RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Tastes like an very big IPA to me. Nice aromatic hoppiness which follows through in flavor as a big bitter bite, hence the name. Very prominent caramel malt base struggles to keep the hop attack in check. Very nicely brewed and enjoyed (perhaps overly enjoyed!) sitting outside at the Liar’s Club, watching the cute surfer girls stroll by. williamstome (1993) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Deep ruby pour, small off white head. Fruity aroma, flavor of caramel, fruit, very tart and bitter. Great mouthfeel. RedSox2004 (1975) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pours a deep reddish brown/mahogany with a two-finger thick tan head that dissipated to a solid film and left great lacing. Pine hops were the strongest aroma with big roasted malts clearly present. A delicious beer, strong resinous hoppy flavor balanced with strong maltiness that lingered in the background. Medium body with light carbonation that left a real good mouth feel. A big, big awe-inspiring beer Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
On tap at gingerman with Steph. Spicy and herbal aroma. Warm rye, peppercorn flavor, burst of burnt orange flavor in the finish. Respectable, though I’ve never really gained much love for rye ales. MacBoost (1939) - Victor, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Clear mahogany pour. Small head. Smells syrupy and sweet. Tastes brutally bitter with a palate shredding brashness. Uncompromising. Sweet. Sticky.
jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Strong citrus aromas with a citrus bite up front. Drying and somewhat bitter, like orange peel, with a serious amount of IBUs. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2010
tap at RnH - very hoppy, astringent, toffee, nd sweet fruits. well balanced but theirs an odd component to the sweetness, which I can’t quite label... Joe had something interesting to say about this. See his notes when he puts them up. wetherel (1893) - Cupertino, California, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Tried from tap at Ballast Point’s 11th anniversary celebration. One of my favorite styles of beers: Double red. Amber color, with small wispy microbubble head. Nice balanced sweetness and hoppiness. Met Brendon, my old roommate, while drinking this. Very good. beer-yum (1890) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 5, 2015
Subdued aroma and dark brown colour gives not hint of what is to follow. This brew is aptly named. A huge malt hit to start is quickly tamed by a similarly scaled dose of hops. Surprisingly, the combination quickly balances itself out and recedes - leaving a mild bitter finish. zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Tasty Beverage Company, Raleigh, NC. Deep rusty orange pour with a reddish hue and a thick off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, wet grass, and light toffee notes. The taste is awesome with bitter grapefruit, pineapple, and tangerine combined with an assertive caramel malt backbone. Somehow this is easily drinkable even with the high bitterness and alcohol. As with many "American Strong Ales" this is not quite a DIPA and not quite a barleywine. Great brew!