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 (2649) - 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 (5124) - 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.