milewide (1593) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Loved this "beefy" ale on my many trips to the Pacific Northwest. More hops, richer amber color---and more alcohol---than micro brews!
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rainier Brewing Company--Miller Brewing Company Rainier Ale--2004 40 oz. Bottle. 7.30% ABV--25+ IBUís. (2.0 / 5.0) Malt Liquor--Dissappointing dumbed down from rich Amber Ale to a Malt Liquor. Foamy head. EtOH hop front. Crisp hot thin Pils adjunct sweet thin body. Hot EtOH mild hop end. Smooth tasty crisp Malt Liquor. Sampled 9/7/2004. Rainier Ale & Rainier Beer were Great Beers in th 80ís & 90ís before being taken over by ? Stroths, Miller Coors Pabst. 1995 was a 4.5!
Odeed (1795) - 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 (3900) - 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 (4625) - 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 (5078) - Olympia, Washington, 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 (1312) - 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.