Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice orange color, that gets quite hazy when the sediment is added. A nice persistant head on top. The aroma is the typical westcoast piney hop aroma. The flavors are quite a bit better. Much more malt than anticipated. Well done. A very nice session beer.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Subtle hop aroma. Nice maltiness in the body, balanced quite well with the hops.A great example of the style.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite Rogue thus far. A deep amber color with a perfectly balanced bitterness: spicy and citrusy. Good malt presence, especially the specialty Vienna and Wheat malts to differentiate this beer. Sweet aftertaste. I liked the hop varieties employed, especially the Hallertau derivative.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange color...kinda dull when held up to light. Very harsh grapefruit bitterness in the aroma and flavor. I didnít catch much of the maltiness that other raters talked about. Huge chunks of stuff floating around in the bottle.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 Cloudy,oarnge with huge,big bubbled,soapy head.Aroma is huge pine,citric battle.Palate is oily,with lots of carbonation(probably from the pile of dregs in bottom).Taste is a fresh hop onslaught.They are all over.The malts are there but the hops are huge.Seemed too fresh but was an old labeled bottle.Really look forward to trying again.Doesn't seem like a candidate to die on the shelf.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong hop and malt nose.
Hops and malt comes right through while tasting too.
Not bad but a little too much of the malt comes through...
Maybe itís the Cara Wheat that Iím picking up on so much...
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 4, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this in a huge bottle. The nose is deliciously refreshing with citrus, spice and pine.
The brew pours a clear copper. The titanic off-white tight and creamy head is rocky, fully
lasting and has excellent lacing. The flavor is deep and almost perfectly balanced with a
moderate acidity present. Starts malty with a citrus middle and a heavy hopped finish.
There is a party on my tongue and everyone is invited sweet, sour, spicy, and bitter. The
medium body is very smooth and creamy with a soft to lively carbonation and a very
astringent feel to the finish. A great offering from one of the best breweries in the
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Hazy amber. Serious citrus hop and spice aroma. Amazing hop flavor with big bitter aftertaste.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick cloudy orange. Cascades of orange citrus, with a touch of malt buried beneath. Dry flavors in front with mild orange citrus with a grapefruit bite. Smallish cream colored head stick to the glass. Bitterness sets on the back of the tongue as the hops resins congregate and and sit and chat about things. After a few minutes the malt takes back the scene and pleads to send some more bitter refreshments. Gains a bit more balance as it warms. Nice IPA.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like the hoppy aroma...mmmmm...hops. Nice and bitter. Beautiful cloudy amber color. For some reason I wasnít expecting much from this one, but was surprised, pleasantly of course.