tomer (3515) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2010
At a tasting, thanks David, small staying head, a little hazy medium orange colour, aroma of rose petals, mandarine, orange marmalade, flavopurs of orange, melon, herbs and biscuit, coupled with with a strong lasting bitterness, medium sweet bitter aftertase. A good but not overbearing IPA. zvikar (6149) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2010
@ a tasting, Thanks David, pours orange clear with a tan pinkish head, aroma of pineapple and grapefruit, some olives and cinnamon notes, falvor is bitter and grainy, some rye bread can be sensed, orange and orange peels are present as well, finish is bitter, medium bodied, OK. YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JAN 21, 2010
Botlle: very hoppy and quite dry ipa, a little thin on the malt side but lots of hops, cirtus of all sorts, lemon, grapefruit, oranges, kumquat, some herbal hops, some cardboard. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Lots of rye on the nose, almost like rye bread. Some caramel and an earthy spicy hop kick in there as well. Pours hazy amber with some floating sediment and a thin foam island through the middle of the glass. Flavor is somewhat sweet with lots of rye bread and tangy earthy/spicy hops. A hint of floral/citrus notes show up too, but this shows off the rye quite a bit and the hop finish is earthy and peppery for the most part. Lingering malt flavors as well as some spicy dryness. Well done, but I enjoyed others from this brewery more than this one. theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - JAN 6, 2010
12 oz twist off bottle sent to me by my 2009 winter Secret Santa. Pour is orange golden, mostly clear, with a bunch of very fine floaties suspended in the glass. The head is a one inch egg white, and falls with pretty lacing. Aroma of immediate resin hops, a nice caramel malt behind that, followed by the spiciness of the rye in the back. Nice transition and integration of aromas. Taste is bitter resin immediately in the tongue, along with the rye bread and semi sweet caramel notes of the malt. The rye really spices up the back, leading to a dry, crisp finish. The taste is a bit brasher than the nose, and a tick less integrated - though I thought this really help the rye shine. Palate is medium, normal carbonation levels and a really clean unfiltered feel to it. Nice one, thanks Santa.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Name: Bitter Woman in the Rye
Date: January 01, 2010
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, dry and spicy rye, light fruity citrus
Flavor: flavor starts of sweet and fruity until the rye and hops kick in to make it dry spicy and bitter, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
12oz bottle courtesy of Bockyhorsey – thanks Bill! Pours clear light amber with a rocky 2 finger off-white head. The nose is rye upfront with citrus hops and malt. The taste is citrus and pine hops with some rye mixed in. Medium bodied. Good, but I like the regular Bitter Woman better. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle thanks to brian23456 (BA)!satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Tepid tan orange, head gone quickly. Nose has cereal and grapefruit. Flavor is heavy sugar, caramel, and orange. Lightly minty finish and probably where the hops are most noticeable, but also heavy burnt sugar. Crisp but rather sticky. IIPA-like with the heavy sweetness and lack of balance.
aroma is not unlike some wet pilsner malt mixed with substantial spice note. some citrus as beer opens. translucent golden pour with handsome film head and good carb. some grapefruit and good lingering bitterness. throat coating spicy mix sticks around. becomes especially pleasant as it warms with a luxurious soft mouthfeel. despite the rye this is exceedingly mild, more rye character and spiciness would have benefited it greatly. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2009
@TBBC tasting Thanks Mrs D-12oz bottle-pours an off white ring for a head and copper color. Aroma is orange-citrus/pine, some light/medium malt. Taste is orange-citrus/pine, some light/medium malt/some grain-rye.