bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2016 AT7000 (9) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
(Draught) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, grass, maple, honey, and bread. Flavor of rye, pine, citrus, bread, caramel, and honey. woodychevy (874) - - JUL 30, 2016
Bomber from Hopey that got opened in Greenville. Absolutely terrible. Will probably never buy another beer from Hopey. Poured it down the drain. Poured super cloudy but a nice amber color. Nose was decent- mostly sweet malt and hint of spice. Taste was just way too sweet. No balance whatsoever. Tons of booze- didn’t take more than a couple of sips. Would try it fresh, but even then would guess overly sweet and boozy. Choose Miller High life can over this. That says it all. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of HOPS, and some other hints, maybe fruit, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and hoppy with a nice dry finish. Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
22oz bottle 3/20/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-38° in Shaker-Pours a murky orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of rye, hops, nutty, and caramel. Taste of the same with more nut coming in on the back end. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and has a lot going on but still tasty. arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark orange. Head is off white with good lacing. Caramel, toffee, and pine. Slightly sweet with moderate bitterness. Not sure I’m keen on the rye flavor here.
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
GABF week 2012. On tap at the brewery. Pours with a mostly clear orange hued body with a lasting tan ring. Aromas are very sweet, malt forward, bready, nutty, caramel, malty, light pine and herbal hopes. Flavors are nutty, biscuity, bready, caramel, and bitter, spicy and pine. Medium carbonation with a very sweet finish. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2013
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.DuffMan (10423) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
Appearance: Murky brown body with a creamy tan head on top, great retention.
Aroma: The aroma is very earthy, dirt and pine come to mind. It smells as if I rolled around in the grass all day along with a slight nuttiness.
Taste: Caramel sweetness is up front right into a dirt and pine flavor with a moderate bitterness. The finish is a touch dry of nuts and spicy rye.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate bitterness.
Overall: Maybe it’s because I grew up in the woods, but this reminds me of home. This smells like a day in the woods and tastes like it. I highly enjoy this.
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Burn orange colour, thick light gold head with wispy retention. Sweet sticky malts, coniferous hop character, light floral notes. The rye character is arely detectable here, but as an IIPA it’s fine, just a little on the malty side (which I like in my IPAs, so maybe thats why I flavour this over many of my RB peers). brokephibroke (315) - Mead, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
Boozy and unimpressed. I know rye IPAs may be the thing right now, but this one does not work for me, Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Murky orange pour with fair khaki head. Semi sweet and caramel honey and pine tree and very resinous. A little apricot fruitiness. a slight bit of rye spice on the tail, but almost not noticable at all. Not really my thing, but its okay.