BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2009
16oz Can – Tacoma Boys – Tacoma, WAGypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Aroma: Huge Malt liquor aroma with dactyl to boot.
Appearance: Golden yellow in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Just a huge Malt liquor flavor this was Drain pour right from the start.
Palate: Dry finish with a crappy tasteless Mouthfeel.
Overall: This was good for slug bait.
Oh, this really is malt liquor. Tastes of corn and corn syrup, rice, weeds, and a little bit of the liquid that’s swishing around the bottom of the dumpster behind the Houston Greyhound Station Burger King after a light drizzle on an otherwise hot July day. So, average for a malt liquor and not as good as King Cobra (which is what you should get if you must get malt Liquor). Poor overall, but I gave it a 7 in the Overall Impression category because I haven’t forgotten my roots like many of the oh-so-refined beer queens here and know that this will have me pretty fucked up shortly, and in the real world, that’s worth something. CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Wow, very malty. Cheap malts. A "get you f*cked up type of beer." Love this stuff since I have been out in Bothell/Seattle. What can I say. For those of you in the South (Atlanta) which is where I am from, Natural Ice is this beers cousin. This beer is better, but it is still a malt liquor. Actually, a malt liquor I can tolerate. I think this is less maltier in the sense of being harsh. I can actually enjoy this beer. Get crunk, and get drunk. luttonm (6750) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2008
6pack of 16oz’rs. Um, awful but drinkable for 7%. Heavy corn/malt taste without balance. Corn Syrup. cheap (6085) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2008 Thanks goes out to riversideAK for this really cool 40, a big green bottle of ale. Code 04078 E60713. Looks like it should be hidden in a wrinkled brown paper bag, heheheh. Not the same rude aroma as the 40s I get around here, its olfactory is much cleaner and even almost pleasant, smell is sweeter than cream corn. Lots of continuous rolling carbonation within the glass once poured into my Bios sniffer. Taste is, woooooo, strong unrefined alky impact. Rather uncouth, somewhat like a high gravity beer or malt liquor from Melanie’s City Brewing. Coarse strong American lager flavors are startling findings. It says ale, but I have a hard time believing it. This stuff provides disturbing spatial dimension sensory experiences. It gets a little smoother after the first glass, probably because it’s numbing up my palate. Even with a sense of smoothness, rolling in like heavy fog, it remains ill tempered. Finish is big alarming alky malt liquor 7.3% shock which is buzzy, impolite and crude. You’d never drink a growler of this stuff! So this is what the west coast is all about, wew. Alex, I owe you one for this. Love it, just love it!! Quite an experience. There is a significant risk that drinken rainer ale may have unintended consenquences which could ultimately result in the destruction of our planet. I’m surprised those west coasters didn’t pass a tree hugging law about this stuff.
Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2008
16oz can From BevMo! Carmel Mountain. Not half bad! The 7% was a nice touch....... robforbes (2266) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2008
i remember my grandpa prune sitting around the camp fire drinking this stuff back when i was just a wee lad and god hadn’t invented micro-brews yet.absurdist (8) - Davis, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008 does not count
the 40 ouncer pours a clear pale yellow with a orange tint, lots of bubbles, small white head, lacing is present.
smell is faint, grainy, silage, plastic.
taste is grain, sweet malt, a semi-creamy texture, some citrus, ends sweet & a touch of sour.
"You’re down with a case of the blues,
And you’ve got a face that refuses to smile.
Here’s how you get up off the ground,
You keep some Rainier Ale around,
And every little old part of you will wail!
Go get that Rainier Ale!!!
This is the greatest ale, oh what can I tell you, honey?"
God bless you, Pearl Bailey. spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2014 From a 24 oz. can brewed in Irwindale, CA. Huge white head that lasts about ten minutes and as the head recedes it leaves foamy rings of lace. Clear gold body.
Smell is where we drop below the 5 level. Usual corny grain husks some spice and then a pungent aromatic that reminds me of nail polish remover. Faint but there.
Taste at first it was way too sweet. Second sip reminded me of a cream ale. A slight bit of spicey hop bitterness shows up on the back of the tongue. Some apple skin starts creeping in as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium with plenty of carbonation. If tasted from the can the carbonation is really big. Overall this is the first time I have seen this beer in many years. The 24 ounce can is really handsome.
I used to drink this on occasion back in the 1960s. I can’t be sure but this reminds me of the "Green Death" of old. I didn’t think it was that high an abv. But that might explain the crazy behavior of the young folks that drank it! 7.3% abv.
Serving type: can
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2008
I’m actually amazed at how good this beer is. I was afraid to pour it into a glass, since that usually brings out the worst in a cheap malt liquor, but the aroma is actually reasonably appealing, and there’s no metallic or fishy nastiness to it, as there are with some other malt liquors I’ve rated. Certainly better than, say, Molson XXX. Cheap buzz. I’ll probably buy this again when I’m strapped for cash.