JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a gorgeous mahogany color with a two finger off white head. Dangerously quaffable, this brew has a good balance between bitter and maltiness. Thx santa
zathrus13 (1730) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pous a somewhat cloudy amber, with a tan head. Aromas are pine, grapefruit, and a little malt. Flavor is much like the aroma, with a bit of spice as well. More hoppy than I would prefer.
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, courtesy of Sammy. Deep red-brown beer with a thin off-white head. Big hoppy aroma, pine, resin, and some woodsy spiciness. Sweet malts mingle behind the hoppy top notes. Vanilla aroma as well. Flavour shows the same vanilla notes, spicy hops, and a touch of peppery alcohol. Faint sweetness in the middle of the palate before a fruity cherry and citrus flavour that is quickly backed up by an assertive hop flavour and bitterness. Awesome.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright reddish-brown body with a creamy off-white head. Spicy rye, caramel malt, fig, and cinnamon aroma. Nice toasty, warm and spicy malt qualities marry nicely with the hop varieties. Great aftertaste and medium, palatable texture. This is like Arrogant Bastard with refinement. I dig it.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, red body with good -sized white head. Wonderfully balanced with a nice hoppy finish.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my new favorite hoppy beer!! My wife and I polished off a sixer over last weekend and I went back to buy what was the last sixer my store had. I love the way the hops and rye intermix. Damn nice beer. Might have the best aroma Iíve ever smelled hopwise.
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The hops in this beer are forward, but not overwhelming. Aroma of hops, grapefruit, malt, citrus, rye. Taste starts with hop bitterness with a smooth follow-through. Slightly sweet. Comfortable palate. Overall, a refreshing, tasty beer.
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep round red color and beautiful floral hop nose. This beer is both bitter and balanced. Wow. It makes me want to dance with tigers and sleep with rats. Sometimes.
Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent sized light tan hea dof fine bubbles. Reduces to a thick sheet of sticky lacing. Wonderful aroma. A boat load of pine, citrus, flowers and grapefruit in there. Gotta love hops! Dry aroma also. Color is a dark orange red. Flavor is sweet like hard candy up front then mellows out to a wonderful hops palate. Little spices and a little rye. Slight bitterness but is very well balanced. Finish is bitter and dry and leaves a lingering sweet and pasty bitterness in the mouth. I really like this beer. Thanks to RoyalBrown for this one.
DrnkMcDermott (2865) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Bottled. U.S. Beer #15 of 31 for American Beer Month! Open up and thereís the nice, spicy smell of an American wheat. Pours a deep amber color under a rocky, lacy head. Taste is the same light spiciness and soft malts of the few rye beers Iíve been able to enjoy. A northwestern hop smack adds to the enjoyment. I may be rating this pretty high, but frankly itís hard to find any fault with this little brew. Nice sticky hoppiness left on the lips, too.