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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!


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Bomber purchased @ release 3/20. [A] Wonderful boquet of floral and citrus aromas. Caramel. Maltiness is that of barleywine. Bready rye notes. [A] Very thick and oily looking brownish red pour. Nice cap of tan foam rising beautifully from the glass. [F] Not the rye monster I was expecting. This is very balanced. Not too sweet. Earthy flavors. Pleasant hop character really shines at this point. Rye. Caramel. Spiciness. [P] Mouthfeel is quite unlike anything I’ve had for awhile. Very heavy. Oily. But yet soft, silky and pillowy textured. No harsh booze. 11% is surprising. [O] Nice release from Bryan and Flossmoor Station. A barrel should warm this up nicely. I could drink a couple bombers, had I purchased more than 2.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bomber 2012 vintage poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of rye, earthiness, citrus, spice and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of rye, earthiness, caraway and light citrus with a smooth lingering rye finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7092) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bomber. Poured medium orange with a short-lived, but easily-resuscitated beige head. The aroma picked up sweet honey, vanilla, and lesser molasses accented by spicy rye, orange meat, and light oxidation.. loved it! The flavor found honey, licorice, and molasses sweetness at the core, with lots of black pepper, rye, and orange liqueur laced throughout.. dried out and scorched the back of the mouth a little (in a good way).. long, warm finish with great carryover orange and peppery rye. Heavier-bodied with full carbonation on the palate.. this held up remarkably well!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (615) - 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.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to theAlum. A ton of dried fruit with some papery oxidation. A touch of raisins. Kinds thin. Overall solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3530) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Poured an amber color with aromas of caramel, bread, toffee, light rye and some booze. Flavors were the same with some wet cardboard/oxidation in the aftertaste. Decent beer overall.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2013
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 Bottle: Thanks to Mike & Tim for sharing. Swampy looking, opaque copper body with nearly no head... barely even a ring forms around the edges. Aroma has notes of sweet, dark prunes & nearly vinous grapes with caramel, buttery toffee, & a light bit of toasty bread. Seems like some oxidation has taken place... lightly "stale" character in the back-end. Taste is big graham cracker up front with sweet toffee, light caramel, plums, prunes, grapes, & some more oxidation on the palate, lightly sherry-like but also somewhat stale & cardboard-y in the aftertaste. A little thin for a barley wine, & a mild rubbing alcohol character grows with too much warmth. Slightly disappointing considering how good the barrel aged version is. Wonder if this one was much better out of the gate?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Pours ruby, minimal head. Smell sweet and spices, fruity Taste caramel, rye, gum and fruit on tail Mid body Really good, I think better than the barrel aged

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Tooch4321 from back in the day, this is at least a 2011 bottle. Pours a dark amber with an off-white head. Nose is big dark fruit, toffee, caramel, and some oxidation. Flavor is somewhat oxidized with fruit, toffee, and some earth. Medium in body and while past its prime, still has some fruity/ sherry character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
shared by markwise for Tampa wkly @markwise’s-still-dk amber. A-caramel, sherry. T-follows.


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