MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Like this one. Itís very fresh and crisp. True to the name, is a very pale yellow. Less hoppy than most NW APAs, but still get some flowery hops in it. Crisp maltiness for balance. Not incredibly distinctive, just very refreshing and enjoyable.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 29, 2001
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
very sweet and high in carbonation. very light in color. nothing i was impressed with.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 13, 2001
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím normally not this breweryís biggest fan (theyíre good, donít get me wrong, just not THAT good), so Iím surprised at myself for giving this an above-average rating. I found this a very drinkable pale, with the brewerís customary high hoppiness mellowed by a nice malt and citrus presence and relatively low (for style) carbonation. Appearance is more honeylike than ísaffroní and finish doesnít have much besides hop bitterness, but certainly drinkable.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I swear this tastes exactly like Santas Private Reserve. Im not sure what Rogue is doing but it seems like they are packaging the same beer under different labels
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2001
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a disappointment. Very lacking in distinction.
Jimmylib (169) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2001
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
have had much better
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2001
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Yuck. Bitter, drying aftertaste and gin flavor. God i hate gin. Looked like piss as well. My least favorite Rogue.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an interesting brew, but not destined to be a favorite. The appearance mirrors the name -- donít leave a cup at the local clinic or itíll be mistaken for a íspecimen.í Rates a 4, due to the tall head and cool painted label. Aroma is hoppy and slightly brothy. Flavor is all pale ale -- bitter and sorta paprika-ish. Palate needs just a little more body -- a solid 3, but not quite a 4.
canary dog (622) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 1, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of a light American Pale Ale. Hoppiness was there at the end, but not really bitter, kinda peppery and smooth. Not a full-bodied ale.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, orange color. Hoppy/flowery smell. Long bitter palate. I am not sure about the juniper because I havenít had any. Not a bad brew.