TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Clear orange brown with a slim ivory head. Nose is orange candy and dough. Medium body with moderate carb. Bitter, hoppy, lemon oil and quinine. With warming some toffee and apple emerge.
BREWMUSKCLES (2191) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a pleasant malty and caramel flavored brew that is ripe with citrus hops and flowery. a dark brown tinted amber it is refreshing and a bit more than a bit sweet with a somewhat bitter finish. layered in its flavor appeal i found it to be a nicely functional amber.
Earlier Rating: 9/7/2008 Total Score: 3
from the keg and a most beautiful aroma of full pine and hops needles cone and berry......aaahhh beautiful. taste a dissapointment brew was rank stanky unbalanced and simply unenjoyable.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ TFD - Pours cloudy amber with a small off-white head...aroma is bright and citrusy, bit of grain...flavour is similarly hoppy, bitter on the front end, with a good hop profile, but very little malt balance, and the flavour is fleeting...comes accross a bit disjointed, dark malt presence that never really shows itself...
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours a dark golden/amber, with a LOT of cream head and a bit cloudy. Great citrus aroma and good hops. Very little bitterness and a clean finish. Great amber!
brendanos (7) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2009 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just landed in Australia, 650ml bomber.
Deep amber/copper, quite hazy/muddy with short but fine beige head. Huge caramel, toffee, hop (vibrant juicy fruit, cumquat, fanta orange) and alcohol aromas. Very smooth, silky body which seems almost a little flabby towards the finish, which is modest but lingering. Moderate to strong bitterness, which seems in balance with the overall feel of the beer.
Obviously quite fresh, and very enjoyable.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 30, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice and big citrus nose. Nice cloudy red color with a real nice, frothy head. Rich and caramelly, lots of doughiness from the pacman, some sugar and a touch of chocolate roast mixes terrifically with the citric nature of the cascades and amarillos. Mild spice in the swallow. This is a top-flight red and probably my favorite rogue. More please!
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep ruby amber in color with bone colored head. The nose is quite floral with some citrus. Comes across the palate quite hoppy and it smoothes out as the beer warms to a sweetness.
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at The Rover. Amber color, ok head. Malty, creamy aroma, sweet berry notes and some toffee. Hoppy grassy flavor, hay and some citrus.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Sanctuary. Poured a clear dark orange color with an almost purple-ish tint. The head was foamy and off white with respectable retention and lacing. Overall, the aroma was pleasant but understated. Nothing overwhelming. I smelled equal parts pine, caramel, toffee, and distinct freshly baked pretzel. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with a smooth mouth feel. Carbonation was on the lower end of the spectrum. Nice balance of malt and hop flavors that followed the aroma fairly closely; caramel, dark toffee, pretzel (including a dash of salt), grass, and pine. There was also the suggestion of a bit of smoke mixed in there that I can’t explain after reading the commercial description, but there you go. Good stuff.
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle sold as Northwest Ale. Pours a deep ruby amber in color with a tight, fluffy bone colored head. The aroma is very floral, some citrus. The flavor is very floral and hoppy smoothing out as the beer warms to an alcoholic sweetness. Made quite an accompanyment to a king crab dinner.