Rastacouere (6148) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange-copper body wears a good sized off-white foam, mostly lasting and displaying good lacing. Floral grapefruity citric nose, cascade like (though I suspect there’s more than that) reminds more of an IPA than anything else, but it has this earthy and sweet maltiness that reminds me of lost coast indica. It is indeed surprisingly bitter in mouth, but there’s a fair amount malty husky sweetness to keep it balanced. Finishes very dry, I’d be curious to try a fresh one as this bottle has quite a few months on it. Moderately high carbonation enhances the bitterness I feel and might be a bit lower, but solid overall oily textured mouthfeel. Quite an original one which I enjoyed more than I expected to and is considered such a classic that I’m surprised it’s the first time I enjoy it.
thehinge (277) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Murky orange pour with the healthy white head. Piney aroma. Front end taste has lots of resin and citrus flavors, with a bitter aftertaste. I would buy this until the end of time.
budedou (483) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy. Light grainy malty, bit autumny leafy pine woodsly nose. Sour oranges, real bitter, almost astringent finish. Lots of flavour. Not that smooth though. Dark caramel, bitter herby. Had better, drinkable still.
GuideDogSaint (652) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Citrus fruit aroma with pine. Sweet finish. Very nice.
Calisky (1333) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur ambrée, bonne mousse blanche. Nez fruité, agrumes douces et malt. Gout houblonné, fruité/agrumes en marmelade, malté, note caramel avec bonne amertume zeste d’agrumes en fin de bouche. Bon corps. M’attendais a plus sur l’amer et le houblon. Pas mal
Fujimo2000 (6) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 21, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange with white lacing. Big hops aroma with citrus. The hops are so well crafted, belies the name. Nice finish
trapped (1062) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ NYC Craft Ber Festival. Cloudy pale yellow with small off-white foamy head, doughy aroma, citrus peel taste, low carbonation, long hoppy finish. Not a great IPA.
Andy_ (857) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
660 ml bottle
Murky orange beer with little off-white head. Aroma and flavor have cream fudge, caramel, resin, peach and some catpee. Does not seem very fresh. Palate is full with moderate carbonation. Finish has quite heavy bitterness. Aftertaste is caramelly and fruity with stinging catpee like bitter taste. I’m sure this would be better when it was fresh.
callmemickey (3247) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange body, medium sized white head, and soapy lacing. Papaya, grapefruit, orange rind, mild sweet perfumey malts. Medium bodied with moderate to gentle carbonation, semi-dry throughout, moderate bitterness, clean finish.
Jow (2404) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home after dissapointigly having to miss a To Ol event I managed to grab a few bottles to sip in consolation. Pours hazy orange with big tropical fruit nose. Tastes of pineapple, grapefruit, passionfruit, caramel, earth, pine, and banana. Sweet yet bitter. Smooth palate. Quite nice I havet had a Rogue beer in a long time but this is lovely.
fombe89 (243) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. @El Cabanón, Avilés 07/03/2015. Aroma afrutado, Color cobrizo. Sabor afrutado y maltoso.