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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Our "Hi-Fi Rye" is brewed with almost 60% malted rye to give this beer a very rich and intense maltiness. The American hop varieties used impart complex citric, spicy, earthy notes, and combine to amplify the rye character. The tradition of the barley wine-style ale is carried out with this ode in rye. Cheers!

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (3191) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pours amber orange with no head. Aroma of malt and dark fruit. Taste is malt, prunes, slight bitterness. Interesting but not for me.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3144) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3128) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle thanks to Dmac for sharing. Pours out a nice copper color with a small whispy off white head. Aroma is of rye, spices, caraway, caramel malts and light alcohol. Taste is grainy, with rye, caraway, caramel, light earth, some spice and a bit of a warming alcohol note on the finish. Interesting brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2013
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 Bottle: Thanks to Mike & Tim for sharing. Swampy looking, opaque copper body with nearly no head... barely even a ring forms around the edges. Aroma has notes of sweet, dark prunes & nearly vinous grapes with caramel, buttery toffee, & a light bit of toasty bread. Seems like some oxidation has taken place... lightly "stale" character in the back-end. Taste is big graham cracker up front with sweet toffee, light caramel, plums, prunes, grapes, & some more oxidation on the palate, lightly sherry-like but also somewhat stale & cardboard-y in the aftertaste. A little thin for a barley wine, & a mild rubbing alcohol character grows with too much warmth. Slightly disappointing considering how good the barrel aged version is. Wonder if this one was much better out of the gate?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (3045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle courtesy of kermis! At Not THT. Hazy brownish amber. Minimal creamy head. Big sweet rye and spices, fudge, caramels, strong barrel character. Honey, maple syrup. Quite hoppy as well. Big sweet, mild bitterness. Full body, low carbonation, creamy fat feel. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #53. Dark copper with a nice little white head. Spicy and it has a nice little hoppiness. Light flavor, the carraway comes through pretty nicely, real nice beer. (1555)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pours a hazy dark copper color with amber edges and a half finger yellowish-beige head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Complex nose with lots of earthy pine, grassy hops, spicy rye, leathery malt and dark fruit notes. The rye is really prominent slightly overpowering things but as it warms, there are hints of caramel malt, toffee, plum and fig. Medium bodied with a dry, earthy hop presence that compliments the spicy rye very nicely. Again, the rye flavor dominates but theres also some grassy pine needle bitterness that lingers throughout. Some needed sweetness underneath from the malt backbone that gives off some toffee, caramel, raisin and fig. Pretty complex and well balanced with leathery malt and faint booziness in finish. The high is ABV really well masked making this beer deceptively drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2407) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2011
650 ml bottle from secret santa. thanks. Pours a translucent amber-brown color with a small off-white head that soon fades to a fine film. The aroma is displays lots of caramel, toffee and sherry with a bit of spice for effect. The flavor features the rye really well with spicy grains set in a sweet caramel malt backdrop. Earthy hops kick in giving this a nice IPA-like complexity, and also a bit of bread and biscuit fill in the back end. The palate is full and syrupy with prickly carbonation. Finishes long and sweet with lingering sherry and white pepper. Overall: I like the occasional sweet beer (as long as they dont taste like saccharine), I love rye, and I worship barley-wines. How could this possibly miss, well it did not--this one came across as exceptional. I loved it. I tried pairing with a couple of cheeses as I occasionally wont to do: Goat Feta-not so good, Dutch Gouda-very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2354) - Hagen, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2016 Sampled from 0.65 l bottle at 9.5% abv, shared by kermis at Not THT, thanks! Slightly hazy, brownish amber with an off-white head. Sweetish-malty, slightly spicy aroma of caramel, brown sugar, nuts and spices (caraway?). Rather sweet, malty and quite spicy taste of caramel, honey, brown sugar, nuts and spices, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, a bit warming-alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, rather oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (2310) - 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.


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