radagast83 (4049) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a copper color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was a strong maltly one, with citrus hops. Flavor was citrus hops, rye with solid malt backing. Alcohol is covered up real well.
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy copper with small white head. Aromas of caramel, herbs, toast, citrus. Flavors of caramel, biscuit, cherry, herbs. Alcoholic and medicinal finish. Sweet, cloying finish. Full body with sticky mouthfeel and moderate-low carbonation. Too sweet and no dry, spicy rye character.
patrickfannon (1223) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Split a 4-pack of these with Sean. Pours a dense, slightly hazy orange with a tall, sporadically bubbled beige foamy head. Aroma of toffee, vanilla, sweet, moist malts, honey, and hints of tangerine and glazed doughnut. Medium bodied with a slightly bitter, stickily sweet mouthfeel. Tastes like tons of toffee, caramel, and citrus hop on the back. Finishes bittersweetly with a soft dryness. Really well done imperial pale ale. No trace of alcohol and easily sessionable for those so bold to try.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottle is around ten months old. The age helps. Not the prettiest beer, but the aroma is heavy on the rye and malt, sweet yet giving off a few alcohol fumes as well. Tastes pretty darn good, full of orange and honeybun, yet with a rye tang that keeps things interesting, plus a strong hop finish that prevents the brew from growing too sweet. The heat rears its head as the beer warms, meaning that, while Rye Squared is tasty, it’s best enjoyed in small doses. (2/27/09)
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hops and lots of malt. This is a big beer with burnt caramel and sugar flavors.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hops, rich bread malt, spice and citrus aroma on this hazy orange brew with a white head. Starts subtle and then hits you with tons of bitterness from a great deal of hops. Slight sweetness at the end and then the bitter lingers.
I prefer the square root of this.
tastybeer (1573) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown with an off-white head that does not fade. Aroma is floral/citrus hops, rye, resin. Flavor is slightly bitter with a big malty finish. Mouthfeel is very smooth. Really easy drinking DIPA.
GTAEgeek (1028) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Nook. The pour is dark orange with a large foamy, off-white head. The aroma is apples, citrus hops, some light resin and pine, and syrup. The flavor is intense, but pleasant bitterness, with a nice malt backbone. The palate is heavy, thick and creamy. Overall, a big, smooth and surprisingly drinkable IPA.
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of floral and grapefruit peel with just a hint of carroway. Appears dusty and amber. Tastes of Orange peel and alcohol with just a little cream. Delicious and big.
jw0406 (650) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz pours a orange amber color with a small white head. Aromas of rye, hops and citrus. Sticky mouthfeel with a nice bitter finish