3fourths (7515) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2003 Pours slightly murky deep yellow with medium head. Aroma is probably the strongest and richest I've experienced. Taste is of bitter citrus, very hoppy, very refreshing, a nice bitterness that I enjoy. Leaves your mouth feeling dry, another good point. One of my favorite Rogue ales. There is some quality about this beer that resembles sucking lemons. Your palate is left in a whimpering ball in the corner of the room. This beer does amazing things when teamed with fish & chips with copious amount of malt vinegar.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JAN 9, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Reminiscent of Sam Smith’s Pale but better. Awesome nose of big malt and fruit. The brew pours a clooudy medium honey amber. The collossal off white dense and fully lasting creamy head has outstanding lacing that sits on the side of my pint glass in huge chunky sheets. The flavor has outstanding balance and depth. This is what it’s all about for me. Starting malty, the brew has a moderately acidic middle and a long finish that is sweet, warm, bitter and spicy. The medium creamy body is soft and finishes dry. I can find no faults, this is a masterpiece. The only thing better would be a big plate of fish and chips between bottles.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Juniper berries in beer - friggin’ genius. Nothing involving juniper berries could ever be badin my book. A few more would have been to my liking. However, they added interesting notes to the aroma, but not much to the flavour. A nice pale, well hopped, cleverly named.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drinkable ale. Fruit and spicy flavor.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clean finish, with hop to it. Another good beer by Rogue.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting brew. Pale, some nice spices on the palate. Quite crisp, and nicely dry hopped on the finish.
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
not bad at all for a pale ale. the name is priceless. the bottle is priceless. the beer inside...is not bad at all. definite berry flavor and a small head made this a nice drink.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hops and malt in the aroma, amber, small vanilla head. Hoppy, malty, candy flavours, bitter aftertaste. Bitter sweet, a nice Pale Ale. Kudos to Joe of Smokeless Joe’s for the widest selection of Rogue Ales in eastern Canada!
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this beer was quite plain, although perhaps I am just getting burned out on Rogue. Great hops and malt balance, but nothing too unique or different. Kindof ’blah’, and the Juniper berries sound nice but Im not sure how much they contributed to my perception of this beer.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz 2002 bottle.Hazy dark yellow-golden color, small white head, floral hop aroma, nice balanced bready flavor, dry hoppy finish, can really taste the juniper berries in a dry sticky aftertaste, medium body, not a bad brew, yet lighter than I had hoped, but still a fine ale.