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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Rob so enjoyed the rye component of Dirty Old Man that we decided to brew an IPA with it as well. We’ll be amping up the gravity, as well as the flavoring and aroma hops (relative to Bitter Woman).


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Clear medium golden, big white head. Aroma, rye, earthy herbal notes. Flavor, earthy toffee, rye, pinE notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Floral hop aroma with just a hint of rye spicing. Flavor is pretty dominated by hops on the entry, nice malts in the middle, then more solid hop bitterness with a little more of that spicy rye in the finish and aftertaste. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (1960) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Pours dark gold with reddish tinge and a thin o/w head. Aroma is dusty caramel maltiness, rye breadiness and some resiny hop. Flavour is nice herbal bitter, with a grainy sourness. Medium malt and smooth body. Bit of a lingering mettalic bitterness to the finish though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1953) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2010
12 oz. bottle to tulip glass. Pour is copper orange which appears cloudy and a nice head. Aroma is strong rye and hops which is very nice. Taste is hoppy grapfruit and rye with cinnamon too. Palate is sticky and dry finish. Overall I really enjoy Bitter Old Woman and this one is that much better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1870) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Color is a nice golden brown with light carbonation and a small head. Aroma is a rich floral hop scent. Taste rich, hoppy and bitter. Starting with a bolder medium body it goes down with a rich feel. Finish comes in malty then a big floral hop taste, a touch of hay and bold bitterness. After taste is dry and bitter. This is a very good IPA with an extra bitter kick.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1852) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2009
12 oz. bottle from Archer Liquors. Not a bad Rye IPA. Bottle. Pours light brown/amber with a small ring of tan head. Aroma of citrus, caramel malt, and spicy rye malt. Flavor is initially quite spicy from the rye with a citrus, fruity malt finish. Pleasant and easy drinking! Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1787) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2010
At a tasting, thanks David, small staying head, a little hazy medium orange colour, aroma of rose petals, mandarine, orange marmalade, flavopurs of orange, melon, herbs and biscuit, coupled with with a strong lasting bitterness, medium sweet bitter aftertase. A good but not overbearing IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Outstanding rye IPA. Great interplay and balance between the rye and pine/citrus hops with a soft caramel malt backing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Spicey ,citrusy hopping is dominating fragrance, Cascade is still the main player here,the caramel malting comes through as your nose gets a handle on that initial banzai hop charge,you can feel the strength of the brew in your nose,this will definitely be putting a little weight on Cal. Head is minimal, Kingpin said he had no head at all. The first thing you notice on the taste is the spark of the spicey peppery rye,followed closely by a solid bitter hop and rye tongue lock, Kraft caramel square backing,quite evident despite the apparent 200+ IBU’s, mildly carbonated ,almost like a handpull, this mildness of the carbonation lets the oiliness of the hops become more of a manifested factor. The spicey rye bitterness is what is left in your mouth at the finish. Unlike most rye IPA’s ,this brew battles your tongue the entire glass. A little to slick to be considered a thirst quencher,not complex enough to be considered uniquely special,it is still an excellent summer IPA and I’ll problay abandon her skinny sister while this is available. Bigger and smoother then Red Rye, but still bitter enough to scare away hopophobics

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle, thanks to tytoanderso. Aroma big on spicy rye notes with citrus hoppiness and some fresh, lightly buttered roll. Flavor again really highlights that spiciness with ample breadiness and strong bitterness. I guess I can kind of see why others would say this is more APA than IPA, but I think that impression has more to do with the ratio of hops to malt. I think there are plenty of hops here, just also a big focus on the rye malt component as well. In any case, I like it.


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