callmemickey (3760) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Rich copper-amber body. Moderate off white head which leaves behind moderate levels of lacing.
S: Some piney/earthy hops. Lots of sweet malt shine though. Some booze.
T: More of the same, the hops were rather dull and muted. Drowned out by syrupy over-sweet malt. Rye was not perceptible. Alcohol was, however.
M: Thick. Syrupy.
O: Eh. Was expecting better. The beer’s balance is tipped too far to the malt side of things.
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 (256) - 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 (1692) - 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 (3018) - 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 (4866) - 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 (2683) - 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 (20000) - 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 (360) - 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.