rayaron (457) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUL 14, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at He’Brew Brewery tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear light copper/amber with no head. Very sweet aroma, sugar. Flavor is very sweet. Light weird bitterness, spicy. Medium body. Medium dry. Too alcoholic, unbalanced. Hard to drink.
e303 (147) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to pint glass. No best by or born on dating. Pours clear amber/red with a decent one finger head that leaves a decent cap. Aroma is caramel malt and hops. Taste follows through with a nice rye bite at the end. Finish is full and slick with decent carbonation. Really good beer overall. Nice and balanced.
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Gerbeer (2114) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a drop orange/red with full head. Aromas of caramel, malt extract and grass much like a barley wine. Flavors of toffee/grass, bitter dried oranges, and toasted malts. The rye adds a nice sharp note. ABV is noticeable but does not distract too much. Very enjoyable.
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby amber body w/ a pretty tan head, good lace and nice head retention. Rye, grain & caramel malty aromas. Malt forward front end. A melange of hops finish dry, clean and bitter. A very well-balanced brew that is equal parts malt and hops.
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The body had a beautiful deep reddish amber color with just a slight chill haze. On top sits a nice creamy light tan head that fades slowly down to ring of bubbles. It makes for some slick lacing on the glass. Its aroma has a big robust, bready/ roasted grain malt presence with plenty of strong resin hop notes and a noticeable sweet alcohol as well. The flavor has a very solid malty body up front. It brings sweet and roasted grain, bready and rye notes as well as some sweet alcohol. Hops flavor starts to add balance in the middle before tacking over in the end. The hops add some piney and resiny notes to the sweet warming alcohol and rye notes in the slow lingering finish. It has a full body with a thick, rounded chewy texture that hangs onto the palate.
FestDecBeet (327) - - JUN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: pours a light amber. Very clear. Thick off white head. Leaves lacing around edge.
Smell: citrus fruit. Lemons, pine apple. Slight spiciness to it. Oranges. Pine trees. Grass
Taste: rye on the back end. Leaves a very bitter taste. Pepper. Oranges.
Feel: thick mouth feel that leaves a film on your teeth. Lightly carbonated.
Overall: very hop forward. But the rye makes it interesting.
benfergy (224) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has an aroma of hops that are quite herbal; as I sip, I taste a small level of licorice (but not overpowering). The taste has a pleasant, unexpected sweetness, and the palate is strong bodied. An excellent beer; I’ll be keeping an eye out for this again!
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Very nice floral/fruity hop aroma. Sweet malt notes, pleasant aromatics. Coppery amber clear with off-white foamy lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Sweet malt with light warming to start. Big hop flavor throughout with bitter finish. Sweet malty and bitter hop after. Good IIPA.
coachd (192) - Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is sweet malt and fruity hops. I am even getting some melon in the aroma. I’m not sensing any of the rye from the description. 2-part aroma - sweet then hoppy, but overall a very pleasant scent. Great amber color with minimal amount of white foam that leaves much lacing on the glass. Looks refreshing, not imposing like 10% ABV may indicate. Hops are present all throughout the taste, but not overwhelming - just right. A little sweetness at first that gives way to mild hops. The aftertaste is not crazy powerful like in some DIPA’s, but does contain some rye. Actually, it is refreshing. I could drink this straight out of the bottle. Good palate for the style. I don’t know if I would buy this again, but it is interesting and worth a try. I wish I could have found it is a 22 oz. so I wouldn’t have to commit to a whole 4-pack.
AWISLguy (1528) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Woodmans in Waukesha. No bottle date. Pours a brownish orange with a bit of an off-white head. Some streaks of lace. Aroma has heavy malts and grains, pine and citrus, and some earthiness. Taste is of sweet biscuity malts, some sprucy pine, loads of rye, caramel and lots of fruits, mostly sweet, but also stone. With alcohol. Very resiny and heavily layered. Medium to full bodied and quite heavy, and quite dry. Finishes dry and sweet, with some bitterness. Too much vermouth for me?? My idea of a solid DIPA is not dumping double plus of everything. That appears to be what they did. Nothing subtle here, but nothing shows through either. if there was a 13.5 (or 13.3), this one would get it.