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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2011
While I was saving this for a special occasion, "SCREW ALL THIS GOVERNMENTAL RED TAPE," seemed an appropriate occasion as well. Despite being adequately chilled and undisturbed, this pours with over 3/4 head, spongy and yellowish, over a light-hazed, orange-tinted-amber body. Candied, piney, bubblegum aroma, with touches of green wood behind. (I have not chewed gum of any type for many years, but this made me recall those supersweet, pink blocks of waxpaper-wrapped gum with that sugary, white residue...) Extremely UN-matched flavor to the aroma, which was at first quite off-putting. Mild honey notes to what I would call an, "extreme ESB." If I hold my breath, the flavor makes more sense, and I find lightly-sweetened, caraway rye toast. The pairings, as listed on the label, make perfect sense ("blue cheese, blackened seafood, herb-roasted poultry")... sharp, potent flavors which would "pair with" (i.e. "compare to") the sharpness of this beer. But I do not see such pairings as being "balanced" nor "complementary". Regardless: Thick, very good. Excellent?... Form your own opinions. Itís definitely worth a try at the price. ~~~~~~~~~ Vintage 2011; Bomber from Binnyís, Orland Park, IL, about 2 weeks ago.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (2989) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pours a clear, dark amber with a fairly thick and slightly yellowish buff head. Strong aroma is fruity and sweet, with an undertone of rye and a hint of hops. Tasty flavor has rye, fruity, sweet malt and subtle woody hop notes. Very drinkable - youíll wanna chug it! (But please drink responsibly!) Texture is firm and lively, goes down well. Ryíve really enjoyed this one!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Criz (29) - - APR 4, 2014
Poured from bottle, great copper color with abundant foamy white head. Nose of caramel and sweet malts. Taste of copper, citrus, yeast, caramel, and spiced rye on the finish. Thin on the palate. Nothing earth shattering but by no means a bad beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours dark burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus and a hint of rye. Similar flavors. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (1787) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 27, 2014
2013 Vintage bomber in the privacy of my dark basement. Poured in to le Duvel. Nose is rye and citrus. Sips brings in the ole caramel adage. Taste wise: a little from column A and a little from column B. Kind of thin. I like it overall and thatís all.
Incesticide is underated. Aero Zeppelin all the way to 11!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (240) - - MAR 7, 2014
The rye isnít obvious in this brew. Itís a great IPA. Good flavor with a great citrus flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapthis (79) - Baytown, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Poured a dark orange color with malt coloration. Had a decent hop/sharp bitter taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (120) - - JAN 11, 2014
The one I tried was from 2012 - it foamed up a bit when opening so it was probably a bit past its prime. Amber color; piney, citrusy aroma; citrusy hops and spice notes on a dry rye malt background.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (2103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Poured from bottle. Orange with white head. Bomber. Good beer. Like their mad hatter with a twang. Not sure about the rye but enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (709) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2013
This is a really good ale from new holland. Nicely bitter and hoppy for an ale. It is more like an ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Draft at mudville9 NYC. Pours a rye brown color with a nice spices taste. Hoppy and malt balance. Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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