dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Gorgeous orange-red-brown color. This is excellent. A slightly sweet malt, a grainy thickness, a dry hop finish. The elements of this beer are constantly battling for prominence, making this truly a fantastic beer. A bit pricey, but overall I really loved this.
jessehops (2) - USA - DEC 5, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yum, as an ipa lover I thouroughly enjoyed this beer currently my favorites of breed.
crozdog (19) - Ascot Vale, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this. Toasted malt, not too hoppy. A well balanced beer to be enjoyed in any season.
williamherbert (1308) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barleywine-ish liqueur aroma; toffee sugar malts. Mahogany wood hop. Really malt-heavy though. Touch of spicy orange rind.
The apeparance is uber-cloudy amber orange, like the orange part of a Tequila Sunrise. Healthy finger of white head. Glorious.
The flavor is sweet, sugary malts, with citrus (specifically, orange and grapefruit) hops, that offset the malts perfectly. The malts are English -- sugary, crystal-like malts. Sweet and molasses-y.
Has a chewy feel; a total choker. Basically, it’s a low-gravity barleywine, which is fine with me. Absolutely outstanding.
unclemattie (4226) - Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Rusty copper color, beige colored foam. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt, light tortilla chip. Sharp taste of pine and fruit. lots of pine hops, some honey stickiness, and a touch of oily body left on the palate. Flavor of mixed berry or wildflowers. Maybe some apricot. Tropical fruit flavor in the finish. What a mouth explosion. So much going on. Thank you ROGUE for another amazing offering.
aschafer324 (12) - , Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich hoppy aroma, very bitter and bready flavour. slightly roasty notes. Not much of a hop flavour.
BeeRx (18) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Pours a burnt orange with a white head. Lacing was spectacular, reminiscent of whipped cream!
S- Honey, Caramel, Juicy Fruits (Orange Peel, Grapefruit, Granny Smith Apple and a little Pear), Spicy Notes (Hint of Black Pepper and Cardamom). This beer smells SO GOOD and Im usually not big on smell.
T- It has a good hop bite in the beginning followed by a sweet malty caramel finish. There are tastes of clover honey, citrus fruits that have been over ripened (in a good way, thus the juicy characteristics), some nuttiness, as well as some bready qualities. The mouth feel was light to medium. This is a good pale ale!
Food Pairing- I had this with some sweet jalapeno and thai curry wings along with some seasoned potato wedges...it was a REAL GOOD match. This would also be good with sushi...sushi dabbed with some wasabi and soy.
Caytinator (962) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle. Nice white head bubbles down. Translucent, copper color, laces well. One of the best I’ve had from Rogue, and that’s saying a lot - I feel like this beer was brewed specifically for people who care about beer - just look at all the info on the label! It’s not a "hop-head" beer but it’s done RIGHT - balanced, with quality over quantity. Snatch up this gem if you can.
rcasta (839) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muy buena y hay que pensar que un dia cadejo pudde llegar a darnos algo asi
fkoolen (331) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2014 650ml bottle. Dark orange colour, hazy, creamy off-white head. Big imperial IPA tones fill the nostrils and the tongue. Caramel, butterscotch and honey-sweet, grainy malts alongside fruity (pineapple, strawberry, peach) and bitter hops. Big flavours, nicely lingering too, but maybe a tat too sweet/malted. Sticky mouthfeel, nice bite, medium carbonation, full body.