Theis (12770) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Antenna America, Yokohama - RBJG#2. Clear golden - white head. Nice bitterness, zesty, amber malts, light to medium malty, flowery notes, nice dry bitterness.
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber listed at 7.1% ABV and 85 IBUs from Whole Foods in Folsom, CA. Label only claims to be an IPA (rye centric IPA). Pours copper with a 2.5 finger creamy off-white head. Aroma has that spicy rye aspect. Full bodied. Creamy carbonation. Flavor is definitely rye with a lot of fruit, floral and probably grapefruit rind for hop. This is quite a tasty ale. The carb backbone is clearly present to the finish, and nicely supports all the hop. In the end there’s rye and a bitter hop burn. Excellent.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Antenna America in Yokohama. Clear deep amber color. Aroma of floral caramel. Tastestarts with sweet caramel, bitter finish.
Ratman197 (9042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a hazy orange amber with a small quickly disapating off white head. Aromas of rye, carmel, earthiness, light pine and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rte, carmel, light earthiness and light citrus with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, although I have seen cans since buying this bottle. No clear date coding. Pours with somewhat deeper amber golden hued body with a medium sized slightly off-white head. Aromas are sweet and malt forward. Biscuity, caramel, toasty, grainy, corn nuts, low esters, sunflower seeds. Some citrusy and marmalade characters, but they are in the background. Faded, but this still seems fresh. Flavors are both sweet and nutty. Very much malt driven with a medium to medium low bitterness. Low citrus hop character towards the back. Malt character is more toasty than caramel like which is nice. Light bready, spicy malt character, but it still kills the hop flavors. Medium ester, somewhat dry, but not particularly dry. Light floral. Missing hop flavor and aroma. Bitterness is there, and malt flavor is big, but tolerable, just needs way more late and/or dry hop charater. Clean, low brewing flaws, but just not enough hop character.
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours hazy gold with white head. Nose is bready pale malt, noble hops. Tastes crisp, hoppy, with bready malt. Decent.
jtclockwork (7119) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose is perfumy hops, toasted grain, caramel and rye. Taste is heavy perfume - too much for my taste - rye, caramel and spent grain. Bitter finish. Medium body.
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bottle split (grudgingly) with the missus. Bright, foaming bronze-gold with a tenacious white head. Fresh hop aroma of lemongrass, pineapple jelly, red apple and guava. Fresh hoppy flavour with notes of galangal, flowers, lemon zest and grapefruit. A grapefruity US IPA that actually tastes of grapefruit, not London Pride or peach iced tea. G+T- bitter, botanical linger. Zesty, hop-dry, alpha-drenched stuff with minimal malt flavour: IPA as I like it.
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Listed as California Rye IPA @ 7.1%. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Sweet caramel and light pine aroma. Pine and caramel flavor with grapefruit and earth. Medium bodied. Pine and caramel lingers with earth and grapefruit.
DuffMan (6164) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Medium amber-orange with a tightly packed light orange head. This is a malty IPA (and I’ve said it before, I LIKE my IPAs malty!), with sweet and spicy rye taking center stage, nicely toasted, ending in an assertively hoppy bitter finish. Really tasty malt structure here, although I’m sure a true hophead will be lamenting over the second-seating given to the hops. I loved it.