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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 Valentineís 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 Johnís Locker Stock


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4771) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with orange highlights and a nice tan head. Aroma of pure hops - some grapefruit and mostly piney hops are noticeable. Medium-bodied; Full of great hop flavour - all with a nice malt backbone - I canít believe Iím actually liking this Rogue beer! Aftertaste is all bittering, more hop flavour than anything else, but it comes across very nicely. Overall, a damn good Rogue beer, probably the first Iíve had - after 20 or so...at least one has to be good! I sampled this beer on draught at RFD in Washington D.C. on 15 December 2006.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
presario (4649) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2005
Tap. Big lasting head. Light gold. Strong in your face aroma of perfume, flowers and soap. Flavour is all hops which are overly dominant. Canít find the malt or beer under the hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 21, 2008
On tap at Capones. Pours a hazy golden with a medium creamy white head that laced. Aroma of pilsner malt, noble hops, lemon, other citrus and bready. Flavor of lemon, biscuit, greatvl fresh hop flavor, pils malt, really nice fresh hop flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChainGangGuy (4391) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Appearance: Hazy, dull, burnished gold body with a smallish, white head. Smell: Slightly grainy pils aroma completely dominated by a floral, citric hop scent. Hmm. I’m not so sure I like where this is headed. Taste: Grainy pilsner maltiness, nearly absent of any sweetness. Floral, caustically citric pith taste. The hop bitterness goes beyond prominent, beyond aggressive even, to really make for a rather harsh drink. The finish is grainy and displeasingly bitter. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Drinkability: Excruciating and unpleasant. I dumped the remaining few ounces on the restaurant’s wall and within seconds a ChainGangGuy-sized hole had been eaten through both the dry wall and exterior bricks. This made for a quick getaway, allowing me to quickly flee the premises without paying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Poured a hazy gold with a thin but long lasting white head and plenty of lacing. Malty aroma was slightly sweet with a touch of earthy and perfume hop. Beer was served a too cold and more aroma came out as it warmed. Flavor of caramel malt with a good amount of hop finish. Medium bodied and dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4218) - Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2006
I had this beer at Summits, Sandy Springs. Light colored. Nice hop aroma. Crisp, dry flavor. It has a long lasting hop bitterness that stays on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4019) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Location: Draft at Rogue Public House in San Fran, 5/12/11

Aroma: It has a nice crisp, clean hop nose with some bread, grass, and some lemon
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden color with a decent sized white head
Flavor: Clean and crisp hops, some sweetness balances the hop bitterness
Palate: The drinkability was high, with a light and somewhat creamy body
Overall Impression: This was a pretty decent german style pils, this is fairly bitter for the style. It was quite drinkable. I liked this one well-enough, but it certainly didnít blow me away by any means.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2008
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown. Very slightly hazy pale golden color with a small creamy white head. Sweet and floral hop aroma with caramel hints. Big citrus and floral flavor, light caramel and a firm bitter finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a sticky bitter ending.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Draught at Tylerís in Durham, NC. Hazy golden color with thick white head that laced the glass. Light fruity aroma. I smelled grape candy and grapefruit mostly. Tastes of hay and biscuity malt with a touch of caramel. Tangy and bitter with a faint grainy aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2006
On tap at Brewskiís in Fayetteville AR. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Has a lemony citrus aroma. A milky sweetness dominates the flavor. Pleasant finish of floral bitterness. Not overdone at all for an IPA. You could have knocked me over with a feather to read that this is supposed to be a pilsner! The fruitiness abounds, and this is a nice beer regardless.


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