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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Black IPA
Newport, Oregon USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A lively seasonal ale, assertively hopped, dark in color, and festive in taste. Debuting in November 2009, in honor of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Brewed with 2-Row, Munich, C-120, C-150, Kilncoffee, and Carofa’s Special 2 malts. Hop bill comprises Newport, Horizon, Simcoe, Continental, Crystal 90, Amarillo, and Rogue Farm Willamette. Free range coastal waters and top-fermenting Pacman yeast complete the recipe. No chemicals, preservatives, or additives. 16.5P, 68IBU, 77.7AA, 36L.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (5731) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dror S.’s place. Thanks Tom L. Dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma of stale hops, a bit piney, with roastiness and a bit of chocolate. Roasty flavor, a bit sweetish, with hints of chocolate and coffee and a hoppy bitterness, kinda stale. Medium-bodied. Not fresh enough.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2092) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Growler - pours brownish red with lots of beige head and faint lacing. Nose is pine, resin, caramel, and grapefruit. Flavor adds a slight metallic element. Quite bitter and a bit sweet. Long bitter finish. Medium body. A great value and full of flavor. I wish I could a keg of this. However, the neophyte in me wonders why this is a black ipa and not an imperial amber.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3217) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roast malt and soft citrus hops. Medium body, flavour of sweet malt coffee and liquorice.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

6/23/2010: Rogue Mogul Madness... Aroma: Pine, citrus, and earthy hops; toffee; similar to that of a Pacific Northwestern Style Red IPA... Appearance: Deep brown color with a thick beige-colored head of foam. Flavor: Bittersweet toffee maltiness (seems a bit scorched though) followed by peppery, earthy, floral, and resinous bitterness; fairly high bitterness level, but nothing seems to blend or work together; tastes more like an experimental homebrew; weird spiced characteristic; needs more hop flavor to balance the raw bitterness. Palate: Average. Overall: I knew I should have just avoided this beer. I specifically ignored it for my first pint, but then decided to get one anyway for my second pint... Stange brew; seems to be more malt than hops or bitterness; seems scorched; messy, distracted combination of flavors; not recommended...

Draught at The Comet in Northside (Cincinnati, Ohio). Rating #351 for this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
9th July 2013
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Keg from Podge’s bar. Almost clear dark red beer. Good size pale tan head. Palate is light and a little dry. Good fine carbonation. Nice piney hops with a light spice. Very light citrus. Underpinned by lactose sweet caramel malt. Finishes minerally.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5181) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2013
On tap at the beertemple. Thick creamy off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Lovely bitterness. Very good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3030) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
On tap at BrewDog Bar Stockholm. Fruity and hoppy smell with pine. Hoppy and malty smell. Nice bitterness. Malty IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3635) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
On-tap in the Rogue bar on Union St, San Fran: 3rd Feb 2013. 49ers had just blown the Super Bowl and I thought this would go down well too! It did, an off-white crown sat on top of a dark brown body that had a red hue to its look. Raosted/toasted malts in both the nose and taste: semi-sweet with a more bitter and dry finish, plenty of flavours to pick up within the brew ranging from coffee at the fore through to a mild citrus note towards the end. Interesting and a good start to six beer mini-session I had that evening.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (293) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
Draught @ Beer Temple. More hazelnut than black IPA. Nice cinnamon head. Strong roasty-toasty caramel nose. Taste is tad bit sweet (considering the above), with a bitter finish. Like burnt espresso. Still quite pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1328) - Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2013
On draught at Rogue. Dark brown color. Aroma of roasted malts and some citrus. Nice citrus hop kick melded with the dark malt flavor.


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