Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The first whif is nice with a strong citrusy and hoppy aroama. I love bitter beers, but this one seems to have gone a little too far and neglected the rest of the beer. Flavor is slightly citrusy, but the hops take over immediately.
AlGreen99 (33) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lives up to the name.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, hazy/cloudy appearance. Organic-sprucelike, citrusy hop aroma. Big hop bite with citrus, grapefruit, grassy, very bitter taste. Love the charicature on the bottle, almost the same face my lager-drinkin budddy made when the hops kicked in. he he.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A good beer. Overall impression is bad because the amount of bitterness is anything but brutal! The brewers at rogue should give Brookly East India Pale Ale a try, or maybe Hop Devil. Descent but does not live up to the name.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Is there such a thing as a surprise beer from Rogue? I expected an English Bitter from the name but had no idea of the citric bitter hop fest that would follow. An excellent version of an IPA that adds a great malty deepness of body.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the few beers Iíve had on cask where the bitterness steals the show, not that thatís a good thing. Needs more flavor, either from hops or malt to win me over
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My friend John and I ordered a pitcher of this at Fredís Rivertown Alehouse in Snohomish, and moments after our first sip, we just looked at each other and grinned devilishly. It is a sweeter beer, and therefore a little harder to drink in large quantities, but it is important to simply savour it, and not just drink it to get buzzed. Rogue wonít win me with the Dead Guy Ale, but this is a smooth beer, worthy of the Hop-Head aproval!
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
brutal? no way. of course, i tried this while on an extreme hop kick. this is just an excellent session ESB. would make a better 6-pack than 22oz bottle.
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very Very Brutal, I almost got a sense of HArd Alchol in each drink.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JAN 29, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy,Bitter and nice citrus flavor. Pretty unique brew, and very enjoyable. I agree with cathcacr on the Grapefruit taste/smell.