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The name sort of says it all. John Maier, our Brewmaster, wanted to create a beer that defied traditional style definitions. The result was a remarkably hoppy yet balanced and malty ale that quickly became a cult favorite in our Newport brewpub. But what was it? It was not quite a barley wine and not quite a double or imperial IPA. Who really cares about putting beers into narrow categories? Great beer is great beer - just drink it and enjoy!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2014
This could be my favorite beer. The name is deceiving though. I was expecting something like a green flash palate wrecker, this is more of a straight DIPA not much barley wine about it. Perfect malt balance with a heavy dose of zesty pine dank hops. Alcohol very well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (1823) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Whatever this is, Barleywine,or Imperial IPA, it is amazing. So strong (10.8% alcohol), and deliciously tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle (and a cool one at that). Pours golden and clear, quite still, but with a decent head. The aroma is quite restrained, with just a hint of yeast and a little dish soap. The beer drinks exceptionally easy for a 10%er ... none of the evident malt, sugar, yeast nor esthers are anywhere near the obtuse, none big enough to scare away even some potential casual beer drinkers. Good stuff. (#5489, 14/17/2014)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2014
On tap at Issaquah Brewhouse. Pours a hazy golden amber color with a medium white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine, citrus, mango, toffee and caramel. Tastes of the same things in the smell with a good hop presence. Mouthfeel is oily and creamy with great. Carbonation. I think this is one of the best Rogue beers Ive ever had. Great triple ipa, strong ale and barley wine flavor all mixed in one and it works. Interested in trying a bottle now of this to see if its any different.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pauljbrockman (39) - USA - APR 5, 2014
This is a huge beer. Pours a hazy orange color with little carbonation. A swift swirl will produce a fast lacy head. Some bitter hop notes with a big yeasty alcohol presence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacemonster (84) - Igo, California, USA - APR 20, 2014
pours a hazy lazy unfiltered apricot yellow. smells of bready notes and caramel...nice...some earthy hops coming through. Taste is very earthy and yes its apparent after a few sips its an interesting brew...malts are in charge here but the hop bit lingers on the after-taste. Not unpleasant. Actually a damn good brew from Rogue. the end is sweet malts through a nice hop snap. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
monty0018 (3) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 5, 2014 does not count
notes of, caramel, toast, barnyard, earthy Lots of puckering hops and fall fruit in the backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
unclemattie (4286) - Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Capped, 750ml bottle, painted blue with a squidbilly crab for a label. Clear, orange color,white foam. Smells of an English BarleyWine, sweet wort nose, mellow hops. WHOA, this is a strong one. This beer will turn your scrotum inside out! Very strong. High alcohol, very fusel. Finishes with notes of bitter flavored wort, toasted grains, bitter, earthy hops. Wow. (4117) To the caveman!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1802) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4 oz sample at the brewery on 6/13/12 (holy crap, was that really ten days ago?--Ive been waiting to add this til after my 1000th rating and until I got more info about it). Pours pale hazy gold with a nice white lacy head. Aroma is clean and hoppy. Taste is much smoother and more drinkable than Old Crust, in my opinion. I thought it was really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6609) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2012
Draught @ Rogue Ales Public House, San Francisco. Rated on 17.10.2012.
Pours a beautiful hazy yellow colour with a white firm head. Aroma is full-on hoppy with floral hops and some caramel. Flavour is really intense with caramel, licorice, syrup, massively bitter floral hops, grass and alcohol. Full bodied, thick and sticky mouthfeel with a finish of loads and loads of hops and alcohol. Mouth-drying. So fresh, so good. This is not for everyone.

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