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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 91   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Our latest addition to our year-round lineup. For you hop heads out there, you have to try this! This American style IPA made with rye grain tops the charts at over 85 IBU (thatís a lot of bitter!). Itís starts with floral hop notes a big malty body hinting at the underlying rye grain and finishes with a nice clean bitterness.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 22oz bomber, no date purchased from Hi-Time Wine on 9/24/09. Smells infected like riversideís bottle. Hazy orange with a 1 1/2 finger yellowish white head, fair retention. Nose is dominated by lemon and lactic and/or acetic acid. No rye, no floral hops. The flavor is the same with some alcohol and spicy notes--though I still canít place the rye. Bitterness peaked at a 3 in the finish, and sourness was at a 3-4. Low to moderate carbonation with a medium body. This sucked--nice and infected. Sanitation is a good thing--I was looking forward to this, too. RERATE Bought this a few days ago from a different location--letís see if this was another was of five bucks. Yes--at least this time the infection hasnít beaten the crap out of the beer--I can actually pick out some rye and with some citrus and pine hops. It does taste a little better, but I refuse to give it a higher rating as Iím annoyed that it wasnít just a fluke, and they got an e-mail for it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
riversideAK (5695) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2009
The aroma again is buggy. Vinegar and lemon with hints of earthy hops and some grain notes. Surprise surprise, another fucked up batch. Hey qc, letís drink the beer before we send it out and people spend money on it. Pours golden amber with a decent head and some lace. The flavor starts tart but I definitely get lots of rye and some decent earthy bitterness. I could see this one being very nice if it was not buggy. There are some light grapefruit notes in there. Meh. I might write a letter, I would like to get an answer as to why this stuff is messed up across the board.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit flavor with light earth and light spice. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and light spice lingers. Some creaminess to the mouthfeel.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009

Date: July 19, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, frothy beige head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: dry crystal malt aroma, lots of floral and earthy hops, light lemony solvent character
Flavor: sweet and tart flavor, citrus plays between the sweet and the tart, rye adds a dryness, slightly soapy, long bitterness along with a touch of astrengency
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 2.2/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: 4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 4, 2009
On tap at brewery. Pouring orange in color, this beer offers up a fresh, potent aroma of leafy hops and flowers. The flavor starts with hop notes, lemon, and soft sugar. The mid-palate is a tough less smooth, and features some spiciness. The hop-bitterness, however, never really shows face in the finish. Perhaps it is a bit too understated for me, but nonetheless, quality.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle courtesy of danielcurtis81. Pours copper with a feathery, white head. Smells of citrus, rye, earthy. Tastes of rye, sweet, caramel, citrus, spice. NIce!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle: Pours a mostly transparent copper amber with a well-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of fresh, resiny piny hops and sweet toasty dark caramel with a hint of rye. Starts with good malty fullness and sweet toasty caramel with lots of fresh resiny grapefruity hops. Finishes crisp and bittersweet with lingering juicy flavor hop notes. A well balanced and enjoyable IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5456) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Poured a hazy red color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of rye, citrus fruits, toffee malts, toast, and orange peel. Taste of citrus fruits, rye, orange peel, and lightly bitter hops in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2009
22oz bottle acquired in trade with Hophead22 (thanks!). Poured a Medium and slightly hazy amberish-orangish color with an averaged sized off white head. Armoas of rye, grains, a little earthy, and citrus. Tastes of rye, grains, citrus, ans some caramel. Had a light tart and sour finish that I too liked.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, rye, orange and other citrusy hop notes. Flavor is very fruity, followed by rye spicy/dryness, orange, pine and other citrusy hop notes. A light tartness that I enjoyed.


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