hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller off white head. Aromas of pine needles and light grapefruit (nice and hoppy). Tastes of pine, grapefruit, caramel and oranges. Malts in the taste in addition to the hops.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour. Nice dark brown, virtually no head by the time I received it. Huge hop aroma - very citrusy. Hops prevailed in the flavor as well, but there were some pretty sweet malts and some roasted flavor too. Not too bitter. A very decent beer, especially if you like hops.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Poured a deep dark ruby color with a thin brown head. Aroma was huge with hops. Floral and ctirusy. Blocked most of the malt aromas but that is fine with me. Flavor too had a good deal of hops in the middle as well as some hop bitter finish. Malt flavor was burried underneath. Liightly roasted and maybe a little smokey. Lgiht-medium bodied and smoot with a nice finish. While the hop flavors and aroma stand out quite a bit do not take away from the beer. I guess though that it would depend on how much you like hops.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Kclinger’s publik house in Etters, PA. Pours a crisp tawny amber with minimal head, but good lacing. Boasts notes of malts and citrus. Very hoppy, but nicely balanced.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany with a creamy brown head and good lacing. Light citrus hoppiness in the nose as well as bitter. Some floral hops and grapefruit with some orange. Nice and bitter flavors with plenty of floral hops with underlying malts of caramel and hints of toasted malts. Some alcohol. Medium bodied with a hug hoppy finish. Nice
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Portland Rogue. This is a strong ale alright, very noticable alchohol. Amber in the glass with a head that faded quickly. Very malty taste at first with strong hoppiness noticable in the finish. Lasting zing of alchohol on the palate as well.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Eugene City Brewery tap house. Pours dark red/brown with a medium off-white head. This thing is way hoppy as it always is when its fresh. I like this brew a lot after it sits a while and the hops die down a bit. Slightly smokey aroma, lots of caramel malts throughout. Taste was dominated by the big hops, still a smokey character came through in the malts. Ok beer fresh, but much more enjoyable after a few months when the malt character can show a bit more.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown and floatie ridden. Like a "sea monkey" city. Little carbonation and no head. Obviously a bit old. Very festive with deep malts and complex hops. A wintergreen/mint aspect and yeasts, yeast, yeast. A vegetable quality.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a pretty unimpressive beer; perhaps my bottle was past its prime (though it looked relatively new). Ruddy orange-brown body, minimal light tan head. Lots of yeast floating around. Caramely, "ozoney," yeasty aroma. Flavor was very toasty and yeasty with old caramel flavors and crackers; hops are really toned down although pine makes an appearance. A hint of chocolate as well. Relatively flat. Bitter finish. Nah...
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alrighty, what I have before me is "Mogul Ale," but the bottle is completely different. This one has a snow boarder on it. I picked it up in Newport at the brewpub.
Pours a dark mohagany color with a nice head that leaves a respectable amount of lacing.
The aroma is *really* strong; my wife was sitting next to me as I poured this and she commented on the scent. Malt, pine, and light floral hops are the most obvious scents.
Flavor is citrus/pine, really sweet malt balanced by very generous helpings of hops, and a definate strong alcohol presence.
Palate is almost thin for the style, but it’s still okay. Overall, this isn’t the best Rogue out there but definatly worth a try.