marcus (8709) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This hazy yellow beer poured with a decent off-white head a a fresh floral aroma. The flavor is seriously bitter, but there is a tasty caramel malt base to balance it out. It’s a bit too piney for my taste, but hopheads will probably love it.
douglas88 (8023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2010 On tap at the Rogue place in San Francisco. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a medium white head. A great nose; rich fresh citrus hops juicy. The flavor was great; a aggressive citrus hop, loads of caramel balance it out. Really well done.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3008-20100628] Tap. Fresh orange hops aroma. Murky, medium brown orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter orange lemon hops flavour is strong with a long sweet orange aftertaste. Medium-full body. Very tasty, the bottom of the keg!
(@ Rogue Ales Public House, Astoria, OR)
after4ever (7361) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the quah. Pours a clear dark amber with a thin tan head. Big fruity sweet nose, oranges and tangerines. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Toast, caramel, and oranges on the mid palate. Sweet finish.
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially large, frothy, white, fully lasting.
Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, herbs, flowers), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough), with notes of lemon peel, pepper, gum, light notes of juniper berry, green grape, and sulfur.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Quite a surprise. Bottle conditioning is probably the reason for the wealth of subtlety in this sample; it’s quite likely I wouldn’t like this nearly as much when extremely fresh. The hop character does involve the usual green, resinous hop stink, and I dislike the raw yeast character (Pacman is always kinda dull and doughy), but there’s an awful lot going on besides those notes that really rocks me. Beautiful big lasting head, nice hazy "live" appearance, very good flavor balance (only slightly abrasive...thankfully not too citric despite the origin), velvety mouthfeel, etc. Pretty much everything about it is spot on. I’m not a big fan of Rogue, but this one (at least in bottle conditioned form) is excellent. Seriously, the esters and phenols going on in this remind me of some Belgian golden ales. In a country awash in one-dimensional hop bombs, this is truly a ray of hope.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent bright golden with a pillowy white head and nice lacing.
Aroma of fairly fresh, piny hops and a touch of sweet pale malt. Body starts
fairly full and lightly sweet with a good resiny hop bitterness and flavor
throughout before a dry, crisp, slightly peppery finish. A pretty nice IPA.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010, ok, wierd pumpkin like spice. cinnamon? sweet malts & medium bitterness, nothing special, will re try
TaktikMTL (6919) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez moi. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de pin et de fruité. Apparence: La couleur est orangée. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse et de pin. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’amertume d’houblon en arrière goût. (Rating #2332)
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Dark dirty straw, slightly hazy, moderate white frothy head, nice lacing.   Soft perfumy aroma, slight hop presense, pale malt aroma.   Slightly bittersweet perfumy start, moderate hop bitterness.   Has a biting resiny aspect, minor grainess.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Slightly astringent finish.   Okay IPA, but a little harsh overall.   Seems somewhat clean, but has a perfumy aspect that makes it seem hotter than normal.   Its like it tries to hard to be much bigger.
larsniclas (6479) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottled at The Rover, Gothenburg]
Hazy golden with a small, white head.
Grassy hoppiness; hay, horse-blanket.
Soft maltiness with notes of lemonade.