yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rogue First Growth Single Malt Ale is cloudy, bright, golden and very lively, with a foamy, white head that has outstanding retention. Oh, outstanding lacing and sip lines, too. It has a bright, fruity aroma thatís recognizable as Rogue. There are notes of lemon and tropical fruit. It has a super smooth medium-light body with a crisp, clean finish. Thereís a nice, resiny bitterness and hop flavor that veers toward pineapple and mango. The malt pretty much stays out of the way and isnít really sweet or dry. Itís really yummy. This is a spot-on American Pale Ale. I had this after working all day in the yard in 90-degree weather. Talk about quenching and refreshing!
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly sweet, with a well balanced citrus bitterness; some decent tangerine and grapefruit notes, light cotton candy. Medium/light body is lightly carbonated and just a touch thin on the finish. Quaffable for sure, but doesnít really beg to be drank.
J_man (785) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really pretty golden copper color with a billowing white head. Lots of hop aroma at first, but seemed to die off. Crisp, toasted malt flavor with a lighter than expected dry hop bite. Nice, clean straight forward ale and I like the concept of "Grow Your Own" they used in producing all the ingredients themselves.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Large, rocky off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, lemon/grapefruit, some bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some lemon, bread. Clean light-medium body, some acidity, light resin -- nicely drinkable.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale gold; frothy head. Prickly, lively carbonation; medium bodied. Malts have elements of toasted grains, crackers and bread crust. Hops are sharp and snappy, with green-like notes of plants and grass. Only a mild sweetness; not quite enough to keep up with the bitterness, IMO. Some nips of fruit, such as orange rind and lemon. An earthy yeast flavor can be detected from start to finish. Overall, not too shabby, just a little rough around the edges.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour is a hazy, pale gold with a moderately full, white, creamy, rocky head which is is mostly lasting and leaves lots of soapy lace. The nose is pleasant but simple with grass, light floral, light grains, and faint lemony citrus and pine. The flavor is similar with a piney bitterness, light pepper, cracker malts, faint honeyed biscuits, and lemony citrus. The palate is nice with a moderate body, lively carbonation, and silky mouthfeel. The finish is crackery, spicy, and bitter with pine notes and lingering lemon. I donít really know what to say about this one. Nothing really bad to say but not really what I look for in a APA, lacking the rich malt undertones and big citrus notes. However, a nice appearance and a nice palate help make it enjoyable.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a thin mostly receding off-white head. Notes of light citrus, wood, fragrant hop resin, crackery malt, pale malt. Medium bodied with soft, foamy carbonation. A very nice beer, quite enjoyable.
Ratman197 (11086) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, straw, earthiness and spicy hops with a smooth dry malty finish.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Biscuity crackermeal aroma, toasted golden. Dark gold, strong white head. Very one sided and lacks a hoppy balance. More crackermeal, dries out in the finish as the toasty body subsides rather than something contrasting coming up to meet it. Drinkable.
notalush (5319) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - very respectable idea, and unlike SNís "estate" beer, it isnít twice as much as their regular offerings - pours a hazy straw color - well-sustained, soapy lace - a very dry pale ale, with a lot of crackery, dusty malts - the fairly strong hop profile compliments this fairly well - they are fairly bitter, but donít taste all the fresh - a bit of lemony character on the tail end, along with some toasted grains - it has a few minor flaws, but itís quite good.