After following this thread I was successful in hunting down a reasonably fresh bottle of this beer. I have to say, this is one of the few hoppy beers I've had where I actually enjoy their judicious use of caramel malts. The spice of the rye balances out the caramel very well. There's a nice raisiny note on the nose that I'm really digging. I'm assuming it's from Special B.
I think the SN Ruthless Rye is a bit more to my tastes, but this is still a damn tasty beer. Thanks for the tip on this one everybody.