mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a ruby copper body with a small white head. Strong Ale-like aroma consisting of resinous grapefruit hops and dark sugar caramel. Bitter flavour with lots of bread astringency and alcohol. The finish is a tad rough due to the heat but there are some positive bitter rind flavours. Maybe a bit TOO over the top.
ghawener (1491) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 23, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to Ramenen. Bottle: Strong flavour with a complex flavour profile; very nice alcohol balance. A very recommendable He Brew.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Juancho who brought all the way down to El Salvador from NY. Great pour with a nice medium head, and a beatiful caramel/coffee color. As a coffee lover, I definitely tasted coffee notes which were accentauted by the strong but not overpowering hops. Really nice.
presario (4756) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red copper. Thick head. Even lacing. Chewy hop aroma prophesies a solid but not overpowering hoppy beer. Thick syrupy hop flavour. Thick body. Hop finish. Solid and delicious, rich in hop flavour.
TaktikMTL (6225) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille, de 22 oz, partagée dans le cadre du "Montréal YeHA! Party 2006" chez Goldorak. Arôme: Odeur fruité, de caramel et de pin. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel, de noix grillées et d’agrumes. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture liquoreuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence d’alcool chaleureux en arrière goût. (Rating #795)
probstblueribbon (3182) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at YeHA! 2006 in Montreal. App.: clear copper with light tan head. Aroma: sweet malt, raisins and dried fruits, a bit of molasses and sour cherries. Palate: med. body, slightly syrupy, med. low carbonation. Flav.: the nose repeats itself in the mouth with more pronounced raisins. A nice bitter finish and a bit of sweetness.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber. Deep amber/copper with ruby highlights. small to medium off white head. Aroma is lots of citrus, rye, and pine. Taste is citrus, rye, with a slight piney bitterness that last throughout the taste. Alot of caramel and malts are also evident. Full, slick mouthfeel. very nice.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
reddish brown appearance with a white-tan head. powerful beer. obvious strong hop character of a double IPA but with reasonable balance. very long lasting flavor with a finish of alcohol at the end.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on-tap at the 1850 Landmark Inn in Milwaukee. I had sampled this beer (more than once, actually) at the GABF, and it was the best rye beer I had there. However, I still prefer Founder’s Red Rye, although this beer is very good.
It was served in a tulip glass and was a reddish brown color with two fingers of white head. Maybe it was the glass, but this beer had almost a cabernet wine sort of color to it, which was appealing.
The smell hoppy, without a lot of maltiness that you might expect from a beer made with rye.
But the rye was evident in the taste, but not to the extent that is in Red’s Rye. I felt that more rye taste may have made this beer taste a bit more balanced. The hop bitterness was good, and pretty untamed due to what I perceived as a lack of malt balance.
Mouthfeel was good...not too sticky but also not watery.
Drinkability was also decent. This beer has a high enough ABV that you’re well-advised to not go slugging down 16 oz at a time, but I could have multiple 8-10 oz servings of this beer. All in all, I’d recommend it.
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cream colored head on a dark reddish brown body. Aroma is lightly citrusy hops but not as much rye as I was hoping for. Flavor is a little better balanced. Tastes like some strange mixture of a rye stout and a IIPA... starts out like a dry rye stout and finishes incredibly hoppy. Biggest flaw is the huge alcohol presence in the finish, but interesting nonetheless.