BBB63 (6291) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle:Hazy golden hue with small fizzy head and some lace. The aroma has notes of grassy and floral hops, slight pine, grapefruit and lemon, band-aid and pacman yeast. The taste starts moderately bitter with a dash of citric twang following. The finish was more of the same with just a bit of spice lingering. This beer is straight forward and does not display much depth. An average APA.
JonMoore (1939) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Safeway. Hazy, orange coloured beer. Tight white head. Aroma is hoppy and grapefruit citrusy. Hops and citrus dominate the taste with some light underlying malt. Refreshing, crisp and light on the tongue, quite carbonated. If you don’t like your hops you won’t like this. It is supposed to be a winter beer, but seems made for the summer to me. Nice one.
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 22, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poor showing for Rogue. Looked pee colored...expected. Smelled of bitter hops, slight hint of malt. Had a creamy feel to hit, but it didn’t fit the taste.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy yellow color, small white head. Smells of hops and a bit of malt. Very hoppy compared to most Rogue beers I’ve had - almost tastes like a hopped up Honey Cream Ale. Not bad at all.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
The hops have died. Pacman Yest tastes just like juniper berries. A dead man peed in my glass and then made me drink it. BLah!
BrockLanders (776) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this beer was quite plain considering the commercial claims. Great hops and malt balance, but nothing too unique or different. Kind of ’blah’, and the juniper berries sound nice but I’d have to question how much they contributed to my perception of this beer. If you can get this on the cheap then give it a whirl.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2004 Great flavor in this brew. Pale yellow appearance, with a very small white head. Good hoppy, malted aroma. The flavor wasn’t too much like a APA but def had some good hops, bitterness and fruits. Slight citrus finish. Good brew.
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
yellow/amber color, a little cloudy, white head. light taste, slighty light for a ale. not too great not impress not displeased. no lasting after taste/ slighty bitter finish madey little citrus.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. 5.3%v/v. Poured a slightly cloudy saffron with lots of tiny bubbles. Light golden head with good lacing. Crisp floral/juniper flavour with long bitter finish. Typical APA but also a bit like a British blond ale. Nice but expensive in London.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at David Copperfield’s. Poured a light orange/yelow with slight aroma of vinegar. Taste opens up with some bitterness and spice followed by some malts and honey near the end.