MrBeerUSA (40) - HorseShoe, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2004
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Good god! Brutal isnít enough for this bad boy. It knocked me on my ass! Quite simpley the strongest hoppy flavor I have ever tasted. Horrible after taste that would not die, and looked like strained puke after eating beef stew! Iím a big fan of the Rogue lineup, so give it a try. Just donít ask me to again.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hella hoppy let me tell you, good malty appeal making for a nice smoothness and a great bite at the end, one of my favorite bitters.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Draft. This one blew me away. Pours dark straw/orangish with a nice head and lace. Aroma of huge hops, fruit, grapefruit, chardonnay, spiciness, and some malt. Tastes hoppy, fruity, with a nice crisp finish. The intense fruitiness and spiciness balanced the hops perfectly. For #700, I give you the 4th perfect score I have ever given. As a caveat, I have not rated, or drank, the bottled version. I had this on draft at the Green Leafe cafe in Williamsburg, and I have no deductions for this one.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No kidding brutal bitter! Poured hazy amber with off white head. Aroma is fruity, floral hops. Flavor is brutishly hoppy with grapefruit. This is a one note song. All hops. The aftertaste lingers on and on. I like rogue beers but this is a bit much.
onebarrel (3) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am a big fan of bitters and this is my main line. This seems a bit "home brewish" - not that thereís a problem with that... its still quite good but lacks the body I am use to from English examples. Not too much of a fan of Cascades so that dosenít help. Plenty of hops in there so if you need a fix that way go for it!
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big white billowy head. Glowing golden color. Citrus IPA aroma. Not overbearing hop presence, somewhat smooth. The bitterness and malt character blend nicley. Leaves a refreshing aftertaste. For whatever this beer whants to be, itís very enjoyable.
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours from the bomber with a huge thick head. It is a cloudy orange and gold color. Aroma of sweatsocks, soap and a little bit of hops citrus. The taste is pine, soap and a little orange peel. This is very dry and hoppy for a bitter. Unimpressive for a Rogue. Way overhopped for the style. Not at all subtle and not a session style beer. This is a bitter that wants to be an IPA.
UNCCTF (495) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Rogue Ale House in San Francisco. A very dark amber beer with a beige head. A mildly bitter flavor with a sweet finish and subtle hop. A good bitter.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
on draft: pours nice orange brown with a tan head. nose of piney cascade hops and citrus. the mouth was quite nice. hops pushing through and being dominant with this bad brew. citrus and pine angain, some grapefruit possibly in the back door. highly drinkable without being ruinous. gots a bite to it!
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Attractive appearance, citrus hoppy aroma. A nice collection of malts, grapefruit and big dose of hops. Well crafted, interesting and satisfying. Enjoyed this very much.