This beer poured with a thin, tan colored head. Beer color is a hazy, orange-ish amber. The aroma has some sweet citrus (lemon, orange), caramel and maybe a little hint of booziness. The hops aren't nearly as sweet in the taste - more of a piney, resinous bitter with an underlying citrus note. Malty, bready. There is a real spiciness which probably comes from the rye. Strong in the flavor department. Creamy mouth feel. Warms you up after a few drinks. Leaves you with some pine bitter on the tongue for the aftertaste. As advertised - a strong, flavorful double IPA with rye. Thumbs up.
Shmaltz Brewing Company
Saratoga Spings, New York