jbruner (2160) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep red brown on tap with creamy tan head and good lacing. Aroma of strong virus and floral hops with a hint of rye spice. Taste follows, nice bittersweet finish, almost no hint of the booze. Caramel and citrus are huge on the back end, really nice for being so big.
emacgee (3967) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a seemingly rich and viscous reddish copper with just one finger of lacing tan head. Very hoppy aroma, nondescript but bright and green for sure. Some dank notes and citrus rind with some spicy notes. Intense flavor upfront, very sharp and firm bitterness.
Tide (1674) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Under the Sun. Dark red color, white head. Bitter taste with hops, rye, grapefruit, resin, pine and caramel. Bitter finish with hops, rye and grapefruit. Excellent imperial IPA.
gmellison (411) - Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at choice city. Pours a clear amber with great off white head. Aroma is caramel, some hops, earthiness, toast. Flavor is hoppy, but a big sweet malty character, finishing with a bitter, spicy rye flavor. Full bodied, and hides its booze quite well
SSSteve (3734) - - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
big bottle. new labeling. called "road warrior" imperial rye ipa. 9.0%abv. clear red with a nice whipped cream colored head with excellent lacing. tea notes from the rye in aroma. palate is superb with full body and creamy. really easy for 9 and heavy hop addtions. toasty bread flavors with earthy rye, leaves, and balanced but assertive hops.
Glouglouburp (5944) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A richly malted (lots of caramel and rye) and generously hopped (piney and citrusy) big red ale. Good beer.
How: Tap at Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Burlington VT.
The look: Clear dark red body topped by a persistent small beige head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose has some fresh rye and a good hop presence that is piney citrusy herbal. In mouth the beer offers a nourishing body and a good carbonation, pleasant mouthfeel. Taste doesn’t let down. Plenty of crusty rye bread, succulent caramel, berries jam, toasted residual sugars, plenty of sandy piney and citrusy hops. Medium sweetness sensation and a bitterness of medium intensity. Nothing surprising here, it delivers pretty much what I was expecting from a respected brewery making Double IPA called Imperial Red Rye. Another good hoppy beer from California, one of the 49 states not known for its famous chainsaw massacre.
burg326 (3543) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Brass Tap, poured a light amber red color with aromas of tropical fruits, some pine and a touch of berries. Flavors follow suit, a nice beer overall.
M82 (268) - Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Barley’s, a vibrant ruby red body supports a fading off-white head revealing webbed lacing all around, this one is loaded with tropical fruit and medium pine balanced by big red berry and jam characteristics, taking the intensity right up to the horizon of overdone, but holding on to maintain a bright, bold, pleasing experience
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Skallywags in August (I’m way behind on entering ratings). Pours ruby red maroon color. Tan head with green tint. Pine and citrus nose. Caramel malt, bitter finish. Reminds me a lot of Founders Red’s Rye. Very decent.
zgaier (1323) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at World of Beer UCF. Pours a red brown with a beige head and sweet tropical fruit aroma. Taste is bittersweet, lots of grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruits, and hops with a dry, bitter finish. Nice brew
jjgmd (1366) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at World of Beer, UCF, pours a deep red with a nice head. Nose is all tropical citrus, deep and pleasant. Taste is citrusy, with deep resin and pine...and a good amount of bitterness. The finish is bitter sweet, with a long bitter ending.