DocLock (8534) - 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 Caponeís. 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 Iíve had where I didnít really taste any rye.
Headbanger (3536) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 3/20/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-38į in Shaker-Pours a murky orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of rye, hops, nutty, and caramel. Taste of the same with more nut coming in on the back end. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and has a lot going on but still tasty.
arnold931 (853) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark orange. Head is off white with good lacing. Caramel, toffee, and pine. Slightly sweet with moderate bitterness. Not sure Iím keen on the rye flavor here.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF week 2012. On tap at the brewery. Pours with a mostly clear orange hued body with a lasting tan ring. Aromas are very sweet, malt forward, bready, nutty, caramel, malty, light pine and herbal hopes. Flavors are nutty, biscuity, bready, caramel, and bitter, spicy and pine. Medium carbonation with a very sweet finish.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Murky brown body with a creamy tan head on top, great retention.
Aroma: The aroma is very earthy, dirt and pine come to mind. It smells as if I rolled around in the grass all day along with a slight nuttiness.
Taste: Caramel sweetness is up front right into a dirt and pine flavor with a moderate bitterness. The finish is a touch dry of nuts and spicy rye.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate bitterness.
Overall: Maybe itís because I grew up in the woods, but this reminds me of home. This smells like a day in the woods and tastes like it. I highly enjoy this.
DuffMan (8000) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Burn orange colour, thick light gold head with wispy retention. Sweet sticky malts, coniferous hop character, light floral notes. The rye character is arely detectable here, but as an IIPA itís fine, just a little on the malty side (which I like in my IPAs, so maybe thats why I flavour this over many of my RB peers).
brokephibroke (301) - Mead, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Boozy and unimpressed. I know rye IPAs may be the thing right now, but this one does not work for me,
Butters (3963) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky orange pour with fair khaki head. Semi sweet and caramel honey and pine tree and very resinous. A little apricot fruitiness. a slight bit of rye spice on the tail, but almost not noticable at all. Not really my thing, but its okay.
HighWizard (2) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 17, 2013 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bomber--roasted smell with citrus dominance. Light hints of fruit with small alcohol burn.--nice copper color with off white head--nice initial taste with bitter burn at end--coats the mouth--overal too much citrus and harshness without a good enough flavor base for my tastes
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle-thin tan-hazy amber. A-peat/cocoa-sweet med malt. T-peat/ashy/cocoa-med malt, earthy hops.
Ughsmash (7369) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Poured medium-golden with a short off-white head.. not anywhere near clear.. not visually appealing. The aroma picked up biscuity malts and caramel with not a whole lot of hops or rye coming through.. some broken-down citrus and grassy notes, but thatís about it. The flavor found biscuit, caramel, and molasses malt at the core, with light herbal and piney bitterness around.. some rye and toasted grains on the tacky, bitter, unpleasant finish. Medium-bodied and tacky at times on the palate.. this either wasnít very good, or I just didnít get it.