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.
onceblind (6379) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery. Clear copperish amber in hue with a foamy persistant white head. Lovely aroma of boozy sweet caramel and toffee, with a strong nutty presence like pecan and chestnut, with some subtle rye bread dough aromas and leafy citrusy hops. Flavor tastes like a more bitter form of the aroma, with some acidic citrus, boozy cara/toffee, rye bread, and some subtle nuttiness.
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, 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.
Ratman197 (12160) - 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.
hopdog (10491) - 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.
RSRIZZO (1914) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 42°. Color is a hazy amber with good carbonation and a small tight off white head. Aroma is a peppery rye scent. It has a medium body with a rich and creamy mouth feel. Flavor comes out allot like the aroma with big pepper, rye and spice that gives a touch of citrus. After taste is dry as a nice bitterness comes on and the rye leaves a mild sweet feel as the spice fades. Overall its a good brew.
DocLock (8988) - 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.
DuffMan (8628) - 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).
keanex (1655) - 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.
rader58 (854) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Fort Collins Brewery. Pours a cloudy amber with hues of orange. Aroma of rye, grain, cocoa, Flavor of grain, citrus, rye, caramel, vanilla.