jcwattsrugger (11083) - 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.
kp (10886) - 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
Ratman197 (9794) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a cloudy amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromasof rye, earthiness, carmel, cocoa and fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, earthiness, carmel, cocoa, light grapefruit and a hint of pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering rye finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy and particulate dark amber with a large, creamy off-white to light tan head, long retention with good to excellent lacing. Aroma is lightly toasted, earthy and spicy rye malt, faint biscuit and caramel notes with apricot, pear, and apple esters, light cherry notes and pine, resin, and spruce hops abundant in the nose. Flavor is moderately spicy hops and moderate to heavy bitterness, full supporting lightly sweet malt backbone with fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilburs Foco. Pours a hazy, dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Toasty rye malty, caramel, somewhat spicy, earthy/piney hoppy, a touch fruity aroma. Chewy caramel, rye malty, bready, somewhat spicy, earthy, herbal flavor. Somewhat spicy, but fairly sweet and fruity. In general, I really enjoy Rye IPAs, but this isn’t one of them.
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jtclockwork (8393) - , 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.
DocLock (7861) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7858) - 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.
Ughsmash (7135) - 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 that’s 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 wasn’t very good, or I just didn’t get it.