Reid (1784) - 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.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep yellow, big hite head. piney hops and fruity and dougy malt aroma with a hint of pine. good follow through of flavour with a very suble juniper/gin-like finish. nice.
manson (10) - CANADA - DEC 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very hoppy in flavour. Nice pour, slightly cloudy and warm color. Too skunky for my taste, maybe a bottle that been hanging around too long. Disappointing.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unidimensional, fruity hops fade into a subtle pine aftertaste...Bready yeast accompanies the crunchy grapefruit into this quiet ending...The juniper berries being inconsequential, this pale ale feels as if they cut their Brutal Bitter in half...Well-done but will be hard to remember...
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a fan. Too yellow and the name really adds to that to invoke urine. Oh well, Rogues are not Gods.
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale cloudy ale with a long lasting head. Fruity hopped flavour with a hopped and refreshing flavour. A nice refreshing fruity dry ale.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange in colour. Aroma is hoppy and grassy. Flavour is of soft flowery hops, grass, some tartness and some fruit (grapefruit). Finishes with a medium bitterness, slighlty dry.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This stuff was incredibly hopped in the rogue tradition. Was incredibly spicy to the nose. The taste was soooo hoppy I couldn't descern any other flavors maybe I sampled too many beers this evening nonetheless it wqas fantasisc.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Tasted in dimple mug. Orangy rust colour, cloudy with a thin but fluffy white head. Aroma has a spicy element with a flowery hopped finish. Slightly perfumy aroma also. Flavour has a deep malt / grain backbone with that hopped spicy ending.
CapFlu (4315) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(650ml bottle) Pours a medium, rocky, white head. Slow dissipation. Cloudy, orange body. Nose of mellowed hops, slight citrus that transfers to the flavour. Quick, uneventful finish?