RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Color is a nice golden brown with light carbonation and a small head. Aroma is a rich floral hop scent. Taste rich, hoppy and bitter. Starting with a bolder medium body it goes down with a rich feel. Finish comes in malty then a big floral hop taste, a touch of hay and bold bitterness. After taste is dry and bitter. This is a very good IPA with an extra bitter kick. Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
12 oz bottle
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2009
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.
Bottle, thanks to tytoanderso. Aroma big on spicy rye notes with citrus hoppiness and some fresh, lightly buttered roll. Flavor again really highlights that spiciness with ample breadiness and strong bitterness. I guess I can kind of see why others would say this is more APA than IPA, but I think that impression has more to do with the ratio of hops to malt. I think there are plenty of hops here, just also a big focus on the rye malt component as well. In any case, I like it. LilBeerDoctor (4194) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours light brown/amber with a small ring of tan head. Aroma of citrus, caramel malt, and spicy rye malt. Flavor is initially quite spicy from the rye with a citrus, fruity malt finish. Pleasant and easy drinking! Nice beer.
7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5) User37895 (3085) - - 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!
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Outstanding rye IPA. Great interplay and balance between the rye and pine/citrus hops with a soft caramel malt backing. tennisjoel (1487) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Pour is red amber body with a thin soapy head. Nose is vegetal and fruity hops with some rye and caramel malts. Interesting mouthfeel, somewhat dry finish but the rye kind of slowly sneaks in, giving a interesting kick at the end. Because of its uniqueness, I enjoyed this over the regular Bitter Woman. mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
[2825-20100405] 12floz bottle. Breaded toasted grains aroma with muted orange hops and wood barrel notes. Hazy, amber brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter orange rind hops flavour has wood bark throughout and a long bitter finish. Medium body. Very drinkable, good.
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
(c/o brigadier, w/ jerc)
bottle thanks to allendodd. pours golden orange with medium head. aroma of hops, citrus, some sweetness. flavor is nice and hoppy, caramel, spiciness from the rye. good beer. thanks dodd Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice copper color. Lots of citrus, rye, and caramel. Great hop notes all around. The taste is a bit of bread and spicy rye. All this underneath a very nice citrus hop presence. Good body with some zest. With this and others, I’m really disappointed I left Chicago right as Tyranena was coming in.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010