heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2005 Probably the least hopped beer I have had from Rogue. Light gold color with a slight red tint. A long lasting thin head. The aroma is light oranges and cherries. I did not notice the juniper berries in the aroma. The taste is nice and smoth. A little touch of pine and some orange peel in the taste. Overall a good beer, but not a stand out.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
orange amber color ,,no head on mine,,,fruity citrus taste .
this would be a good beer to drink a lot of all night,,easy lite mellow tasting with just a little tang agood beer for a first timer.very good!
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, amber pour. White head. Very carbonated. Bubble continuously flow. Smell is fruity (oranges) and citrusy. Taste is a little sweet with a bite of bitterness at the end. Good Pale.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with a white head that leaves quickly. Lively carbonation. Some lace. Hops a plenty in the nose. Floral, soapy, and citrusy. A full boquet is offered. Grape fruit and lemons. Bitter hops roll in to the equation with the flavors. Malts are light. Buried under the onslaught of hops. It leans a bit towards over hopped for the style but it is a pretty good pale.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale orange and hazy in appearance. The scent is VERY hoppy....a little citrus perhaps? Very nice and refreshing. Light on the tongue with a slight dry finish. I really enjoyed this beer and will have one or two more....perhaps tonight. A nice summer quencher.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pretty bland, honeyed grainy pale ale, not like the other APA’s i got to know in the US. Tasted like something else i had from Rogue, perhaps it was the Golden Ale? Completey ironed out palate, nothing interesting popping out here and there, no surprise bitterness or anything. Well made i supposse, but not very interesting, easy to drink.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Avoided this for so long because of the name. Intellectualy I knew it didn’t taste like that but viscerally I couldn’t get over the reference. The beermatrix review gave me the push I needed and I didn’t regret it. A nice pale with a spicy hop profile that is quite drinkable. This is labled as a winter release but I find its thinner body and ample hop a nice warm weather pale. The straw yellow color reminded me of a wheat and with the hops I could almost have been drinking some Gumballhead. If only!!!
Dorwart (2439) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big off-white head of fine bubbles. Nice and creamy on top. Good lacing with good carbonation. Plesant aroma. Good helping of hops with a bit of citrus. Color is a slightly cloudy light orange. Fruity flavor with more citus (grapefruit) and hops. Light and crisp with a hint of juniper. Finish is bitter and leaves a soft feeling in the mouth. A very good pale ale that is a plesure to drink.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly chill hazed golden straw yellow color with a magnificent, thickly based, crusty white head sitting atop. It slowly dwindles down to a never moving thick skim on top and the lacing in thickly strewn moth-holed sheets stick all over the place.
Pleasing aroma of lightly crisp malts, hinting at a load of other things; soft woods, earth, dust, citrus rinds, dried berry fruits, some leafy hop cones. Overall mildly light and refreshingly earthy crisp and fruity. Nice.
Wow, and the taste doesn’t fall short on this either. Quite a nice little treat we have here. Hmmmm....crisp and fruity with little touches of the earthy/woody things floating around. Great hop balance and profile, slight citrus spice, berries and berry twigs and leaves thrown in too. Complexing with a favorable hoppy dryness from some Amarillo hop cones that finish it out with lightly mixes of fruity berry stuff.
Nice mouthfeel thats well rounded, crisp, drying for its finish, creamy middling, light grabbing texture of carbonation, and a nearly full body with more mediumness at the front and back. Remarkably yummy and drinkably fun...good stuff! Get it, drink it, and enjoy...I did.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light amber with a forthy white head that collapses rather quickly. The aroma is earthy. The flavor is a bit neutral for my liking, bitterness dominates, not enough malt to provide some substance. Mouthfeel is too light, also what flavors there are drop of to nothing very quickly. A definite dissapointment.