Idiosynkrasie (3815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, dark copper colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Concentrated, citrusy and slightly resinous hoppy aroma has familiar notes of grapefruit and pine, pineapple; some rye with a spicy, bready touch in the background. Taste is crisp bitter and citrusy hoppy, notes of grapefruit, orange, moderately sweet malty basis, dry and slightly spicy hints of rye; obviously some more subtle hop notes are disguised by the assertive rye.
highibus (729) - Vail, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Yard House Tucson. Deep amber to chestnut with decent white head. Huge hop aroma of pine and veg. Flavor explodes with huge hops and a nice carmel spicy rye note. Finishes with hops and rye! Excellent!
RafeAU (115) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hoppy, very bitter. extreme imperial ipa characters. bottle at greg’s nyc pad. This is decent but not my favourite Imperial ipa.
thefederalist (290) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a large dissipating head. Aroma of American hops. Flavor is bitter and slightly sweet. Finish is an array of American hop aromas. Very dry. Great rye IPA.
Finhead (1185) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma is earthy along with some faint grass. It has a medium body with slightly oily texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with a mildly dry finish.
BeerdedDave (339) - - SEP 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
deep amber color; citusy, floral hop aroma; citrusy hops with piney notes on a nice, medium bodied malt base with caramel and rye notes; dry, bitter, rye finish
jlulensk (34) - san jose, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is what a rye IPA should taste like, especially one that is turbo charged double IPA like this. The Rye adds the perfect sharp bite to complement the hops. Only area it didn’t rate top notch was the aroma, a little too hot (alcohol), could have used a hint more hops in the nose. But SUCH a minor comment!!
Garrold (1336) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hop Hideout. Clear, burnished copper. Thin, off white, lasting head. Huge orange, piny, dirty, grapefruit aroma. Taste is fairly bitter, with some spicy dryness. Chewy palate. A bit greasy. A bit slick. Boozy and heady. Finishes long bitter. Spicy end. Very full on. Very tasty. Loppy beer, this.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Deep amber pour with a light haze and khaki head. Sweet caramel malts, some pineapple, and plenty of grapefruit. Slight orange and some pine. Flavor has sort of a chalky bitterness to go along with the pine. Lots of sweet caramel and some brown sugar. Good citric bite on the back end. Some hints of melon. Nice enough, though a bit sweet.
Goodgrief (1791) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cantwells. Dark amber pour, frothy head. Hops on the nose and flavor profile are spicy, earthy and slightly citric. Caramel malt base with a notable grainy rye presence adds a good bit of sweetness to compensate for a moderate hoppiness. Not cloying, but sweet. Overall, it’s just downright tasty. The flavors blend exceedingly well. You can feel every bit of the 9+% abv. I enjoyed this one immensely.