.
Rangi (614) - 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.
astanford (12) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, toast, roasty, floral, grass, citrus, herbs, dough, earthy, leaves, smoke, woody, black, hazy, frothy, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, oily feel, sticky, lively, bitter,
rick_91709 (198) - USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Deep, reddish brown. Cream colored head. Lots of lacing. Rye shows up in the aroma but the nose fades quickly. A little spiciness in the taste which doesn't quite cover up the sweetness which lasts through the aftertaste. Good.
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monk191 (1128) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours a beautiful red Amber with a nice foamy cream head. Aroma is almost perfume like with a lot of rose, some citrus notes and a lingering hoppy background. Taste starts out with the hoppiness and ends with a strawberry and orange flavor that balances the initial bitterness. Really delicious, complex, and interesting beer. Had from bottle.
Tonkun (930) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Clear dark red brown pour with a big head. Rye, pine, grape. Medium to full body. Bitterness and rye sweetness balance out well. Nice
bubsir (11) - - NOV 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid performer. Nice long lived head, cloudy appearance, blasting hop aroma - piney to the point of sappy (tree sap). But the taste is a bit more controlled. Enough malt to taste through the pinecones. Perfection on bitterness.
dEnk (4069) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big caramel and rye, huge fruity hops, some citrus notes. Flavour is caramel, rye and huge hops. Hint of roasty liquorice. Nice one.
Emeister84 (1221) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of citrus, peppery spice, caramel, subtle toast. Clear deep red, somewhat lasting beige head. Great balance, some pepper. Medium-full bodied.
trapped (941) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drought. Deep red color with small beige head, floral hops aroma, low carbonation, mocha-like flavor with sharp alcohol taste, long finish. Quite strong and interesting.
elbernays (655) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint Bottle from whole foods naples florida. Pours deep red almost chestnut with little to no head. Aroma is spruce pine Rye. Flavour is hoppy Rye upfront with caramel malt background. Lasting bitterness. Nice