This beer is a 7.2% ABV rye bock beer that is brewed in collaboration with Oskar Blues Brewery of Longmont, Coloradao (and like Sierra Nevada with a new brewery in North Carolina).
The beer pours a gleaming copper and amber in color. There is a relatively tall foamy head that is off-white to light tan in color that leaves sticky lacing down the glass. The aroma is bright citrus contrasted with spicy rye. The taste is the same, malty, toasted, spicy rye contrasted with round, bright citrusy flavors. It is smooth and round yet dry, with a spicy and moderately bitter finish. Another beer in this series of excellently sparring yet balanced contrasts of malt and hops.