Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent version of the style. Truly red in color. A crispy taste accompanied this medium bodied treat. Slight hop bitterness in the finish.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red body, small tan head receding, typical Rogue PNW hop nose. Pretty malty with hops always present. Quality brew, but after a while, all the Rogues seem to taste a lot alike.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight hop aroma. Body is a nice balance of hops and malt. Leaves a nice hop flavor in the aftertaste. A good session brew.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
very very good. a very complex amber, with a bit of malt and a good dose of hops. dark amber pour with a sweet-ish nose.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
red color strong malt flvour hops present malt is the strong point does not allow the hops to run wild very nice drinking beer
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep red, with slight-medium head. Aroma is hoppy and taste is hoppy but I was actually expecting bore hops- At 44 IBU it is bitter but more is always better- Overall it is good- but the brutal bitter is more to my liking.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, reddish copper color with a big, off white head that lingers. Hoppy aroma that smells very piney, almost like gin. The beer leaves heavy lacing on the sides of the glass. Medium bodied, with a good malty flavor that battles with the hops, but the hops win out in the end with a slighlty bitter finish. Once again, Rogue redefines what constitutes a certain style of ale. Great beer.
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2007 Sparkling red brown. Lots of earthy malt in the nose.
Decent lasting hops in the finish
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I prefer more of a head on my red ale than what this brew offered. Just a little too hoppy and not quite malty enough to be a decent red. Okay.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 dark amber with a nice light tan head, slight 'IPAish' aroma, super hoppy but well balanced with malts...in fact very malty indeed & creamy... good shit with a sweet 'kung fu' finish...NOTE (2 days after the initial rate) I was pretty drunk at the time of this rate and have no clue what a 'kung fu' finish is, but I'll leave it there for the hell of it