hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, 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 (3769) - Staunton, 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 (1993) - 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 (2754) - 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.
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially large, frothy, rocky, off-white, fully lasting.
Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), moderately hoppy (herbs, lemon), trace yeast (dough, cobwebs), with a note of pepper.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, moderately astringent.
Impressive...clean, crusty/toasty (non-husky) malt, bright herbal hops...simple but very nicely balanced and enticing. Bone dry but there’s just enough sweetness to make this insanely drinkable. About as beautiful an appearance as you could ask for...big, clumpy head and a rich, hazy (bottle-conditioned) golden color. Only complaint is that it’s fairly astringent, but that’s a Rogue trademark and to be expected...other than that, the mouthfeel is nice. I’m not a fan of Rogue, but this one’s a winner.
HonkeyBra (3348) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange pour with thick white head. Light citrus, a bit of soap, some toasty malt. Flavor is somewhat hoppy, some pale malt, some graininess, a bit creamy. Creamy mouthfeel, some citrus in the finish. Mild bitterness. Finishes hoppy. Pretty decent pale.
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy golden pour with a white head, decent retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet grain, honey, slight hop. Starts off with good carbonation on the palate followed by some hops and grain then just drops off at the end. Falls pretty flat. Has some lager characteristics but is classified on RateBeer as an American Pale Ale (with a lager glass or shaker as recommended glassware) and the Rogue website says it’s a blond. This beer just leaves me confused. Not a fan. I think this may be the last Rogue beer I spend my money on, unfortunately.
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good look, a malty and hoppy aroma, alternatingly. My opinion of this kept swaying back and forth, but ultimately I decided this was a pretty tasty beer. Malts mostly in the flavor, but a spicy bitter finish.
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with a foamy white head. Aroma is light, toasted malt, some grassiness, Light mouthfeel, bitter grassy flavor upfront with a light sweet caramel backbone and nice malty finish with some light bitterness as well. Not bad
SSSteve (3755) - - APR 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. hazy orange under a very large, creamy, off-white head. soft orange, peach, apricot and biscuity malt aroma. the hops in the flavor are peachy and floral mix. the malt is a bit on the light side. it give a soda cracker flavor that is not sweet and is a nice change from the typical heavy caramel flavors. bright and light body gives that impression that this beer could easily be drunk in quantities. a quick, moderately bitter finish. nice.