smith4498 (3224) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Aromas of rye and pine and floral hops. Burnt caramel flavor.with some rye and mild hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.
jtclockwork (10463) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours orange amber with off white head. Nose/taste of dirty old hay, burnt caramel, burnt rye and sugar sap. Medium body.
maxwelldeux (4137) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky amber color with a moderate white head. Nose has some floral hops notes as well as rye. Taste is fairly malty, actually, and just a tad sweet.
italianjohn (2449) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber pour with a thin creamy bubbly off white head and sticky rings of lacing ... .aroma of rye, floral/piney hop and resiny hops ..... taste is of resiny hops, spicy rye and bitter floral/piney and light citrusy hops .... has a nice bitter spicy bite, earthy qualities and chewy caramel malts... finish is bitter dry and spicy with a nice malty back end ... long lingering bitter rye/hoppy bite ... sessionable brew more ipaish
Christpuncher (1788) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The strangest ipa I have tasted. Very golden color with a chocolatety taste. Just not a good beer and I would not order again
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wlajwl (4449) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is rye and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is rye, notes of toffee and coffee, citrus, medium malt sweetness and a bitter finish.
Macegan75 (743) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours a mddium brow with amber hew. Nose is tons of spicy rye and fruity aldehydes. first sip is sweet pale and crystal malt, spicy rye over powerd everthing with huge piney resinous hops in the finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: Imperial Rye
Date: September 09, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, creamy beige head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, earthy, spicy, touch of sweet pine
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, sweet pine, touch of orange citrus, light spicyness, just enough bitterness to take the edge off the sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
DocLock (8421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours hazy orabgy copper with 2-finger creamy well-retained head. Nose is piney floral hops, caramel malt, some sprucey and spicy notes. Tastes rich, very sprucey, woth some pineapple, tangerine, overall high IBU astringent mouthfeel, and some late florals and fruit, but the sprucey hops take center stage. Maybe the first rye IPA I’ve had where I didn’t really taste any rye.
AT7000 (6) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is hands down the best beer I have ever consumed aside form Belgians. This will be my "go to" beer from now on. I like the rye taste, it seems to go well with the maltiness and hoppiness. Strong beer, be careful. I think it would be way too intense for the average beer drinker. That might explain some of the negative comments about it.
But to each their own, every beer drinker has different tastes and likes or dislikes. All I know is this is the best beer I have ever tasted, aside from Trappist and Belgian. The alcohol levels almost make this a barley-wine I suppose. Please be careful, I had one eight ounce glass and almost wrecked my car whilst doing 80mph on the Florida Turnpike.