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Beyond the Pale Imperial Super Guy
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Brewed by Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Style: Specialty Grain
Ottawa, Canada
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
ISG is the granddaddy of our Rye Guy IPA. More grain! More hops! The result is an incredibly flavourful, yet balanced Imperial IPA. There is a big malt flavour up front which presents in the form of rich caramel and serves to balance the high bitterness of a beer weighing in at 90 IBUs. The result is a nice, lingering, spicy taste on the tongue. And at 9.1% ABV, this is definitely going to make you super!


Quevillon's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2407) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, - JUN 4, 2013
650 ml bottle from the brewery, purchased on March 1, 2013. Honey amber, no head. Hoppy aroma of black tea, a little raw sugar. Citrus hoppy taste, a little sour, good bitterness. That some super guy!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
Labeled growler thanks to Chad. Pours dirty orange amber with off white head. Nose/taste of rye, citrus, caramel malt, earthy pine, spicy yeast, orange peel and toasted bread. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SteveLikesBeer (44) - - APR 4, 2014
It had a nice, foamy head on top of its amber base. The aroma wasn’t as hop-forward as I was expecting. There were hints of pine and citrus along with a decent maltiness. It was crisp but slightly heavy. The high alcohol content wasn’t overpowering and it was smooth on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This rich Rye Wine-like creature develops plenty of caramelized cereal flavors to ground floral and citrusy hops in a slick, classy mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the hazy pale amber.
-Alcohol is well hidden, but one can guess the potency of this beer easily through the mouthfeel (alcohol adding to it clearly).
-Hops and rye combine for a spicy touch in the finish.
-Sweetness levels are higher than expected. This is a sipper, no doubt.
-Execution is flawless. Beautiful malt structure throughout.

Growler.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (42) - CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
A lovely orange/amber body topped by a moderate soft white head. Initial taste is rye with punchy grapefruit hops, orange rind, rich bready malt and a hint of pepper and sweetness. The hops become more astringent deeper into the taste. Mouth feel is rich and smooth. Powerhouse IIPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Bomber, c/o JerCraigs - thanks!!! Pours somewhat cloudy deep orange-amber with fairly large and lasting bubbly/creamy beige head. Solid DIPA aroma with "rye" bite to it - resin/citrus bitterness, plenty of malt backbone - darned near a 9/10. Taste folows - it’s very like Cameron’s Rye PA but a bit boozier and definitely maltier - a solid no prisoners 8/10 here too. Chewy, fairly thick body, astringent, only mildly carbonated, a fairly long bitter finish, middling pithy palate coating tendencies, but overall massively drinkable for such a big beer. I will seek it out again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1580) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
Growler 1L. Shared with MP. Thx alot Shane. Pours copper/light brown with medium-low beige head. Nice lacing. Good ppsshtt at opening; growler is in good shape. Aroma is of tropical fruits, citrus, pine, some sugar. Taste is of citrus, fruits, rye, spicy, malt, mangos, fairly intense bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Very nice balance. Rys is under control while present. Bitter aftertaste. Overall: Very good, awesome fruits. Easily drinkable. Skilful brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Very nice beer. I’m actually becoming a fan of this whole rye-PA trend. Pours cloud orange with great head and lacing. Smells of citrus and pine, lots of grapefruit in hops. Finish is bitter. Booze well-disguised. Soft carbonation. Rye balances things out nicely. Medicine bottle from brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
Mini-growler shared with GregClow, mds, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m.Pours a deep orange-amber with an average size semi-lasting frothy white head. Nice aroma of light rye grain, caramel malt and light citrusy hops. Flavour of rye grain, citrus hops, caramel malt and a huge bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. My description makes it sound simple but it’s interesting and unique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7335) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
2013-10-10. Hazy dark orange amber body with a nice off white head. 3+ Aroma is a bit of an odd melange to it. Green hops, mild rye grain character, citrusy hops. Hint of cooked onions? Flavour is pretty bitter throughout, pleasant citrusy hops woven through rye tinged grains, some resiny green hop notes as well. Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Alcohol is present but surprisingly restrained. Decent but I much preferred the regular Rye Guy. Growler from the brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
I don’t usually go for the big cannon the first time I visit a brewery, but so I did when hitting Beyond the Pale last weekend after having faced a small board saying "No beer left" on my last attempt to visit. I was pleasantly impressed by this dark amber, spicy, resinous, sappy, highly grapefruity creation with a sense for balance. In mouth, the rye takes a lot of place, thickening the mouthfeel while balacing out the chewy crystals, making for a medium to almost thick mouthfeel whose engaging carbonation makes it seem smooth and easy going. Plenty of bitterness, but compensated by the rye’s spicy kick that reaches out again in the finish. An impression of balance concludes it all. Wow, that’s as good as I would expect the likes of Stone to pull out. Watch yourself Hop Rod Rye.


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