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

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RATINGS: 377   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours with a thick, heavy head. Very dark amber/brown in colour. Smells strongly of coffee, cocoa, and malt. Very smooth going down, and very full bodied. Malty and slightly bitter finish. A very tasty beer, and I hope to track down more of it in the winter! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Draft at baitshop...dark hazy brown pour..thin offwhite lacing ead..bitter knda hoppy finidh..just ok

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
collinmb (65) - - FEB 15, 2013
No heavy spices with a typical winter beer. Medium hops, and a little more than a bit malty which I like. Gorgeous dark/red color, no head which is off white and minimal lacing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2013
On tap @ Bent Elbow - a dark, almost black ale with a 2 finger cap. Very hoppy and roasty nose to this. Moderate carbonation. Rich chew of roasty malts in front is instantly balanced with PacNW hopping, some cocoa, long roasty bittering finish. Quite a decent Cascadian dark. I think Flying monkeys netherworld is a tastier Cascadian but this ale is more satisfying. Sturdier and more robust. Nice drinkng.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1081) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Hops galore! Kind of a 1 trick pony. Pour is very dark w/ a tan head & leaves some lacing. Huge bitterness upfront that lingers throughout the finish. Somewhat disappointing - I was hoping for some more depth!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a brownish amber (not black that’s for sure) with a medium creamy bubbly light tan head that laced. Aroma of fresh citrusy and pine hops, caramel and honey roasted nuts. Flavor of toffee, caramel, tobacco, pine and citrusy hop notes. A solid dose of malt flavors going on here with the aggressive American hops to balance. They didnt hit the black in the appearance on this one and are getting too much of the malt flavor. More like a hoppy amber. Great beer but not a black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1492) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Draft at PDX. Pours a hazy, dark copper color with a thin, tan head. Malty aroma with a hint of hops. Red aleish type flavor with a nice kick of hops. It is actually really hoppy. Nice beer and it has been a while since i put back some Rogues.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3057) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Amazing dark IPA smooth dark fun drinkbwirh friends at the brewery fresh from the tap yes

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2202) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 4, 2013
65cl bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Aroma is slighlty coffee, some nuts, Pours black, with off-white head, poor retemption and lacing. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is mild bitter, smooth, chocolate and some coffee. Interesting one. Botella de 65cl en el Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Aromas ligeros de café y nuez. Color negro, con corona blanquecina, pequeña, de corta duración y poco encaje de Bruselas. Cuerpo medio, carbonatación débil, textura sedosa. Amargor suave, limpio, con notas de chocolate y café.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4209) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
On tap at the Bocktown, nice place. Not much detectable aroma., just clean and no fragrance. Dark appearance. Thin skummy looking head. Wew, first taste is ropey bitter stuff. Not sure if I’d call this IPA in nature but it could behave a little better on my tongue. Nasty nellie on the taste buds. Relatively strong bitter medicine. Not exceptionally bitter, like most IPA but it is bitter fer sure. Gets astringent inthe back of the throat on the finish. On the finish, after it ssettles in, it is not too pleasant for a lager lover. Just a small amount of detectable co2. Not a pleasant pheasant.


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