carboloader (674) - 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 it’s a big brew for more than one or two.
jgb9348 (4984) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of alcohol, whiskey, oak, vanilla, pine, grain and cognac - strong as hell here. Full-bodied; Very rich whiskey, grain and alcohol flavours here with a very nice warmth, along with oak, vanilla, rye, toasted nuts and a bit of figs - deep and strong throughout. Aftertaste is complex from the barrels with a lot of vanilla and dry oak flavours, but the big taste is the hops, which are still noticeable along with the alcohol warmth. Overall, a nicely balanced and rich beer with rye flavours, a lot of oak tastes and a good sweet finish - great to try! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 08-November-2014 for US$4,25 sampled at home in Washington on 25-April-2015. Batch #003 (of 975), Bottling Date 15-August-2013
Bottled: 15-August-2013 // Purchased: 08-November-2014 // Sampled: 25-April-2015
Weevo (65) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from beer club. Pours a dark mahogany with a rich thick tan head. Citrus and pine aroma, same to taste along with some sweetness, maybe molasses. I'm not a hop head, tried to find the IBU content for reference the only thing I could find said 96. Actually enjoyed it more at room temperature, or maybe it was the 10% ABV working on me.
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craftbeersweden (277) - SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy copppercolored beer with a thin, beige head.
F*ck! I’ve got sucha a cold! I’ve having a hard time to sense anything with my nose... Anyway -
Nose: Dried fruit, rye whiskey, carmel, citrus and pine.
Taste: Full, sweeet taste of caramel malt. Orange, pine and rye.
Body: Medium, smooth body with soft carbonation. Sweet finish that ends wwith a great bitterness.
Great breer! I would love to try this witout a cold!
OmegaX (1325) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Aroma is vinous notes, fruity, whiskey, pine, citrus. Flavor was unexpectedly tart with whiskey notes and a decent hop bite for an older hoppy beer. It reminded me a lot of the collage 1 collab between hotd and deschutes.
Shakeywaits (2) - - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a growler of this. Pours like a red ale with very little head. Very potent rye, dried fruit aroma. Very rich, a bit boozy at first but balance gets better. Flavours mostly rye and caramel with hops on background.
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dbeatdano (70) - - OCT 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is heavy with rye malt, citrus hops, pine hops, biscuit, and earthy notes. Taste is bitter, citrus, rye, vanilla, and bubblegum. Palate is medium bodied, fizzy, and has a pleasantly malty bitter finish. Great RyePA, and a great beer in general. Highly recommended for all IPA lovers.
jflopsu (750) - 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 (1195) - 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.
Bulk_Carrier (2529) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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 (4012) - 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.