loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - OCT 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark amber...really brown. Huge aroma, flavor, and feel. Nice sour apple hops aroma/flavor. Also very malty and sweet. This beer is big in every way. Very powerful. This would be a nice ’Official American Beer’ if there were such a thing.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 The beer pours A deep cherry red with a monstrous head, that is frothy in texture, the color a light tan after the decay process has ended, it leaves a thick and clinging sheet of lace to cover the glass. Big malt nose hints of caramel, very slight floral tones also noticed, crisp and fresh and a pleasure to sniff. Malt front, the top is middling in feel, with a biting acidity, the hops purposeful in their spicy bite, aftertaste dry and slightly bitter.
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty amber color. I did not notice the coffee aroma and the hops were very nice for an amber style beer. I was happy that it wasn’t too overdone on the hops or malt. A very drinkable beer. Too bad I was driving.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, good head for a Rogue. Aroma shows blend of roasted malt and citric cascade hops. Smooth med-full palate. Plenty of malt sweetness, smooth and creamy with notes of dark chocolate. Good hop bite in the finish that just cuts through the sweetness without being bitter. Full flavored and well made amber.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium amber color, medium head. A medium bodied amber. Mild yet very flavorful malts. Spicy and mild hops. Good balance. Nice flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty and slightly bitter. Etched/painted bottle
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
An orange bread laced smell hits you in the nose. An orange dense copper hits you in the eye. An orange dark beige head hits your glass. An orange juice sweetness hits your mouth. An orange bitter peel hits you on the way out the door. Orange, not just for breakfast anymore.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was good, but not great. The hops seemed slightly overstated and they overshadowed the rest of the flavors in the brew, but it was better than most and the patriotic label was solid.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good for the style. Yet Another great beer from Rogue.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is how an amber should taste. Despite the label this is not at all a standard or corny beer. I think it would do better with a different label. (in case there are more than one label- I am referring to the pro America red,white and blue label)
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2002
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good amber, I prefer mine a bit nuttier but I’m already nuts so who cares. It is just cool being at the Rogue Brewhouse in Newport, OR watching the hardworking folks bottle the ale below in the brewhouse!