kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured to a cloudy golden orange with medium off-white head that reduced to a white foam on top and decent lacing. Aroma was very strongly hops, with hints of florall and citrus. Taste was brutally bitter as the name implied, with the hints of citrus agian. Finish was dry, as expected.his was a very tasty beer, and once again, Rogue did not disappoint.
caesar (6429) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color, small head. Aroma of hop, flowers, malt. Nice bitter taste, quite complex, bit dry. Nice bitter.
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow with light reddish notes and thin white head. Smoke, hops, grape and fruit. Bitterness and hops are well balanced.
skortila (5132) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of floral hops, more american syle. Taste is bitter, bit sweet. Floral hoppy, with some malt and citrus, quite nice. Not much balance due to heavy hopping. However quite tasty. Medium body.
DrnkMcDermott (2990) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. So, really an English malt with a German-derived hop. Smells like German hops when I pour. Cloudy coppery, with a spongy head that collapses from the inside rather than dwindling. A closer smell brings a more familiar Rogue hoppiness; more piney and a bit grasy than citrusy. That’s the first taste. The next taste brings back the sharpness of German bittering, abetted by pinprickly bubbles. Would be a great session beer if the alcohol was a bit less noticeable. But a great beer. For newbies, the best intermediate step between pilseners and IPAs.
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely faint aroma of cascade hops. Pours a cloudy, dark yellow with a thin white head. Great lacing. Excellently balanced taste with a medium body and just the right amount of carbonation. Palate has depth - a quick, crisp flash of citrusy hops before a slick finish that unfolds around the tongue and mouth with appropriate bitterness. It’s anything but brutal. Thoroughly enjoyed this one and would definitely buy again.
jeffdog22 (23) - lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle...caramel sweet and hoppy aroma...smallish head...very balanced: nice malt but pretty hoppy...excellent rich mouthfeel...bitter finish...nice beer
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Hop Devil Grill. I have been very hesitant to try a beer out of the Rogue brewery. I was very surprised by this beer. Dark yellow in color with a very limited head. Aroma is of floral hops, a bit sweet. The finish is not an overpowering bitterness, but very enjoyable.
JohnnyJ (5334) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2007 Pours a cloudy semi-dark gold with offwhite head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of hops. Flavors of caramel, malt, some citrus and grassy flavors, and finishs with some hops. An enjoyable ESB.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice tan gold color with a fluffy head that died about 1/3rd through my glass, but left a small amount of lacing. The second glass from the bottle, however, was a hell of a lot cloudier. I guess that’s because a lot of the wheat malt settled down? Hmm....Anyway, the aroma has a slight fruit candy sweetness, but the floral hops are the main focus. The taste upfront starts with a bit of citrus and light malt flavor, but the real highlights are in the finish. That’s where the medium bready flavors begin, followed by roastiness, and then the lingering (but not IIPA-overpowering) hop bitterness. I like the way the tastes progress and that my second glass was very different from the first, but the flavors could have been slightly better IMO. Maybe even a bit more maltiness? Anyway, I enjoyed this beer, more complex than I was expecting.