Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with average sized head (nothing special there). Light grapefruit and more malty aroma. Taste is mildly hoppy and more malty without being too sweet. Nicely balanced and bready taste. Medium bodied. Not the best of the anniversary series but damn good.
legion242 (2306) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured bright yellow- some nice yeastiness in the bottom clouded it up a bit. Very mild all the way around. Nice head, but very little character. 45 IBU’s seemed a strecth. This was however, very refreshing as I sat on my patio at 10pm and it was still 88* outside.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBSG 2004: Cloudy yellow amber with a small white head. Light malts, lemon, flowers and hay make up the aroma. Starts and ends sweet, although there is some bitterness at the end also.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy golden with a fine white head. Loads of citrus hops in the nose. Flavor is more floral and very understated. Body is medium and bit watery and finishes quickly.
Aubrey (3481) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden. Effervescent carb. Light, but velvety-smooth malts. Unfortunately, they were only mildly flavorful. Hops were on the light side as well -- herbal and slightly spicy. Dry finish. Two things made me curious: (1.) This beer was pretty mild for Rogue, not to mention a 15th anniv. beer, and (2.) What’s the point in lowering a 4x4 truck? It’s like putting a lift kit on a Yugo. Oh, and it’s pink! I thought "4x4" was a cool name until I saw the label.
argo0 (11856) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(RBSG04) Cloudy golden body with white head. Aroma is sweet, perfumy, orange. Taste is medium sweet, floral/orange hoppy. Watery, light-medium body with above-average carbonation.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Golden, clear, crisp pine needles. A little bit of phenolic; not a great effort. They really stretched this 15th anniversay thing a little too far.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this beer is macro yellow, tart w/ a clean finish. a nice lawnmower beer. sampled at the RBSG 04
3fourths (8382) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy nose of pine, pacman yeast too, a little spicy, silky dull palate, flavor a little bland at the end.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma was well hopped with some citrus varieties. Taste was very hoppy but the bitterness balanced well with some background malts. Good brew, but not the top of my list on the 15th series.