closey22 (1945) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2017 rajendra82 (1092) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Deep cooper color, bordering on light brown, and the head was a bit small, being one to two fingers thick. The smell was an aromatic mix of earthy and citric smells with whiff of resinousness. The smell reminded most of ripening mangoes on beds of straw, and transported me back to summers in Mumbai. The taste was very disappointing after that inviting burst of smells. For some reason, there was too little hop flavor, bitter or otherwise, left in the taste. There was a touch of citrus, and a hint of pine,but otherwise the taste was very dull compared to the smell. There was some toasted rye flavors coming through, but I was hoping for a Mosaic hop showcase here, and I didn’t get one. The mouthfeel was soft, and medium thick, and the finish was smooth, and clean. I was hoping for more.
I tried another bomber again, and this one seems better than what I remember the beer to be. There is a lot more tropical fruit in the flavor, and the hops don’t appear quite as subdued as before. There is also an excellent spicy note characteristic of rye. I am going to up the scores accordingly.
Brown deep copper with thin beige head
Aroma is malty caramelly roasty and hoppy
Flava dry hoppy spicy woody malty
Feels medium with foamy fizz
Finishes dry bitter tangy malty roasty alobar (3778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Reddish copper pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of rye and fruit. Tropical fruit sweetness with rye malt rounding out the flavor. Very nice Skallish (15) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2017
Almost a perfect IPA when you consider it’s a red rye IPA made with Mosaic hops, so I guess that’s what gave it the really nice yet subtle aroma (aroma is the only feature I rated less then perfect). Else, it pored a beautiful ruby red gold color with a very healthy head and lacing. The aroma was subtle, that of an IPA, but with a twist, which I’m sure the red rye and the Mosaic hops share a responsibility in. Considering these ingredients the taste is unique for an IPA, but world class in taste. Has an excellent, smooth feel on the palate. Overall, I’d say its a perfect red rye IPA made from Mosaic hops. The aroma just needed greater strength. oRos (1675) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 17, 2017
Can shared at claimstake. Pours amber with white head. Nice mosaic aroma. Taste is some rye and lots of mosaic. Good beer. marcus (10222) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 17, 2017
Bottle share at Claimstake. Pours reddish copper with a clinging beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty red malt flavor with an earthy Mosaic finish.
radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2017
Can into tulip glass, deep rusty copper red with fluffy beige head. Aroma notes of big fruity citrus hops, caramel malt and some rye spice. Taste adds more tropical notes (mango, papaya, grapefruit), rye graininess, light resin and bread. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, sticky, dry with sweet fruity rye finish. Nice rye and fruity depth to this one, very good. willisread (3341) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Tap at Gambrinus. Pours a clear copper with a finger of foam. Gummy bears, pineapple and blood oranges on the nose. Well-rounded on the palate with a slightly pillowy mouthfeel. Medium bitterness and a touch of tropical sweetness. Light pine on the finish. Quite enjoyable. katrinaez (2014) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Aroma is nice hoppy and bready. Some sweet scent from the bread yeasts. Great deep orange red color. Taste is hoppy with the nice rye yeasts coming through for a great red balance. Good ipa type mouth feel. Tap rondphoto (4431) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2017
bottle @ Calandro’s / Baton Rouge LA --- 05/19/17 --- Aroma of citrus hops. Clear amber brown, big beige head that takes its time dropping to 1:, lace cobwebs. Taste is malt that sweeps through medium fizz to a slap by citrus hops, but, then, the malt slowly retakes the finish. The end has an unsweetened tea residue. Nicely balanced, full-bodied, solid IPA. jflopsu (1614) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Pours a clear ruby red with tan head. A citrus hop and fruit aroma. A caramel malt, fruit, citrus hop, and tropical fruit taste. A bitter hop and dry grain aftertaste.