DrnkMcDermott (3072) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle, $2.50 at Binny’s. Gotta admit these Rinku beers are my guilty please. No one produces such consistently crappy beers accompanied by total cluelessness in marketing. Frighteningly hazy orange pour into my tumbler glass. Kicks up a bit of a head before it fizzes away. Seems to have a fusel alcohol smell when I pop the crown, but that actually fades away quickly, Leaving, oddly, not much smell at all. Taste is like a weak whiskey, mixed with corn syrup and diluted with soda water. If there were a trace of hop to this, I admit it couldbe mistaken for a barley wine. Well, I did this rating in the kitchen before going out with the rest of the bottle to grill and be "drinkin’ without thinkin." But I am thinking that an average Lagunitas or Rogue bomber at twice the price is more than twice as good!
slowrunner77 (11480) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2017
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Malt liquor turned up to 11...or 15% in this case. A pointless beer except to get you drunk. Split a bottle several ways and nobody finished. Sweet grain, corn, booze. Just not great in any way.
JStax (6009) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a clear copper with a white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma has rich, malty notes. Hefty bread, straw, leather. The buddy I was drinking this with said it reminded him of drinking whiskey. Maybe the alcohol was speaking to him. It is however very sweet and boozy. I could see the parallel. Big body and medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel. Far exceeded my expectations.
BillWyce (1062) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy orange-amber, with just the slightest hint of a white head. Aroma is caramelly with an herbal note. Body is medium-to-full and syrupy. Light boozy note in the finish. Flavor is malty-sweet, maybe some caramel. Light boozy note at the back.
Thechasm442 (965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2016
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Drank straight from the bottle. Aroma is corn, and unripe fruit. Taste is corn syrup, stale fruit, old breadays, and booze. Meh..it did the trick.
ffbot (404) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 18, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
All things considered not terrible. Pour is a still, whiskey looking fluid of dark orange with clarity to it. smell is alcohol, lots of yeast, some creamed corn, and over ripe fruit. Taste is the over ripe fruit but with a solid absence of alcohol, and instead a sweet odd taste
demannu (459) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smells of sweet cereal and cough syrup. Pours an orange copper color. Even looks a bit syrupy. Taste is sweet and full of cheap booze. Mouth feel is light to medium and slick/syrupy. Pretty poor quality but it’s a cheap 15% beer, what do you expect.
SlimHabib (452) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 18, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pour. Clear copper with a very small white head. Aroma is corn and syrup. Light body. Very sweet initially, but quickly becomes bitter.
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2015
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pint+ bottle. Nose is sweet and syrupy-cereally, fruity, grainy, hay. Pours clear, deep copper-orange with a short head that quickly fizzes itself out. Taste is offensively alcoholic, not just low-grade spirits; strongly solventy, reminds of acetone, burns the tongue and throat on the way down, warms up the chest quickly, features heavy apple and red berry, heavy grape, mild corn. Harsh, cloying, oily, minimized hops and bitterness, but a touch tangy. Slick medium-full body watery-malty at the edges, though I’m surprised to find some actual melanoidin development! Hot garbage to get you drunk quickly. [2015.12.15: 0.5]
Beerdedone (3372) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a minimal white head. Aroma of alcohol, sugar, caramel and corn. Flavor of caramel, alcohol, corn syrup and grass.
swillguzzler99 (188) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a half-liter bottle. Neck tag reads 15% ABV, how can I go wrong!? Pours a turbid orange with a hint of brown. Mild carbonation and no head. Nose sings, orange and bottom yeast smell. Taste is more of the same. Definite alcohol buzzes you followed by bitter. Coats throat and heavy in stomach. More of a cocktail than a beer.