AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the first of Rogue that I tried. Nice and hoppy as are most of Rogue's brews. The bottle art is good too, although that is not a depndable indicator of what is inside.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yet another winner from Rogue. Pours out to a very, good-looking amber in the glass with a light head. Carbonation is lively but not overbearing. Aroma is that of fruit with some floral overtones. Taste is nice and malty with a good dose of hops on the swallow, but not too much. I really like this brewery.
sloth (2594) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2003
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Slightly hazy orange color.small fine beaded off white head that doesnt last long. Nice spicey nose, some citrus notes. Medium bodied brew has a spiceyness to it.Taste some vanilla in the background.Decent malt and hop balance. Finishes fairly dry with a slight bite at the end.Good drinkin brew.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2003 Don't know why it's called an "ale" and a maibock; I don't think a beer can be both. Anyway, pours a bright, almost fluorescent orange. Creamy malty aroma--smells surprising deep for a lighter-colored beer. Flavor is smooth and malty with a pilsener-type mini hop bite at the end (not surprising given the Saaz hops). There are some fruit flavors here, mostly banana and peach, with a bit of walnut. Has one of the smoothest and most enviable textures of any beer I've drank.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A great meduim bodied beer. I love the artwork on the bottle, and while it is being poured, you catch a bit of a fruit aroma, a balanced taste that is very mild and smooth, perhaps I did not pour it correctly but this beer had almost no head at all.
jgb9348 (4963) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange tint to a dark golden colour. Fruity-strawberry smell and malty & hoppy tones. Medium body with a very light taste and a very subtle aftertate. No detectable characteristics keen to the beer. Too bad the taste doesn't give you as good of a beer as you'd expect from the smell and colour!
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one doesn’t know if it wants to be a good heavy beer or a good light beer. Medium heavy in body mellow in flavor with a very mild hop flavor and aroma
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
not too heavy. Clean and drinkable. Well balanced medium hopped finish. Little to no head.
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2003
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorite beers. A bit heavy at first, but once you get through the first half, the extra alcohol kicks in and you don't care. Seriously, though, this is a great beer from Rogue.
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one grew on me as I downed the bottle. Not the best Rogue has to offer, but a nice lighter ale.