BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
TAR (2495) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.