BrownALEx (426) - Portland, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn good beer! From the citrus, roasty aroma to the roasted, juicy taste this beer has it all. Taste is just wonderful. Must try.
justkoehn (114) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick lacing and mild head. Citrus floral aroma. Light molasses color. Very smooth beer that finished with bite of hops.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
katrinaez (1438) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2016 Pours a dark amber. Aroma like a standard brown rye with lots of yeast. Tastes like a rye beer with lots of pepper. Some citrus but no chocolate. Finishes claggy. Tap at brewery.
gregwilsonstl (2144) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty dark for an IPA. Foamy. Like marble rye bread. Malty. I dig the dinosaur. Thx Erin.
milewide (2079) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful and tasty! But...bottle says 7.2% ABV rather than the 5.8% ABV listed above. In this alcohol range there are many worthy alternatives!
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF 2015 In the tasting glass a dark amber color with a white cap of foam. Nose of citrus and floral hops. Medium body. Flavor is big on citrus, some chocolate malt, but the rye is there. Bitter finish. Hard to type this but it drinks really really good. Liked this a lot.
superspak (4757) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/15/2015. Pours clear very dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, spicy rye, toasted brown bread, light chocolate/cocoa/coffee, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and dark/roast/rye bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, spicy rye, toasted brown bread, light chocolate/cocoa, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness and rye spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, spicy rye, toasted brown bread, light roast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and dark/roast/rye bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop/rye flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and baody; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/bready/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Brown IPA style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and dark/roast/rye bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. The hop notes came off a bit weird against the malt character at first; but after I got used to them, they turned out very well balanced and delicious. I think this could be better with an adjusted hop bill, but it was still very enjoyable.
chucklemation (1446) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber with a foamy, long-lasting white head. Aroma is citrus, floral and spicy notes, and rye, and subtle caramel malts. Flavor is less pronounced, with floral and rye dominant, and some caramel as well. Quite bitter. This is okay. It doesn’t stand out much as an IPA or a rye beer.
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Right Brain. As described, a very complex beer with the rye, citrus, and some chocolate. Medium body with a light head. Must try to take in what this is
mckieran (12) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is worth the hype! 015 Silver Medal Winner for Best Rye Beer at the Great American Beer Festival, have a drink and you’ll see why! A big bodied west coast styled brown ipa, this beer is richly doughy and bitingly bitter, another beer pushing boundaries by RBB.