TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden. Pasty, rocky, voluminous white froth exhibits stellar retention. Lustrous, mineralic, and airy nose is chock full of subtleties ranging from fresh flowers and grassy hops to wafery malt, honey, and hay. Quite perfumey with a deeper whiff of sugar-glazed spruce tips, as well. Fluffy and expansive carbonation. Brightly hoppy with a cooling flourish of spruce tips which seamless merges with firm and equally bouncy malt reminiscent of new-mown hay and toasted crackers. Hops are both succulently flavorsome and flowery/nectarlike, beautifully mirroring the grassy and herbaceous (aniseed) bitterness. Splash of fruity esters offer up some peachy slickness. Exemplary malt depth despite the simple grain bill, displaying light toffee and honey-drizzled biscuits. Fairly starchy, to boot, as the malt lends superb texture as it fuses with the earthy/nutty/pistachio-tinged yeastiness which sustains the core. Wafery communion-bread malt slickness is also apparent, accompanying some sparser, deeply buried phenols. Closes crisply mineralic and cleanly malty with a swirling of assertive hop bitterness and nutty yeast. A wonderfully-crafted golden beer suited for both quaffing and contemplation. If they put this in 6-packs, I’d buy it by the case. One of Rogue’s best.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bomber. Orange-copper in color with minimal head. Nice fruity aroma. Taste is grassy and earthy. Flavor is a letdown compared to the aroma.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chatoe Rogue First Growth Single Malt Ale--Revolution Hops & Dare Malt--Grow The Revolution--GYO--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 4.62% ABV. 35 IBU.s. (3.75 / 5.0) Pale Ale. Rich foamy lacy white head. Slightly hazy rich bright amber color. Delicate soft floral malt hop front. Sediment hint. Mildly creamy soft dough sweet light caramel fruit biscuit hint smooth Pale Ale body. Smooth balanced refreshing hint of hop citrus end. Good flavor for light brew. Sampled 5/8/2010. 2 @ $6.49 Each. Overpriced!
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at BT. pours a mostly clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is grassy, herbal a touch of earthy hops and dust with crackery toasty malts and light biscuit. Flavor is also nice fresh malts, biscuit some toast and bread with more earthy tones, herbs and grass but it seems a bit too grassy and herbal- the malt seems a bit flat and not as crisp or snappy as expected.
arminjewell (8478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden with white head, aroma is some lemon, biscuity sweetness. Taste up front is a bit of citrusy hops, going into a biscuit and bread finish with some dry notes. Not bad, but not a whole lot going for it.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very musky malt character. Earthiness trumps the light bready caramel malt backbone. It does had a good lightly toasted sweetness . Really lacked any hop presence. Somewhat vegetative and uninspired. The single malt gimmick could have worked with a fresher approach and without avoiding quality complimentary components elsewhere. Still a decent session drink.
unclemattie (4350) - Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Amber orange color, rocky white head. Aroma of pure raw honey, sweet pale malts, and a touch of pacman yeast. Flavor has a hearty hop bitterness. Toasted grain nice granola. A bit more hop than malt. A nice Bitter.
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy amber, gold around the edges, with a porous lasting head and some dirty sticky lacing. That is a nice beer. Tasty APA. Nice hop flavour. I know the malt is grown by Rogue but the name does not reflect the quiet taste and hopiness of this beer. A great pitcher beer. Quite hoppy in a quiet drinkable way for 35 IBUs.
CanIHave4Beers (3537) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour a hazy blonde with a very loose head. The aroma is citrusy and piney with some honey and good fruitiness. The flavor is grapefruit with a little saltiness and a nice all around citrus rind bitterness.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very bubbly with frothy head. Light, biscuity aroma, some grassy hay notes. Dry, crisp flavor, round malt notes, little depth, very mineral. Taut, woody hoppiness, dry finish, lively carbonation. Quite hoppy.