argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Creamy tan head atop a hazy red body. Aroma is mild sweet, caramel/toffee, herbal, earthy. Taste is medium sweet, herbal, light caramel, lemon. Clean, light-medium body.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Gate. Poured reddish brown with a mild hoppy aroma of grapefruit. Taste also had some cherry and ruby red grapefruit with some hops at the end.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice medium robust red color, with a huge creamy head. Sweet malt aroma. Big malt flavor with a light, biting hop character. I did notice as the beer warms a more malt and hop character flow through. A good pleasant beer.
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sharply bitter ale with a nice aroma and a deep copper brownish red color. Slightly cloudy and but a nice permeable reddish tint anbounds when viewed with a light behind the glass. Yellowish head which reminds me of an IPA’s head.
Overall a pretty good beer.
screigh (510) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Poured a very dark red, almost brown. Large off-white head that died down with some nice lacing. For a dry-hopped beer there isn’t much hop aroma. I get mostly malt. Slight hint of hops in the flavor but again mostly malt. Hardly any hop bitterness. Some sort of musty tones to it. This tastes like their American Amber just dry hopped.
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Red, pretty head. Spruce and slight earth aroma. Flavor initially of grapefruit, quickly turns spruce with an earthy finish. Hint of roastiness. Body a bit thin.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry hopped version on tap: Pours a rich reddish copper with a puffy off-white head. Aroma of floral fresh hops and dry caramel maltiness. Body is semi-sweet and full with a nice balance of hops. Finishes dry and lightly bitter. The dried hopping really adds a nice touch.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAY 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark red with a good sized tan head. Taste is a little sweet with a decent amount of hops. This beer isn’t too extreme with some ingredients which makes it very enjoyable and drinkable throughout the entire 220z. bottle.
rajendra82 (976) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish-amber, slightly hazy body with an inch thick beige colored head and a good deal of latent carbonation. The aroma is caramel malt and a whiff of sourdough bread along with a decent dose of piney and floral hops that are typical of Rogue. The taste is dominantly caramelized malts, along with some sourness, and a hint nuts and smoke. The hops are assertively bitter at the start of each sip and reemerge in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is creamy, and is helped along by the high level of carbonation. This beer packs a lot of flavor, and has a decent session potential, but is a bit too bitter when consumed at cooler than cellar temperature. As it warms to near room temperature, a more robust sweet and malty character emerges mid-palette, making the beer much more appealing.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is very nice red ale. Pours turbid reddish brown, with aroma of malt and hops. Tastes malty, with a hop, malt, and sweet finish. Nicely balanced and very smooth at the finish.