Suttree (5474) - 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.
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.
arkurzynski (1769) - 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.
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 (12303) - 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.
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber purchased at Gomer Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Pour is quite hazy, unfiltered looking amber orange brown with a one inch off white head. Aroma is soft bready caramel malt along with resinous hops. Some grassiness in the back, nice nose. Taste is earthy resin hops and toasty grassy malt. The pac-man yeast shows strongly in the aftertaste. Palate is medium bodied, quite unfiltered, finishes dry and flinty. Nice one.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep coppery orangy with 3-finger off-white head. Nose is mangoey, with piney hops, caramel malt, spicy peppery. Tastes of caramel malt, mango, black pepper, pretty rich palate, but loses some cohesiveness late.
jw0406 (903) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a orange color with small white head. Malty aroma, with light hops. Medium bodied with a slick almost oily finish. A decent APA