Block (1210) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet aroma with a sweet flavor. Mild malts with nice caramel notes. I little bit of spice upfront. The beer finishes sweet with a little bit of fruit. Really nice.
Metalchopz (2118) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single from the LCBO with a 6.5% ABV written on a sticker. Pours a hazy deep amber colour with a frothy-creamy yellow-beige coloured head, great retention and full sticky lace. Aromas are quite fruity with a blend of the grapefruit, orange, pine, grass and some malts, caramel, dark fruits notes. You can taste that these hops are homegrown, as they are fresh and grassy. A nice mild bitterness holds all the way and becomes a stronger in the aftertaste with some burnt malts and hints of wood. For those who like a grassy-bitter pale ale that feels fresh. Hops from the backyard.
Beerandhockey8 (196) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a deep orange with a thick foamy off white head. Nose is huge hop, floral notes, earthy, piney. Taste is spicy, medium body that’s bitter. Sweetness from fruits showing at times. Finishes crisp.
AgentAle (398) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a rich maltiness with some caramel and roastiness. Taste is a very rich maltiness that is sweet and met with a balanced hopiness. Colour is a dark amber with some haziness. Head retains very well. There is some tangy character at the end.
Osprey87 (1158) - London via, WALES - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Draft House. Hazy bright red / brown, slightly sparkling, big foamy beige head. Spiderweb lacing. Aroma - spicey rye, caramel. Body is medium, quite smooth, carbonation is low for a keg beer. Taste - sweet buttery malts, rye, lemon, touch of spearmint. Finishes a little astringent. Description doesn’t mention rye, but it tastes like a rye beer to me. Good.
RW80 (341) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: hazy dark reddish copper colour with a good creamy offwhite heafd, good retention and while concaves in the center the lacing is very quite good.
Aroma: caramelised malts, honey Pine, Grapefruit comming from the hops, with a good solid caramelised malts backbone.
Taste: Sweet Honey and a of caramel malty sweetness but with some hoppy fruity bitterness in the finish.sweet dry sticky finish.
Medium body, medium carbonation.
Very easy to drink but with a good amount of taste I can see this being a huge succes in the summer.
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The appearance has a ruddy orange to brown colored body with a one and a half fingered white foamy head that concaves a bit in the center and leaves some thick clingy lacing.
The smell has some caramel malts up front, and then some honey and pine and citrus coming in on the back end.
The taste is mainly sweet through the strong caramel and honey notes, but the aftertaste is a combined orange/tangerine/caramel sweetness, sweet dry sticky finish.
The palate is about a medium, tries to show a sessionable quality but somehow I seem to want to sip this more. Carbonation runs kinda smooth for an APA, but still good.
Overall, I think this may be a Summer beer and I think this is from last year, however, from last year, and it held up to this long. Well, Good job to Rogue for making a Summer last this long, I can only imagine what its like fresh. I’d like to have this fresh if I had it again.
Idiosynkrasie (3232) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Cloudy, dark reddish copper colour with average tu huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Hoppy aroma has notes of red berries, bitter orange, caramel malty background, a touch of toffee. Taste is initially minimally to moderately sweet malty with a touch of toffee and caramel, later fruity and bitter hoppy, hints of red berries and bitter orange. The malty notes make me think of a light Barley Wine.
MarcoDL (1520) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent American pale ale. Quite malty and mildly hoppy. Bit average, but drinkable.
caesar (4710) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Hazy amber color to copper color, short head. Aroma is spicy, grainy, rye, slight grassy hop, some caramel. Slight sweet in taste, bit bitter. Finish is a bit dry. Ok stuff.
dEnk (3463) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is big Rye, some caramel malt, some fruity hops. Flavour is medium bitterness, some fruity hops, mild caramel, bitter rye finish.