bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle...Pours a dark orange-bronze with ridiculous amounts of head and retention. Nose is heavy on the citrus...prototypical FFF’s. Some additional herbal notes along with some malted rye are apparent but the star is the hop profile as is typical with the beast of the midwest that is FFF. Flavor is an amalgam of profiles that include peach, pineapple, malted rye, toast and some mint. Unbelievable....bias aside.
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So I broke down and had to grab a bottle of this. Double rye IPA? Hell yes. Pours more orange than golden, fairly thick cloudy toward opaque, with a pretty sizable off-white cap. Nose involves some heavy yeasty dough notes with a hearty dose of orange, pineapple, and mango citrus hop notes and a dash of spiciness. Taste is quite bitter but fairly sweet as well. Palate is on the fuller side of medium bodied with almost a chewiness to it. No noticeable alcohol burn. A really solid brew: the rye makes a noticeable if not overwhelming impact on it. I hope it’s less than $12.50 a bottle for some of you out there.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at 3 Floyds. Amber pour with a white head. Aroma temts you to dive into this beer headfirst. Hoppy, citrus/grapefruit and rye. taste is fruity hops and rye bread. They meld together like a loving couple. Nice lacing. I was bummed the brewery was out of bottles as I went to the to go area.
sherm1016 (1158) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle purchased at Antioch Fine Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is floral, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, bready, rye, hoppy, pine, with a bready rye finish. Very tasty.
mikem409 (1491) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber from lemonhead. pour is orange with good head. aroma of citrus and lemon hops. taste is nice from the rye the hops are well balanced and nice sweetness
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 (11562) - 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 (4143) - 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.