Fatehunter (1278) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured out of a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass. Copper, almost transparent with a nice inch and a half of dirty white head.
Smell: A lot going on here: toffee, honeysuckle, brown sugar and charred maple-wood.
Tastes spicy, slight hop bitterness, wood and alcohol.
Medium body but kind of soft too. Light carbonation.
Very good. The 10% ABV is hidden very well. It is very smooth. Probably one of the best barrel aged beers I have had. It has a great balance; meaning it isn’t obscenely sweet.
jflopsu (584) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark but clear amber with thick light brown head. Has a strong caramel, sweet malt, and dark alcohol aroma. Taste is strong with caramel, sweet malts, dark alcohol, and hops. A sour aftertaste from the dark and rich mix of flavors.
AndyW68 (1108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near clear reddish brown. Aroma and taste are sweet citrus, caramel and rye. A little overly sweet for me.
nakedwhendrunk (2199) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sorry for not saying something on this sooner:
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a slightly hazy bronzed orange to a reddish/brown color with a slim white film of a head that dissipates within seconds.
The smell started off with a nice sweet citrus aspect to it and then carried a fairly decent spicy rye note into the rest of the aroma.
The taste was fairly sweet citrusy leading into a semi-nice spicy rye note.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice rolling sweet to spicy connotation about it.
Overall, good DIPA with a nice rye note running about it. Definitely worthy of having again.
Iphonephan (3354) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear dark copper with an off white head. Aroma of whiskey. Flavors of caramel, butterscotch and some bitter pine resin. Smooth and mellow. Bitter finish.
madmitch76 (15342) - , 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 (5983) - 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 (1964) - 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 (4775) - 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 (1013) - 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.