JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a lightly orange golden hue. Fluffy head that dissipates quickly. When cold, the hops are nicely present - mildly fruity. As it warms the bready malts come forward. This is a delightfully refreshing, soft ale, and well worth the try. Go Rogue!
jeffin7 (610) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild aroma slightly hoppy. Flavor is of hops and a raisiny malt backing which I found interesting, and quite liked.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty, bready and flowery aroma - very grainy. Nice color, typical APA golden, lasting thin head. Has a slightly strange and out of place late bitterness - awkward and doesn't flow - an essentially high quality germanic lager with the ale yeast is a strange animal indeed. Good session, and I like it a lot. Thanks Jeff.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle thanks to Jeff (radiomgb). Pours a bottle conditioned (lots of sediment) hazy deep golden/yellow with a foamy white head flecked with yellow. Smells grassy, herbal and sweet, hints of lightly bitter yellow fruit (starfruit comes to mind, kiwi, touch of lemon). Hops are aromatic but not in your face. Flavor is malty sweet (angel food cake, cookie dough) with some late bitterness from the hops, though not too much of it. Wonderful flavor and the body is medium with a smooth almost creamy palate. Fairly crisp finish, but I would ask for a bit more hoppy bitterness, as it does stay quite malty and sweet.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pellucid bronze color with light head and a little lacing. The aroma is slightly hoppy with a light toasty malt background. Flavor sways a little more toward the hoppy side but is still quite drinkable. The finish is moderately bitter & tangy. Decent entry into the 15th anniversary.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rogue Nation, San Francisco: Carmelized honey color. Whispy white head. Meady sweet aroma. Strong taste of mead in there, with an almost grassy finish touched with hops.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color, moderate white head. Aroma is very malty, somewhat carmelly. Aroma of Hallertau comes out. Flavor is fairly sweet. This pale ale is dominated by malt which is different especially from Rogue. Hops do show up in the finish which is balanced.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is interesting. Iím not sure if itís an APA or a Pils. Very bread-like, a bit fruity, and quite uninspiring.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice mellow, session pale ale. Very drinkable, very smooth. Tastes like a strong pilsener. I like it.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a nice deep gold coloring. The white head faded quickly. The aroma was honey and wheat maltiness. Flavor is very subtle and well balanced. The bread crust taste also has a hint of grapefruit. Very subtle and enjoyable. Thanks, Flipbrewer for the hook up.