cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2009
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Bockyhorsey - Pours a clear copper color with a 1/2 finger thick light tan head. Has a decent amount of spotty lacing. Aroma is toasted malt and esters. The rye is noticeable in the flavor along with some caramel malt, hops (cascade like?) and esters. A lightly carbonated, medium body beer. Nice. Thanks Bill. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2009
12oz bottle from Orland Park Binny’s single rack. Pours clear copper with off-white head. Is mostly floral hops and caramel malt with some rye and a hint of citrus. Flavor is bitter hops, rye, caramel malt, and light citrus. Finishes bitter and has good mouthfeel and carbonation. Rye really brings on bitterness. Another solid IPA. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2009
12oz bottle from my Secret Santa - thanks, Santa! Amber pour with a moderate carbonation. Sharp and grassy aromas, with the rye not too detectable in the aroma of sharp hops and bread. Decent mouthfeel and overall a solid IPA, with the rye much more modest than in, e.g., Terrapin. Cool, bitter session beer. vyvvy (6515) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Thanks to Terminus for picking this up for me on a recent trip. Pours clear copper with a soapy beige head. The aroma has light cardboard / oxidation notes, spicy rye, woody hoppiness, mushy malt and some nuttiness. Medium smooth body with quite a bit of semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with some rye spiciness, mushy toasted malt, light cane sugar sweetness and woody / spicy hops. The finish has a linger hop bitterness with some maltiness that seems to have some ago one it. Even though this doesn’t seem all that fresh it is still enjoyable. I’ll rerate if I get a fresher bottle at some point. User37895 (3042) - - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle from bockyhorsey, another MidWest grab by him for me. Poured similar to the Bitter Woman IPA, amber and fairly clear. Pretty big pfffssst upon bottle opening, some suds jumped out actually. The head was also larger than with the standard Bitter Woman. The aroma was strong bitter and floral hops, can’t say I smelled much different, caramel too. The flavor followed, but the bitterness was much longer lingering than with the standard Bitter Woman brew, piney elements along with the floral. This was a nice IPA, good kick in the end. After one more brew tonite, I’ll be ready for bed. Thanks, Bill!
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2009
2009 Bottle - Thanks NobleSquirrel! - Pours amber with a small white head...aroma is caramel malty and floral hops...flavour is resinous hops up front, giving way to some dark grassy malt and a nice lingering bitterness...fun brew... Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2009
After pouring into a shaker glass, I thought the aroma was rather weak for an IPA. Attractive beer, gold/amber in hue. Not cloudy at all. Taste was excellent. It’s not quite the quality of Founder’s Red Rye, or Bear Rep. Hop Rod Rye, but it isn’t too far behind. Love the hoppy, rye bitterness and active carbonation. Great beer from another Wisconson Micro. BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2009
A far cry and a vast improvement over the regular Tyranena Bitter Woman IPA. This beer is quite a bit bigger (although still has a reasonable ABV) and lacks the watery approachability of the original. Floral and bitter, I liked it a great deal.
It poured a cherry-wood color into my glass with very little head. Aroma is faint, floral, and perfume-y; pretty mild for an IPA, but the proof is in the taste. Flavor is a lot of dry bitterness that sort of slapped me across the face. The bitterness lacked citrus/grass/pine complexity, and wasn’t exactly the essence of hoppiness, but I was still pretty satisfied with it. Mouthfeel was pretty light for IPA, but in no way watery.
Pretty good - I’d have it again, but it wasn’t as pungent as the other Brewer’s Gone Wild series. Ah, makes me sad to not live in WI anymore....wondering if the OH State Fair has a craft beer tent...
This bottle was a gift from Surly Sober.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 10, 2009
Twistoff (WACK!!) bottle poured into snifter (thanks Skinnyguy!). Nice copper color with an appealing white head that exhibits nice retention and lacework. Aroma is nice (bitter) hops with a bit of rye malt to balance it out, but not as pungent as I was hoping. The flavor is the same. There is a definite resinous and bitter hop presence, but the malt shines through way more than it should in an IPA. Not enough hop flavor - just dry resinous bitterness, a bitterness that they rye adds to in a way that is is pretty 1D and overwhelming. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall: not a bad beer, but a disappointment. mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2009
A really smooth beer that ends with the most lovely aftertaste. The hop character was right on target. I bought only a single, but will try and find a four pack if there are any left.