legion242 (2336) - 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 (71) - 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 (2940) - 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.
TattooJack (296) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a four pack, dark and foamy, good looking glass of beer. It’s bitter at first and a little sweet, it’s 10% and you can hardly tell until you are half way through the 3rd beer. Next thing you know you are looking up Lenny Bruce on the internet, learning about freedom of speech, and appreciating the right we have to say whatever we want. "Nothing is sadder than an aging hipster". I agree Lenny, I agree.
Mep3222 (889) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very malty and peppery taste and aroma. Some piney hop balance, but definitely malt dominant and spicy. Almost has a barley wine feel with a bit less in the hops than other barley wines. Very well made beer, but I am not a huge rye fan. But still nice and very well made.
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gopherfan99 (961) - CROATIA - NOV 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pours a clear copper with a thin off white head; aroma is yeast, caramel, rye, and some citrus; taste is caramel with yeast, citrus and a touch of pine; finish is mostly dry with a little bit of bitterness; nice double IPA
solidfunk (5473) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty and funky IPA on the rye end of things. Pours dark brown with OK head and lacing. Medium bitter finish. Citrus and big rye aroma. Bottle.
NikkTwist (2048) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. Tulip. Hazy dark amber pour. Strong splashes of lace. Somewhat heady earthy hop malt flavors. Fairly spicy. Dandelions. Sunflowers. Malty bamboo. Sharp earthy hops. Blood oranges. Burnt citrus peels. Dark caramel oranges. Interesting hoppy middleground.
slowrunner77 (7278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"what a nice find this was (city beer in SF). pours and smells like an inperial IPA. Good body, and the flavor of the rye comes through more in the flavor and aftertaste than it had in the overly piney nose...not that there’s anything wrong with that! Overall, a strong, very enjoyable beer. 11/09-must have gotten an old bottle...the hops have nearly died, atl east the big pine and citrus aspects. the bitter finish is still there and the malts are huge. even too old, it’s still good, but more like a hoppy Barleywine than a DIPA. 3.8-4.1"