JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the beer vs. wine tasting at Aficionado’s on 2/23/13. Pours a clear, yet chunky gold to amber color with a thin off-white head. Malty sweet nose with notes of spicy rye and hop. Malty flavor with spicy rye character and oniony hops in the finish.
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber at Sergio’s World beers. This is not as hoppy as I would expect from FFF, but not to say it’s not hoppy. There is hugely assertive rye in the aroma with accents of citrusy hops. Palate is fairly sticky with spicy rye and an even wash of hops. I can’t believe the restraint of bitterness, relatively speaking.
Mittenator (1092) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Golden orange with sediment throughout. Citrus and slight hops. Big rye, citrus and pith. Yum.
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber courtesy of Todd. Pours a cloudy orange vistilite with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of fresh orange citrus, rye, bitter hops and bread malts. Taste of fresh orange citrus, grapefruit, bitter hops and rye bread. Another gem from 3 FFFs.
wnoble (1214) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange, lage bubbled head. Nose is citrus, resins, grapefruit spice, caramel malts, bread, and toast. Flavor is caramels, toasted malts, spicy hops, citrus, piney resins, and dank hops. Medium high carbonation for the style. Sweet yet moderately bitter throughout.
Chuckaduck (606) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
3/1/2013. Honored to have had this. Pours orange-green with a fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus, lemon peel, resin, spicy. Taste is spicy, bread, rye (yes!), earth, wood, pineapple. Finish is long and bitter. Great lacing. Chewy mouth feel, This was excellent. Another great ale from one of the greatest breweries there is.
drsordr (892) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour from alexsdad. Orange,amber in color. Lots of citrus hop on the nose. Initial grapefruit hop flavor with some spiciness from the rye. Nice long bitterness.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2013 Sample pour from Dennis @ Blind Tiger. Pours an orange/amber. Aroma is huge citrus hoppiness. Taste is very bitter citrus (grapefruit) with some earthy/grassy notes as well. The rye definitely comes through.
beerbaaron (927) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid dark amber. Frothy, lasting white head. Big aroma, very hoppy, citrus, sweet, and rye. Flavor to match. Medium to full body, sticky, balanced hop bitter. Balanced overall. Great beer - everything in it come together really well, Too bad I had this after Hopslam.
MarinEvelyn (467) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden orange cool. Small but strong white head. Hoppy, rye, citrus secnts. Tastes hoppy with a slow smooth citrusy aftertaste.