DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->snifter. Deep copper/amber with small offwhite head. A: bittersweet rye, malt, grains. T: same, with thick rye malt. Good.
Niall73 (2177) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home while visiting Jacksonville. Pours amber with an off white head. Big sweet bread, toffee, funky fruit lightly nutty aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Sweet ripe trop fruit, toast, marmalade, some pine, candy and a lightly bitter nutty light grapefruit finish. A touch too sweet and sticky but tasty.
Maxbier (651) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper with tan head. Boozy, grassy, some tropical aroma too. Lots of bitterness up front, grassy rye malt sweetness. Concentrated mango peach and pine in the finish. Enjoyable but not at all sessionable. This has to be the only drink of the evening (ok, maybe two).
AnokaBrewer (81) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color, not much head nor much aroma. Great blend of hops and malt though. Some bitterness, then malty sweetness with a finish that is not bitter and doesnt linger.
scotchzombie (407) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very hazy dark chestnut with a tightly foamed off-white head that sticks at a thick coating. Aroma is caramel malts, grains, some citrus. Taste is very, very sharp, dry and a bit cloying in the palate. Very rich and flavorful beer! A touch sweet to start and then boom! strong rye and bitter pine and grapefruit hop flavors roll along caramel malt backbone. Leaves you with a balance of bitterness and malt. Memorable for sure!
chicagotjm (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyable and drinkable Rye IPA. Decent aroma and pours a nice clear amber. Nice rye malt balanced well with the hops. Not overly boozy. Medium body, crisp, with a decent amount of bitterness and not overly carbonated. I’ll enjoy the four pack.
legion242 (2323) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decently balanced though I would’ve liked more spiciness from the supposed rye content.
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Into a chilled mug, pours dark copper, with a small head. Nice lacing left on the mug. Unassuming aroma of pine, malts, citrus, alcohol...but taste is BIG, BOLD, and sweet at the front, with a beautiful dry, bitter, rye-hop romp amongst the pines twinge! The finish is bitter and superb. This is bold stuff, artfully blending the high alcohol content within the complexity of flavors - and pulling it all off with great balance. A considerable feat for such a high alcohol content, blurring the boundaries between double IPAs and Barley wines. An interesting, well done, and memorable brew.
razzanof (63) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle; pours a clear copper with a thin off white head; aroma is caramel and rye; taste is caramel with yeast, citrus and a touch of pine; finish is mostly dry with a strong alcohol finish.
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rondphoto (2690) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber with a beige head cover, hanging curtains of lace. Strong aroma of malt and alcohol. Taste is full-bodied malt that adds hops and alcohol on the swallow, all moving smoothly to a finish that is heavy on the alcohol side. A big, bold brew, but almost outside the range of beer.