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

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RATINGS: 368   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.


1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (3806) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
socialbeer (98) - SPAIN - FEB 2, 2013
Color marron oscuro y espuma marron densa y persistente. Aroma especiado y lupulado. En boca maltas caramelo y dulzor, con especias y final lupulado y seco.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4694) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Tap. Pours a clear light brown to dark amber body with a small fizzy off white head that fell to a wispy film. The nose is pretty nice, plenty of fresh hops, some noticeable Simcoe for sure. Pretty light on the malt and minimal Rogue ’house’ character. The flavor is a bit overly thin, not much malt to back up the hops. The hops are still pretty bright and tasty, but fades to a slightly bland and thin finish. Not bad, but it lacks in the ’porter like’ qualities that I want in a Black IPA. Not the worst Rogue beer though.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Draught. Not an exceptional Black IPA. It is aggressively hopped as one expects from rouge. A bit thin.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (1388) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
A moderately aggressive pour from a 22oz bottle into my snifter produced a smallish, tan head that had moderate retention and left plenty of sticky lace on the sides of the glass. Nearly opaque, this cloudy brew is a very dark brown with red-orange highlights under light. The aroma is quite earthy and rather hoppy, with notes of toffee, citrus and vanilla. The taste is a rich and complex, as expected given that it is a winter seasonal made with 15 ingredients. The most noticeable characteristics are the very earthy richness, a complex hop component (derived from Newport, Horizon, Simcoe, Centennial, Amarillo, Crystal 90 and Rogue Willamette varieties), and a strong toasted malt flavor. IBU = 68, but it has a rather mild and restrained bitterness. Great hop/malt balance. Excellent medium carbonation; Medium-full bodied. O - Hops are more evident in the aroma than the taste, where the rich malt flavor dominates without masking the complex hop component. Mogul Madness is a smooth and delicious brew you can think of as either a winter warmer or a brown PA. In any case very flavorful and interesting without being challenging. Highly recommended year around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (2937) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
On tap. Comes dark brown with an average off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, pine, and caramel. Taste is malt, citrus, pine, chocolate, and caramel. Nice job!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquors (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 5/12/12)
Aroma: Some citrus, spice, cooked malt, and pine.
Appearance: A hazy dark amber with a medium white head.
Taste: Medium bitterness and a light sweetness.
Palate: Medium bodied, thin texture, and an average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (928) - Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2013
On tap. Dark reddish amber color. Big head, nice lacing. Nose is malty with some hops and bread dough. Crisp bitter attack and finish. Ok beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremyh70 (589) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Hazy iced tea color with decent head and lacing. Aroma of tea with some yeast and spice. Same in taste with some sweetness, roastiness and dark, bitter chocolate aftertaste. Moderate mouthfeel. Not bad for a black IPA. Could drink it again but probable wouldn't buy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (392) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Clear brown, thin tan head. Sweet bit coco bit fruit medium bodied smooth, floral. Little hop ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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