kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Name: Imperial Rye
Date: September 09, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, creamy beige head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, earthy, spicy, touch of sweet pine
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, sweet pine, touch of orange citrus, light spicyness, just enough bitterness to take the edge off the sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours hazy orabgy copper with 2-finger creamy well-retained head. Nose is piney floral hops, caramel malt, some sprucey and spicy notes. Tastes rich, very sprucey, woth some pineapple, tangerine, overall high IBU astringent mouthfeel, and some late florals and fruit, but the sprucey hops take center stage. Maybe the first rye IPA I’ve had where I didn’t really taste any rye. AT7000 (8) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2012 does not count
This is hands down the best beer I have ever consumed aside form Belgians. This will be my "go to" beer from now on. I like the rye taste, it seems to go well with the maltiness and hoppiness. Strong beer, be careful. I think it would be way too intense for the average beer drinker. That might explain some of the negative comments about it.
But to each their own, every beer drinker has different tastes and likes or dislikes. All I know is this is the best beer I have ever tasted, aside from Trappist and Belgian. The alcohol levels almost make this a barley-wine I suppose. Please be careful, I had one eight ounce glass and almost wrecked my car whilst doing 80mph on the Florida Turnpike.
hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of spicy rye bread, caramel, and citrus. Tastes of the same rye bread, caramel, citrus, and fruity. onceblind (9399) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Tap at brewery. Clear copperish amber in hue with a foamy persistant white head. Lovely aroma of boozy sweet caramel and toffee, with a strong nutty presence like pecan and chestnut, with some subtle rye bread dough aromas and leafy citrusy hops. Flavor tastes like a more bitter form of the aroma, with some acidic citrus, boozy cara/toffee, rye bread, and some subtle nuttiness.
rader58 (899) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Sample at Fort Collins Brewery. Pours a cloudy amber with hues of orange. Aroma of rye, grain, cocoa, Flavor of grain, citrus, rye, caramel, vanilla. jmohno (1610) - Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Murky mopwater orangish brown,no head,low carbonation. Sugary decending lacing.
Fruit,malt toasty bread,nutty,light cocoa notes.More of a nutty bready carmel malt than any hops.But it smells kinda good.
Taste is similar kinda slick ,carbonation is ok but this seems really flat maybe the rye gave it too much thinness.Really good hop flavor and malt flavor and great bittering strength in the finish. Its full bodied at first but turns dry/slight alchohol. Alot of dry rye spice.Good,not too near my favorate double rye ipa. I think this would be better toned down some with the abv,it seems barleywine flat carmel sweet/alchohol. Seems like a beer in which the yeast never finished their job completly. Ratman197 (14664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Bomber poured a cloudy amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromasof rye, earthiness, carmel, cocoa and fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, earthiness, carmel, cocoa, light grapefruit and a hint of pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering rye finish. RSRIZZO (1984) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2012
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 42°. Color is a hazy amber with good carbonation and a small tight off white head. Aroma is a peppery rye scent. It has a medium body with a rich and creamy mouth feel. Flavor comes out allot like the aroma with big pepper, rye and spice that gives a touch of citrus. After taste is dry as a nice bitterness comes on and the rye leaves a mild sweet feel as the spice fades. Overall its a good brew. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was off white and creamy with good retention and lacing. Caramel, toffee, pine, and herbal hop aromas. medium bodied and slightly sweet with moderate bitterness. Herbal and pine-type hop flavors with a meaty toffee/caramel malt backbone.