BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2012
65cl, no mention of ABV, as Rye da Tiger, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex bitter brew, fruity/spicy and slightly woody/sweet, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive! superspak (5603) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2012
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating but was purchased recently. Pours extremely hazy orange amber color with a very nice 2-3 finger dense off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge mango, pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, rye spiciness, pine, floral, herbal, and citrus rind. Fantastic aromas with great balance of hop complexity and rye malts. Taste of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, spicy rye, light pine, bread, floral, citrus rind, earthiness, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of earthy citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, bread, pine, floral, rye spiciness, citrus rind, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a very nice balance with the rye spiciness; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, sticky, and slightly crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic imperial Rye IPA! Great hop flavor complexity and malt balance with the rye; very smooth and easy to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering as expected. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
22 ounce bottle poured a golden color, aromas of tropical fruits, light pineapple, some spicy rye, and a touch of biscuit. Flavors are light biscuit up front with tropical fruits that are refreshing in the middle, and ended with a light rye after taste that made you want to drink it again, and again, and again. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - APR 10, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy white head. Aroma of a lot of citrus and floral hops, some rye spiciness, a lot of caramel malts, and some dough and bubble gum typical of 3 Floyds. Flavor the same with a lot of hops and sweetness with a nice amount of rye. Smooth texture. A good beer. hotstuff (5160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Backlog rating on 12-15-2012 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized ivory head that mostly diminshes, hazy golden body, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is rye, breadt malt, pine, and citrus hops. The flavor is bready malt, moderate bitterness, rye, pine hops, and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium-full bodied. The hops are upfront as they should be for this beer style. This beer’s flavors come together very well and this beer is worth trying.
Ktwse (4894) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bomber from Mikkeller & Friends. Pours pretty much clear light amber with thick white head, nothing special so far. Take a sniff, however, and that changes. Lovely aroma of light pine, floral, heaps of tropical fruit, light caramel. Taste is sweet with a light hoppy bitter backbone. Lingering resin hoppy finish. Body is medium with soft carbonation. Not entirely sold... A very good beer, for sure, but had kind of expected more, especially after having been introduced to Alpha King, Dreadnaught and the brilliant Zombie Dust this weekend. _angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2013
Bomber courtesy of rlgk. Pours hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving a sticky trace and lacing on the glass. Smell is fruity and herbal with crackers, white bread, mixed fresh tropical fruits, alcohol, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, gooseberries, unripe currants, freshly cut grass, pine needles, resin and hints of dry wood. Taste is very tiny sweet, bitter and fruity with crackers, white bread, alcohol, tropical fruits, pine needles, resinous wood, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, grapefruit rinds, gooseberries, black pepper and hints of red currants and black currant leaves. Mouthfeel is round, slightly oily bitter, smooth, very tiny astringent and near full bodied. Finish is bitter with grapefruit rinds, lemon balm, alcohol, pine needles, resinous wood and lemon zest. Very very nice IIPA. kerenmk (4768) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Hazy amber with white head. Hoppy aroma: pine, purple and blue, a little soapy. Very bitter, hoppy, a little dry and juicy - almost fruit juice in the end. Medium body, hoppy-bitter finish, mildly carbonated. Habanero (4682) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear amber with a medium sized, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit and piney notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and solid bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A great DIPA. Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2013
Dark golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, tropical fruits, apricot and pineapple. Light rye bread. Bitter hops flavour, honey, light sweet touch. Bitter finish, tangerine, hops, light sweet.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT VII, Oirschot. Courtesy of Chris. Thanks!)