dmac (6340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle via trade with TheAlum, thanks man. Poured a super deep amber/muddy brown body underneath a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, rye seeds, bread and candy. Nice fuller body with small bubbly tight carbonation. Flavor is nice with a slight hint of rye towards the end, initial flavor is far more sweet with notes of candy, caramel, toffee, bread and a dry finish. Good stuff. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Pours clean amber with a small white head. The aroma is light sweet malts, not overpowering at all like the BA version. The flavor is light sweet malts as well, with not bite or resiny sweetness for such a high ABV, making it very smooth for my palate. The body is lighter as well which helps, overall decent. arkurzynski (2446) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle thanks to motortoddhead. Deep orange/brown/red in color with off-white head. Slightly hazy. Deep passion fruit, citrus, spicy rye, toasted bread, light caramel in the nose. Ultra-smooth citrus, rye spice, and caramel with baked bread, biscuit, toasted malt in the finish. Light hopping throughout, mostly citrus/grapefruit. Most apparent in mid-flavor and finish. Slightly creamy and lighter than expected on the palate. Melding of flavors and pure smoothness make up for this. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Name: Hi-Fi Rye
Date: August 20, 2011
Appearance: cloudy amber, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, touch of fruityness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, balancing earthyness, touch of candy, light spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Bottle shared by maximum12. Clear dark copper pour, a little carbonation and a nice boozy hop aroma. Flavor is nice spicy hops and a little booze mixed with some sweet caramel throughout. Very good.
arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Pour big thanks to maximum12/Craig for the pour! Nice clear red pour with thin white head, aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, some spice, nice rye notes in there, touch of vanilla, slight cherry notes as well. Taste is a nice mix of caramel and toffee, some vanilla, caraway and rye spice, hints of sweet slight oxidized cherry, finishes fairly dry. Pretty nicely done, a bit one dimensional overall but good. nimbleprop (8474) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2011
22oz bottle pours a mostly transparent, copper amber with one ring of off white head. Nose is nice and spicy, definitely get those caraway seeds, malty, bread, malts, multi grain bread, yeast, sweet, caramel. Flavor is sweet, malty, spicy, you really get a ton of spicy rye, some herbs. Finish is lightly sweet, a little dry too. Super smooth. Love this. Completely drinkable even at 11% ABV. Great job. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Drank alongside the bourbon-barrel version.
The beer pours a clear amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of spicy rye and caraway notes, as well as some biscuit malt and some toffee. The alcohol is well hidden in the aroma.
The flavor is full of rye, along with some sweet brown sugar notes. I also get some toffee malt as well as some alcohol. Easy to drink.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
This poured a murky dark red to brown color with a beige head. Aroma was caramel, light dark fruits, definately some rye, and some citrusy hops. Flavor was a great blend of hop bitterness and light fruit, sweet caramel malt, and spicey rye notes. One of the only rye beers ive had that one can definitely tell there rye is there. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2011
(22oz bomber) clear rich amber with a creamy tan head. Nose of sweet caramel, rye, candied orange. Taste is very hoppy, grapefruit, rye, cream, sweet caramel, smooth and creamy body. Easy to drink with an alcohol linger.