btgpdx (15) - USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wanted this to be great, but it is only okay. The maltiness is nice for the palate but leaves a little to be desired in the taste category. The hops are a bit resiny for me. There are better beers out there, especially for the price.
I want to support you on this endeavor, Rogue, I really do. But you gotta step your game up
Wombata (467) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Some earthy, perfumed hop, ripe mandarin orange malt, a little spice
Flavor: Like the nose with coriander and spice. Finishes bitter and slightly harsh.
Comments: a solid Rogue.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Slightly hazy orange with a white foamy head and some sticky lacing. Aroma of orange peel, flowers, cut grass and some light caramel malt. Sweet and malty upfront with a hop bitterness that slowly fades in. Medium body with active carbonation and a dryish mouth feel. Overall a nice Pale Ale, good balance and drinkability.
Sledutah (5022) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle brought over and shared by Uly, thanks man
Appearance: Poured slightly hazy amber with a nice off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Yeast, grassy and spices
Taste: Light malts, spices and floral
Nice and smooth.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured a light golden color with a small white head and solid lacing. Not much of an aroma, mostly a light caramel malt base with some lemon zest and very light orange. Tastes of caramel, floral hops and lemon zest with just a hint of pine in the finish. Okay beer, but disappointing after how great their Black Lager was.
BrewDad (5005) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bomber – Rogue Brewing Newport, OR
Aroma – Nice malt aroma with good hops flavor. Lots of bread like aroma.
Appearance – Amber gold in color, Clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – Lots of big malt flavor caramel and biscuit like. Light hops mild fruity.
Palate – Dry finish with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall – Very good beer. Rogue does it again and puts out a great beer.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a nice golden amber colour with a nice head which sticks around and leaves a light lacing carmal malt aroma. strong taste of hops at first then the malts kick in smooth very enjoyable
thornecb (4504) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazed gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Caramel malt aromas. Dry roasted malts and spruce hops. Lager-like.
Boutip (4828) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a medium foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of caramel malt is nice enough with some piney hops with light citrus undertones. Taste is also a nice enough mix between caramel malt with a light bitter finish with medium piney notes and some citrus as well. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad with good drinkability factor.
BBB63 (6122) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle and served in Bells tulip: Pours a amber hue with a nice frothy head and left spotty lace upon the glassware. The aroma is honestly a bit weak, some wet grains, hint of butterscotch, apple esters, herbal hop, and a touch of that ever present Pacman yeast character. The taste is better with a simple and clean hop bitterness over a layer of toasty mat with some hop spice and soapy tones. The mouth feel is vibrant and crisp with some metallic notes. Overall an okay APA but quite forgettable, I liked the Dirtoir Black Lager much better. Still can not wait to try the others in this series.