FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid, but not overly aggressive pour into my 25cl tulip glass still produces four-fingers of lightly tanned froth that leaves a touch of lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a bright, dark copper / red color that shows a brilliantly clear, red-stained, copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of grapefruit zest and a hint of pine (much like Cascade hops), but finishes with a touch of soapy malt and grassy grain. The hop notes seem to have a touch of juniper to it at times, but the nose on this is fairly clean and perhaps a touch simplistic, but certainly enjoyable.
Again a Cascade hop like flavor is found here in my first sip. The beer is a touch warmer than cool and has a bit of a fizzy texture to it, but has a lightish body overall and is fairly quaffable. The finish has a light’ish, but still slightly biting, smooth bitterness to it and there is also a touch of menthol and pine like hop flavors mixed in that linger on the tongue as well. A touch of menthol adds some interest and there is a fair amount of biscuit like malt character underlying the more dominant hop character. More specifically the dominant character here is definitely the fruit hop character; it is most like Cascade, but does have a few more touches of lychee and perhaps some tangelo notes that Cascade doesn’t have and it is quite a bit smoother without the cattiness that Cascade often has.
A fairly simple beer in some respects, but this is actually a very nice drinking Pale Ale. I almost wish it was a bit bigger so that I could better zero in on the Dare(TM) Malt and the Revolution hops. I could see myself enjoying quite a few pints of this brew. My biggest gripe is that it is a bit over-carbonated, but luckily a few swirls of my glass can get rid of the excess carbonation.
jhliesen (654) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber--disappointing, hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma is fruity, light citrus and yeast. Pretty sweet taste with grapefruit and maybe some malt. Finish is dry with plenty of hops. Produce place.
jefcon (1276) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super grainy. Wheat, cereal, rye, light toast, apricot and peach, some floral esters. And while this beer is all about the malt, which it shows off well, I needed a bit more acidity.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Grains, bready, toasty, and some citrus. A bit of grass too.
BOSSbrewer (1022) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden pour. A little bready tasting with some citrus. But not overly hoppy. A bit watery on the feel. Drinkable lawnmower beer.
hoju777 (125) - FRANCE - AUG 21, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from the coop in Hanover. Smells like sickly sweet homebrew. too many bubbles. Too thin. Gross, sweet homebrew flavor. A terrible, terrible beer. Rouge is a joke. Good thing lots of people are stupid and will buy anything with cutesy USSR-inspired labels.
Idiosynkrasie (2734) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Clear golden colour with average, frothy to creamy, fairy lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Hoppy aroma has cautious notes of pine, herbs, pale malty basis with a spicy touch of hay. Taste is minimally sweet pale and caramel malty, hoppy overtones with a touch of pine, herbs, chlorophyll, a spicy touch of hay.
TaktikMTL (5377) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 22 oz obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume et de céréale. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréale et d’agrume. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #4989)
deekyn (851) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- slightly hazy straw yellow with a faint, thin off white head and mild lacing. S- simple hops aromas with some malt. Faint citrus, soap and grass persist. Malts M- light body and lightly sharp palate with decent carbonation. T- taste follows the simple aroma. Malts are strong at first with soap and grass notes to follow low through the bitter end. Citrus mingles throughout. Overall simple.
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otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange with a bit of haze under a thin film with a bubbly collar.
Bread crusts, water crackers, and citrus pith in the middle. French rolls – more crust then the soft bready insides. Freshly mowed green grass.
Dry in the middle. Dried grains and French bread crusts underneath. Mowed green grass along the edges. Lemon skin and lemon oils on top and on the lips.
Not too shabby, but out of the Chatoe Rogue line of beers, not one of my favorites. I would certainly quaff it again, though.
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krumbum (286) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy pale golden colors. Light hoppy and malt smells. The taste of hop stained malts overtook my mouth. Reminded me of an unbalanced ipa.