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Rogue Latona 20th Anniversary

Rogue Latona 20th Anniversary
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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Amber Ale
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed in honor of Bob Brenlin, long time friend of John Maier and Rogue’s first draft account in Seattle, where dry-hopped Saint Rogue Red became a cult classic amongst Pacific NW hop-heads! Latona 20th achieves amazing complexity by using just two ingredients. The malt, Special Aromatic, is from France and is produced for a few Belgian brewers. The hops are a new variety, Mt Rainier which grown in Oregon. This ale is highly aromatic from the eathly notes of the malt and the citrusy quality of the hops. OG = 15.6 degrees Plato, FG = 3.9 degrees Plato, IBU approx 65.


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mcberko (6331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
On tap at Green Dragon, pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. This had to be off - smelled and tasted like sucking on some of grandma’s stale butterscotch candies. I’m rating what I tasted, but I’d be willing to reconsider the rating upon another tasting, but for now... gross.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6114) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Draft at the quah. Pours a dark brown with a loose tan head. Lots of lace. Big strong cereal nose, brown bread and toast. Creamy medium body with soft wooly carb. Toasty brown bread mid palate. Mild finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2010
A: pint. pours a slightly opaque yellowish orange color. white head. good retention and wonderful lacing. S: grapefruit, some pine resin. some sweet oranges. T: straight up grapefruit. good solid malt backbone. light citrus hop burn. wonderful hop bite. M: clean and crisp. big hoppy palate, mostly citrus. dead on carbonation level. D: phenomenal, though I think this is an IPA and not a stong ale. really enjoyable and highly drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3864) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Location: Tap at Blind Tiger, 5/9/10

Aroma: Nose of citrus hops and some caramel malts
Appearance: Hazy orange color, thin white head
Flavor: Taste is balanced, leaning hoppy, caramel and citrus
Palate: The body is fairly light, decent mouthfeel, refreshing
Overall Impression: My first rating using the Ratebeer app for the Droid, this could be dangerous. I rated it at the bar, but I’m updating it from home to add my formatting... Solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scouser (237) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2010
UPDATED: APR 23, 2010 Cloudy orange colour with lots of white lacing. Very mild citrus and bread aroma. Citrus hops, yeast, and alcohol in the taste. Not Rouge’s best brew, but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
Shared this w/Dhrjericho at the BitterCreek in Boise. Pours a murky golden orange color. Aromas of citrus hops, caramel malts. Flavor is bitter and hoppy with a touch of pepper/grapefruit with sweet malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2010
On tap at the brewery in Newport. Clear bronze with a creamy white head. Aroma is equal parts earthy, biscuity, and grassy. Slightly sweet pale malts lead the palate, which finishes nicely with grassy hops and medium bitterness. I had pegged this as a nicely done euro strong lager. A bit different for Rogue, but still very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2010
On tap at the Flying Saucer in KC. Pours a cloudy, deep orange-red colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is very flowery. Lots of sweet oranges and a light lemon with a sweet, lightly grainy caramel. A bit of a tropical fruitiness with a hint of crystal sweetness. Flavor is similar, but leans more towards the bitterness. Plenty of floral hops and citrus with a sweeter caramel and crystal malt. Finishes with some sort of wet grain taste along with a touch of toasty toffee, light pine, and more florals for a medium level bitterness. The bitterness is nice, but seems a bit off balanced in that its plentiful at first, but then drops off a tad and comes out again more in the finish. Dry with a lengthy aftertaste after a medium-full body and light amount of soft, creamy carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer. Lots of flavor and plenty of floral bitterness, but it seems just a bit off. Not off enough to keep me from enjoying it, but enough to keep it fairly average. Despite that, this was alright.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Pint @ Brouwer’s Cafe. Wow, I certainly didn’t expect this. I’m a big fan of Rogue’s brews but this one was just a dud. No aroma to speak of. The barest hint of this "special" malt from France and mostly just bitter. Also a little flat, but that may not have been the beer’s fault. Totally one-note and blah.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8007) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Sample at Rogue Brewer’s on the Bay. Pours a hazy brownish-orange color with a thin and creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Saaz-type aroma along with some earthy malt. Medium body with flavors of hops, malt, wood and earth. Fruity touches too. The finish is citrusy hops that lingers a bit. Above average overall.


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