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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: 3.49   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4763) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Cloudy dark ruby - impressive, thick, tan lace - a minty character hits the nose first, followed quickly by an herbal hop quality that compliments this well - some toffee, rolled oats, and light fruitiness underneath - medium body, creamy mouthfeel - the mint quality from the aroma is quite strong in the flavor, as are the hops (go figure) - a bit of oxidation before strrong caramel flavors arrive - some notes of chocolate and ambiguous fruitiness - the taste isn’t bad, it’s just kind of muddled - long, bitter finish - tastes like Rogue all right - not bad, though

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
From tap at Rogue Ale house in SF. Poiurs clear and golden dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is dark malty and light fruity. Bitter, fruity and dark malty flavoured. Mild roasted note. Bitter and dry into the finish. Nice dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Sample at Rogue Brewer’s on the Bay. This brew pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Patches of lacing on the glass. Citrusy hops and chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with flavors of earthy malt, hops, citrus and a bit of dark chocolate. The finish is hoppy with a touch of yeast on the back end. Decent overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2010
A nice beer. Aroma was so so. A nice roasted caramel and hop mix. Pour was a nice murky dark brown with a one finger almost tan head. Taste was full and good. In the front there is roasted malt, caramel and toffee and the hops kick in in the after taste. Extremely bitter and mouth drying aftertaste. Thick chewy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Even better as it warms.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (813) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - FEB 13, 2010
650 ml bottle. Pours an unclear, dark brown with a decent tan head. Taste is of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, hops, fruit, pine and some earthy flavors, like wood and dirt. Slight dryness and bitterness in the finish. Thin, slightly watery body. Rather enjoyable as it is very easy to drink and quite smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2010 bottle. slightly yeast-heavy ( & egg shells ) note to go with your pine / resin hops and chocolate / roast malt. hearty with a lived-in feel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
williamherbert (1258) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Earthy malt aroma. Pollen-flowery hop. Red-brown appearance. Pillowy off-brown head. Very good lacing. Flavor is a hint of perfume in the hops. Floor cleaner. A decent roasted malt. Flowery hop. Feels like a fine English ale. An okay pale ale with an earthy malt.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2010
It has a rich frothy head with a deep amber color. The flavor is bitter and roasted; a nice winter warmer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tripplebrew (774) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Pours a cloudy amber brown with very little tan-tinged head. Aroma is a mix of hops and brown sugar. Flavor is very earthy hops. Pine flavor coming from the hops. Some mild earthy hay notes. There is a sweetness coming through as well a mix of malts and mild caramel. Body is light with medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5992) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Pours deep red with tan head, aroma is a bit hoppy but mostly caramel and malty sweetness. Taste up front is a mild floral hop working into caramel and chocolate malt with a sweet but bitter finish. Very good brew.


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