ABUSEDGOAT (2489) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted side by side with the black rye. Poured a hazy red body with a moderate head. Aroma is caramel malts with lotsa hops, reminded me of Arrogant Bastard. Hop notes are spicy, citrusy and light grapefruit. There is also a detectable alcohol presence in the aroma, woulda guessed more than 6.8%. The rye presence is here moreso than the black. I liked this one more at the start of the tasting, and less by the end. Still, I scored them exactly the same..
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy aroma with not much else. Pours a nice orange with a lovely white creamy head. Flavor is pretty strongly hopped with a touch of malting throughout (light on caramel, sprouts). Very crisp. It dissappoints me that the very distinct rye is never really realized in any rye beers.
GonZoBeeR (3042) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma:Very hopy nose,light caramel...
Appearance:Redish color with small chunk of yeast,good head....
SpringsLicker (3382) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Illinismitty, a new member in Tennessee, for this one!
This pours with a disappointingly small head of off-white.
Medium red/orange hazy body.
Big íC Hopí aroma. Sweet in the start, the dry bitterness builds nicely providing a well balanced finish.
core (19) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2006
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma is hops and rye. Flavor is more of the same. A little too bitter for me.
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. redish brown in color with aroma of rye and hops. taste or rye, floral and dry hops. nice palate. very tastey
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its red, as the name suggests. Thin tan head. Spicy aroma, with a hint of sweetness. Big dose of citrus pine, as well. Big hop flavors up front that meld into orange, pine, caramel and Iím gonna say rye. again, as the name suggests. Thanks to Springslicker for sharing!
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(02.16.06) 12 oz bottle from Archer Liquors, Chicago, IL. Hazy red hued rye ale having a small white head. Nice fruity/hoppy aroma. Medium-to-full bodied ale that starts with light malt sweetness and spicy/fruity/toffee/hop flavors. Finishes dry with lingering hop (grapefruit) flavor and bitterness. Well balanced. Delicious giant beer. Another excellent offering from Founderís.
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I would call this a Rye IPA, and I love it. Deep red pour with an offwhite head. Big hop aroma, very floral on the nose, a little spicey, perhaps the rye showing itís presence already. Flavour starts with a citrus hop bite, to carmely malts, to a balance of largely, and wonderfully floral hops over a deeper malt character with the aformentioned carmel sweetness cutting the bitterness. Finishes with spicey hops with undertones of rye, alcohol, and little leftover malts. This is a serious brew, espacially for $9 a 6 pack year round at the local market. I canít wait to see how it ages, as it seems strong enough to take it.
frankenkitty (1993) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ah... it appears my nemesis RAYBOY01 has been the last to sample this beer. This gentleman has repeatedly thrown down the gauntlet to race me to 1000 ratings... then recants as if he simply dropped the glove. I think he is attempting to thwart my perseverance through sheer confusion, but he does not realize that  I am a juggernaut, out of control!!!!
Ahem. Yes, well... this beer pours a dark copper with a sediment haze topped with a creamy, cream-colored head. Big, harsh & almighty citrus in the aroma with juicy grapefruit. The alcohol that arrives later is strong and reminds me of my childhood and my mother trying to get my fever down through alcohol sponge baths. Bitter hops are predominant in the flavor with abundant citrus, while malts do not add sweetness as much as add depth. It may be the power of suggestion, but I could swear I also detect caraway. Hopheads rejoice, youíre really going to like this one.
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