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RATINGS: 2191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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TASTING NOTES: A non-traditional India Pale Ale with big citrusy, hop flavor and intense hop aroma. Medium-bodied with a vibrant lingering hop-bitterness that is anything but brutal. Enjoy!

8 INGREDIENTS: 2-Row, Carawheat, C15 & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Alluvial™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2006
(bottle - 12 oz) Medium amber color with a creamy tan head and great lacing. Aroma is pretty floral and hoppy at first but fades quickly and leaves a little bit of malt. Flavor begins bitter and citrus with some floral notes and grapefruit. The middle has a little malts but a nice hoppiness. The beer finishes clean and leaves a lingering aftertaste of bitter and citrusy hops. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Not the more bitter beer I have had, but certainly up there. Pours a nice amber color with a nice, lacey head. Flavor is some malt, but mostly hops after the initial sweetness. Well balanced, and quite tastey!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkBarnes (407) - Waterville, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2007 Sampled on tap, 8 Nov. ’06 at Clark’s Ale House in Syracuse, NY. Enjoyed this product more than the only other Rogue offering I’d tried (Dead Guy Ale). The bitterness and hearty mouthfeel almost had me believing this was an IPA. Very good brew, and I look forward to seeking it out for a proper rating when I can sample one in front of the computer. ;-)

Re-rate on May 30, 2007; 22 oz. bomber purchased for $4.59 US at Marcy Discount Beverage (Marcy NY). Cloudy amber pour; bubbly, dissipating head; irregular lacing. Big, inviting, hoppy aroma. Flavor seems to suggest an IPA. Less malt than I’d like to taste. The relation to its cousin "Dead Guy" is evident. Like all ESBs, it gets dramatically better-tasting & more balanced as it warms up -- if you drink this colder than "cellar temperature", you probably won’t like it. Palate is somewhat watery. Long finish of bitter hops. Enjoyable overall, but I’d prefer a maltier ESB.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2009 Bottle at Chaucer’s in London- This one is amber through and through. The head is unimpressive and fails to leave the lace I expect from most rogue beers. Strong grapefruit and citrus fruits in the nose, with some leafy/pine. Bad ass hop profile takes the fillings out yer’ teeth as it enters the mouth. Pine/grapefruit/oranges with a thin malt spine, finishing astringent and enjoyable. Yep, it is certainly bitter. A nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
Amber/mellow gold in colour, very little carbonation evident in the body, but the head is large and lasting. Smells very hoppy, with the pine and the grapefruit wafting up like smoke. Decent malt backbone, very familiar Oregonian hop profile for Rogue fans, and the bitterness is understated; almost like a thick, stick-to-your-teeth tidal wave of numbing dryness instead of a stinging "brutal" acridness. Very tasty and satisfying, if a bit one-dimensional.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Funknmilla (734) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2006
bottle..."name is tougher than it is"-M.V.....lacing is tight...so inspired by the background of base...it holds its own , head i mean...when swished in glass..the foam stirs to a wonderful storm-like appearance...."amber is the color of its energy"....an enjoyable product...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Sampled at The Newtown Brewfest with Stegosaurus and The mad Indian. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of spices and hops. The flavor is sweet upfront and finishes brutally bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Clean, fresh aroma. Very well balanced, with a lustrous appearance. Very nice ale, exceptional medium bodied brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15471) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2006
clear light amber with fine white head. Powerfull hop aroma and taste. Some malty notes as well. Flowers is present. smooth texture. medium carbonation. Again powerfull lasting hoppy bitter finish! Bravo!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 Maybe I missed something with this beer, but I didn’t think as highly of it as most people. Pours a hazy orange with a decent head. Citrusy hop aroma, almost a bit acidic. The flavor is mainly bitter, resiny and very piny. Gritty grapefruit suggestions with a long bitter finish. Seemed boring at the time. I have to re-visit this one.


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