LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, spicy rye, roasted grains, charred malt, light smoke. Flavor of smooth chocolate malt, roasted grains, grassy hops, spicy hops, with bitter chocolate in the finish. A touch of nutty, coffee notes too. Rich chocolate, roasted malt notes with spicy rye and hoppy notes. More of a dark beer (stout) than IPA. Delicious.
Hartung32 (243) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really well balanced beer; and these flavors could've definitely not worked. Tastes like a roasty Porter with a decent kick of hops.
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abcfan (754) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with small tan head. Aroma of piney hops. Velvet mouthfeel with a toasty chocolate malt finish.
zach8270 (3628) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Very light and mild hoppy aroma. Kind of surprised how mild it was. Light bitter and roasted malts with it. Dry and bitter hops at the start with an astringent middle and a bitter and roasty finish.
Leafs93 (1769) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small tan head that quickly dissipated to a trace film. Aroma is roast, citrus, floral, dark chocolate and nutty. Taste is moderate bitters that are quickly tempered by a little sweetness. Smooth and oily texture. Overall this is a fantastic beer for a cold winters eve.
malkyore (226) - - JAN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rye is a powerful thing. Used correctly and it can be a powerful sharpness honing the edge of your beer tent perfection and sometimes it is a clumsy at adding complexity to an already bad thing... Fortunately for all of us this is a great application of the grain, it’s sharp crisp and met by a great hoppy punch that really helps the rye stand out.... I like it....
Nsanders (591) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Near black with a tan head. Piney hop, graham cracker, rye and earthiness. The flavor is dry with a light piney aftertaste. Body is medium with a smooth feel.
PapaSkeetSkeet (912) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black and opaque at the edges, like motor oil, but the head, which is thick, medium-coarse, and frothy, is a light brown (between a standard porter and stout.) Aroma is grapefruit, hemlock, passion fruit, and sap, with a woody toast backbone. Body is medium-heaviness, oily, light and fat carbonation, a little velvety, very soft, only a slight burn. Flavor is sappy resinous bitterness, pine, some cedar and hint of wormwood. Grapefruit rind. hint of dark coffee. Overall, An amazing rye porter, which is what I’ll call it!
AirForceHops (3640) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pitch black, great aroma of roasted grain, rye and light citrus hops. Nice and inviting.
Flavor starts of with dark roasted grains with some sweet chocolate hints through the center. The finish displays some biting rye malt and earthy lingering hops. Body is a tad on the thinner side but it does have good enough flavors. Overall this is another nicely made brew from Founders.
Thewade (340) - USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty black rye IPA. Very tasty. Well balanced. Dry and roasty. 4 pack - 12 oz bottles.