carboloader (615) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark reddish ruby brown with green-tinted off-white head. A malty, but still fruity crisp bite, with boozy bitter finish. A lot of malt, as expected, and the alcohol presence is obvious. For some reason, this reminds me of a stronger version of Three Creeks Hoodoo Voodoo IPA both in appearance and flavor profile. Decent, but itís a big brew for more than one or two.
fletched (7) - - MAR 17, 2013 does not count
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Still too hoppy, but not completely foul. The end is a bit much. Probably would not get again.
khoffman43 (851) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 Bottle. Pours a dark copper with some white head. Aroma is hoppy whiskey, yes, hoppy whiskey. Incredible whiskey flavor with a great IPA following up. This beer is incredibly unique, very good.
Capman62 (9) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice medium brown pour with a light head. There's a nice contrast between the bitterness of a IPA and the chicolate sweetness of a darker brew.
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gnoff (6320) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
As "Coney Island/Hebrew Bittersweet Lennyís R.I.P.A.".
Clear golden color, off-white head. Sweet, rye scent. Sweet, hoppy, dry taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Treebs (733) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch one, bottled 4/9/10
A: Pours an auburn with a 2 finger off yellow head leaving behind a solid lace.
S: Sweet rye whiskey fills the nose off the bat followed by some roasted malts. Slight hops come through, but I feel the woody, whiskey smell is too overpowering.
T: Again, full rye whiskey with a woody undertone. Finishes with a sweet, almost boozy note. I can sense the hops trying to shine, but Iím just not picking them up as well as I would have liked. Especially with the disclaimer on the bottle about the brewing with an insane amount of both malt and hops.
M: Nice smooth finish with a medium body and decent carbonation.
O: Too much whiskey and not enough hops. I feel this would be much better fresh out of the bottle.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-12-2011
keanex (787) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 8/3/2010, batch 2/304 cases.
A: This pours a slightly hazy lighter mahogany body showing as much red as brown with sparse carbonation bubbles in the body, those that are there are lazily floating. No head, only a small off-white ring. This reminds me a lot of a barleywine in my snifter and looks nice.
S: This has one strong aroma thatís pretty enticing. Oak is the first thing I smell and it comes through strong, on second sniff Iím picking up toffee, molasses, caramel, and vanilla, a wonderful sweet blend thatís very barleywine reminiscent.
T: At first a strong caramel sweetness hits with some vanilla and molasses, this leads into a complex mid-taste adding oak and rye spice with a mild presence of whiskey on the finish leaving a mildly warming sensation down my throat. Boy this is quite excellent, great sipper beer.
M: Thick with a surprising presence of carbonation given the age of this, very nice.
O: I really enjoy the heck out of this beer, this has transformed into a nice spicy barleywine with just the right amount of presence from the oak and bourbon. Well done.
robforbes (1892) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear maroon with a large off-white head and good lacing.
smell is of rye, spice, malt, caramel, and a touch of whiskey.
taste is smooth, of malt, rye, some whiskey, and wood. ends strong.
prosper0 (14) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a pint glass with very little head and the color a very clear copper. The nose is strong with caramel & rye malts with quite a bit of alcohol present. Slight floral notes in the aroma as well. The taste has a stong caramel almost liquorice taste which masks the hops in this beer. The aftertaste lingers on the tongue and the alcohol is very present. A little disappointing for a double IPA to have the hops masked by the rye whiskey. If you like rye whiskey and english strong ale, this is for you. Itís not for me.
cbfobes (1675) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dexters, pours a very dark orange/copper almost with a sticky white head, the aroma has a little bit of booze mixed in with a good amount of rye and hops, the flavor has a decent hop front but the whiskey really takes over the beer in the finish, not bad but I personally enjoyed the non BA version more.