RateBeer
overall
96
87
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Originally brewed and bottled for the 2001 National Craft Brewers Conference-a private bottling & release with no distribution. A second batch, Charlie Redux was brewed with very limited distribution. 2005 is the hat-trick batch, Charlie 1981 returns for a third time as part of John's Locker Stock!

Charlie 1981 is an unfiltered strong ale, it exhibits massive bitterness and a firm malt backbone. Hedonistic! Brewed using Pale Malt, Munich and Crystal 40 malts, Horizon, Sterling and Amarillo Hops. Estimated measurements are: 18.2 degrees Plato (OG), 3.5 Degrees Plato (TG), 75 IBU's, 8.5% ABV. Prost!

Charlie 1981 is named in honor of Charlie Papazian, president of the Association of Brewers, founder of the American Homebrewers Association and homebrewing guru. John Maier, Brewmaster for Rogue Ales, made his first batch of beer in 1981 using Papazian's influential book "The New Complete Joy of Homebrewing."


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Tap at rnh. Pours gold. Aroma is Hoppy, light butter, fruit. Taste is also fairly Hoppy but not really bitter at all, kind of strange. Light sweetness, a bot of a metallic taste. Definitely unique but not really in a good way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Draft. Slightly hazy gold, frothy white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hop, malt. Taste has lots of hop flavor, citrus, herb, grass, good malt balance but definitely hoppier than I though it would be. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Draft @ Sunset Grill and Tap. Deep amber body. Small, off-white head. Hops dominate the aroma with notes of orange peel, and pine. A bi of toasted grain and sweet toffee. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium to full body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation. The hops come through BIG time as it warms. Not a bad brew, just not my type of thing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed cereals and their caramelized edges envelop resinous hops in this harmonious, but perhaps generic American Strong Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam crowns the hazy amber.
-This doesn’t drink like a very strong brew.
-The nose is rather unexpressive.
-Mouthfeel is not too heavy.

On tap at Naked City.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2011
On tap at The Petrol Station. Pours a cloudy orange with a small quickly diminishing white head. The aroma is a floral hops and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet wet hop upront and a nice lingering light bitter finish. Easy to drink hiding the alcohol very well, a very good American strong ale from Rogue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
Tap at Naked City. Strong malt and hop scent. Flavour is cool. Hop on light sugary malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2011
tap at proof. orange-brown pour w/ tan head and spotty stick. flower and caramel aroma. flower and grapefruit bitter taste. medium to light sticky texture. mostly all about the bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2562) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Tap at Redlight. Hazy gold pour. Big citrus hop nose with some grassy notes in the aroma. Chewy malt, resiny citrus hop taste. Nice hoppy bitterness, pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Clear orange with a fizzy head. Sweet citrus and caramel aroma and taste with decent hop bitterness balanced by candy sugar tastes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2620) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Hazy orange amber color with a soapy white head. Aroma of hops, pine, toffee, and bread. Sweet toffee flavor with citrus, and slight hop bite. Well-balanced with a strong malt backbone with hops bitterness around the edges. Nicely done.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 21


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50