Powertrip (998) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow to orange pour. Nose isn’t bursting but does show some young prairie grains, fresh hops and hits of yeast. Some peach hits the palate followed by kumut grain bread, those fresh hops and tangy malt. Light and fluffly mouth feel with a grassy finish. This is certainly lively and embodies fresh and does so quite well for not being a powerhouse.
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with off white head. Floral hop aroma with some biscuit malts. Flavor is moderately bitter and grassy with some maltiness. Medium body with average carbonation.
Prometheus (160) - Bamberg, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a golden brown with a substantial head and some lacing.
Malt, hops, greens? in the aroma
Strong clean earthy flavor. Grassy kick.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Poured a solid golden blonde ale with a frothy development of head that left behind patches of lacing. The aroma is inducive, and carries a heavy burden of malts that smell sort of milky or dairy like; however, there is a presence of green herbal hops as well. Flavors are bitter and bold with an earthy note which makes the flavor taste very fresh and organic. There is a strong malt delivery to this ale, and I can see why the malts are trademarked Dare. These same malts taste somewhat like whole grain wheat bread with a touch of oats or sweet hay even though I have never eaten hay; the smell of it is how I imagine it to be.
pintbypint (2355) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Medium gold colour with a hint of orange. A little hazy. Short, compact white head, not much lace. Light malty aroma with a trace lemony citrus. Crisp malt flavour, some caramel, late grassy hops. Slight bitterness, light citrusy and herbal aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Good, but does not hold my interest for very long. Lacks a little depth in the hop department for me. It’s straightforward nature is both a blessing and a curse here.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a slightly cloudy golden orange color with a finger’s worth of white foam.
S: The nose is nose is primarily sweet and bready malt, but it is not all that powerful. There are also some mild spicy and floral hop aromas.
T: A sweet and bready malt backbone defines this beer with plenty of piney and bitter hops with some light citrus.
M: The body is medium with plentiful carbonation that is slightly creamy on the tongue.
D: This isn’t normally my favorite style, but this wasn’t too bad for a blonde. I was pleasantly surprised by the bitterness.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Mostly clear amber ale with orange highlights and a fluffy, white head that never fully dissipates - diminishes to a permanent, tight, creamy cap. The earthy, musky hop aroma offers up just a smidgen of biscuity malt. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor, even at room temperature, leans a tad toward the bitter side of balance. A reflection of the aroma, the moderate bitterness is musky and earthy; the understated sweetness is biscuity. Crisp, grassy finish.
obguthr (3386) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange peel aroma with traces of honey and thistle. Hazy golden, thick white head with decent retention and good lacing. Orange peel and hay flavor, bready finish. Delicious and malty as I’ve come to expect from Rogue, but this one had a nice hoppiness to it.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - APR 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden with a white head. Slightly skunked aroma with zesty hops, grass, and light sweet malts. Medium bodied. Grassy, spicy hops, and very light malts. Powerful bitter bite in the back of the throat. Very dry finish. Pretty good.
NachlamSie (2616) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at their ale house. Pours cloudy copper with a small head and lots of lacing. Mild aroma with some quaint hoppiness like grass. Creamy sweetness and light veggies are here too. Palate is medium. Nothing real special here. Some zesty hops and approachable malt. Pretty tame but drinkable.