Ughsmash (7353) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy medium-golden pour with a tall, rocky off-white head. Quite a lot of sediment, as well as some very persistent lacing. Aroma was strong with citrus and grassy hoppiness... and some underlying caramel malty sweetness (really what I’d hope for in a good ESB). The first things to hit the tastebuds were the Cascade hops... with their wonderful grapefruity goodness. Very good balance between the high-alpha and bittering hops, as well as the medium caramel backbone. Very pleasant grassy/piney bitter finish. Definitely enjoyed this one!
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - NOV 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
damn, what a sweet babe. nice hoppy aroma w/ firm body. orange hue w/ off white head. grapefruits aroma, and bitter, as advertised. well balanced, and hoppy.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Summits. Orangey-copper color with a thin white head. Light citrusy hop aroma caramel malt underneath. Flavor is light on the malt with a fair amount of tangy hop acidity and a modertely bitter finish that is long and dry.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - nice big grassy, spicy hop nose. Deep golden color with a white, white head. Very spicy flavor! Sweetening as it warms. Aroma becomes quite malty. Slightly fizzy. This is a nice beer!
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. wow, what a pleasant surprise. clear amber in color with a fast fading head. medium amount of caramel flavor with a nice strong hop aroma & flavor. nice beer!
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ah yes. A very nice malty version of a bitter. The hops are present and the aroma from them is very agreeable--some herbalness, pine, and very fresh smelling, but there;s also some mellow fruitiness and dough in here. Pours cloudy amber with a nice big head. Full but not heavy mouthfeel. It’s hard to find a decent bitter. I may pick some of this up again to see if it qualifies for repeat buying status.
amalsugar (41) - Tremonton, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is just a tasty beer. I have had 22 oz bottles and on tap. I have to admit on tap is awesome. The appearance, aroma and flavor blend together wonderfully. Start a Revolution!
threethreads (5) - topsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz. bottle. thin lingering head. orange copper color. sweet pine malt aroma. less citrus than in the past but still yummy. one of my all time favorites. would love to try it fresh on tap.
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another decent beer. I thought it was very hoppy, but not too bitter. Not the most complex flavor.. I like other Rogues better for sure.
mkgrenwel (601) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sharp bitter in the aftertaste. Long lasting finish. Tastes like real american hops should. A bit of malt in there as well. Woody/piney. Cedar. Pleasant and sweet in the front of the mouth. Nice cross between an ESB and an IPA.