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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Rogue and North Coast Brewing Co. have joined forces with us to recreate a craft beer classic.

A hoppy citrus aroma radiates from this pale amber Barley Wine Ale. Its sturdy malt backbone is balanced with clean bitterness. Finishes pleasantly without overpowering.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmlynchaz (11) - Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Vague honey aroma. Full thick body. Citrus and honey tastes. Some alcohol warmth but nothing too off-putting. Not as "in your face" as many American barleywines. Very drinkable.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle: Soft orange color with a thin beige head. Light and airy nose, citrus and florals. Lightly malty. A flavor somewhere in between a fresh, young barleywine and a DIPA that’s on the malty side. Good citrus hop flavors. Drinks way too easily for 10.2%... nicely done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cory (237) - , California, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. Looks like honey with a small head. Aroma is sour with peach or stone fruit. Taste is a little sour but mostly sweet with a weird stove fruit skin after taste. Great barley wine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from SBL: Poured a medium golden-honey hue while chunky sediment bits float about. Had to give it a hard pour just to create any formation of head but it did form and was creamy but it is obvious this bottle is past its expected shelf life. Aroma has minimal traces of sweet bready like malts while the hops have faded out of existence which ultimately leaves behind a beer that delivers a heavy dosage of boozy alcohol. Tiny hints of sweetness but not enough to make this stale and partially expired barleywine catch my interest.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
From a 22oz. bottle. Poured a dark garnet color with a big tan head and good lacing. Nose of rich caramel malts, ripe fruit, some raisin, and citrus. Medium plus body. Flavor is malty, brown sugar, ripe fruit, and a bitter finish . Very nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Fruity, bananas, caramel, citrus, and just lots of bananas/fruitiness. Alcohol content overall well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2568) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
22oz. bottle. Aroma of sweet, caramel malts, brown sugar and dried fruits, with notes of apricot, golden raisin, some nice light orange citrus, pine and floral tones, earthiness and faintly peppery alcohol. Light-medium mostly clear orange-amber color, with a very fine, slight head. Flavor profile exudes a richly sweet, toasty, caramel maltiness, but is met with a wave of complexity including doughy yeast, fruitiness, floral hop, dried and tropical fruit, faint bubblegum, a moderate amount of hop bitterness and the telltale slightly medicinal presence of alcohol. Sticky, warming and substantial on the palate, body is equally huge. Very nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 23, 2014
The appearance has a somewhat hazy golden colored body with a thin less than a half fingered white foamy head that barely leaves any lacing. The smell has some juicy grapefruit hoppiness up front with a decent caramel malt bill backing that up fairly nice with some nice woody edges to balance it out just a tad. The taste is mainly sweet through the combination of the sweet grapefruit hoppiness to the caramel malts, gee weez (boy she drinks like a DIPA) that has a nice juicy grapefruit aftertaste and quick dry finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium on the body, comes across sessionable - hmmm... perhaps - weird for an American Barleywine that comes across as an DIPA to me. Carbonation even has a decent harshness like a DIPA. Overall, hmmm....ok, I like it, I would have it again, I’m just trying to figure out how this thing really is an American Barleywine as it just seems more like a DIPA. Maybe I just need to try a fresher bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Clear golden color with white head. Marshmallow, pit fruit, honey aromas. Medium body. Smooth honey malt, pit fruit flavors with a warming finish___good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft: Poured a murky copper. Aroma is fruit and malt. Sweet sticky fruit and malt with a high but hidden alcohol content.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (1424) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Very strong, just like the rest of the "Class of ’88’s", but the flavour is lacking.


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