jake65 (3695) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle - thanks Adam. Dull copper pour with a modest beige head. Aroma is rather rich with citrus and light caramel malt. Very sweet and syrupy. Tastes more floral in hoppiness with light citrus, caramel, and the drier rye element. Good, but had the hops come through as much in the flavor as they did in the nose, this would be excellent. Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
12 oz bottle
drpimento (3639) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2010
The latest release in the Brewers Gone Wild series is a nice twist. Mixing rye with the Bitter Woman results in a Midwestern IPA which is a little different than your usual beer. Pick it up fresh and savor a new experience.
Aroma / Appearance - Opaque bronze fluid swirled around the glass creating a dense sandy head. There was a trace of carbonation keeping it interesting. The aroma is not unlike that of roses growing in a field of wheat. Peach, melon, and iced tea complete the profile. Smooth and sweet it has everything you would want in an IPA.
Flavor / Palate - Toasted rye, peach, and lemon enrich the palate. A honeyish aftertaste and bitter finish wrap up the basics. Easy to drink it would not be hard to finish two or three in an evening, especially on a damp summer day.
Not bad, not great. Poured nicely with a fine foamy off white head and good lace. Color is a very slightly hazy medium amber. Aroma is hoppy fruity, citrus, and wet leather. Flavor’s about the same, but a little too fruity sweet for me. Body is decent and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and sweet bitter medium long. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was tall and off white with good retention and lacing. Nice aroma profile that included the likes of hay, bready malt, raw malted barley, and light citrusy hops. Medium bodied and slightly sweet. There was mild bitterness, but less than I had hoped for. A combination of dry grains and subdued orange citrusy hops dominated the flavor. There were also a hint of pine resin. Not a bad rye IPA, but not as good as the one that firmbuttstone brews. tomer (3520) - 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.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle from Sam’s Wine. Pours a clear ambery-orange with a fizzy head. Nose is pretty spicy and rough with some strong resiny notes jumping through as well. This is a very different beer that is super interesting. On the taste, it carries through with pepper and bitter grain notes, some mild cardamom and a nice dryness. the hops are nearly overshadowed in this one, as you know that it is definitely a Rye beer. Finishes with a pumpernickel bread note and clean bitterness. Very nice. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Pours a lightly hazy, dark orange-amber color with a thick head of ivory tinted froth. Dense, sticky, cobweb sheeting clings hard to the glass, holding strong for the duration. Aromas are of toasted toffee and biscuit malt, with wisps of rye grain and perhaps some caraway seed. Orange peel and pine comprise the hop profile, which is quite resinous and balancing. Flavors follow suit, teetering between sweet toffee toast and strikingly bitter citrus and pine hop resins. The clean and powerful rye seems to intensify the hoppiness, sticking to the rear of the tongue on the finish. Big bodied and smooth, with moderate carbonation, the palate offers ample substance to hold up the bold flavors. Good stuff. I really dig the rye IPA sub-genre. madvike (3264) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle - I can’t say I was too psyched out this beer since I’m not really a fan of rye, but I decided to give it a try anyways. It’s about what I expected -- a sweet bready smell mixed with generous amounts of both citrusy and bitter hops, as well as the dry, spicy rye in the background. Taste is roughly the same, though it’s a bit more caramelly and the citrus hops leave the building. All that’s left is the bitter hops and just a bit of rye. The best part for me was the smooth, creamy, and oily texture -- I love the way it felt. I’d like to acquire a taste for rye, but after having this and several others, I’m going to say it’s not for me. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottled. Excellent east coast IPA. Bright, crunchy body, piney hops, a slightly sweet tang in the finish. Nice even bitterness, perfect body. DrnkMcDermott (3100) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2009
12 oz. bottle, bottled 08MAY09. Whoops, just ’cause it’s a "Brewers Gone Wild" doesn’t mean this is meant for cellaring. Not at 6%. So let’s pop this puppy. Dark amber/orange color, thin head laces up the glass. Smell is a base APA with a bit of Columbia & Cascade. Taste is full of APA action. Plenty of other spices, some of it from rye, but probably just as much from hops. But a great hop bomb, almost sessionable otherwise.