JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a dark golden body with minimal head. Aromas of hops, citrus, and slight malt. Tatses of hops, and very bitter. Aftertastes of slight corn. Leaves a bitterness through out the mouth. Very different! Way to go Rouge!
SilkTork (5250) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nov, 2003: This comes in a bottle which is just over a pint, so as I was filling my glass I kept slurping until I could pour the whole bottle. This stuff tastes so vile, that now I have my full glass I’m thinking - shit, do I have to drink all that! Later... Ok, I’ve drunk the whole thing and it turned out to be a reasonably pleasant ale. The hop bitterness was rather muddy, perhaps due to using Golding rather than some more exciting American hops. I can’t say - apart from the initial gulps - that the juniper berries were that noticeable, unless they were responsible for making the hop profile so confused. The sweet malts are pleasant rather than attractive. Acceptable, with flaws.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rogues distinct hops are blended on top of the aromatic caramel malts instead of nicely balanced as they usually tend to be in their other selections. Regardless, the apricot ’saffron’ colour is spectacular... there’s no head to speak of. Really quite typical of the American IPA. Pines, the juniper is quite bitter and prevalent, florals are nice as well. This is a great brew.
pootzboy (1594) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. bomber with the signature painted label. The pour revealed an interesting clouded golden-orange ale with a nice 1 finger tight fluffy cap and tiny spiraling bubbled carbonation. The nose is a pleasant fragrant hop bouquet..floral, grassy, fruity, with a sweet undertone.( I’m reminded of anchor liberty here) Front side is a mellow blast of sweet malts and fruity/floral hops in almost perfect balance...peaches and pine, apricots and sweet dough...wonderful layered tastes...medium bodied, silky with some substantial malts...moderate finish where the creamy-peach-doughy impression gives way to a slow metallic drying with a fruity character. I like this better than Anchor Liberty....recommened for those who like a fruit character in an aromatic ale.
Cornfield (5512) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a deep amber color with a foamy, sustained head that coated the glass as I drank. It has a delicate floral aroma with perhaps a hint of pine. The flavor is actually quite fruity, creamy in the mouth, with a subtle but tastey hopping. It’s got a nice clean, fresh finish, perhaps the reult of the juniper berries.
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first of the Rogue Ales. Has a hoppy taste to it and goes down real nice.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange golden body, foamy off-white head. Mostly sweet aroma with a bitter subtone. Mild fruity and hoppy. Pilsener malt and little hops in the flavor. Quite uninteresting and easy to forget, maybe that’s why they gave it such an absurd name.....!!
SDalkoholic (2168) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have a feeling the bottle of yellow snow i picked up is from last year. Oh well, its still a dense and rich orange/gold with lot of carbonation floating up. Thick off white head that keeps a fluff and leaves lace on its trail to the bottom. Nose is hoppy for a PA. Taste has a strong hop presence along with grapefruit,yeast, and some metallic and the palate. Fine pale ale if you ask me but I need to try this this season’s instead of last years left over.
pineypower (2527) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out a somewhat cloudy yellowish color with a small lacing head. It has a slight hop aroma. The taste is not very complex, but it is good with notes of hops and some malts. I do not taste the juniper berries it claims to be brewed with, none the less its a decent brew
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden body that’s a tad cloudy, with a head that thins down but hangs around on the surface and laces nicely. Fresh, crisp aroma of citrus. Flavor is floral hops, that finishes very dry and bitter.