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


on tap


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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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.

JahNoth's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2009
What a nice beer! Crimson amber in color with a thick and rocky head. Some dough in the aroma with a nice combination of floral hops. A little spiciness in the nose. Medium bodied. Lots of dark caramel, some burnt edges and a bit of roasted malt combine with some zesty hops - lots of pine and spruce trees. Slight lingering bitterness and residual burnt sugar. A delight!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1361) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2015
Restrained aroma in a brown black pour. Hop forward balance with full sweet malt body and sustained malty finish. Interesting hint of licorice as it warms up too. Very tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bomber. Pours a brown with a. Tan head and aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is hoppy, with roasted malt, citrus, and caramel leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1994) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2015
With Z, pours a dark mahogany brown pour with a beige head. Nose is malt and caramel with softer pine and resin . Taste is caramel, toffee and sweet malt with a softer hoppy ending. Finishes on the well balanced tasting notes with a sweet hoppy finish . Quaff Score 7 / 10 ( drinks more like a strong ale )

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmoncki (42) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2015
Color marrón oscuro y espuma marron densa y persistente. Aroma especiado y lupulado. En boca maltas caramelo y dulzor, con especias y final lupulado y seco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3608) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 22, 2015
On tap at D.B.A. New Orleans. Pours a dark caramel color with a foamy head. Aroma is sweet with good hoppiness to it. Flavor is definitely more sweet and caramel-malty than I expected. Very nicely balanced. Good stuff. (they had written in next to the name on the chalk board, strong ale. As soon as tasted new it was a Black IPA)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (1246) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a hazy brown and amber with light brown head. Has a strong strong dark fruit, caramel, and dark alcohol aroma. Has a dark fruit and caramel taste with some hops, malts, and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (1289) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2015
On tap at Rogue, San Francisco. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is lots of resinous pine. Flavor is roasted malts and intense citrus hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 29 Dec 2011 -- This is a very nice Winter IPA. Great flavor, malt, hops and body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dl1717 (1) - - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
Solid Black IPA. A little light in body, but clear happy flavor. Could use slightly more flavor for palate feel. Nice finish. Good with spicy food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10229) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"very interesting. rich and full bodied. has an herbal aspect...can’t tell if it’s the hops or yeast. low bitterness and flavorful. sweet, bready and thick, but the tripel aspects come through a little more than the bock. nice unique brew."

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