mcberko (6331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
after4ever (6114) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ben4321 (3864) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
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.
Scouser (237) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Dogbrick (8007) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.