thegreenrooster (3261) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 Pours a cloudy yellow. Aroma is huge! Nice hop and berry scent. Flavor is not quite outstanding as the scent but you get hops and some berries in there. Good brew!
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Fairly good, bitter, spicyness... but there was something a little unpleasent about it. Iím not really too impressed.
DocLock (7976) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2005 Rerate from a just delivered bottle to Whole Foods in Cary, NC. Pours hazy canary with a medium head. Aroma of bready malt, some fruity hops, and honey. Tastes hopcity, with a firm bready malt presence, and some fruitiness, including berries, apricots, and peach, in the finish. Well balanced, extremely complex, with a clean, crisp finish. You must try this stuff. As pale ales go, itís at the upper end of the scale.
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle under alias seahorse pale ale: poured into a tulip glass. hazy golden with a white fluffy head. smells alright. tastes alright. tasted after the chris ale, and this is better. rather have sierra nevada pale. i really like rogue, but this is one of their lesser beers
screigh (464) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a huge foamy off-white head. Settled down quickly but nice lacing. A hazy copper golden color in my glass. The smells to me was of fresh cut hay (thatís a good thing). I get a bitter start with a mild malty finish. Nice beer.
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear, golden with a big BIG foamy head(almost white, light yellow hues) leaving behind lots of great, thick lacing and lasting(somewhat) to the finish. Reeks of cascade hops and sweet honey malts; smells very balanced, lightly fruity(pear and other assorted candied fruits), sweet. Very full body for a pale ale, soft carbonation, but thereís lots of it for a creamy mouthfeel turning watery with warmth, but still full bodied. Front is lightly sweet, like a cane sugar style sweet, weak honey with definite hop presence that increases with time; hops of pine flavor, apricot, grapefruit rind bitter
(the white part, not the outside), dry and long lasting finish of apricots and grapefruit rind--actually pretty balanced. Fruity, kind of sweet, dry, nice finish; not the best, but very drinkable and a nice pale ale. Keeping the bottle for laughs. Afterthought: I finished this beer 10minutes ago and the aftertaste is still with me and about 5minutes ago it turned mostly to juniper//pine. I'll be eating something soon.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hops you want hops you got!! It was a reseasonbly well balanced west coast APA.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden color with a big white head. Crisp and refreshing taste but you can tell it's got a bit of a kick. No wait, it doesn't. Smooth with a mellow malty finish thats not too sweet.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 23, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a flavorful, easy to drink ale. Strong hint of berries mixed in this bronze colored beer. I thought this beer was going to be some gross beer with a fancy name, but I was wrong. This beer is great!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bone white head towers over a muddy amber/orange body. Aroma is citrusy, notes of orange, peach, lemon, straw, flowers. Texture is very soft, palate is pleasant, balance is good, hop presence is small. All in all, a good and delicious ale, and do I detect a hint of juniper? I should, because it's in there! Good job, Rogue, on another tasty and unique beer, but, for God's sake, watch out where those Huskies go!!!!!