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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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This is a nicely balanced beer and at 72 IBUís it has a nice mouthful of hops but they do not overpower the multiple layers of flavors. A perfect balance with a spicy rye backdrop, strands of caramel malt, floral and citrus hops & spicy rye flow through with a good dry bitterness. This is an unfiltered ale brewed with Rye malt (hence its reddish color, and its name). Cascade and Centennial hops were used for floral and citrus notes while Magnum hops were used for bittering. Enjoy!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3503) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear burnt orange tinting to red, large creamy tan head, slow to dissipate and leaving nice lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, toffee, dark breads, pine. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, spicy rye notes prominent along with caramel, pine. Medium body, a bit creamy. This is a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Clear light brown pour with an off white head. Lots of malty notes. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11510) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bomber from Total Wine in Huntington Beach, CA. Pours ruddy amber with a slight beige head. Smells like a malty amber. Not sure about hop. Maybe citrus. Med body or nearly. Typical chocolate start. Itís bitter, but itís a rye spice bitter. I like rye beers. But this one isnít working well for me. Maybe a hop that can control the rye would be good. Till now I couldnít conceive of too much rye. Persistence pays off. A little fruit is developing, and Iím adjusting to the strong rye.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (862) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
22oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Mild hops balanced well against the great malty flavors. A very mild and yet flavorful beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
draft, amber pour, white head. Aroma of hops, taste of hops and rye, nice combination. Hints of caramel malts, and citrus hops. Balanced brew, strong bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Pours cloudy, red-brown with a short, tan head. Bready, rye malt, aroma. Taste is lightly peppered rye, light fruits. Strong herbal bitter. Very solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7947) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle (courtesy of Ibrew2or3). Fruity rye malt aroma. Hazy copper with moderate head. Sweet apple/berry, rye malt, and lightly bitter herbal citrus peel flavor. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4546) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bomber. Red amber pour with an off white head. Musty malt, rye, earthy, sugar, stale fruit, and bitterness. Iím not liking it too much.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Poured at a good temperature with a massive, foamy, frothy, thick, slowly settling, cream-colored to light tan head and lots of lace. Color is a clear copper with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is an equal blend of malt and fresh hop. Flavorís like nose, but much more complex - include a little roast, metallic, and medicine. Carbonic tang is very closely matched with hop bitter up front with the barest hint of sweet in the back. Body is good, ditto carbonation; although the bitterness is very close to clashing with the tang. Finish is like flavor; bitter is very long lived and twists into something not so pleasant. This brew is much better consumed without too much delay.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (672) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Toffee, toast, dark fruit, citrus aroma. Toasted/bread crust flavor; kind of sweet, and some raisin-y flavor. Centennial citrus hops. Maybe some really subtle roasted flavor (chocolate malt?).


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