markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Thanks to mikey711 for this one. Pours an opaque orange-amber with a small off-white head. Nose is caramel, spice, sour citrus, and prickly rye. Flavor is similar with tart citrus and hop punch in front and in back. White grapefruit all over. Medium mouthfeel and bitter-finishing IPA. ilovedarkbeer (2737) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Notes of skunk, pine, citrus, sweat, earth, and peas. Medium mouthfeel and finish. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle from the Orland Park, IL, Binnyís: Looks okay - a clear orange/amber body with a decent head. Smells kind of odd - mineral water, caramel, PNW hops. The "mineral water" is the odd part, and it remains in the flavor. Fortunately, thereís a peppery spiciness and an increase in the hopsí bitterness that brings it together somewhat. Okay, but I had anticipated a lot more. MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2009
12oz bottle served in a shaker. Poured a lightly hazy amber with a short-lived head of thin beige foam. Decent lacing. The aroma had notes of toasted caramel drenched with citrus and grapefruit. The flavor was a blend of crystal malt, caramel and rye spiciness along with oranges, grapefruit, and peach. Moderately sweet with a lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and had light carbonation. Just OK. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2010
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
lucent copper, thin white head, highly effervescent.madvike (3251) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2009
aroma: caramel, citrus hops.
T1= caramel, rye.
T2= bitter citrus hops, co2.
T3= bitter hop oil, rye spiciness.
the rye spiciness is good, but leaves me desiring a richer and deeper malt character.
Bottle - I canít say I was too psyched out this beer since Iím not really a fan of rye, but I decided to give it a try anyways. Itís 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 itís a bit more caramelly and the citrus hops leave the building. All thatís 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. Iíd like to acquire a taste for rye, but after having this and several others, Iím going to say itís not for me. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle cortesy of mother in law. Spicy and somewhat floral aroma. Copper body with cramy head. Flavor was of sweet malt and some rye bitterness. Medium bodied brew an ipa? Easy on the palate. Had a Bells pale ale before this one thought this was more like an APA. DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks David Cohen. Slightly hazy amber color. Aroma of some toasted malt notes, caramel and piney hops. Bitter resinous flavour with pine, some fruit notes (a bit of grapes) and rye. Medium-bodied. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 31, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to Diomede. Hazy gold orange with a small head. Crystal malt and light hops in the aroma. Bitter, with some spicy malt flavors and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Has definitely gone off a bit since bottling. Hops mostyle manifest with a string bitterness in the finish, with aroma being a bit muted. Not an IPA that I would reach for over many others, but drinkable.