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RATINGS: 2120   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2005
UPDATED: APR 13, 2009 Poured from a bottle. Fairly thick head that settles with nice lacing. Pours a beautiful cloudy amber color. I was really impressed with the color on this one. The taste isn’t nearly as brutal as the name implies. Instead it has a nice sweet and citrusy taste to start and a good bitter finish. I really enjoyed this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Slightly murkey amber with a HUGE root beer float-type head. Room temperature. Aroma is too light; has mostly the hops but there is some malt in there as well. Flavor, again, is mostly just a whole bunch of hops, but I think there’s a heavy malt presence that makes this beer drinkable with all the hops, even for people who aren’t complete hopheads. Medium body. Okay, but since "Rogue can do no wrong," this beer isn’t as good as all the hype.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2005
The pour is a clear amber with a nice lasting white head. Overall the palate is dry and bitter. No real distinctive hops taste but a good overall bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Nice looking, rusty orange color with a bubbly, light head. Fruity, sweet citrus aroma. Great malt flavor with lots of hops. Hop flavor is more toward the bitter end than the citrus end as you’d expect from the nose. Really nice drying bitterness. A really excellent beer for drinking in large quantities.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1527) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Pour is a cloudy orange with a thick fluffy light-tan head that leaves plenty of lace. Aroma is citrusy, yeasty and hoppy with a touch of caramel. Taste is very bitter. Start is sweet and malty and finishes with a dry citrusy hoppy bitterness. Solid medium-bodied beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2005
bottle. Brutal? this beer ways in at only 59 IBUs... really good though...just not brutal! nice orange color, hazy, very rocky white head. good looking beer. fresh aroma of apricot, sweet grainy malt, big piney hops. malt was rather weak, although this got fuller as it warmed, bitter piney finish. Not very aggressive as the bottle suggests but good and very drinkable. perhaps not very round. Although as to compare; I had a Sierra Nevada pale ale and this beer was much more flavorful and hoppy...so a good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Bottle from the World of Beer in Clearwater. Pours a hazy orange with a minimal white head. Nose is all about hops and citrus....more like a grapefruity hop aroma. Taste is some malty sweetness in the back and hops up front, and then some more hops. Finish is dry and very bitter (surprise!). Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2005
A lot of hops in this one....the grapefruit of the cascade hops really dominate in the hybrid hops used for this beer. Flavour is full and hoppy with a touch of malt at the front and a subtile malt backbone. One of Rougue’s best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Murky amber pour - tall, tight head that soon disipates. Lemon, grass, sweet malt and sugar cured ham in the nose. Complex body that moves from floral hops to sweet malts. Great balance. A step up from Rogue’s Younger Special Bitter, which is a good thing in my book.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2005
(650 ml bottle) Pours cloudy gold with a hint of red. Good amount of head that lasts. Smellls of grapefruit and orange rinds although a bit sweet. I can drink this all night. Clean taste, crystal hops, citrus, and tart finish. I like this one and may make it a regular thing.


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