beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very rich, malty flavor and good color, smooth with an aftertaste, but not very irritating.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice tan head. Malt/yeast aroma. Slightly cloudy amber color. Rich malt taste--you don't notice the hops.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark amber with quickly diminishing head. Full bready malt flavor, but dominated by the Pac NW hoppiness. Flower petals, piney resin, soap and grapefruit. There is a nice smoothness about it with the hops reigned in enough to provide an astringent bitter finish, but still leave the lining of the digestive tract intact. Standard sort of well-made West Coast micro-brew - not a criticism.
Larks (3) - North Bend, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I drink this beer when I cant chew down another Arrogant Bastard. Its good but nothing to write mom about.
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - FEB 11, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2003 (11Feb2003--12oz.bottle)
Disapp compared to my recollections of this beer. Though others doubt that this is a bock, I can see it; it resembles carbonated, alcoholic iced tea, just like Shiner "Bock". ;)
Pours with a small/medium head, off-white, spongy, mostly receding. Persistent, fine carbonation.
Medium amber in color, with considerable haziness.
Lots of fruity esters in the nose. Also yeast, alcohol, and faint hops, though I couldn't detect Saaz.
I found a yeasty sourness to dominate the flavor early. Considerable spicy hop bitterness.
The body is strange; a full peachy mouthfeel initially, but always finishes thin and dry. This doesn't improve as the beer warms.
Kind of a clumsy brew. Needs more crispness to be a bock; more "meat" to be an IPA.
WabashMan (1018) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 RERATE: A nice reddish orange color and creamy, slightly off white head start this one. The aroma is nice, as well, though a little weak to be exceptional. Flavor is very nice, and a lot different from how I remember it. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste is nice, but FAR from being strong. Flavor is full and nice! A good beer, as usual, from Rogue!
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice orange-amber color, not much foam, subdued aroma. I like this brew, it has some characterstics that can be sensed in some of the local IPA's or American strong ales, but is more laid back and therefore not quite as interesting. It works well if you are not in the mood for something more bold.
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 (2640) - 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.