harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tastes of honey, pepper, hops citrus and dry alcohol, very malty in a good way, deffinitly taste the rye and it changes it a bit. it is a very enjoyable experirence
Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle. Powerful, virtually intoxicating aroma of pine, grapefruit, lemon, floral sweetness and lightly nutty, toffeeish malts, along with hints of spice, perfume and alcohol. Deep, dark red-amber color, clear, with a fine, mostly lasting off-white head. Hops dominate the flavor profile as befits the style, contributing plenty of sharp, juicy citrus character, and blending with lighter amounts of toasty, nutty, sweet and lightly bready malts, perhaps a hint of spice from the rye and towards the finish, a goodly amount of peppery alcohol makes itself apparent, the bitterness reaching a crescendo at this stage as well. Palate is resinous, slick and moderately effervescent, body is of course full. Highly flavorful take on the style, which crosses some boundaries into Barleywine and/or American Strong territory.
Zeswaft (1455) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ha, what a crazy gimmick for a brewery. Nevertheless, this was a shockingly good IPA. Big citrus hops up front and a spicy counterbalance of the rye. good job.
bb (7401) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich ruby amber beer with a tan head. Citrus and slight earth aroma. Citrus and malt flavor with earth and spice backing. Very creamy rye mouthfeel. Hot - alcohol definately present. Nit bitter enopugh for an IIPA. Lingering pine, earth bitterness.
bu11zeye (12153) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of toffee, grapefruit, chocolate, vinous, and toasted rye bread. Flavor of rich malts, caramel, and hops; good balance.
iskirwan1 (66) - monument, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 bomber.pours a dark amber.with large white head looks very tastey.aromas of sunflower seeds earthey hops and dark malts surpriseing no alcohol.taste is bitter sweet cremy bitter than sweet than clean finsh.this is a awesome brew and hides the alocohol very well will definlatey buy again
Aubrey (3486) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2007 Nice and bright red-amber hue with a frothy head. Texture was really nice, too. Swishing it around in the mouth made it become even creamier and thicker. Very toasted, with hints of dark bread, brown sugar and nuts. Sweet candy. Hops were grassy and electric, yet complementing to the malts. Some interesting spice aromas poked through (perfume, cinnamon, roast, allspice) and made a quick but strong presence. Curiously enjoyable and flavorful.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber, large head, good lacing. Aroma is a blast of the usual American goods... grapefruit, pine, loads of fruit, spices, citrus, you know the deal. Big big caramel malt background. Also lesser notes of rye and bread. Rye bread? (sorry) Sweet and salty mouthfeel, some alcohol. Fairly big bodied for an IIPA, felt more like an American Strong Ale. Enjoyable, but a bit off balance. Sorta reminded me of Stone 10 with some more alcohol in the finish. Whatever, I was craving an IIPA and this was one I hadn’t had yet.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear deep copper with a robust head. nice fruit notes with a piney bitter edge. the first sips seem overpowering with the bitterness, but it goes down smoother and smoother with every sip. perhaps there is a numbing of the pallet by the big rye & bitter robustness. This beer is very devine from about 6oz to 220z.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours a clear dark reddish amber color with a fluffy light tan head, which leaves some nice lacing as it slowly dissipates. Aroma is powerful: first aromatic pine, floral and perfume, then rich roasted malts, and finally sweet molasses and some notes of dark fruits and citrus. Taste is of rich roasted malts, bitterness, pine and perfume with notes of molasses, sourness, and fruit. Well carbonated with a fairly chewy texture. A dry, mostly bitter ending.