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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Brewed with Maca Root, 20% Rye Malt.

Before the beer hits your lips you will be drowning in a sea of fresh hoppy aromas. When it does make it to its destination, you will be treated to rich, creamy malt flavors that balance the hops and spiciness of the rye. The clean yet bitter and spicy finish will leave you wanting more.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
@Mondial. Very malty for the style. Above average mouthfeel. Decent drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9752) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
A hazed reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet doughy malt with floral resinous hops, tropical fruit, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with loads of resinous floral hops, licorice notes, orange juice, nice. Bottle at Mondial 2014.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (2953) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2014
650 ml bottle from Cigarette City for $9.99. Deep clear ruby with lasting thick head retention. It sure does look nice in the snifter. Aroma is real nice; big rye, citrus and lots of pine resin.

Flavor is the same as the aroma but in reverse order. The pine resin is pretty bold upfront with the spicy rye in the base of the beer. Crystal malts and some caramel are here for some balance but the pine resin and rye is pretty over the top. After it warmed up a bit the alcohol was pretty noticeable as well. Overall I have a few more bottles from this brewery to pop open, as far as this brew goes, it is just ok. If your looking for rye and pine resin you will find it here. It really did left me wanting more, substance.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7586) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Sample at Blind Tiger. The beer is a cloudy reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, fruit and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of piney hops, sweet malt and fruit. The finish is moderately bitter with a spicy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1972) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2oz sample at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Pours amber in color with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, rye spice, and old citrus. Taste of mild spice, thick caramel malt, and bitter rotted citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2007) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Tap at Draught 55 pours mahogany. nose of rich malt and some pine. tastes of dark fruits, malt, pine needles, rye spiciness, toffee, ginger, and leather. touch of boozy finish and creamy mouthful. almost like a barley wine.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (3765) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/3/13

Aroma: The aroma is full of rye malts and spice, with some caramel and toffee as well
Appearance: It pours a deep ruby red color with a lasting foam of tan head and heavy lacework
Flavor: Fairly sweet with lots of spice, like the nose, but there’s some light hop bitterness too
Palate: The feel is creamy, it is medium bodied, with soft carbonation, and a long, sticky finish
Overall Impression: It is a heck of a good looking beer, so it has that going for it. Oddly though, the hops really don’t come through on the nose at all. It’s just spice and sweetness. There’s a little hop that comes through in the flavor, but not really enough for me to consider this an IPA. Still though, if you went in expecting a rye-based ale with mild hops and lots of sweetness, you’d probably get what you wanted here, but if you are going to use those faithful letters I-P-A I need more hops.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
salvaticas (398) - - JUL 27, 2013
On tap at downtown bar. Pours a mahogany. Dead aroma. Pretty good flavor but rough finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4636) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Rich ruby tinted amber coloured body with hints of brown near the bottom, all with a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pungent rye and malt, a little hops, a lot of alcohol and bitterness and a hint of some light sweetness. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong malt and rye flavours up front with a big alcohol presence, some earthy and filling starches and a light hop note showing - but there is a lot of filling malts up front with some sweetness behind. Aftertaste shows some alcohol, honey sweetness, rye and a pungent starch note. Overall, not such a great beer - not such a great rye-based IPA and definitely not worth searching out, nor worth spending a lot of money on. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods (Columbus Circle) in New York, New York a few minutes ago on 12-July-2013 for US$11.99 sampled in my hotel room here on 12-July-2013 here in New York.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Pouring at TAP-NY. Pours a hazed orange amber with a thin white head. Sweet caramel and spicy rye on the nose. Caramel, toast and a touch musky with some maca starchiness coming through. Long sweet rye and caramel into a toffee filled finish.


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