rauchbier (3552) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2005 Bottle, as Yellow Snow Ale. Hazy orange amber, good white head and nice fine condition. Enticingly spicy in the nose with hints of corriander and a good level of hops. Spicy, fruity, hoppy, piney, lemony and yeasty in the mouthy. Aftertaste starts fruity before becoming dry and pleasantly hop bitter.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very light yet hoppy pale ale. Not really a winter yale but still very good. Worth a try and worth the price. It's has a nice citrus taste. I'm pleased.
JMerritt (1734) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow gold in color, nice head. Honey and malt aroma. Very light flavor came as a surprise; I think I expected something a bit more biting. Very buttery texture.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite cloudy with a very
pleasant hoppy feel mixed with citrus.Some traces of honey as well.
An all round interesting beer, one of the best I have tried so far from this brewery.
GregClow (2806) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden colour with small head. Big, citric hop nose. Strong herbal hops in the flavour with a hint of malt and honey - but not much juniper. It's good, but far from my favourite Rogue beer.
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow with moderate head. Sour, aroma coupled with a sour, bitter taste that is full of hops. Finishes well.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark yellow. Frothy, tan, cobweb-ish head. Sweet malt & caramel aroma w/ floral, citrusy hops. Full, sticky body. Sweet honey-ish malts & caramel w/ some piny, peppery hops.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good aroma of hops true to the pale ale style. Beer appears well constructed in teh glass with a nice big fluffy white head, however, I am taking points off for the yellow color. Flavor is good and a bit different. Has the hop bitter/sweet thing going in the beginning then there is a dash of what I am guessing must be the Juniper berries. Finish is dry and not terribly long. Tasty.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 7, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rogue Nation- San Francisco: I kid you not, this stuff is literally urine yellow with a lacy white head. If it hasn't been really cold in the glass, I wouldn't have tasted it. It's got a very hoppy aroma, that's rather pleasant. The taste is hoppy as hell with a very bitter leave that fades quickly.
Reid (1783) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought at the local grocers after getting a sample taster from a Rogue guy doing a promotion.
22 oz screen printed brown bomber( as always)..some dude with his pet Lab. "Together we can do it"..I hope so!
Very pretty looking beer..dark golden with a nice carbonation..small white head.
Whoa..strong and fresh aroma..load of hops..some malt undertones and a piney aroma..must be the juniper.
mmm nice tasteing ale..not as strong as i thought after the aroma..but nice..mostly malty to begin with..creamy, then a hop bite and right at the end a spicy junpier bitter aftertaste.
Pretty nice on the palate..smooth.
A most drinkable beer..at any time of the year.