DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy and smooth. This is by far the best "bitter" i have had.
Schroppfy (2350) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicious. Bitter up front, then it really settled down into something closer to trad. English for me (yet with the German derived hop variety). These guys are crazy.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice orange color, that gets quite hazy when the sediment is added. A nice persistant head on top. The aroma is the typical westcoast piney hop aroma. The flavors are quite a bit better. Much more malt than anticipated. Well done. A very nice session beer.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Subtle hop aroma. Nice maltiness in the body, balanced quite well with the hops.A great example of the style.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite Rogue thus far. A deep amber color with a perfectly balanced bitterness: spicy and citrusy. Good malt presence, especially the specialty Vienna and Wheat malts to differentiate this beer. Sweet aftertaste. I liked the hop varieties employed, especially the Hallertau derivative.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange color...kinda dull when held up to light. Very harsh grapefruit bitterness in the aroma and flavor. I didnít catch much of the maltiness that other raters talked about. Huge chunks of stuff floating around in the bottle.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 Cloudy,oarnge with huge,big bubbled,soapy head.Aroma is huge pine,citric battle.Palate is oily,with lots of carbonation(probably from the pile of dregs in bottom).Taste is a fresh hop onslaught.They are all over.The malts are there but the hops are huge.Seemed too fresh but was an old labeled bottle.Really look forward to trying again.Doesn't seem like a candidate to die on the shelf.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong hop and malt nose.
Hops and malt comes right through while tasting too.
Not bad but a little too much of the malt comes through...
Maybe itís the Cara Wheat that Iím picking up on so much...
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 4, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this in a huge bottle. The nose is deliciously refreshing with citrus, spice and pine.
The brew pours a clear copper. The titanic off-white tight and creamy head is rocky, fully
lasting and has excellent lacing. The flavor is deep and almost perfectly balanced with a
moderate acidity present. Starts malty with a citrus middle and a heavy hopped finish.
There is a party on my tongue and everyone is invited sweet, sour, spicy, and bitter. The
medium body is very smooth and creamy with a soft to lively carbonation and a very
astringent feel to the finish. A great offering from one of the best breweries in the
jazz88 (2465) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Hazy amber. Serious citrus hop and spice aroma. Amazing hop flavor with big bitter aftertaste.