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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 184   ABV: 6.12%
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Rye lends spiciness to the caramel-malt base, while creating a creamy texture. Dry-hopping contributes a fresh citrus finish. Pairings: blue cheese, blackened seafood, herb-roasted poultry.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6220) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle (2014 edition). Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin, apricot), with notes of diacetyl. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Seems more alcoholic than it is. Fairly strong sourness mars the drinking experience. The aroma is fine, although pretty basic...tropical fruit and resinous hops with some caramelly malt. Average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. aromas of rye, spice, earthiness, pine and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, earthiness, light citrus and light pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
pours hazy light golden orange with a very nice light beige-orange head showing good retention and lacing. spicy and quite fruity maltiness - almost juicy peaches and some dried lightly sweetened apricots, toasted peppery bread - pumpernickel-like, citrusy, spicy and woodsy-soft piney hops, also grass. average carbonation, light body, balanced grassy-citrusy-piney-peppery finish. very nice hoppy rye.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangerred (925) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber. Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a fairly hefty one finger off-white head. Head retention is very good although lacing is lacking somewhat. Aroma has a touch of tropical fruit mixed with some pine and earth. That telltale rye spiciness is present although it is not as up front as I was hoping. Fairly juicy all-around but a bit of a let down. The flavor improves somewhat but I feel it is still lacking a huge hit of rye. Orange and tangerine from the hops and a nice hop juiciness. The citra really comes through. Rye spice is in the background but really lacks a punch. Nice slick mouthfeel that I was expecting and solid malt backbone but sort of boring. Bitterness is only moderate. Overall, I was a bit let down by this beer. It honestly doesn’t seem a whole lot different from the standard mad hatter. Not really worth going out of your way for.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1301) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2014
on draft. poured a medium to dark amber color with white head and plenty of lacing all the way down the glass. the aroma of malts and hops and the spiciness from the rye. the flavor was quite good. the medium malt base with the hops front end bitterness followed by the rye spice blends very well together. overall a solid beer that is more than drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear burnished copper with a large, frothy and bubbly off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is spicy and earthy rye malt, light honey and caramel malt notes with hints of toast, moderate earthy, pine and resiny American hops and light peppery alcohol. Flavor is moderate pine, resiny and citrus American hops, moderate bitterness accentuated by the earthy and spicy rye malt, lightly sweet honey and caramel malt notes, balanced toward the hop bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation with light alcohol warmth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (891) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Dark amber with rimming beige head; aroma is malty slightly woody hints of dry spicy grain; feels medium with nice fizziness fading to foaminess; finishes dry slight malty notes and grassy graininess

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4187) - Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
500ml bottle, Vintage 2013. Foil wrapped. Orange amber color. Aroma of hops, caramel malts, some spicy rye. Simple body, lighter than expected. There is a definite tingle on the palate, from the rye, exactly what I was looking for. Nice toasted grain flavors. (4110)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Draft. Super tropical and fruit-forward variation in this series, one of the ncier ones.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (230) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Aroma is sweet, grapefruit, and rye. Appearance is dark orange, white head. Taste is nice hops, rye, sweet, finishes bitter. Mouthfeel is great, decent carbonation, lingering flavor. Overall, quite nice.


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