Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Firestone Walker Taproom, Buellton, CA
Pours black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, rye, citrus, orange, pine, grass and hint of chocolate and caramel, Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long orange, citrus fruity and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Firestone. Pours black with an off white head. Aroma of orange, pine, chocolate, lime and make. Flavor is sweet orange with soon be chocolate, roasted malt, lime and vanilla. Medium body, average carbonation .
yngwie (15762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Firestone Walker Taproom, Buellton. A dark brown beer with a small, light beige head leaving some cute curtains. Oranges, pine cones and citrus peel on the nose, like smelling hop pellets from the bag. Lightly roasted with licorice and some coffee. There’s a salty touch in the mouth, mostly bitter and roasted though. Orange, pine cones and a really good bitterness. Full body, pleasant carbonation level. Lasting finish. A bit too hop pellets like maybe, but sure nice. 130809
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours an inky black color with a creamy light brown head that fades slowly, leaving a nice lace. Aroma has big citric and resiny hops upfront. The resiny aspect of the hops blends well into rye spice and is followed up by a light roastiness.Taste is a combination of piney, citrusy hops, a medium roastiness from the dark malt and a peppery spice from the rye, with a hint of warming alcohol. Medium body with soft carbonation.
blernie (1) - - AUG 7, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
great hop aroma, great dark malty flavors, good clean finish. wonderful beer.
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep dark brown/black with thick beige head. Aroma is roasty malt. Taste is roasty malt upfront with some coffee and sweet caramel malt on the follow through. Aftertaste brings out more roastiness with just a hint of bitter citrus hops that linger for a bit. Palate is feels thick and somewhat sticky. Overall excellent balance and lots of flavors that blend together much better than you would expect. Sets the bar for the Black IPA style.
GFT_Brent (2) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Doesn't get any better. The single best black rye IPA I've ever had (which is my absolute favorite style of beer).
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ReedM (28) - - AUG 5, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of the best executed beers of all time. For being something as obscure as a black rye IPA, this beer is perfect.
The aroma consists mainly of citrus, with a great amount of roasty/spicy rye malt in close pursuit.
The sip starts smooth, with a lightly carbonated hoppy ale hitting your tongue.
Then it happens.....
The hop blast.
This is a very hoppy beer. Overloads of citrus and pine buzz around and on your tongue. Then you realize the buzzing is because you have a ridiculously grainy beer assaulting your mouth.
It transforms into a roasty, grainy, spicy beast of a dark rye ale.
The grainy spice all but kills the hop flavor in your mouth, inviting for another sip......
mike5326 (1328) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a chilled bottle. Dark brown color, slight head. Very good taste, sweetness.
Jayb0 (1110) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was excellent. Dark as night with a strong, foamy, beige head, lots of lacing. Creamy, bold, rich and mildly spicy, lots of hops battling the malt and keeping a perfect balance and dry-ish finish that lingers with subtle bitter chocolate and lingering hop bite.