mrhopsbeertalk (103) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit confused by the near perfect scores for this beer. Like most Rogue Ales, this is a bit too malty to be a true hop monster. The aroma leans strongly towards malt with earthy and subtle flowery and citrus hop notes as well. The flavor is a bit of a mess. For starters the mouthfeel is soft and a bit watery. There’s no cohesion amongst the crop of hops with each seemingly vying for my palates attention. It’s simply too many flavors and they don’t blend. In the end I was left with a fairly dry bitter finish with a some lemon. A very good example of why you can’t just throw all the hops you’ve got into a batch...
Defreni (2564) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fad: Orange uklar øl med et lille skumhoved. Fin duft af humle med en smule citrus. Smagen er let sødlig med en god del bitterhumle. Ikke så voldsomt interessant alt taget i betragtning.
artmcd8 (1547) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour at PGH Beer Fest. Clear orange golden pour. White head. Citrus hop aroma, mango, pineapple. Taste is lightly bitter with a slightly sweet fruitiness to it. Really surprised me.
chuckstout (245) - Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice, earthy, floral, malt aromas. Pours a burnt orange with nice off white head. Has a good mouthfeel and malt and hop character.
Grzesiek79 (3148) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bardzo dobre IPA amerykanskie pelne cytrusowego zapachu, miodu, brzoskwin i ananasa. Zapach perfumowany i kwiatowy. Piana trwala spora i jakosciowa. Kolor metnawy srednio ale ladnego koloru pomaranczy ciemnej z lekkimi refleksami bursztynowymi. Smak slodowy i slodkawy na poczatku ale koncowka jest piekielnie goryczkowa. Bardzo wyraziste i zdominowane przez przerozne wersje chmielu. Polecam amatorom dobrego podwojnego IPA
hockeybeerguy (1668) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Hangar on the wharf earlier today. Here’s my take on it.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance had a cloudy orange to amber color a quickly dissipating head that left some light lacing in the wake.
The aroma had a sweet ruby red grapefruit up front backed up nicely by some mango and orange.
The taste was somewhat sweet but carried a nice gentle bitterness about it. There was a refined sort of citrus perhaps somewhat rind-like quality in the aftertaste that led to a dry sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat just a tad less than medium on the body with a somewhat decent sessionability about it. Though the carbonation was good for the style, it did seem slightly subdued.
Overall, I think this was a quality DIPA worthy of having again, but probably not necessarily one to really seek out.
rayaron (58) - ISRAEL - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at Rogue Brewery tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear golden with quickly diminishing low beige head. Hoppy floral aroma, flowers, raisins, light honey-ish. Floral flavor, bitter grass, earthy, very alcoholic but balanced. Lingering dry bitter aftertaste. Medium to full body.
Case (216) - GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear orange with medium head. Nose is pine, herbs, malt, citrus. Taste is loads and loads of hops, pine, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, honey. Oily body, alcohol well hidden. Very complex in flavor but simply delicious.
pinkzambia (1435) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Cloudy copper color with a bubbly off-white head. Super tangy in the hop aroma with a robust hop punch in the face flavor. SUPER bitter. The feel dissipates quickly but bitter taste sticks around for a while. Not bad.
northropfrye (2148) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice double IPA, but I only had a tasting sample. Need to try a full glass of this. Hoppy, well balanced. Abv well masked.
tmoreau (2319) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, orangey amber color, with a bubbly layer of off white head foam. and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was sweet, grapefruit, mango, orange, dank graininess, and wet grass. The dankness lingered throughout the taste and into the finish, as did the moderate, citrus & rind hop bitterness. A little less than medium bodied, with fair carbonation to propel the flavor. Decent, but not overly wowed as a DIPA.