madmitch76 (14834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th August 2014
Very hazy dark amber beer, decent cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, fine carbonation. Creamy bourbon soaked malt. Alcohol spice. Touch of bitter wood. Nice smooth vanilla oak. Mild hop spice and a little marmalade. Finishes semi dry with the bourbon turning a little bitter. Quite bourbon led but nice. As per other raters, this really seems a barleywine and not a DIPA.
slowrunner77 (809) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
LONG time wish lister: Definitely more barleywine than IPA after time in the barrels, but DAMN do the Redemption Rye barrels compliment this beer well! Luscious feel, full aroma and flavor, bitterweet, heavy on the rye, very very smooth. Opened up and just kept getting better
chinchill (1811) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle served with dinner. Too strong to work well with food but nice as an after-meal sipper. The load of flavor from the rye barrel would overpower most beers but not this DIPA. Sweet for style, suggesting, with the strong rye flavor, that some rye whisky was left in the barrels.
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a light clear amber color ale with a huge off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry bitter hops and rye whiskey notes actually works well together which is a first for me since I usually don’t dig barrel-aged IPA. Taste is a perfect mix between the dry caramel malt residual sugars with some dry bitter hops notes and the rye whiskey notes which are quite pronounced but do a good job of rounding the rough edges of this beer. Body is about average with good carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. This one drinks more like a barrel-aged barley wine with a touch of hops but very good nonetheless.
MrFecesious (952) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650mL 2014 bottle. Pours a dark amber with a big frothy off-white cap. Aroma of citrus, fruit, caramel, huge rye barrel nose. Taste is pretty sweet from caramel, and nice bitterness. Rye spice heat. Damn tasty.
Spence_Man (15) - - JUL 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the most interesting IPA I’ve had to date. Not necessarily the best... but it melds two of my favorite things in the world (Whiskey and Beer) and I’ll be damned if I don’t thoroughly appreciate that.
To start: I absolutely can tell it was aged in whiskey barrels. The spicy rye flavors are incredible and super apparent. It’s weirdly smooth and arcs into a slight hoppiness that reminds me it’s an IPA and then transitions into the final flavors. These are the most pleasurable flavors in my opinion with a nice rounded caramel flavor that leaves you smiling. Also accompanied by that warm whiskey feeling.
ibrubeer (92) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottle. Malty and hoppy aroma with obvious whiskey barrel scent and flavor. Brown color with slight reddish tint. Apparent wood flavor, but not too much, with a pretty nice IPA flavor. Quite full bodied. Overall, a very nice wood-aged beer!
furthur (167) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany body and oatmeal head, fades to a skiff. Aroma is malt, dark fruit, whiskey, and something funky... Taste is...whiskey, rye, malt, more whiskey, some bitter citrus rind, with vanilla, and dark fruit, quite sweet really. Palate is fairly viscous, carbonation moderate and fine. Booze is there, finish bittersweet, like whiskey and hops.
cobaink2 (61) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow you won't believe this is an ipa. The bourbon barrel really takes over on this beer. Nose of chocolate, vanilla, licorice and dark malts. The hops kick in on the back end. Truly wonderful beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Christpuncher (1121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very sweet and bitter beer. Smells like alcohol and pours a deep brown red in color. Had at feezors house
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone