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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Our "Hi-Fi Rye" is brewed with almost 60% malted rye to give this beer a very rich and intense maltiness. The American hop varieties used impart complex citric, spicy, earthy notes, and combine to amplify the rye character. The tradition of the barley wine-style ale is carried out with this ode in rye. Cheers!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle shared by daknole -- thanks!! Pours brown in color with a trim beige head. Smells and tastes of hops, gelatin, rye bread, and licorice. Yes, please.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1146) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
22oz waxed cap, thanks riverpimp! Clear deep amber. Caramel, golden raisins, brown sugar, phelonic fruits. Sticky, creamy feel with spicy finish. Light dried dark fruit, sweet malt and nice spicy dry finish. So well put tgether and really enjoyable for me. Thanks Alex for bringing this!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1136) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
Bottle from fear025. Clear copper golden color with thin white head. Sweet sugars and malt. Taste is malt yet sweet with caramel. Nice creamy body. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2011
22oz, yellow waxed bottle courtesy of drunkenpolack. thanks, dave! pours a hazy, reddish mahagony with a thick, rocky, beige head and nice lacing. aroma is great with sweet, perfumy hops, caraway seeds, rye crusts, and raw pine backed by hints of dry earth, berries, and orange zest. flavor is damn nice as well with spicy, toasted rye, heavy pine esters, and slightly sweet citrus hop notes backed by light caramel malts and a touch of vinous fruit. palate is full bodied, sticky, and crisp on the palate with a light, herbal, toasted finish. overall, a damn nice barley wine and i’ve got to get my hands on the barrel-aged version.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
courtesy of pittsburghkid, thanks man! nice wax job, been seeing some weak wax jobs lately. nnice spicy rye armoa, lots of caramel. nice flavor, well balanced, spicy, sweet, dry, nice. body is great, finish is excellent, downed 22 to myself in no time.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steasy66 (838) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Caramel color. Small white head. Spicy rye and toffee aroma. Flavor is nice, spicy rye, some toffee. Drinks like a young barleywine even though its a few years old. Good but not great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours brown with a small tan had. Aroma is of rye, malt, dark fruit, sugar, and caramel. Taste is actually pretty big on the rye. There is also lots of dark fruit, sugar, spice, and caramel. Very dry malt base evens the beer out. As it warms, more raisin starts to come through. Lingering taste of rye and dark fruit. Very light, creamy mouthfeel. It’s boozy, but not in a bad way. I really liked this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (706) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homo321. Deep dark brown reddish color. Aroma of caramel and boost. Caramel, light body, toffee, mild boost flavor. Boost level check in 6.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2011
22oz bottle, shared at Sexual Chocolate 2011. Pours a dark amber, great rye aroma, slightly hoppy, but the rye dominates. Very bitter, dry, moderate hop character. Nice but not my favorite.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (603) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homus123456. Pours a dark brown, maybe red. Aroma of caramel, sugar, yummy. Surprinshly smooth, taste yummy.


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