AT7000 (7) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2012
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.
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of HOPS, and some other hints, maybe fruit, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and hoppy with a nice dry finish.
Headbanger (3748) - 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)-38° 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 (1196) - 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 I’m keen on the rye flavor here.
BMan1113VR (7914) - 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 (1707) - 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 it’s 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 (8940) - 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 it’s 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 (307) - 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 (4020) - 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 (11899) - 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.