ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mm this is pretty good. nice smell, small white head, a little bitter tasting, yet good. has the taste that all rogue beers have. this brewery doesnt make a bad beer, second only to the anchor brewing co
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 27, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
To be kind, I suppose I could say that this is a very distinctive APA. To be honest, I can't say it's all that pleasant of a distinction. The malt character did get better as it warmed, but the balance is off, and the finish is lingering acidic. No reason to do this one again.
Lubiere (9423) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold with a white frothy head which collpases quickly. Had 2 versions, yellow snow and Seahorse. YS had a lighter hoppy nose than SH, but the bitterness was more intense in the YS, with lots more citrus. my take is that the YS was fresher (bought at LCBO) whereas SH was bought in upstate NY (tend to have old bottles). Both had nice bodies, creamy in mouth (tasted New year 2004)
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy light amber with a thick diminishing white head. Aroma mostly of flowers and citrus with a hint of toasted bread. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Refreshing, but astringent. Slightly sweet initial flavor of honey, citrus and toast. Finishes slighly bitter with a hint of the juniper berries claimed on the label. Decent.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a poor example of an american pale ale flavored with juniper berries. Light hops, poor finish.
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
weird......my first impression of this beer is the aroma of coffee at a standard hotel chain. color is medium golden with a slight haze, head is thin and mostly not lasting. flavor is slightly grainy, moderately hoppy, with a roasty quality as well. if this is indeed an APA, it is quite unusual for the style..yet still kinda yummy.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Okay, who else bought this because of the name? Nice hop aroma. Poured like, well... Anyway, it had a mellow hop flavor that was a perfect mix of bitterness and sweet citrus.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy aroma in which the mentioned juniper barries are noticable. The taste emerges the same as the aroma. A noticable hop presense with juniper and grapefruit hints.
DanielBrown (3625) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Safeway, Shirley, West Mids. They call it saffron coloured, and if that means dirty yellow, then I'll go along with that. Apricot jam aroma, with fast diminishing head. Quite a strong taste, spicy hops rights from the off. Crispy all the way with significant grapefruit notes all over my tongue, and well into the medium length, dryish finish. This is nice enough but perhaps a little full and spicy for my tastes.
hershiser2 (1175) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What is that smell? Banana? or am I just seeing the yellow on the bottle and thinking banana? Whatver it is, it's nice.
This is an interesting beer. I wouldn't say it's great, but it's intriguing nonetheless. Very florally in the sense of chamomile tea, rather than some of the floral beers.
Unfortunately, this was the only Rogue in the two places I went to buy beer tonight. Though it's not a bad offering by any means, I prefer some of their stronger brews.