MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. Bottle at Green Lion. Caramel with some tropical fruits, citrus and black tea.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brewtique, Macclesfield. Poured a reddish amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is malty, tea, hops. Flour is dry, malty, slight orast, some grapefruit and pine. Wasn’t sure about this one.
goochflies (50) - Kaiserstuhl, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin head that dissipates relatively quickly. Strong caramel nose. Would not know this was dry hopped if it didnt say so on the bottle. Bitter heavy mouth feel. Not my favorite from Rogue...
Chrishrt30 (102) - AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a very thin head, dissipates to a light ring no top of a muddy dirty water looking amber ale.
Strong caramel, citrus and floral aroma, light dried fruits.
Very sharp bitterness up front wet hops, lemon and grapefruit zest, salted caramel and strong pine resins.
The finish is fairly thin and bitter, citrus and dry rye bread.
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jamestulloch (2462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Nina’s Mini Market. Hazy amber/red body with a medium beige head. Steady carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of caramel, grass, pine and grapefruit. Flavour of fresh hops, pine, caramel and Parma Violets (which I always associate with Centennial hops). Lovely bitterness. Thin body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Sharp and hoppy - delicious.
ShaneJ (771) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s (Nov 2013). Dark amber/red, 2cm frothy tan head, grapefruit, toffee, toast, citrus/pine hop, resiney dry bitter finish, body a bit thin/watery. Nice overall.
Deu (912) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. deep amber with small head. nice hoppy aroma. substantial malt body with moderate hops. good balanced flavor. Overall Ok
gregwilsonstl (1569) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crystal clear dark red. Crisp. Sweet malt. Light. I could drink these all day long. On tap at track town.
budedou (639) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gout ambré-caramel agréable en début de bouche et qui tient assez longtemps
les houblons viennent sur la fin sans etre très intense, bonne équilibre mais un peu écoeurante
superspak (3753) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hop and dark/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, light toffee, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, light toffee, and floral/toast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of citrus hop and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice and pleasant amber ale. Good balance of citrus hop and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.