mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber pour with a cream head. Nose is rye, hops, rich malts, and alcohol. Thick on the palate, bitter, citrus, rye, and alcohol.
trujahwarrior (259) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 12oz bottle pours a dark ruby red copper color with a thick fluffy off white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of rye, pine, and resin and grapefruit. Tastes of all the same things in the smell and is definitely boozy enough to taste the high abv. Mouthfeel is slightly oily and creamy with good carbonation. Overall this is a really tasty ipa. I like the way the rye goes well with the hops. The only downfall is the boozyness.
gururyan (475) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle into snifter, clear deep ruby with lasting thick head. Smell is subdued, taste is quite nice up front but then it turns into a monster and does a piss poor job of hiding the 10% ABV...but that’s bittersweet. As long as you keep chugging and avoiding the ABV bite, it’s good. As soon as you stop...beware the demon. If you’re looking to get fucked up quick, load up. If you’re looking for something to savor, look elsewhere. Time to chug.
AndyReynolds (717) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Kinda misheard the bartender when I ordered this one, but why not. Not what I would expect at all in the nose for a RIPA. Hops are not where they should be at all. Too much rye with no focus on the hops.
wolffish (24) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Design des étiquettes à rendre jaloux bien des brasseurs... J’étais vraiment très curieux à propos de celle-là. Sincèrement, elle est intense, spéciale, mais il y a un peu trop de caramel par rapport à son amertume. Au nez, on n’a aucune idée de ce qu’il s’en vient.
thefederalist (275) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a medium brown with a smallish cream colored head that leaves a thick lacing in the glass. Aroma of dark sugars and alcohol. Flavor is bittersweet across a thick mouthfeel. Very complex malt bill. Little in the way of aroma hops but plenty of bitterness. Finishes dry and tannic in the mouth. Not bad, but now my favorite IIPA - not nearly enough aroma hops for my taste.
jeremyh70 (344) - Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear dark orange/amber with good head and decent lacing. Aroma rye, alcohol and soapy hops. Flavor is big soapy bitter and somewhat grainy with rye spiciness apparent. Alcohol comes through strong in flavor and adds more spiciness, which throws it into overload for me. Mouthfeel is oily with medium body with high carbonation. Too much alcohol and soapy bitterness for my taste.
kambei70 (302) - - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 bottle to a snifter. Crisp, clear brown amber color. Aroma is rye and sweet malt. Taste is an intense soapy bitterness with sweet malt and some graininess and alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium dry.
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firefly765 (25) - - APR 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich Ruby red with a one finger light tan head. Nice lacing Grape fruity dank aroma. Minimal alcohol burn with a very bitter aftertaste. Lingering a bit unpleasant
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angrypirate06 (1330) - Texas, USA - APR 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark brown ruby pour. Nose is caramel, caramel malts, dryer sheet, rye, pepper. Flavor is waaayyyy too much caramel malt, sweet, super bitter. A mess. Prickly carbonation.
TomTron (293) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruby red, with a thin white head. Aromas of pine, yeast and some caramel malts. Right away the rye is making itself known. The carbonation is softer than expected and the texture is silky smooth and yet, at 10% I detect basically no alcohol. That’s where the danger lies, because man does this one warm you up with each sip. Lenny Bruce would be proud.