ElGaucho (2307) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Rich aroma full of sugar, and molasses, like an American Strong. Completely muddy reddish brown, opaque. Thin off white head. Hoppy, rich, burnt sugar flavor. Quite tasty. One of the better brews Iíve had from Rogue of late.
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On top of a dark and very hazy burgundy body sits a big rocky or frothy head. It is light tan in color and very clingy. Thick lacey patterns stick everywhere on the glass. The aroma has a heavy pine like hop presence right as I open the bottle. Underneath the bold hops are solid rich malty sweet notes. Up first on the tongue are nice piney hop flavor notes with some hints of herbal, almost tea like, hops. The rich sweet maltiness backs this hop bitterness up and offers a good solid bass of bready flavor and sweetness. The finish has a very slow herbal and citrus hops fade that lingers on the tongue. Its palate has a smooth yet lively texture.
Valgreen (766) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ unibaren. Clear amber, medium off white head, some lacing. Aroma, malty, caramel, hops, pine, citrus, sweet, chocolate. Taste, malty, bitter hops, pine, caramel, grapefruit. Slightly oily mouth feel.
giancarloh (75) - - JUL 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good IPA love its taste malt and chocolate good mix I will drink again and congratulate Rogue for the excellent brew
puboflyons (2598) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is a medium to dark amber with a tremendous light brown milkshake-like foamy head. Moderate clarity. The aroma is of pine and earth with a sweet malt character interspersed. The body is medium to full and smooth. The taste begins with the caramel malts and quickly becomes a bolder hopped bitterness that lingers on the palate at the finish.
ljthiessen (750) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I'm going to assume this was a bad bottle... Amber brown pour with a large beige head. Butterscotch aroma. Crazy butterscotch/diacetyl flavour with some biscuity malt and hops underneath. Tastes like this would have been great if it wasn't full of diacetyl.
cards04 (2377) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with great lingering head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate.. Piney hops too. Flavors are malt driven coffee and chocolate with a balanced bitterness. Nice.
chinchill (3128) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 22 oz bottler served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours deep red-brown in color with a decent beige head. Spotty lacing.
Rich aromas with roasted grains and hops in about equal measure. Floral, fruity and toffee notes.
Flavor: has that characteristic Rogue hop flavor along with a rich dark malt mix. Mildly bitter.
Feel: medium body; lively carbonation.
northropfrye (2812) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Flatlanders Beer Festival, Wpg. Definitely not an IPA, rather an India Red Ale as described. A red ale with more hops than normal is basically what this is. That being said, I could have been even hoppier for my liking, but overall it has a nice balance, though you canít taste the 75 IBUs because of the malt balance. Still a very nice beer.
Bulk_Carrier (2786) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 28, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I had this on tap at Hangar on the Wharf, Juneau, AK.
I had this in a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark red to almost ruddy brown color with no head because it was a bar pour. There wasnít any lacing either.
The smell was a strong caramel maltiness with a subtle roasty/nuttiness running in and out of the aroma.
The taste was a caramel malty sweetness that gave me a dry roasted nutty aftertaste and lead to a super dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body. To be honest, there really wasnít much sessionability about it. I found when I tried to sip this, I burped a lot so once again the carbonation seemed off I guess.
Overall, this is an American Red Ale, so not or anywhere close to an IPA. Therefore this was rated as an American Red Ale and actually, I didnít really care for this.