TaktikMTL (7733) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
Bouteille, de 22 oz, partagée dans le cadre du "Montréal YeHA! Party 2006" chez Goldorak. Arôme: Odeur fruité, de caramel et de pin. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel, de noix grillées et d’agrumes. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture liquoreuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence d’alcool chaleureux en arrière goût. (Rating #795) probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
Tasted at YeHA! 2006 in Montreal. App.: clear copper with light tan head. Aroma: sweet malt, raisins and dried fruits, a bit of molasses and sour cherries. Palate: med. body, slightly syrupy, med. low carbonation. Flav.: the nose repeats itself in the mouth with more pronounced raisins. A nice bitter finish and a bit of sweetness. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2006
bomber. Deep amber/copper with ruby highlights. small to medium off white head. Aroma is lots of citrus, rye, and pine. Taste is citrus, rye, with a slight piney bitterness that last throughout the taste. Alot of caramel and malts are also evident. Full, slick mouthfeel. very nice. joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
reddish brown appearance with a white-tan head. powerful beer. obvious strong hop character of a double IPA but with reasonable balance. very long lasting flavor with a finish of alcohol at the end. BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
I had this on-tap at the 1850 Landmark Inn in Milwaukee. I had sampled this beer (more than once, actually) at the GABF, and it was the best rye beer I had there. However, I still prefer Founder’s Red Rye, although this beer is very good.
It was served in a tulip glass and was a reddish brown color with two fingers of white head. Maybe it was the glass, but this beer had almost a cabernet wine sort of color to it, which was appealing.
The smell hoppy, without a lot of maltiness that you might expect from a beer made with rye.
But the rye was evident in the taste, but not to the extent that is in Red’s Rye. I felt that more rye taste may have made this beer taste a bit more balanced. The hop bitterness was good, and pretty untamed due to what I perceived as a lack of malt balance.
Mouthfeel was good...not too sticky but also not watery.
Drinkability was also decent. This beer has a high enough ABV that you’re well-advised to not go slugging down 16 oz at a time, but I could have multiple 8-10 oz servings of this beer. All in all, I’d recommend it.
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Cream colored head on a dark reddish brown body. Aroma is lightly citrusy hops but not as much rye as I was hoping for. Flavor is a little better balanced. Tastes like some strange mixture of a rye stout and a IIPA... starts out like a dry rye stout and finishes incredibly hoppy. Biggest flaw is the huge alcohol presence in the finish, but interesting nonetheless. Quevillon (3061) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
Bu au YeHa! 06. Ambré claire, peu de collet. Arome d’houblon très sucré, comme du scotch caramelisé. Goût fort de scotch, peu houblonneux. theisti (4114) - Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Bomber. Pour is amber with a big, foamy head that lasted a long time. Hoppy aroma. Taste is hop and heavy malt. Finish almost has a scotch ale feel to it (not sure if thats the rye or not), pretty complex. I would rate this beer higher, but the booziness was overpowering for me, way to much alcohol presence in the finish. LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2006
22 oz bottle. Cloudy amber color with full foamy head. Hoppy aroma with lite malt aroma. taste of malt and hops with bitter and alcohol after taste. Very good and different IIPA. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Was very pleasantly surprised by this one. 22oz bottle, which I’ve had in the cellar for 4-5 months. Pours a lovely copper-to-brown with a nice full head. The body and the complex palate were both quite well-balanced, unlike some offerings I’ve had from this brewer. A nice integration of malts (especially the rye, which gives it a nice piquant flavor) and the intense hops. Sorry that I didn’t pick up more of this fine brew.