brstp (201) - - MAR 16, 2007
Bomber. Nice dark brown orange color, large khaki head. 50/50 between pine hops and very caramelly malt aroma, taste is the same with a little more citrus, alcohol, and rye obviously. Lots and lots of malts, unusual for a DIPA but not unpleasant. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Brown Coloring with Sandy Head. Hopped Aroma. Creamy Mouthfeel..Some Alc Warming...Rye Malt Foundation...Balances Dry Hop Cover and Aftertaste..Some Light Fruit Notes..Arguably One of the Better Balanced Rye Beers I’ve Had. Wonderful Double IPA Darkover (1545) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Pours clear red with a small beige head. Aroma of citrus(peach and orange) and sweet malts. Flavor of rye malt and hops. Finish is pretty dry and bitter. frylock (1144) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Rye bread, grapefruit, and pine needles come through in the aroma. Bitter, with notes of peaches, orange peel, and toasty malts. More rye is noticeable in the finish. Not bad. y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - MAR 1, 2007
got mad trashed off this, cuzin’
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2007
i be gettin mad buzzin’
sippin brew feelin fresh
sip a drank; motherfucker, smell my breath
believe me when i tell it cuz its true
best to sip this right homeboy; brewed by dat ill ass jew.
- an ode to my good friend, jew rapper.
22oz. Bottle: Aroma is moderately malty and moderately hoppy. Smells of toasting and caramel as well as resin, grapefruit, and aromatic hops. Poured a copper/red or ruby/amber in color with a small tan head that lasted throughout. Good lacing. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and heavily bitter. Sweetness noted in flavors of malt, caramel and cookie. Bitter hop notes of pine, resin, wood, and rye. Also has slight alcohol taste up front. Medium to full body. Tingly, sticky texture. Long, kinda dry, bitter finish that make my mouth water. Overall, a different IPA that is well balanced and nice and bitter in the end. FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
22oz. bottle. Murky dark orange-brown with a small light tan head. Sweet/spicy rye with dusty herbal and citrus hops in the aroma. Citric metallic hops up front, ruddy and slightly grainy malt component of varied sweetness and texture. Large crystal malt character with pine and earthen floral hop flavors. Residual dirty bitterness in the finish, with a tinge of alcohol heat and a coarse maltiness. Mouthfeel is a heavy medium, starts sticky but resolves somewhat dry. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Thanks to Jacob for sharing. Copper, thin tan head. Nose is caramel malt, fruit, relatively high hops. Flavor is caramel, alcohol, piney hop, sweet candy. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Aroma is a balanced sweet malt, caramel, and bitter hops. Pour is a clear red/brown with a large creamy off-white head. It’s got some very nice lacing too. Flavors are a pretty standard citrus, piney hops, caramel, and sweet malt. Notes of rye. Medium to heavy mouthfeel. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2007
22oz bomber, pours reddish brown with pretty tan-off white head. looks tasty. nose isn’t overly hoppy but has some nice PNW hop notes mixed with caramel, brown sugar, fruits, nuts, and a hint of alcohol. taste has lots of upfront rye and caramel notes with great juicy hops, hop bitterness isn’t over the top but very enjoyable. alcohol is very well hidden. mouthfeel is rich and full. i like the rye in this but i can hear a complaint that it’s a touch over done. the hop flavor is very nice but perhaps the nose and bitterness isn’t quite enough. overall, a very tasty and well made big beer, a nice tribute to a legend.