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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2007
(On tap) Clear, amber golden with a creamy, off-white head. Lightly sweet caramel aroma. Fairly light body with lightly sweet caramel notes and then a hoppy, unrefined bitterness. Not really a great beer. 240307

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2008
Draught @ Brewer’s on the Bay. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a malty hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy flavor with some hints of citrus. Also some hints of caramel. Has a slightly sweetish malty hoppy citrus finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2009
Draught at Rattle ’n Hum, New York
Cloudy light amber color. Nothing special, just some toffee flavor and strong bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2009
Hazy amber. Thick head. Fresh, fruity hop aroma (leaf, orchard fruit). Fruity, bitter hop. Leafy with faint berryish notes. The malts are caramelly and crystal with some chewiness. Finishes both sweet and bitter with a woody signature. I also like that I get to remember the Latona, which is one of my favourite neighbourhood beer bars in Seattle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2008
(draft) Small off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange/grapefruit, some lime. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange/floral, some grapefruit, light pine, alcohol. Medium body, light stickiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: September 10, 2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Summits - Woodstock
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head, sheets of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of floral and citrus hops
Flavor: lots of hop flavor, sweet balancing malt, nice spicyness, light bitter finish

Date: September 25, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brewery
Aroma: dry crystal aroma, lots of earthy and floral hops
Flavor: sweet pale and crystal flavor, light fruity citrus, plenty of balancing bitterness
Overall: bigger bitterness than last year

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10803) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2009
Pretty solid beer. Had some on tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a nice amber hue with a slight off-white head. Nose of hops and mild fruitiness. Flavor is well balanced between with nice malt and hop presence. Good, clean finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (9710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2009
On tap at Falling Rock poured a hazy amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness and some strange floral or herbal notes. Palte was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly astringent finish. Flavors of carmel, honey, fruittiness and some odd herbal flavor with a smooth dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2007
On tap. Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, and some floralness. Tastes of citrus, caramel, toasted malts and light pine. Some lacing left on the glass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7998) - 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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