jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy on the hops, flowers, and pine nose. Traditional hops from this brewery. Really long finish here where the bitterness rolls around the tongue like a playground. Frothy head with pretty good lacing. Orange - amber color. Dry palate with a more fizzy feel.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big caramelly and hoppy nose, totally signature Rogue aroma. A sweet start and then some grittiness in the middle.Is this where the juniper berries are supposed to be? A nice hoppy, bitey end, but nothing spectacular.
Braudog (5486) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured with excellent big head. Cloudy orange/yellow. Enticing florally hoppy aroma. Nice orange, hoppy flavors with hint of citrus sourness. Bit of a flat feel that detracts only a little from a great beer!
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great beer. The flavors are all balanced very well in this amber colored ale.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2003 2002:Light oarnge/golden with a frothy head.Cling lace as usual from Rogue. Aromas of Juniper,hops(oarnge),little malt. Heavy carbonation affects palate but flavor is pretty good.Good sweet malt flavors andlittle hops, juniper in the finish.Better than the Santa's beer.
dorkasaurus (15) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great solid easy drinking beer. Maybe deserved a higher rating but it seemed almost a bit "skunky". Could be my distance from the brewery or maybe it needed to breath but fun to drink nontheless.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A murky water color and like a good beer it gave some good head. Had a good amoun of hops, but the flavor seemed to be dominated by some type of spice with a hint of some fruit cocktail. Not as good as the others i have had from rogue.
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
- hazy amber color, large foamy white head, lace, floral hop aroma, light fruitiness with a slight spicy character, hoppy flavor mixed with the fruity/spicy flavor of the juniper berries, average malt character, smooth texture – decent, overall a good beer with a different flavor but also not enough complexity nor character
WabashMan (1007) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one was better than I expected, based on other reviews, though the aroma was a bit lacking. Overall pretty good, but less than exceptional among American pales.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As with most Rogue brews, this one had a good amount of hops, both in the aroma and in the flavor. As others have said, junipers berries not apparent. Which surprises me, the Mexicali left a hot pepper burn in my mouth that I loved. Overall, tasty.