hershiser2 (2161) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 Paid $3.69 for a 650ml bottle.
Appearance: cloudy golden orange with a huge, soft beige head- LOTS of retention and lacing.
Smell: sweet citrus with maybe some hints of caramel and chocolate
Taste: Thick! And bitter (only slightly), some great grapefruit and has hints of an IPA... mmmm good.
Incredible drinkability. Unfilling! Nice and smooth...
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy, nice red colour with a good head. Soapy aroma and taste. Somewhat metallic and sour flavour. Quirky brew which I feel is trying to be something it isn't. Rogue describes it as a Maibock, I wonder if it's trying to be a Belgian red ale?
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - JAN 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is malt with some sour fruit tones. Flavor is spicy hops and sourdough bread. Thin across the palate and somewhat unbalanced. Not something that I would seek out again.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour old sock aroma. Tart bready flavor with yeast hints. Deep orange color with medium off white thick head.
auto (163) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown and red body with a whiteish hinting at a light yellow head. smells like some sort of hard alchohol i've tried before. not sure which one.
SpringsLicker (3466) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good refreshing beer which carries many of the aspects of Rogues other beers. Too fruity in the nose and hoppy on the palate for a true Bock, but a good beer just the same.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coppery color with a thick head. Sweet malty aroma. Thick malty taste evolves to a well hopped bitter aftertaste.
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this beer looked ok....was a little cloudy and head was non-existant. i noticed maltiness, hoppiness and bitterness in the mouth.. had a different after taste, not bad but very unusual.
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As soon as I smelled and saw this beer, I new it was going to be good. The aroma was tantalizing, and the ale poured a medium amber color with a thin head that disappeared rather quickly. Complex hoppy flavor with a good bit of bitterness. An extremely pleasant beer.
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Spicy hop aroma is very mild. Thin white head tops the medium orange body. Head disappears quickly. Body is light with mild carbonation. I definitely do not find anything rich or hearty in the flavor. Some malt caramel sweetness followed by a dry bitterness. Decent balance of hop and malt leaning more toward hops. So far, Rogue has not impressed me. Maybe the dead like it.