mike67 (1197) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2017 Murrow (101) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours medium to deep amber with ample beige head. Heavy, sweet malt aroma with notes of caramel and toffee. Flavor is a nicely balanced wallop of dark, sweet malt and citrus hops with a brace of alcohol through to the finish. RIch, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied. This is a big beer and full of flavor and texture.
12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of caramel malt, citrusy hops and ripe fruit. Body is full and slightly crisp. Citrusy, herbal hops, caramel malt and tropical fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, huge, and dry. Outstanding brew. chriszfat (84) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2016
From a bottle pours dark amber and clear with a decent head. Smell is malty and can smell the rye also. Taste is sweet Carmel and whiskey, too sweet. Some lasting bitterness but not enough for the overpowering sweetness and malt. BrewBrain (171) - Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Dark amber pour with foamy tan head. Aroma is caramel, whiskey, orange. Very sweet citrus whiskey-like flavor. Moderate bitter very sticky finish. Too much caramel malt. polo_marco (332) - milton, Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Smells of bread sweet malts Orange pulp and slight booze scent. Dark red amber color. Sweet malt come out at first then hoppy citrus fruits with a wine like finish a taste that I dislike but can handle cause it’s suddel. Medium sticky body with lite carbonation. Brews a bit malty and boozy for what I enjoy for an IPA even one with this high ABV. But this could use more hop flavor. Not bad overall. fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2016
Much too bitter for my liking. Out of my normal brew comfort zone. Trying to spread my wings with new types...this however, was way off the mark.
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. Quick3Beers (1232) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2016
Pours a dark copper brown from a bottle. Whiskey and rye nose with caramel. Flavor similar, very malty, with lots of hops too, but seems like less of an IPA than a pale ale, or even a super hopped scotch ale. Good beer. sulawang (1161) - - MAR 21, 2016
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours deep mahogany brown with a long lasting ultra-creamy small head, sticky micro lacing, super fine layer of 1mm retention, clusters of snail speed streams near the surface.
Nose: toffee barley malt. (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: superfine creamy smooth, thick-dense mouthfeel, suspended micro CO2
Mid-palate: grapefruit bitter hops, (lvl-5-sweetness), toffee toasted barley malt, resiny, trace metallic
Finish: sweet-heavy alcohol hit, dry rye malt.
Summary: Super duper creamy mouthfeel unlike most others, stealth 10% ABV hits hard once it’s all over. Very drinkable, up there. That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2016
12 oz bottle. Clear dark amber pour with a white head that disappears quickly. This is so oxidized. Smells like cardboard and cereal. Shocking flavors no doubt. Almost poured it out. eduardovl (1449) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2016
330ml bottle served in a goblet glass. Enjoyed @ Craftissimo - the best craft brew bottle shop in Hong Kong! Thanks Ronny!
A: Pours a deep amber color forming a medium and persistent tan head with lots of lingering lacings left in the glass.
S: Nose is a must for rye beer lovers: It smells rye! :). Strong notes of toffee, caramel malts, pine, resin, grapefruit.
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Rye, caramel malts, grapefruit, resin, pine, zest. Intense and persistent hop bitterness punch finish.
M: Heavy body. Average carbonation. Rye, grapefruit, resin, pine, zest in the aftertaste.
O: Good drinkability. Great Rye IIPA!