JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 5, 2005
pours a gorgeous mahogany color with a two finger off white head. Dangerously quaffable, this brew has a good balance between bitter and maltiness. Thx santa zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Pous a somewhat cloudy amber, with a tan head. Aromas are pine, grapefruit, and a little malt. Flavor is much like the aroma, with a bit of spice as well. More hoppy than I would prefer. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
12 oz bottle, courtesy of Sammy. Deep red-brown beer with a thin off-white head. Big hoppy aroma, pine, resin, and some woodsy spiciness. Sweet malts mingle behind the hoppy top notes. Vanilla aroma as well. Flavour shows the same vanilla notes, spicy hops, and a touch of peppery alcohol. Faint sweetness in the middle of the palate before a fruity cherry and citrus flavour that is quickly backed up by an assertive hop flavour and bitterness. Awesome. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Bright reddish-brown body with a creamy off-white head. Spicy rye, caramel malt, fig, and cinnamon aroma. Nice toasty, warm and spicy malt qualities marry nicely with the hop varieties. Great aftertaste and medium, palatable texture. This is like Arrogant Bastard with refinement. I dig it. burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Rich, red body with good -sized white head. Wonderfully balanced with a nice hoppy finish.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2005
This is my new favorite hoppy beer!! My wife and I polished off a sixer over last weekend and I went back to buy what was the last sixer my store had. I love the way the hops and rye intermix. Damn nice beer. Might have the best aroma I’ve ever smelled hopwise. jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2005
The hops in this beer are forward, but not overwhelming. Aroma of hops, grapefruit, malt, citrus, rye. Taste starts with hop bitterness with a smooth follow-through. Slightly sweet. Comfortable palate. Overall, a refreshing, tasty beer. CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2005
Deep round red color and beautiful floral hop nose. This beer is both bitter and balanced. Wow. It makes me want to dance with tigers and sleep with rats. Sometimes. Dorwart (2589) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Decent sized light tan hea dof fine bubbles. Reduces to a thick sheet of sticky lacing. Wonderful aroma. A boat load of pine, citrus, flowers and grapefruit in there. Gotta love hops! Dry aroma also. Color is a dark orange red. Flavor is sweet like hard candy up front then mellows out to a wonderful hops palate. Little spices and a little rye. Slight bitterness but is very well balanced. Finish is bitter and dry and leaves a lingering sweet and pasty bitterness in the mouth. I really like this beer. Thanks to RoyalBrown for this one. DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Bottled. U.S. Beer #15 of 31 for American Beer Month! Open up and there’s the nice, spicy smell of an American wheat. Pours a deep amber color under a rocky, lacy head. Taste is the same light spiciness and soft malts of the few rye beers I’ve been able to enjoy. A northwestern hop smack adds to the enjoyment. I may be rating this pretty high, but frankly it’s hard to find any fault with this little brew. Nice sticky hoppiness left on the lips, too.