Ungstrup (29314) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazy amber beer that has a large orange head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with notes of chocolate and oranges. The flavor is very hoppy on a sweet malty background and a rather bitter end. A lovely beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Source: Belmont Station, Portland
dark muddy rusty brown with a big fine beige head, nice hop aroma on a slightly sweet carmel malt base, lots of rich hop flavor
the intense hop character has faded over the last year into a nice bitterness allowing the malt to come through with a touch of sweetness to balance it all out
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 17/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drum roll please, here it is, my 1,500th rating on ratebeer (where does the time go?). Poured a darker and cloudy brownish-amber color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, caramel and an earthiness to it. Lots of hops in the aroma for such an old IPA. Tastes of caramel, light pine, oranges, and other malts. Nice lacing left on the glass. Light to medium bitter finish. Impressed me more than I would have thought for its age.
3fourths (8032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
More like a winter strong ale than an IPA in my opinion. Has a rusty brown and copper color, strong alcohol nose with the usual PacMan yeast smell... also has that oxidized "aged" smell and flavor, though not that extreme, that’s common in old ales and big barley wines like 5+ year old Old Crustacean bottles. Roasted caramel candy and butterscotch flavor, some bread crust, peanuts, cashews, etc. Very different than other Rogue’s, woody, nutty, hoppy, old and just plain strange in some respects. Still a drinkable beer.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2005. First auction beer of the night for me - a steal at 5 tickets. Hazy brown body with a smallish beige head. Sweet caramel and malt in the aroma, a mild touch of yeast. Sweet malt in the flavour quickly gives way to a moderate hoppy bite, and a pleasant bitterness that lingers. Very mild roast / toasty caramel in the finish. Smooth medium body. Was glad to have won this one.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by kp: Transparent, lightly hazy copper pour has a thick, light tan head. Mild citrusy hops and earthy caramel malty presence in the aroma. Body starts with earthy caramel malt flavor balanced with a nice, dry earthy bitterness toward the finish. Seems to have aged very well. A nice, still hoppy brew.
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly cloudy, gold amber with white creamy top. High hoppy aroma, alcohol and some sweet full malt .Touch of spice at the finish. Flavours - slightly medicinal huge hoppy front. Plenty of alcohol out there. Bitter middle with flat end. Alcohol was bit rough. Rough Rogue.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Undated notes: Brown and syruppy. Resiny bitter flavor. Not my thing at all.
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper, faint white head. Subdued hoppiness for a Rogue. The nose contains as much dark fruits as perfumey citrusy hops. Almost roasty maltiness, rich in dark chocolate and oldish bready toffee. Grassy finish, slightly oxidized edges. Average..
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2001 Bottle sampled @ RBSG 05’ (Montréal) Grand Tasting
I think this bottle was for the release at the Horse Brass anniversary. Murky dark brown, light head, good lacing. Nose of citrusy, almost lychee like hops and a rich chocolate and molasses smell. The flavor is rich and smooth, light sherry notes with a sweet body. Finishes clean, not as smooth, and slightly acidic.