DrnkMcDermott (2972) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle, $2.50 at Binny’s. Gotta admit these Rinku beers are my guilty please. No one produces such consistently crappy beers accompanied by total cluelessness in marketing. Frighteningly hazy orange pour into my tumbler glass. Kicks up a bit of a head before it fizzes away. Seems to have a fusel alcohol smell when I pop the crown, but that actually fades away quickly, Leaving, oddly, not much smell at all. Taste is like a weak whiskey, mixed with corn syrup and diluted with soda water. If there were a trace of hop to this, I admit it couldbe mistaken for a barley wine. Well, I did this rating in the kitchen before going out with the rest of the bottle to grill and be "drinkin’ without thinkin." But I am thinking that an average Lagunitas or Rogue bomber at twice the price is more than twice as good!
ffbot (261) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 18, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
All things considered not terrible. Pour is a still, whiskey looking fluid of dark orange with clarity to it. smell is alcohol, lots of yeast, some creamed corn, and over ripe fruit. Taste is the over ripe fruit but with a solid absence of alcohol, and instead a sweet odd taste
demannu (321) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smells of sweet cereal and cough syrup. Pours an orange copper color. Even looks a bit syrupy. Taste is sweet and full of cheap booze. Mouth feel is light to medium and slick/syrupy. Pretty poor quality but it’s a cheap 15% beer, what do you expect.
SlimHabib (395) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 18, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pour. Clear copper with a very small white head. Aroma is corn and syrup. Light body. Very sweet initially, but quickly becomes bitter.
EithCubes (5426) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2015
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pint+ bottle. Nose is sweet and syrupy-cereally, fruity, grainy, hay. Pours clear, deep copper-orange with a short head that quickly fizzes itself out. Taste is offensively alcoholic, not just low-grade spirits; strongly solventy, reminds of acetone, burns the tongue and throat on the way down, warms up the chest quickly, features heavy apple and red berry, heavy grape, mild corn. Harsh, cloying, oily, minimized hops and bitterness, but a touch tangy. Slick medium-full body watery-malty at the edges, though I’m surprised to find some actual melanoidin development! Hot garbage to get you drunk quickly. [2015.12.15: 0.5]
Beerdedone (3156) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a minimal white head. Aroma of alcohol, sugar, caramel and corn. Flavor of caramel, alcohol, corn syrup and grass.
swillguzzler99 (185) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a half-liter bottle. Neck tag reads 15% ABV, how can I go wrong!? Pours a turbid orange with a hint of brown. Mild carbonation and no head. Nose sings, orange and bottom yeast smell. Taste is more of the same. Definite alcohol buzzes you followed by bitter. Coats throat and heavy in stomach. More of a cocktail than a beer.
odinstyr (689) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an orange red with minimal head. Smells of cereal, hay, alcohol. Taste is sweet, a bit cloying, bit of burn - mildly bitter, small hop presence.
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost orange pour with white head and no lace. Aroma is sweet corn and pilsner malt. Flavor is sweet corn and malt. Rock candy of sorts. Slightly harsh as it warms. A touch cloying. Medium body with ok carbonation. A real malt liquor look to this IP. No real hop flavor. Did I say the abv warmth is more pronounced as it warms. No funk. No oxidation. No real off flavors. Not great but seems to be well done to me. Did I mention it can be a bit harsh
naivepegasus (360) - USA - FEB 28, 2015
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours an orange red with almost no lasting head- almost like a soda. Almost a chemical smell. Strong malt and alcohol taste. This doesn’t pretend to do anything other than get you drunk.
nearbeer (4610) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A Lithuanian Imperial lager in a 500 ml bottle for $3.99 with a red hang tag on the neck shouting in big white letters: "15% abv". Nothing could go wrong here; see that happy fella on the bottle? Pours uncloudy and orange-gold. Smells of orange hard candy, cherry coughdrop, toast, and booze. The taste is pretty much the same, but with some dry grassy hop on the finish that combines with the hot alcohol to almost bring a balance. The heavy body has a smooth low carbonation that’s pleasant. This drinks like a less-sweet version of a 30 proof liqueur, which seems to be what they were aiming at. Overall this met my expectations. I mean look at the name of the brew and then look at that guy on the bottle. I just went back and checked my ratings and this is actually my 10th rating of this brewery’s output, and only one was lower. Maybe I should’ve had higher expectations.