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 (8312) - 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 (490) - 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 (439) - 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!!!!!
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
No real head at all on top of a beautiful cloudy copper that has a rather high turbidity. Spicy nose and flavor with a light undertone of the hoppy. Pretty good. Dumb pic on the label, like all their other beers, but the beer's good so I guess it's forgivable.