jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoothy malty aroma, with a full tan head with decent lacing.Nice cloudy amber coloring. Medium body with an abundance of effervesence. Tastes mostly malty blended well with grapefruit type hop bite. Aftertaste is quite citrusy. Very smooth drinkable beer from a brewer I would expect that from.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color,small tan foamy head that dissipated quite quickly.Malty sweet aroma with a decent hop presence and mild fruit,possibly citrus.Malty taste at first that later changes to hops and grapefruit.The after taste is mostly hops and grapefruit with a mild earthy tone to it.The feel is quite smooth making it fairly drinkable IMO but not in large quantity the hops would get to you after awhile.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty-earthy aroma (almost smells like a homebrew). Small off-white head. Hazy dark amber in color. The malt hop balance is very even. Medium bodied with fairly fizzy mouth-feel. An OK beer, not terrible, not outstanding.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
more tawny than amber in colour, mild coffee/malty aroma, highly hopped flavour with coffee and slightly toasted notes, firm bodied, this is a very rich ale.
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark reddish brown(much darker than most ambers) with a creamy offwhite head. Predominate smell is floral hops accompanied by a nearly hidden coffee maltiness. This beer goes down smooth and has a combination of subtle nuttiness dominated by citrus hops. The finish is characterized by dry hoppy bitterness. Allowed to warm slightly, the malt flavor rises and overall balance improves greatly.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wasn't bad, a lot better than a few of there other beers (like that Hazelnut Brown Nectar rubbish. Has some nice floral hops in the aroma, aswell as some lovely nuttyness, chocolate and caramel. Palate is relatively dry. Lots of flavour-nuts, choc, caramel, citrusy hops, pretty well balannced, but lacks guts. also noticed some slight roastyness right at the end.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark hazy ruby copper. The tall tan creamy head is fully lasting and very tight...like a good woman. The Nose is toffee and chocolate like a skor bar combined with spicy citrus. I hunger for cheesecake. The taste is heavy cereal front with low acidity and a deep roasted finish. The mouthfeel is full soft and creamy, with a clean finish. I have yet to find a brew from Rogue that didn't absolutely delight.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with a thin, eggshell colored head. Sweet, malty nose with hints of alcohol. Malty sweetness but not as cloying as I find most ambers. Lots of hops in the bitter finish.
nigos (623) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Highly hopped floral nose with grassy tones. Not what you would describe as amber, more of a tawny colour with a decent light brown creamy head. Highly hopped flavour very IPA like. I have tasted surposed IPAs with less hops than this. Has a long bitter finish and it is quite oily on the palate. Another great American ale. My oppinion of American ale has really changed over the last 6 months as before then I had only tried the standard shite (see my Rolling Rock rating). I apoligise for any offense caused due to my old uneducated comments.
Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This reminds me more of a generously hopped APA than of the standard malty amber. Really nice dar ruby color. Thin head with a nice ring of lace left after each sip. Some roasted coffee notes. A resinous pine quality comes out in the finish. I could have dealt with a bit more malt sweetness but as it is this beer is very good.