WisconsinBeer (714) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a bright orange color with a lingering head. Flavor is initially toasted earthy rye, followed by a nice balanced hop presence toward the end. The rye serves to dry this beer up quite a bit, which is a nice change from the cloyingly sweet maltiness of so many IPA’s. Well done, a nice twist on the usual style.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear medium amber to copper. Small off-white head, seems under-carbonated, but nonetheless leaves a good lace. Big citric hops aroma, a lot of lemon in the hops profile here, but in sipping, the hops bitterness significantly outweighs the hops aromatics; the pepperiness of the rye is the only thing here to offset the hops. Medium to full body, heavy, almost oily palate; almost more a beer to be felt than tasted.
twindadplus2 (623) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2009 Reddish orange with a thin, off white head. Light citrus and pine aroma with a sweet grain background. Flavor is resiny pine and herbal hops with a citrus and floral undertone. Caramel and rye round out the bitterness nicely. Nice medium body with a bittersweet finish.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an orangish amber color with a medium off white head. Aroma of earthy hops and citrus. Taste is hops, rye and caramel malt. The flavor is nicely balanced and didn’t flood by mouth with tons of hop bitterness like many of the over hopped/hyped west coast IPA’s. Easy to drink with a smooth pleasant dry finish.
SHANER4 (483) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 12 oz. - Poured copper color with small head that faded quick.
Aroma - hops , pine, citrus and grapefruit.
Flavor - Definite rye bread taste mixed with ample amount of hops.
Palate - medium bodied with average carbonation. Finish is dry and very bitter!
Overall - Strong overall flavor for an IPA.
Rye adds to the taste and is better than original Bitter Woman. Does taste stronger than 5.9%, slight dissapointment!
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a perfect brew for my 400th rating! (Awesome brew from my favorite brewery!)Pours a beautiful amber/copperish color with a medium beige head. Wonderful aromas of Hops,citrus and sweet caramel malts. Flavor is of mouth puckering hops that is quickly taken over by a spicey bite of the rye that then falls on to a great caramel malt backing. Wonderful bitter finish. One thing I very much enjoyed about this brew was the velvety smooth mouthfeel.This brew is a great twist on my favorite IPA!
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JAN 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botlle: very hoppy and quite dry ipa, a little thin on the malt side but lots of hops, cirtus of all sorts, lemon, grapefruit, oranges, kumquat, some herbal hops, some cardboard.
zeke626 (438) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a pale orange-brown body with off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and floral hops, lemon citrus, caramel malts, and sugar. Flavor is similar with the rye coming near the mid-palate. Medium-bodied; slightly sticky and oily on the palate. Bitter grapefruit and hop resin finish.
bhops (432) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to allendodd. pours golden orange with medium head. aroma of hops, citrus, some sweetness. flavor is nice and hoppy, caramel, spiciness from the rye. good beer. thanks dodd
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really smooth beer that ends with the most lovely aftertaste. The hop character was right on target. I bought only a single, but will try and find a four pack if there are any left.