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, itís 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 (1333) - 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 (809) - 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 (1098) - 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 (517) - 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
phylomatic (3) - Trussville, Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2011 does not count
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
A: Imagine my name is Orange and I only like Red a little. Nice head with a stubborn retention.
S: I really like the smell. Iím going to make an attempt at explaining it. Forget the malts. Iíve got hops out the wazoo! To make this short, I can create a case for each of these: herbal, perfumy, spicy, leafy, grassy, floral, piney and citrusy.
T: After the smell was so good, this was disappointing.
MF: Itís smooth, little bite. Not a lot of carbonation, especially compared to the head...meh...
overall: Not quite encountered such a juxtaposed selection of attributes in a beer. I like it, but the taste is quite bland in my opinion.
BeerFanDan17 (911) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An insanely delicious Double IPA. Extremely hoppy and slightly spicy in character. Mild alcohol flavor with intensity. But, great hop-malt balance.
That1Guy (1753) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle crushed at the Rendesvous Restaurant & Beer Emporium in St. Augustine, FL. Golden orange pour with a sticky head. Aroma of big hops and rye. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel. Very hoppy but wonderfully balanced at the same time. A fantastic beer. Loved it.