boozedude (2168) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this in a bomber into glass.. brownish hazy poor with little off white head very malty aroma hints of Carmel alcohol. Potent stuff..some dead fruit...diffrent
Mittenator (1523) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Reddish copper with a beige head. Sweet hops and honey. Sweet, sticky and bitter.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
F0BAB 2010: Nice. Clear g0ld b0dy with a challenged beige head, this had a fairly s0lid h0p bite despite the aging. Besides that, there was a light caramel/t0ffee sweetness with a splash 0f b00ze and a w00dy bitterness. 0nce m0re..Nice.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Victors. Aroma of delicious toffee, cookies, rye, and slight citrus. Pours muddy deep iced tea colored. Taste is delicious with blondies, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and citrus. Delicious rye throughout. Great malty mouthfeel. Big fan of this one.
keanex (1606) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled January 7, 2014, batch 4, 850 cases. Aged in Redemption Rye Whiskey barrels.
Appearance: The body is a beautifully clear garnet with a short lived light tan head. The head forms a thin coating with a dense latte like ring.
Aroma: The aroma is big with a lot going on. I get some orangey hops, whiskey and rye, with a slight pickle aroma. Oak and vanilla are slightly present along with a slight smokiness. The aroma has good strength.
Taste: Whiskey is the life-blood here with rye, very slight sourness and a touch of pickle brine throughout. The hops are slightly present providing a mild bitterness with orange and grapefruit. The finish is spicy of rye, hints of whiskey and undercurrents of vanilla.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I had this before and remember it entirely differently. I assume that this is due to the bottle that I had being old so the hops had fully faded. This is still nice, but the way the hops interact with the whiskey and rye spice comes off a little like pickles to me. It’s not off-putting, but I could see it being so.
EcnarM (112) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just didn't care for this one. Bitterness and sweetness battled for control of the palate and ended up making both come out bad.
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cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. pours nice dark brown, amber color, huge tan head, nice balanced nose of malts and hops, a bit sweet. pretty clean finish. yumm.
unclechuckle (6) - - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a thin head. Decent amount of carbonation. The aroma had a nice hoppy snap to it that is quickly drowned out by the smell of whiskey. The flavor starts out with a nice citrusy bite and finishes with the vanilla and smoke of the rye whiskey. Very well put together beer.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker amber color, moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, vanilla, barrel, caramel, spicy rye, light citrus. Medium to full body, sweet, not really an IIPA at all but still enjoyable. I’d consider this an American Strong Ale and not an IIPA but whatever.
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the holiday pack. Pours clear amber, off-white head. Nose is grapefruit, rye whiskey, pine, caramel. Rye whiskey and spiciness in the flavour, vanilla, pine, citrus.