hockeybeerguy (1611) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The appearance has a ruddy orange to brown colored body with a one and a half fingered white foamy head that concaves a bit in the center and leaves some thick clingy lacing.
The smell has some caramel malts up front, and then some honey and pine and citrus coming in on the back end.
The taste is mainly sweet through the strong caramel and honey notes, but the aftertaste is a combined orange/tangerine/caramel sweetness, sweet dry sticky finish.
The palate is about a medium, tries to show a sessionable quality but somehow I seem to want to sip this more. Carbonation runs kinda smooth for an APA, but still good.
Overall, I think this may be a Summer beer and I think this is from last year, however, from last year, and it held up to this long. Well, Good job to Rogue for making a Summer last this long, I can only imagine what its like fresh. I’d like to have this fresh if I had it again.
Idiosynkrasie (3623) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Cloudy, dark reddish copper colour with average tu huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Hoppy aroma has notes of red berries, bitter orange, caramel malty background, a touch of toffee. Taste is initially minimally to moderately sweet malty with a touch of toffee and caramel, later fruity and bitter hoppy, hints of red berries and bitter orange. The malty notes make me think of a light Barley Wine.
MarcoDL (2042) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent American pale ale. Quite malty and mildly hoppy. Bit average, but drinkable.
caesar (4947) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Hazy amber color to copper color, short head. Aroma is spicy, grainy, rye, slight grassy hop, some caramel. Slight sweet in taste, bit bitter. Finish is a bit dry. Ok stuff.
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is big Rye, some caramel malt, some fruity hops. Flavour is medium bitterness, some fruity hops, mild caramel, bitter rye finish.
Vaiz (3283) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at monthly 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Hazy deep orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of honey, some fruity malts, apricot jam and a bit yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and malty, balanced by a nice spicy hoppiness.
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
thin creamy off white head. Hazy amber pour. Some honey and bitterness in the aftertaste.
varanid99 (477) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy amber pour with a decent off white head. Malty, piney, caramel aroma. Upfront a slightly weird, spicy, honey taste which gives way to malty with pine bitterness. Definitely an interesting beer, pretty damn good.
grew (44) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Bottle. My specs: 16 plato, 90 IBU. Fresh malty aroma, hops in background, little honey. Nice bitterness. Very good.
JStax (2853) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour into a pint glass. Pours a pretty dark amber with a beige head of foam. Aroma is piny bitter. The taste is a more earthy, malty sweetness up front, but moves to bitter quickly. Medium bodied and medium carbonation.