Darkmagus82 (2035) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-28-14-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy copper-amber color with a tiny head of white foam. The head fades super-fast, leaving a very light level of fizzy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is bready and moderately sweet with aromas of rye bread, toffee, and caramel. Along with these smells are some hoppy aromas of pine and grapefruit bringing a very nice and robust rye IPA smell.
Taste – The taste begins a quite bready and doughy with a strong sweetness of caramel and some milder dark fruit flavors of plum and raisin. Along with the thick bready taste there is a nice showing of rye which grows slightly stronger more toward the middle and the end of the flavor. All the while as the flavor advances, so too do hop flavors begin developing. They start from the front of the taste as a lighter grapefruit hop nature which gets quite a bit stronger as the flavor advances. At the same time as the grapefruit grows in intensity, a pine and grassy hop also come to the tongue along with a moderately boozy taste. While the grassy flavors remains relatively subdued, the pine really pick up in strength to the end, surpassing the grapefruit in intensity. With a little bit of an earthy flavor, a slight lessening of the sweeter flavors,, and a bit of a peppery spice flavor coming to the tongue, one is left with a nice thick and chewy, moderately boozy, hopped up rye bread flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thick body is very nice for the big bready and rye flavors of the brew really allowing them to stand out. This in conjunction with the moderate carbonation make this brew a very nice sipping beer.
Overall – A quite big and tasty rye IPA. Very thick and mouth coating with a sweet and big flavor. While at times slightly unbalanced, this is a nice brew none the less, and well worth a try.
bravisimo (1) - - OCT 7, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grandiosa cerveza... ex el ente apariencia, ruda... en nariz con floral y todos dulces como miel y caramelo.. en boca muestra su potencial, fuerza, rudeza, frescura con el co2 delicado formando un complemento perfecto.... masticable..... sin duda para quienes disfrutan del lúpulo..... un manjar.... salud
tightslice (469) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is spiced malts, banana, caramel. Taste is big, sweet, spicy malts up front with bitter rinds on the finish. Amazing, rich and complex.
MadRobin (2415) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Very hazy, orangish rusty brown with a 2-finger khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of toffee, pine, caramel, tropical fruit, floral hops and rye.
Taste of grapefruit, caramel, orange, pine, toffee, tropical fruit and rye. Tons of malt, tons of hops and plenty fruit all blend together in a nice balance.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Westchesterco (1439) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle it is dark amber with a creamy head. The aroma is rye and the taste is very boozey and remains on the palate strong and burns through
gmoney769 (1) - Feura Bush, USA - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smooth finish. Was nice that the rye did not over power the flavor. I like a lot of hops so this was a good choice. Smaltz recently opened a brewery near me so I will probably taste them all.
pkbites (725) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gorgeous light cola brown pour with brown head. Caramel and fruity nose. Rye is present but not heavy handed. Creamy, malty, fruity, and caramel palate with only a moderate rye flavor. This is a good thing as rye can overpower sometimes. High alcohol content is not really detected. me like!
mike5326 (1280) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a tap. Clear caramel color, medium off white head. Chalky floral hops nose. Medium body with a strong hops flavor and a medium bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AirForceHops (4702) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle, Purchased at Julio’s Liquors and received the Wild Six. Darker copper color with thin head in the snifter. Aroma is a pleasant fruit hop note initially followed by a nice rye and rounded by light caramel malt notes.
Oh YEAH! The flavor shows a nice rye presence through out the sip with a underlying fruit hop that transitions into a pine in the finish. The bitterness is a lingering pine with the fruit there put forward and giving way to the pine. Sweetness from the malts make this still on the balanced side. Overall this is a well balanced as described "bittersweet" piney, fruity with a light toffee/ caramel sweetness. Very nicely done, delightful to drink.
MunBro (830) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of rye and hops. Not a huge fan of the rye which is probably why I am not enjoying it as much. Nice malt and hop flavours though.