TheCaptMatey (205) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a light copper colour with a fluffy white head that left thin lace. Aroma is sweet bready malts and tropical fruits accompanied by bright citrus and herbal hops. Flavor is mango and peach with a moderate grassy hop bitterness that provides perfect balance.
Medium bodied with a slightly chewy mouthfeel. Surprised how a strong DIPA can be so sweet and drinkable. Just a great brew.
michcam8 (478) - Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bomber. Pours a dark yellow/light copper color with minimal head and almost no lacing. Aroma of papaya, citrus hops, slight nail polish, grass, and malt. Taste is the dull light fruits like melons and papaya, slight bitterness, and grainy malt. Light body. Fairly easy drinking. Average to above average DIPA. For the price, better options.
hayduke (4460) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. in the tasting glass a copper orange color with a white head. The nose on this is powerful with a lot of tropical fruit and and can get mango, pineapple, and stone fruit. Some citrus as well. Medium body with a resinous mouth feel. . The flavor is dominated by the fruit and now stone fruit is in front with lots of either peach or apricot.This finishes with perfect citrus bitterness making this delicious and easy to drink for a DIPA.
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle
A polished imperial IPA bites bite like the angry feline in the name. In a crowded market it might not even be the best imperial IPA available in Cincinnati but don’t let that fool you - if you can find a fresh bomber then you’ll have a good time comparing it to those from Mad Tree, Fifty West, and whatever happens to be on at Party Source.
Aroma / Appearance - A transparent orange body glows with an inner warmth like backlit bronze pennies. Crisp white head brightly crowns the glass. Bright citrus, assertive grassy hops, and splashes of tropical fruits sprinkle the air with little pockets of hoppiness.
Flavor / Palate - Chewy citrus and polished pennies open with a strong first impression. Next comes the florally bitterness blended with fruity mango. From start to finish nothing feels out of place. While it lacks the staying power of the biggest and best imperial IPAs this gets the job done. Of the many breweries in the area these guys seem well positioned to survive any bubble.
jsquire (4074) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber colored beer out of the bomber with a big, sticky off white head. Restrained pine and citrus hop noes. This is actually a pretty subtle IIPA, if there is such a thing. Caramel sweetness with lots of bread crust, balanced with pine, apricot, bitter orange, red grapefruit and a bit of tropical fruit hoppiness. The alcohol is well hidden. Long pine needle finish.
Panzuriel (1722) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle purchased at jungle jim’s eastgate. Rhinegeist Saber Tooth Tiger is a hazy apricot amber brew with a thick head of tan bubbles. Nose is mild pine hops with some nice malt sweetness. The taste is a nice restained pine needle hop that is strong but doesn’t beat you about the head with in your face bitterness. there is a decent sweetness towards the middle to the end. the body is lively but also fluid. A very nicely balanced IPA. The branding is also very sweet. matte black on dark bottle with glossy silver lettering and tiger skull.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange with a white head. Bright, powerful fruit notes with light candy and malt. Light floral, citrus and caramel in the flavor. It gets anbot sweet in the middle but the finish gets decently bitter. Solid DIPA.
JaBier (6503) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at the Rhinegeist tasting and Starship Troopers viewing at Studio 35 on 9/6/15. Clear amber pour with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, pine citrus and tropical fruit. Malt up front with tropical fruit and citrus before a piney hop finish. Very nice.
DrunkSanta410 (807) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Thanks Brad! Pours copper, light haze. Thick white head with good retention. Finally settles to a thin lace. Aroma is fruity, some apricot and pineapple. A bit of honey and light toast. Taste is fruity, peach apricot and citrus. Faint floral notes. Moderate bitterness. Malts bring in a light toast and a bit of burnt caramel. Smooth, pretty juicy IIPA. Medium body, medium carbonation. Very easy to drink with some nice hop flavors. Fantastic!
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow orange with a decent white head. Aroma is mostly mango and cat piss, smells dank. Taste is rather fruity with tons of mango and him of peach, sweet caramel, finishes with bitter grapefruit. Delicious.