troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2011
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught. Pleasant citrus aroma. Flavour an uninspiring nothing, light chewing cardboard. Finish a lekker hoppiness, with a dry flinty taste. Best forgotten.
alexsdad06 (7028) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle shared by shigadeyo. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with a small disappearing white head. The aroma is moderately sweet caramel, floral and slightly fruity. The flavor is mildly sweet caramel dipped bread, mildly fruity, mild earthy hops. There is some resiny bitterness, but it is light. Medium bodied.
Suttree (5543) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve enjoyed the Rogue Chatoe series, and this is no exception. Simple citrusy bitterness mixed with a clan malt base. Nothing earth shattering, but well made and tasty.
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first thought when I hit this was Lagunitas Correction Ale. This is a straight up ale, the simplicity of which defies any other attempt at classification. It’s malty as hell, crisp, and earthy (and I often use "earthy" as a euphemism for "tastes like dirt", but not in this case). Very nice semi-transparent amber color, medium-heavy mouth, nose is minimal but not bad. But the abv% is what completely makes this brew. I had no idea and was trying to guess while drinking it, I was hoping for 6% and change and guessing around 5.5%. The 7% is perfectly balanced into the brew and is a big time kicker. It’s not quite as good as Correction Ale, but a very good brew nonetheless.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Lots of sediment from the bottom half. Aromas of hops, candy and fresh malts. Taste is similar. Pretty malty, with enough hops to give it some kick. Pretty well balanced. Pretty average.
arkurzynski (1791) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown-orange in color with light carbonation. Aroma is sweet caramel and fruity/floral hops - mango, tangerine. Nice, clean, spicy English-type hop character with some trailing fruit notes. Residual bitterness. Very clean, refreshing Rogue ale.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a big, thick, creamy head that lasts. Aroma is nice citrus grapefruit hops in front of caramel malts. Taste is simple, yet very nice, with fruity/citrusy notes and definite malt presence. A nice hop bite up front with a bitter finish balanced throughout by sweet maltiness. The beer is fairly light and crisp with mild carbonation.
squigs46 (55) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty good beer, drinkable but had a different taste to it. great idea with the GYO theme.
bhensonb (12452) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours dark ruddy amber with a creamy beige head. Resin aroma. Med body. Flavor is very resin/pine over a detectable caramel backbone. Seems more than 40 IBU, but hey it is what it is. Which is tastily bitter. Less malty than many APAs. Could edge into IPA.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Floral aroma. Bronze coloured hazy in appearance and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.