BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010 bottle. Pours cloudy amber w/ little off-white head and spotty, short-lived lacing. Arima is heavy w/ caramel and candy; some grain, booze and honey. Smells do last. Mouthfeel is syrupy w/ low carbonation, full and smooth. Flavor is butterscotch primarily. On warming rye, pastry, Apple cider comes through. Not much hop character. It may be the age killed the hoppiness...not sure. A big brew, and pretty good, but for an IIPA the lack of hops was a let down.
p1meatloaf (252) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to Mr. Bishop in a trade from tenn. Poured amber orange and clear. 3 finger dissipating off white head. Smells like amber with spices. Tastes like a clean amber probably cause of the the extra pale malts. A great hop round background to make it a great big epic pale ale. Overall 7.5 of 10.
freekyp (1564) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy light brown with a small shy white head. No lacing. Resiny tree sap and butterscotch are the most prevalent characters in the aroma. Flavor is butterscotch sweet but juicy as well with a full mouthfeel. Finishes with a refreshing fruity burst followed by alcohol burn.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poor is a dirty gold. Smell is lightly floral. Taste is very hoppy not extremely bitter more on the grapefruit citrus side.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lasting finish.
Ernesto987 (4394) - Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2011 I really want to get laid tonight so I’m gonna run to the bar. the bar is far, I love vag.
EDIT: Heavy rye flavors here, unfortunately I was "slightly" drunk, fortunately the evening was a success, the only failure really is the improper rating of this beer. Will have to retry to be fair.
Gription79 (2428) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle.
Aroma:rye and bready malts, pine, resin, touch of citrus
Taste: spicy, bready malts, resin, pine
This is a nice big spicy rye hop monster of a beer,yum!
anders37 (18753) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty rye aroma with bitter hoppy grpafruit hints. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor wit hhints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fabulous beer. The aroma is amazing with overwhelming compliments of sweet Yeats and bitterness.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from smith4498. Pours a clear bronze with a thin white head. Aroma is loads of rye and caramel. Very sweet smelling, somewhat earthy with a note of floral hops and honey. Taste is sweet at first, but has a pronounced hop kick. Sweet honey, rye, caramel, toffee, bread, followed by floral and slightly citrusy hops. The rye leaves an almost spicy aftertaste. Alcohol is not at all noticeable. Mouthfeel is sturdy, and perfectly carbonated. Fantastic. I love rye beers. Not quite as hoppy as Hop Rod Rye, but definitely in the same league as far has imperial rye ales go. Thanks Jason.