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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Know Your Brewer: Bending tradition has always been a guiding force for my brewing, and this beer is no exception. A combination of old world grain and new world style offers a nutty flavor with the fresh aroma of hops. Happy Brewing, Prost!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (7974) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3491) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2288) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
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

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christpuncher (984) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
The strangest ipa I have tasted. Very golden color with a chocolatety taste. Just not a good beer and I would not order again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3763) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Phillies08Champs (679) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Name: Imperial Rye
Date: September 09, 2012
Mode: Draft
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
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7729) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AT7000 (5) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2012 does not count
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of spicy rye bread, caramel, and citrus. Tastes of the same rye bread, caramel, citrus, and fruity.


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