ReedM (28) - - AUG 5, 2013
This is one of the best executed beers of all time. For being something as obscure as a black rye IPA, this beer is perfect.
The aroma consists mainly of citrus, with a great amount of roasty/spicy rye malt in close pursuit.
The sip starts smooth, with a lightly carbonated hoppy ale hitting your tongue.
Then it happens.....
The hop blast.
This is a very hoppy beer. Overloads of citrus and pine buzz around and on your tongue. Then you realize the buzzing is because you have a ridiculously grainy beer assaulting your mouth.
It transforms into a roasty, grainy, spicy beast of a dark rye ale.
The grainy spice all but kills the hop flavor in your mouth, inviting for another sip...... mike5326 (1754) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Poured from a chilled bottle. Dark brown color, slight head. Very good taste, sweetness. Jayb0 (1197) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2013
This was excellent. Dark as night with a strong, foamy, beige head, lots of lacing. Creamy, bold, rich and mildly spicy, lots of hops battling the malt and keeping a perfect balance and dry-ish finish that lingers with subtle bitter chocolate and lingering hop bite. culchiem (3971) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle at BBF2013. Ruby black with a medium head. Aroma is fruity, flavour is mango fruit, sharp hop, very drinkable. Rocketman2013 (108) - Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of coffee, citrus and pine. Black as the devils eyes. Rich creamy foam. Taste of chocolate, coffee, and pine. Medium heavy.
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RRocks01 (1) - Morro Bay, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
This beer makes me think I will love all types of Black Rye IPAs, either it’s true, or Firestone Walker just set the bar really high. Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2013
On tap at the abbey. Pours jet black but slightly thin. Aroma is mostly hops. Flavor is very fresh dry hops with a tiny roasted finish, very nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Beese (2733) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from NWIPA in Portland, OR. Drunk of 4th of July.
Poured a beautiful almost black colour with a thick tan head. Strong aromas of both citrus hops and burnt coffee. Full, silky mouth feel. Powerful bitter hop flavours citrus and grassy grabbing the taste buds, followed by burnt malts which lingered on the palate. Balanced perfectly with some dark chocolate and dried fruit sweetness. One of the best beers I have ever tried (thanks for the recommendation, Ryan!). Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
CBC - Red Session, Østerbro, Copenhagen, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of citrus, flora and malt. Flavor with roasts, caramel and spices. cfrancis (3444) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Pours black with little brown wisp of head. Aroma is grapefruit hops and small roasted malts. Taste is great grapefruit hop flavours up front with roasted malts and chocolate in the backend.