Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clean body with some corn,malts,and a slight hop finish.very smooth for 7.3%.id call this the west coast version of private stock.
IrishBoy (3688) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
16 oz can a gift from Odeed. Sure doesnít look like the old Rainier "Green Death" from the early 70ís from the old Blitz-Weinhard guys that I often drank in college.! Nose a combo of malt and ricy pastiness, light alcohol and a hint of bubblegum.Clear gold with a big, lightly lacing, pale yellow head. Flavor is light caramel with a hint of alcohol like it has a touch of a cheap sake mixed in. Finish a touch of alcohol warmth. Not nearly as offensive to drink as most macro stuff even though this is a Miller brew.
JohnnyJ (3894) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I got this after scanning the isles at bevmo for the cheapest and high abv. And this beer doesnt disappoint. Pours a piss yellow, thin white fizz. Taste is malt liqour.. rotting corn, bad malt, and horse piss. Itíll get you drunk.
Orion1800 (51) - Piedmont, California, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good basic ale. Nothing poarticular stands out about this beer, aside from the can it comes in. But itís not bad, and is clean and crisp.
hammsolypabst (12) - Redding, California, USA - SEP 22, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The west coast version of Ballantine Ale, only Rainier Ale has a much higher % Ɨ.3%) An ice cold 40 of RA will do two things, give you a great buzz and make you think you are drinking some high dollar micro brewed ale. It does not get any better then Ballantine or Rainier Ale.
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - MAY 26, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
16oz Can Ė Tacoma Boys Ė Tacoma, WA
Aroma: Huge Malt liquor aroma with dactyl to boot.
Appearance: Golden yellow in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Just a huge Malt liquor flavor this was Drain pour right from the start.
Palate: Dry finish with a crappy tasteless Mouthfeel.
Overall: This was good for slug bait.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Oh, this really is malt liquor. Tastes of corn and corn syrup, rice, weeds, and a little bit of the liquid thatís swishing around the bottom of the dumpster behind the Houston Greyhound Station Burger King after a light drizzle on an otherwise hot July day. So, average for a malt liquor and not as good as King Cobra (which is what you should get if you must get malt Liquor). Poor overall, but I gave it a 7 in the Overall Impression category because I havenít forgotten my roots like many of the oh-so-refined beer queens here and know that this will have me pretty fucked up shortly, and in the real world, thatís worth something.
CheersMate (1296) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Wow, very malty. Cheap malts. A "get you f*cked up type of beer." Love this stuff since I have been out in Bothell/Seattle. What can I say. For those of you in the South (Atlanta) which is where I am from, Natural Ice is this beers cousin. This beer is better, but it is still a malt liquor. Actually, a malt liquor I can tolerate. I think this is less maltier in the sense of being harsh. I can actually enjoy this beer. Get crunk, and get drunk.
luttonm (1758) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 27, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
6pack of 16oz’rs. Um, awful but drinkable for 7%. Heavy corn/malt taste without balance. Corn Syrup.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2008
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2008 Thanks goes out to riversideAK for this really cool 40, a big green bottle of ale. Code 04078 E60713. Looks like it should be hidden in a wrinkled brown paper bag, heheheh. Not the same rude aroma as the 40s I get around here, its olfactory is much cleaner and even almost pleasant, smell is sweeter than cream corn. Lots of continuous rolling carbonation within the glass once poured into my Bios sniffer. Taste is, woooooo, strong unrefined alky impact. Rather uncouth, somewhat like a high gravity beer or malt liquor from Melanieís City Brewing. Coarse strong American lager flavors are startling findings. It says ale, but I have a hard time believing it. This stuff provides disturbing spatial dimension sensory experiences. It gets a little smoother after the first glass, probably because itís numbing up my palate. Even with a sense of smoothness, rolling in like heavy fog, it remains ill tempered. Finish is big alarming alky malt liquor 7.3% shock which is buzzy, impolite and crude. Youíd never drink a growler of this stuff! So this is what the west coast is all about, wew. Alex, I owe you one for this. Love it, just love it!! Quite an experience. There is a significant risk that drinken rainer ale may have unintended consenquences which could ultimately result in the destruction of our planet. Iím surprised those west coasters didnít pass a tree hugging law about this stuff.