hman43 (980) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a light amber with a large off white head. The head does disappear fairly quickly in which there is a fair amount of lacing. The is an aroma of rye and hops. The taste is dominated by the rye with a pleasant bitter blend of hops.
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/sticky texture, lively carbonation. The sweet start carries through the finish. In fact, the sweetness could use some taming. Taste of citrus, grapefruit, pine, caramel.
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of fresh hops and spicy rye with some mild malt and biscuit. Off white foamyhead and dark amber body. Flavors of fresh hops and some earthy dry rye. Crisp and clean on the palate.
Emeister84 (1982) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of floral hops, caramel, toast, subtle peppercorn. Hazy reddish-copper with a mostly lasting off-white head. Spicy, dry, bitter but pretty well balanced, finishes spicy. Medium bodied.
wedgie9 (2587) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 9/7/11 from a bomber bottle purchased at Midtown. Pours clear amber with a thick off white head that slowly recedes to thick, even lace, leaving thick residue along the inside of the glass. The nose has some lightly spicy cereal malt, along with hints of chocolate, bread, and some green citrus hops. The flavor is spicy with the chocolate, cereal, and bread malt up front, moving to the lightly bitter green hops. The body is full with average carbonation and a long spicy rye and lightly bitter green hops finish.
hayduke (4484) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Pours a rich amber with a large beige head and good lacing. The nose is a big citrus hop aroma with the rye showing. Medium body. Flavor is rye first, with the floral and citrus hops leading to a bitter Finish. Rye works perfectly to get the beer some zip. Very nice.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, gold pour, white head, nose is hoppy, taste is rye, citrus, solid rye ale here
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy deep amber with a medium bubbly/creamy off white lacing head. Aroma of fresh citrusy hops, earthy notes, caramel and rye toast. Flavor of earthy and citrusy hops, aggressively bitter, toasted malt, light caramel, rye with a dry/crisp finish.
ronaldtheriot (1726) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
French Broad Rye Hopper has a thin, off-white head, a brilliant orange, bubbly, mostly opaque appearance with some noticeable sediment chunks roiling about and a bit of a lacing sheen left behind on the glass. The aroma is odd- sharp, intense, acidic citrus and even an almost turned orange juice smell. Hop resin, sweetness, pepper, and bread are also detected. Taste is unusual, too- sharp, sweet, acidic citrus, peppery rye, white bread, and a bitterness that grows as one drinks through the bomber bottle. Mouthfeel is medium, and French Broad Rye Hopper finishes dry and tart. RJT
woodychevy (822) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at brewery. Definitely one of the better ones in their lineup. Another example of these guys being pretty bold with the flavors- spice, rye, malt and hops all strong presence here. Nicely balanced. Refreshing to find a rye beer that actually is not afraid to be what it claims- love the way the rye is at the forefront of the palate. Pours a warm amber/ orange color- decent head. Average carbonation. Really good.