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

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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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (1863) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (473) - , 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3450) - 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 (973) - 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 (707) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kambei70 (596) - - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle to snifter. Pours a muddy brown like iced tea, hazy. Smell is hops and iced tea. Tastes like hoppy iced tea. Some yeast. Mouthfeel is medium. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jahshuwuh (385) - USA - JAN 11, 2013
Muddy iced tea color, no head. Brown sugar, tomato vegetal, funk smell. A hoppy tea taste, a little sweet at the end but little bitter. Very different but doesn't quite do it for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Rich red berries on the nose, with citrusy and earthy hops. Dark red-brown, with beige head of little retention. Bitter and strong, with flavors of tart red berries and mild vanilla. Full bodied, with moderate carbonation, and a long, bitter finish with considerable heat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillHick420 (426) - North Dakota, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2013
Pours light black with tanned head. Hmm, a crossover between two of my favorite styles; should be interesting. Nose of spruce hops and a hint of dark malts. Aroma of caramel, some coffee and citrus. Thin mouthfeel. Good stuff


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