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Rogue 4x4 Ale

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Formerly brewed at Rogue Ales
Style: American Pale Ale
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This is the 5th of 15 Limited Edition 15th Anniversary Ales from Rogue. Available from Feb 15th 2004 to Mar 15th 2004 (or until they run out, whichever comes first), on tap and in commemorative 22oz bottles. 4x4 Ale measures in at 13 degrees Plato, 45 IBUs, 6 degrees Lovibiond, with an Apparent Attenuation of 77, Alcohol by Volume is approximately 6.0%. Brewed with 9 ingredients: Western Munich & Wheat, Beeston Pale Ale, & Weyermann Carafoam Malts; Crystal, Cascade, & Centennial Hops, Free Range Coastal Water, and Top Fermenting Pacman Yeast.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Very pale golden color with a small foamy head, very light and fizzy with a bit of islandic lacing. The aroma is toasty with biscuits and a fresh light hop note, very clean and floral, the oposite of purfumey. The flavor has a moderate bit of hops and some tangy malts. There isn’t too much malt body, very dry. Lots of sediment in the bottom that was carefully not poured in. The finish is dry and hoppy with a more herbal hop note. Good APA, you’re the man Brian!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Pours golden with light head and lacing. Mild carbonation. Cascade hops come out fairly clearly in the nose. The other hops make their presence known as well. Small malts. Slight citrus hop flavors. Bitter comes up next with a small touch of malts. Some caramel. Slight doughiness. Smooth texture and a silky body that leads to a small finish of hops, bitter and floral. Thanks Brian!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2004
Color's a cloudy orange, head is fresh, crystalline, white as driven snow, delicate and lacey...Aroma: uplifting and lively, airy and angelic, nice hoppiness, none I can call out, but noble, nonetheless, I put forth. Taste: brisk hops blast on the palate, replete with lush fruits, peach and apricot, mango, green apple, and more, wonderful flavor, that's fruity, but never too sweet, quickly drying in the mouth. Medium bodied, tastily textured, long, tingly, continually fruity, peachy finish. A very good beer...crystal, cascade, & centennial, yumalicious!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2495) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Golden straw with a bleached-white, sticky, frothy head. Slightly rocky. Assertively peppery hop aroma with hints of grassy herbs, fir, flowers, and a light orange zest presence from the hops. Toasted malts become less subdued as it warms with well-masked phenols and the prevalent Rogue house character. Tight carbonation yet adequately creamy. Mild leafy acidity counters the vivacious, cobwebby yeast. Toasted pale malts come on strong to mellow the brash hop bitterness. Nutty yeast adds lots of firmness to the body, but the heavy dose of bready malts is there to lend plenty of softness. Malts become chewier and lightly doughy toward the conclusion while the hop bitterness never dies down. Lingering nuttiness from the lightly-toasted pale malt husks and a light hint of honeydew and firm yeastiness. Solid effort, but just another anticipated, middle-of-the-road Rogue brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Slight hazy,gold. Streaming,carbonation,frothy,head. Light aroma,of wheat,hops,some malt. Creamy,lightly fizzy,medium body. Good malt,wheat,lightly hoppy flavors. Finish is really hoppy(grassy,floral),with lingering malt. Tastes more lagerish,than the ones they intend to be a lager. Not a bad beer,very drinkable. Thanks Batkins!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Tap, @the Latona. Hazy golden. Vaguely centennialish hop aroma, others, too. Quite bitter, dry and a bit thin, with rogue house yeast signature. I wish there was more malt sweetness to balance this truckload of bittering hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Slight hop aroma, but it should be better from looking at the hops they used. Taste starts of nice and spicy, then fades to an uneasy bitternress. Medium bodied. Drinkable, but forgetable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2004
I really thought that as a Anniv. brew there'd be more to this one, but really its just a fairly hoppy American Wheat. I didn't mind it, but as a limited edition beer, you'd think it would be something special. Pretty much a lawnmower beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2004 Bottle pours a hazy dark straw color with a small creamy white head.   Appears much like an unfiltered wheat with a bit more transparency.   Aroma is of light hops but heavily barnyardish and a bit of skunk.   Luckily the taste yields better results.   Malty up front, quickly turning mildly bitter like a normal APA.   A bit of a grainy aftertaste.   While I normally like most of Rogues offerings, this definately isn't one of them.   That aroma just doesn't work for me.



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