muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange in color, with a thin beige head. The aroma is floral hops, and maybe some light yeaty notes. The flavor is very close to APA territory, with floral hops dominating most of the flavor, and sweet malts rounding out the finish for balance.
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bitter is better. I was repeating that with each sip. Rogue likes to go overboard with the hops and I welcome it wholeheartedly. The hazy orange color and unmistakable hoppy aroma sends one message to the drinker..."pucker up!"
Gash (4) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good stuff. Great on the palate and the low carbonation helps it go down easy. Abundance of hops is definitely noticeable. The copper color is nice too. Haven’t had many bitters, but I’m sure this is one of the better ones out there. Reminds me of an IPA, which didn’t make it stand out much. Definitely going to try as much as I can from Rogue.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orangish amber with a thin, mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of citric hops and funky alefruits: melon, mango, and pineapple. Tastes lightly resinous with hoppy melons and mangos. Notes of sweet toffee and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and slightly resinous with smooth carbonation. Enjoyable, with a somewhat subdued hoppiness.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy orange. Hoppy flavoring is very smooth and satisfying. Reminds me of Terrapin Rye Pale Ale.
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - NOV 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice sweet, caramel, floral aroma. Pours a hazy golden-orange. Taste is nice, relatively complex for an ESB, with tart notes, balanced well by the malts. Medium bodied, pretty good. I have been avoiding this in my fridge because I usually don’t like ESB’s, but they did a nice job of staying in style, while making it pretty damn good.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. hazy orange/light amber with a medium sized off white head. Taste sweet/mostly attenuated malt with alot of citrus in the initial flavor, which quickly turns to a medium to strong pine hop bitterness, along with a dry malty finish.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1pint 6 oz bottle. Butterscotch-caramel coloring. 1/2 finger static foam. Hoppy, lime-lemon hints to the nose. Bitter tongue taste completely segmentated from smooth malty body and light finish in nostrils. I’d like to re-rate again . . . and again.
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 650ml bottle - pours a very hazy orange, with a big foamy white head. Looks great, almost like a Saison or a Belgian Triple. Nice floral aroma of piney hops dominate. Flavour is very smooth - this goes down easy. Bready, piney, some citrus and some malt to impart some sweetness and keep it so eminently drinkable. Finish is dry with lightly lingering bitterness. More good beer from Rogue.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good robust flavor with plenty of citrusy and floral hops and a good touch of malt to keep it smooth.