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Rogue John - A Harvest Ale

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Formerly brewed at Rogue Ales
Style: American Pale Ale
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
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John is the first of a series of special beers from the brewers at Rogue Ales to be released each month in celebration of Rogue’s fifteenth anniversary. On the 15th of the month, beginning October 15, 2003 a new beer will be tapped at 15:15 hours (3:15 PST) at the five Rogue pubs. And each month a limited edition bottle, special tap handle, t-shirt, and pint glass will be released to commemorate each new or retro style beer of the month. Shirts, pints and bottled product will be available for sale only at the five Rogue Public Houses...Rogue-Trip! <br /><br /> John is a Harvest Ale -- brewed with fresh, wet Oregon grown Newport hops just hours after harvest. John is available in a special 22-ounce seriograph bottle and on tap at Rogue Ales Public Houses, but only until November 14, 2003, unless it sells out prior...whichever happens first... Details on Newport hops are in the September 6, 2003 issue of the Rogue eNewsletter, available in text or Acrobat format in the rogue.com email newsletter archives. <br /><br /> Measurements: 16.25 degrees Plato, IBU 60, Apparent Attenuation 80, Lovibond 23.5.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerFanDan17 (974) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Nice imperial red. Good balance of what tasted like caramel or butterscotch with juniper berries.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Reddish hughes w a nice thick small bubbled head well laced Some cardboard light fruit very very mild Good coat nice body Malty sweet light grains. Pretty good

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 1, 2006
i guess this is the correct beer? dwyerpg says it is. however i thought it was called john toe splitter something crazy. too many different names with these rogue guys. the beer i had poured deep brown with whirly cream colored head. nose of fleshy resiny hops and sugar. pushes dark fruit and sticky hops on the palate. nice and full bodied quite robust for this abv. seemed more alcoholic than the 6% i had. strong ale, imperial ipa, barley wine? unsure where this one should fall, but if it really is only 6% were talking ipa. imo. good drinkin. i think we may be rating the wrong beer here, but i cant find anything else that works.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Well, this may be a case where I just hate Rogue for giving their beers so many differnet names. I had this on tap last week in Las Vegas at the Freakin Frog, and the owner said it was an anniversary beer from Rogue called John Locker’s Stock. This appears to be the anniversary John beer. But, like the last guy, I wouldn’t consider this an american strong ale. It mostly just tasted like a pretty darn good IPA. An eleven on the aroma scale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Good head with light carbonation. Reforms nicely upon swirling. Slightly sour aroma with corn and some butternut squash. Cloudy orange in color. Fizzy palate. Pretty dry and bitter. More corn with some cloves and other spices. Little bit of sweetness. Finish is bitter and sits a little sour in the stomach. Bitterness pucker the mouth but does not induce salivation. Decent but not sure that I would consider it an american strong ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
Nice floral and piney nose. Good up front bitterness with strong resin and oil mouthfeel. Odd bready malt notes with a touch of lemon cookie. clean and soft mouthfeel with a lingering finish. Lots of resins on the backend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Bottle: Cloudy orange-yellow body with a white head. Aroma is buttery hops, lemon, citrus, grass. Flavor is crisp, bitter hops, lemon, citrus, grapefruit - much more hops than malt. Finish is bitter hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Pours cloudy amber. Aroma of wet flowery hops and some mild caramel and malty sweetness. Flavor is an interesting soft flowery hops and soft sweet malt.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1835) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2005 Time in the bottle has weakened the overall bitterness in this strong ale. The earthiness blends well with the hop citrus flavor. Caramel maltiness also present. Johnny has a crispy flavor to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Light spiciness and caramel aroma, sweet malt apparent. Sweet like a light bock/heavy dort, hoppy like a pils with a nice balance of earthy-spiciness and just a bit of citrus. Nice.


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