NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark amber with a beige head. Caramel malts on the nose with some floral hops. Not as bitter as one might expect but definitely has the hop bite to it. I really enjoyed it. I know all the hop heads are whining about this one but I think its a decent brew and I would drink it again
burica2020 (22) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from 12oz sampler pack. Not much aroma, reddish with tan/off-white head. Not much hop flavor (isnt this an IPA?), a little malt, toffee flavor. Not very good at all.
nickjimarilyn (17) - USA - DEC 28, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
The rye adds a intersting twist, not good enough to drink a whole six pack,one dimensional. Doesnt quiet taste like ass. Not a hint of skunk. this was not one of my favorites nor will it ever get there, even if this was the last beer left EVER! This crap steals your soul, just like your grandma’s camera.
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from a mixed 12 pack. This has a nice aroma with some sweet notes of gingerbread and some spiciness attributed to the hops and rye. Somewhat metallic, too. Transparent dark copper with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Has a nice herbal hop flavor to start, before it sweetens just a little with some maltiness. Some of the smoke/herbal rye flavors come into play, with a lightly bitter, earthy hop finish. Not too bad, but it seems a little dry for me.
marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark amber with a fluffy beige head and a nondescript aroma. There is a slight amount of caramel malt flavor, sort of toffee-like, and some hop bitterness. Very average (is that an oxymoron?).
brenn79 (1504) - Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle- I’ve never had a Rye P.A. before, so this is new to me, pours dark amber with little head. Aroma is bread and malt, the flavor is very malty and somewhat sweet. Overall it lacks depth and isn’t very good, the worst michelob beer I’ve had.
DWestrick (420) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. decent macro IPA. very drinkable - not overly complex but i enjoyed it
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark red brown with a rocky off white head, strange. Aroma is light on the hops for an IPA,a bit grainy, some rye, a bit of dark fruit, muddled all around. Flavor starts with lots of caramel and toffee. Gets some fruitiness and picks up just a bit of chocolate. Very strange. Some hop bitterness in the finish but so little hop presence. Medium body and a very soft carbonation. Really weird beer, tastes more like an amber or weak brown ale than an ipa. After warming some, the hop flavors get a bit better so i will raise the score slightly.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was actually surprised here. Clear amber (almost copper) pour. Thick tan head and spotty lace. Aroma is this beers downfall. Toffee and corn. Citric hops, toasted malts, caramel, and toffee. Bitter & dry finish. Bitterness lingers
scooterbub (823) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours a clear, dark amber color with a decent, clingy, beige head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, pine, citrus, caramel, toffee and spice. Has a nice bitterness to it. Similar aroma. Very easy to drink and rather enjoyable. For the price, this is a really nice offering from Michelob/A-B.