olio (5969) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours golden color with a small head, some small particles floating around. Aroma of floral hops, toffee, sweetish fruits and resin. Flavor of resiny hops, goose berries, some caramel and mild rye. Sweetish fruity palate with a mild toffee finish. A bit disappointing and stuffy.
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle and served in tulip: Pours a deep golden hue but with a ton of floaties which was not expected, lasting frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma and lots of rye notes along with resiny, piney, and lightly citric hop esters. Pepper and clove with a touch of caramel and Melanoidin malts. Great nose on this beer. The taste is spruce, pepper, grapefruit, clove and rye bread over a layer of biscuit and aspirin... not sure what to make of it but strangely I like it. The mouth feel is more medicinal and chalky note and a tad boozy. The least favorite part of this brew. I like many things brought to the table but still feel something does not quite mesh together. Muddled and astringent as hell.
swoopjones (5669) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, courtesy of EVIL, big beer, seemed bigger than the 8.6. orange, grapefruity bitterness. light herbal notes. Big bitterness. another FFF winner
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2012. Clear amber color with ivory head. Spicy earthy hop, rye spice, pale malt aromas. medium body with soft co2. Nice spicy hop, pale rye bread, pine sap flavors with a sweet pale malt finish--tasty rye ipa
Camons (5660) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Home, courtesy of Jeff, Thanks! Pours slightly hazy orange with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, sweet tropical fruit, peach, mango, pine, resin. Flavor of malt, rye, rich fruity hops, peach, mango, oranges, resin. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Super easy drinking, great stuff. 010513
DSG (5658) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma of "green" hops, a bit citric and piney, with light rye spiciness and some malt. Sweetish malty flavor with some rye spiciness, lots of citric hops and a nice bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Good stuff.
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Had this on draft while stopping down for gas and a new barrel aged offering on sale. Excited for this one after the success of it’s little brother in my book. Pours a well hazed orange amber hue, some deeper clear orange sunset edges and bottom strike well, the body more hazed, with a cakey offwhite head atop as a firm yet smaller layer. Aromas are richer bitter fruit hops of melon and grapefruit, white grape and florals. Gumball, oranges, dancing in and out with sweeter tropical fruit aromas. Some rye, bready malts, and grainy malts but this is a melange of hop flavor in the nose. Touches of grass, pineapple, and lemons waft in. Initial is medium bodied, giving just a girth with an incredibly rich bitter hop flavor up front. Fresh and vibrant, this beer preaches fruity hops, florals, melon and grapefruit up front. Straight grapefruit juice, pine, florals. Touches of tropical fruit are more mellow than the nose. Pine, lemon, grass and florals bring a nice strong resiny bitterness. Middle is bitter and grapefruit citrus. Pine and florals, dry and bitter. Touches of bread, fruit, and cereal malts. More fruity melon, kiss of gumball, white grape and tangerine. Moving into the backend this one offers firm bitterness, citrus, tons of grapefruit. A gentle kiss of heat at times, but what could be just strong bitter rich hop oils lingering on the palate. Fruit, gumball, oranges, and florals. Grapefruit juice, as the fruit and strong citrus flavors really stay throughout this one. I haven’t loved a lot of FFF’s new IPAs/DIPAs lately, but this one is a winner. Remiscent of Rye’d Da Lightning, but stronger, more intense, richer hop flavors. Fresh and vibrant, good bitter dryness. Very nice beer here. Get at it soon, the fresher the better I’d think.
laiti (5572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
66 cl bottle @ olio
Aroma has fruity hops, peaches, hay and hints of apricot. Flavour has hops, gooseberry bush, fruity notes, some nettles and hints of caramel. Too stuffy but otherwise good.
larsniclas (5561) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden. White head.
Sweet, grassy, hoppy aroma. Wet hay in both aroma and flavour.
Smooth and creamy palate.
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, no mention of ABV, as Rye da Tiger, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex bitter brew, fruity/spicy and slightly woody/sweet, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!