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Rogue Love and Hoppiness

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Formerly brewed at Rogue Ales
Style: Pilsener
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 175   ABV: 5.83%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A German-style Pilsner brewed by the Bride and Groom to celebrate their heritage. Prost! "A toast to love and laughter and happily ever after." Brewed on Valentine’s Day 2005 for their wedding on April 9, by Stacey Wacker and John Maier (with Brewer in the wings). Download the Love & Hoppiness style-sheet in .pdf format Brewed with 4 ingredients: German Malts, Oregon Sterling Hops, Czech Pils Yeast, & Free Range Coastal Water. No Chemicals, preservative, or additives. Noble hop bitterness dominates the aroma and taste, continuing through the finish and lingering through the aftertaste. Measurements: 14.5 Plato, 74.3 IBU, 5.83 ABV, 8.8 Lovibond ~ Unfiltered ~
Part of John’s Locker Stock


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2005
Draught, Archer Ale House, Bellingham

Hazy amber colour. Soapy, hoppy aroma with subtle fruits (apple, pear, berry). Crisp hoppiness and toasty maltiness hit up against other in fairly even balance. Off-dry finish. The carbonation is a little bit much and it gets in the way at times.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2011 5/9/11, draft. Hazy golden body, medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grass, bread, some lemon/orange. Taste is medium sweet, grass/lemon, some bread. Light-medium body, light resin, acidity. Quite hoppy. (6/3/7/4/14)

5/29/06, draft. Off-white head atop a clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, pineapple, peach. Taste is medium sweet, peach, grassy, pineapple. Light-medium body. (7/3/7/3/14)

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: May 15, 2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Summits - Sandy Springs
Appearance: cloudy dark yellow, big creamy white head leaving thick lace dripping in its wake
Aroma: soft floral aroma
Body: creamy light body
Flavor: nice crisp hop flavor on a nicely sweet malt base, eventually settles into a sweet esb with a nice log bitter finish
Overall: after six 20oz mugs I can say it’s a great session beer
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Score: **4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Very pale yellow color. Light grass aroma. Taste of wet grass. Plain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2005
On tap at the Drafting Room (Spring House) as part of the “John’s Locker Stock” series. Poured a medium and lightly hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas and tastes of grass, flowers and light citrus. First sip led to a nice bitter bite that subsided as the more I drank leading into a malt/hop balance. Decent tasting pilsners (although pilsners are not one of my favorite styles).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8212) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2006
Tap at the Hop Devil Grill. Hazy golden coloured beer, fast fading head. Sweet orange hop aroma, soem coriander like notes and a massive noble Saaz hop aroma. The citrusy aroma and light crisp maltiness really reminds me of Christoffel Blond (a compliment of the highest order). Flavour is creamy, sweet pilsner malt, lemony citrus and more Saaz spiciness all the way from beginning to end. Lingering soft hoppy bitterness. Really nice pils. If only there were more like this, it could be my favourite style.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, on 5/29/11. Pours a clear lemon yellow color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy malts, grass hops and a bit of corn. The taste is grassy hops, apples, caramel and lightly toasted malts. Medium bodied. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Draft @ Frisco Grille. Pours a light hazy yellow straw color with a white head. Starchy hops with medium dryness in the nose, some pillowy yeast notes but more of a potato starch smell than a prickly-spicy yeast smell. Flavor is similar, first you notice just how full it is, then more of this sort of bland potato flavor overpowering some lighter cracker and pils malt flavors, and throughout there’s sort of a slimy olive oil flavor and texture. Not bad, the hops are strange, not exactly in line with what a pils should have, and the yeast has that sort of funky cardboard smell and taste that is sometimes found in steam beer due to the fermentation temperature… and I kinda think that when Rogue does these lagers they don’t do any lagering, even though they used a Czech pils yeast, which would explain that off flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
On tap at the Rogue Public House in San Francisco (Listed as "Rogue Love & Hoppiness Wedding Pils"). Pours with a slightly hazy light golden body with a long lasting white head. Very faint aroma overall. Some bready notes, grassy and grainy. Clean fermentation. Light notes of honey, spicy and herbal hops. Flavors are bitter, grassy, grainy and a bit messy. Very bitter (lingers as well). Biscuit, grassy. Malt character is sweet. Extremely (read: too) lively carbonation, kind of astringent, medium dry. Score might be generous.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Draft at MacGregor Draft House, Cary, NC. I pegged it as a Rye PA or similar. As a pils, it is certainly one of the darkest in color, haziest, and hoppiest. It tasted like a spicy, hoppy, pale ale to me, with great complexity and good balance.


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