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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.

[ Trade by Chrisv10 ]. Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted - burnt bitter, hoppy, dark roasted, burnt malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120212]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31804) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has strong notes of hops lending it notes of spices and lemons. The flavor is sweet with notes of chewy malt, caramel, spices, and citrusy hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Pours an opaque dark brown with a handsome, dense beige head. A little citrus in the nose, some herbs and licorice. Medium-bodied, light coffee notes, sweet licorice and again light citrusy hops and a dry lightly malt bitter finish. Not the most refined Black IPA. 311211

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle at Ølbutikken. Clear red brown coloured with a small beige head. Fruity aroma of hops, liquorice and grass. Fruity flavour of hops, grass, liquorice and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slighlty hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with a hoppy bitter citrus aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
9th July 2013
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Keg from Podge’s bar. Almost clear dark red beer. Good size pale tan head. Palate is light and a little dry. Good fine carbonation. Nice piney hops with a light spice. Very light citrus. Underpinned by lactose sweet caramel malt. Finishes minerally.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2010
Draught at Amberjack Tap House, Surrey, BC
Red-brown color, hazy, with a huge head, creamy. The aroma has some sweet caramel and resiny/citrusy hops. Good body strength, solid dark caramel flavor, chewy, with some residual sugars; powerful hopping, very resiny; very strong final, long, with focus on roasted nuts. An obvious beer, but also another good hit from Rogue.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle from Skold Burne. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich hops, roast malt, caramel, licorice nuts and peach.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14106) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Bomber bottle from Utobeer, drunk at home. Now I’m not a fan of a lot of black IPAs as they are too much of everything and lack balance. Rogue I like for their big uncompromising style. So will I like a big black ipa from Rogue? Deep red ruby colour with a thick lasting beige head. I love these size of bottles. Really lovely to hold and pour and I’ve always liked the artwork. Typical big sweet hoppy Rogue aroma. Not as roasty as some of the black ipas. Certainly some roast. Quite a dry beer actually. Good hoppy dark ale where the malts are the most dominant feature I think. Good milk chocolate flavour. Decent lasting bitterness. Still that odd 2 row malt aroma of empty toffee that I’m not keen on. I like the fact that they haven’t tried to do too much on this, not thrown the kitchen sink at it. Yes, a tasty beer.


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