Ebenezer (7) - - AUG 29, 2017 does not count dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bubbled, thick and long lasting tan head. Sweet vanilla, roasted malt, floral aromas. Cloudy dark brown with a red tint. Very bitter and thick, strong alcohol burn, sour finish. At 10%, alcohol is not hidden but considering the strength, it blends in fairly well.
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 On tap and 12-oz bottle. My all-time personal favorite. No kidding about the 'obscene amount of malt and hops.' Big rich round full-bodied full-throttle delicious brew. Bosco (351) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2017 Deep copper amber, persistent off white head and lacing. Sweet, caramel camdy, bourbon with mild even bitterness throughout.
The astringent, peppery rye notes I was looking for were barely there.
$3.79/12oz bottle from Total Wine and More, Boca Raton, Florida packman69 (1) - - AUG 17, 2017 does not count
Tasted from the bottle, bought in Cincinnati at my local Jewish deli. Oy vey! This is a solid brew! I was happy to be a circumcised man of god when I put this rye IPA to my orthodox lips. Surely a goy couldn't handle this beer, it's as strong as Abraham, and as fertile as the lords good soil. The flavor on my tongue was hefty malts and fruity hops with just a hint of rye whisky. Let gods chosen people rejoice, Shmaltz has done it again!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mike67 (1274) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2017
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 (179) - 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 (5228) - 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 (1461) - 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.