Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 Bottle. Golden color. Sweet, fruity aroma. Fruity notes, has an ale character, nice full taste, very well-balanced. What everyday beer should taste like.
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was suprised by the amount of grainyness to this beer. The yeast leaves a slight bit of esters, so it feels more like an ale than a lager (and in fact, PacMan is an ale yeast iirc).
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Brown hazy color with thin off white head. Smells of malt and alcohol. Caramel and malt are prominent flavors with a hint of alcohol. Not very bitter for a Rogue product. Moderate carbonation. No bad, not great.
Pringles68 (28) - Audubon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2005
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Yuck! this stuff’s saltier than seawater way too salty for my taste. only flavor evident was salt.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 bottle. Aroma is yeasts, floral spice. Flavor is hearty malts, spice, light fruits, and a good bitter finish.
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one’s not the greatest of Rogues, but it still honors the name. Be aware that the last few sips from the bottle have a strong kick that kinda takes ya back to that awkward moment when you had that HUGE secret that you had to tell someone but couldn’t, or that moment waiting for someone to get out of the bathroom (as you do the piss dance, legs squeezed together, about ready to make a mess), or the first time you tell that girl that you love her and she says "that’s nice"- it’s kinda like that. Overall, I liked it more than the average supermarket beer, but don’t get too excited just because it says Rogue.
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Poured deep hazy amb er-orange with a big foamy straw-coloured head. Aroma is surprisingly mild, orange juice, fresh roast malt, slight cascade hops, a bit spicy and sour. Taste is very juicy (orange, apricot, pineapple), slightly sour malt, decent amount of fresh hops, but by Rogue standards this is hop-mild - very fruity and floral, quick diminish, decent bitter/sweet balance. Mouthfeel is a bit chewy and lively, very slightly acidic. Very easy to drink - not a home run, but definitely a stand-up double.
scotty (1147) - SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber in colour but head fades to nil in about a minute. Nice nose of roast malt, which appears again on the palate, but this time with a big blast of citrus hops. A big complex beer that has a good long satisfying finish. Morrison.
iloveschlitz (5) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer. I drank 3 of them within an hour at a restaurant in Lincoln Beach, Oregon. It has a full bold flavor, not watered-down. This is a beer to enjoy, not just get drunk on. It went well with the fish dinner I was eating and I normally don’t like to eat while I am drinking beer.
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Off the tap, starts dusty malty smell that tickles the back of the throat. It is best served slightly below room temperature. Opens with a nutty start finishes with a sweet malt flavor. Very enjoyable with spicy food. Finishes like it starts. A very well rounded beer.