VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - Pours a dark amber ale with a bubbly whitish head. Aroma is of both citrus hops and sweet malt. Flavor is malty/caramel with a good amount of hop bitterness; quite nicely balanced. Finish is clean and pretty dry with a nicely balance mallt/hop/bitter afterglow. I like this one...
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Rogue Red Ale is better, as is the Dead Guy (though DG is much different and much better IMO). This one pours a dark amber with very little nose. The first thrust of this beer is the dark, "dirty", tart malts, though they are not overbearing (as they are in many Ambers). This is followed by a slight breadiness in the middle and a long, complex bitter starting earlier on in the palate than you might expect. There’s only a bit of citrus in the Northwest hops.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled as Sea Otter Ale. Pours light brown with a nice head. Aroma is malty, a little smoky. Taste is toffee-ish. A very nice amber ale. I could easily drink another.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a nice amber beer. Aroma has cookie/ toasted bread maltiness, with some hops and yeast. The problem with good breweries is the standard they are held to. Despite it being an overall good amber, it isn’t one of Rogue’s best brews.
Cows9 (41) - Dumont, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark tan to amber in color with a real frothy head. Smells like roasted malt and a bit of caramel. Hops dominate the taste. Beer tastes a bit bitter at first but as your taste buds adjust you can taste a nice roasted malt flavor. A bit soapy on the finish. Nice beer.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 Rerate: May 27, 05
This isn’t as good as I remember it being. Aroma is floralish. Flavor is full of floral hints. I can sense some malt in the beginning, and it ends with a sort of coffee bitterness. Still pretty good, but not quite as great as I remembered it being.
First Rate: Poured a dark amber color with a good white head. I smell a little fruit...sweet...a fresh smell. Nice. The taste is of floral, some hoppy bitterness, and very well balanced. Delicious! Initial taste has more maltiness, while the finish is slightly dominated by a hoppy bitterness. After tasting this, I am very impressed. I got better quality than I thought I would...I will drink this again most definitely! A definite must try if you like this type of brew. I hope this rating helps. I’m going to watch Inspector Gadget now. 4.0 overall.
Eructoblaster (3191) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 650ml. Deep amber/copper body topped with a lasting average beige frothy head. Wonderful roasted malt aroma with a good presence of hops (Cascade & Golding), brown sugar and spices. Texture is mild, and taste is dominated by hoppiness. Lively carbonation and a long and lasting hoppy finish. This is a superb sample of American Amber Ale.
lamas (1410) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Sea Otter Red Ale bottle. Pours a deep amber with small dark-tan head that leaves some lace. Aroma is of sweet, sugary malts, some fruits and a touch of hops. Taste leans toward the malty side with a nice tangy fruitiness. A little bit of a sweet malty backbone with a bitter hoppy finish. Average beer.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, medium-dark, orange-brown color, with a medium light brown head. Slightly fruity, sweet nose (I think from the hops). Pretty sweet, citrus (grapefruity) taste. The hops I think overpower the malts a good bit. Creamy-smooth, slightly dry finish. Yum.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a big off white head. Balanced flavour and aroma of malt with fruity hops. A good all around beer.