Dogbrick (14009) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
This beer pours a hazy amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of fruit, leather and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, spicy rye and pine. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops and spicy grain aftertaste. Above average overall. 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a glowing clear amber with a nice thick frothy peachy head. Aroma is strong but interesting, pungent, lots of bitter piney hops, resin, a nice whiff of lovely rye, however, some funky cheese/feet smell that is mucking it up. Flavor is quite sweet, very chewy, lots of bitter resiny hops, quite earthy, toffee maybe diacytel, spicy rye, a bit too sweet, caramel. Nice medium body with a full sticky glassy hard-candyish mouth feel. BeerBunker (966) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Pours orange with a foamy off-white head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is of rye, hops, citrus, malt, and caramel. Taste starts off with a nice hop charcter with lots of citrus. The hops are quickly balanced out by a big rye taste that doesn’t dominate. Backbone is of caramel malt, and just adds to the mix without being taken over by the rye flavor. Lingering citrus taste. Mouthfeel is medium and very drinkable. The rye makes a nice addition to Bitter Woman. twindadplus2 (738) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2009 Reddish orange with a thin, off white head. Light citrus and pine aroma with a sweet grain background. Flavor is resiny pine and herbal hops with a citrus and floral undertone. Caramel and rye round out the bitterness nicely. Nice medium body with a bittersweet finish. Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Thanks to Ughsmash for sharing this bottle. A solid rye IPA, this one is smoother than your average IPA (as is usual for the style) with that underlying different flavor.
vyvvy (6778) - St. Louis, 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. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2009
bottle. pours hazy gold with off white head. nose of lime, citrus, earth, grass. flavor of citrus, grapefruit, earthy with touch of rye in the finish. not worth the price tag. Drake (14109) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2009
12 ounce bottle shared by CrellMoset. Thanks! Pours an amber color with a thin head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big floral hops with citrus, sweet malts and a lightly peppery finish. Taste is bitter rye notes lending to a peppery, spicy vibe along with citrus and herbal hop notes and light caramel. Fairly dry and spicy. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer. SHANER4 (507) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2009
bottle 12 oz. - Poured copper color with small head that faded quick. mar (5445) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Aroma - hops , pine, citrus and grapefruit.
Flavor - Definite rye bread taste mixed with ample amount of hops.
Palate - medium bodied with average carbonation. Finish is dry and very bitter!
Overall - Strong overall flavor for an IPA.
Rye adds to the taste and is better than original Bitter Woman. Does taste stronger than 5.9%, slight dissapointment!
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. amber with a cream head. nose is grapefruits and a hint of rye. very nice on the palate with a bold flavor of rye that’s balanced by the grapefruity hops quite well.