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

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RATINGS: 380   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 Carofaís 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Appearance: Dark brown body with some mahogany-hued highlights at the edges and capped with an inch-high, lasting layer of beige foam. Smell: Earthy nose smelling of toasted bread crusts, roasted grains, and lesser hints of cocoa powder and dry caramel. The blend of hops provides for notes of spiced citrus and forest floor pine bark. Taste: For me, it continues to give an earthy impression with itís toasty, roasty malts and pine wood hop notions. Small touch of caramel and cocoa imparting very little sweetness. Additional zesty, citrusy hop tastes. Medium-high level of cumulative bitterness. Slight touch of Rogue house yeast character. Long, dry finish with a hint of spruce tips and further bitterness enduring into the aftertaste. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Itís solid and certainly fine for at least a pintís worth. A robust, bitter brew for the winter months.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (971) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2010
On tap at Belmont Station. decent head on a dark, clean body. smell resin and piney hops, caramel adn liek cloves (though I donít think there are spices in this,) English style winter ale, cleanly brewed,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Bomber. Pours a dark brownish copper color with a beige foamy head that recedes leaving tons of lacing. Nose is almost minty with some light chocolate notes and some heavy dough notes and some earthiness. Palate is full with a big bitter fizzy finish in the swallow and a back tongue tingle. Flavor is resiny with more of that freshness that resembles light mint to me. Mostly just a hoppy, minty, earthy, resiny flavor profile.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeronmypants (22) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Slight nose of rasberry sweetness And not much else. Deep amber color with heavy lace. Rasberry flavor off the bat with strong bitter hop finish. Fluffy mouth with active tounge.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1955) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2010
A solid Rogue. Aroma is well hopped, sweet malts, and hints of fruit. Taste is spicy hops, hints of orange and coriander and pretty malty. Some chocolate malts and citrus come through. Tastes like a slightly spicy and highly malted IPA. Very good beer though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2011 @ Lewis&Clark-on tap-pours a light tan ring for a head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt, dark fruit-raisin. Taste is medium/dark malt-peat, dark fruit-raisin, spice hops. 3.2 *110322-on tap-pours a dissipating tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is resin, roasty-medium/dark malt. Taste is resin/dank herbal hops with some bite, roasty/chocolate-medium/dark malt. OK/soft carbonation. 4.0

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Bomber served in a tulip. Pours dark brown-amber in color with a beautiful large, frothy beige head. Great retention. Overall has great balance. Aroma has slightly sweet malts along with sprucey hops. Medium body, mild carbonation and moderately sticky texture. Flavor of well roasted malts followed by a dry bitter finish of charcoal, with a hint of nuttiness. Almost a black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2830) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
650ml brown bottle. Red brown colour, very full, very creamy, thick beige head which leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Some citrus aromatics, some notes of chocolate malt. In the mouth some sweet chocolate malts, caramel and citrus. Finishes with some dark chocolate/coffee like malts and decent lingering citrus bitterness and piney woody hints. Citrus/grapefruity aftertaste with some lingering dark malts. Medium bodied, mildly carbonated, very sessionable for itís strength. Great mix of hops. Drank this while watching Canada beat Slovakia.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
A vast, large-bubbled pale beige head covers the clear copper liquid. Well-balanced aroma where the fruity, cakey, buttery Pacman yeast provides a sound counterpart to the solid toasted malt background. Soft though relatively complex pacific NorthWest hop ballade vibrated on these foundations. Plenty of citrus come out in a juicy fashion, providing a lingering bitterness that aptly completes the nutty, very toasty malt character. It feels a bit bigger than it is in terms of alcohol, but remains drinkable, just rather nourishing in terms of warmth and flavours despite not being particularly thick. Archetypal Rogue.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle/22 - Pours a dark reddish brown in color with a thick, creamy light tan head that stuck around to produce some really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is slight malty and sweet to begin, but the piney hops dominate. Flavor is also quite hoppy... not much malt to back it up. Finish is dry and clean. OK... not great.


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