Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle from brewery - pours a dark orange bordering on brown. Aromas of flowers and cereal. Fantastic flavor. Really good beer.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. Large off-white head, clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, rye, some grapefruit. Medium body, some resin, light acidity, nicely drinkable. (Obviously) really blown away by this one -- the flavor components mix into one tasty brew that’s exceptionally smooth and easy to drink.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 S: Intense - grapefruit sweetness, darker character from the rye, pine notes, some alc detected A: slightly haze - orange/gold with a puffy white tight small bubble head, fantastic lacing. T: Less pronounced and complex than the nose, but still excellent. Similar to their other imperials but with a more biting due to the rye, I assume. Tropical fruit sweetness, citrus fruit and rye bitterness substantial malt. A pretty bitter brew. P: Nothing wrong, lingers well O: Just a fantastic beer. On tap the taste is much better (4.7)
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from St Fun.
Pours a decent yellow si, oh yes, with a nose of banana-thin body odor hops. Flavor is a full-on assault of grapefruit rind, orange rind, and grapefruit pulp. Nice but light mouthfeel. I see his stripes andI know he’s clean; oh, can’t you see what I mean?
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured golden/yellow with a thin head. This quite good. Solid bitterness and balance with noticeable rye flavor. The rye and hop bitterness worked well with either not overpowering each other. Light fruits and esters with bread-like malts and earthy hop tones.
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of grapefruits citrus flavors. Sticky but not cloying at all. Obviously there is rye in it too. Totally legit.
Bill Becker (166) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It’s pouring a hazy orange with over a 2 finger head of foam..I pulled it from the fridge about an hour ago.
The smell is all sorts of hoppy. Citrus, pine, volumes of tropical fruit pineapple is there for sure, and a nice spiciness from the rye. Overall, not overly bitter in the nose.
And then I taste it and all of what I’ve written is there as well as a very solid malty taste that adds just the right touch of sweetness. Wow, this is very tasty and I’m not getting much, if any, of a booze burn.
Full bodied with lighish carbonation, the mouthfeel is truly grand. Man, that rye really adds a great dimension to a DIPA. Thanks again, Tom! An awesome drinking experience is what I have here.
ryecatcher (615) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a semi-hazy orange with minimal head (although it could be the glass seeing as I just washed it). Nose is ripe with tropical fruit (passion fruit stands out) and piney hops. Mouth is nice, medium bodied starts off bitter sweet and follow through to a lengthy bitter finish. More fruit, hops and some hints of malt and booze. Excellent.
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Unfiltered orange pour with a soapy white head and nice lacing.
Rye instantly notcable in the aroma. It smells sweet and boozy, tropical fruit, and rye which adds a bit of exotic breadiness.
The flavor is nice and tropical. Sweet with a booze tinge but not overpowering. Medium bitterness that is all pine and helps cut the sweetness.
A solid one.
hombrepalo (1744) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New bomber from three floyds picked up at westlakeview liquors. Tastes like a IPA with rye added. Bright citrus notes again mostly featuring grapefruit. Just a touch of malt sweetness before finishing with a good spicy kick from the rye