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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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The name sort of says it all. John Maier, our Brewmaster, wanted to create a beer that defied traditional style definitions. The result was a remarkably hoppy yet balanced and malty ale that quickly became a cult favorite in our Newport brewpub. But what was it? It was not quite a barley wine and not quite a double or imperial IPA. Who really cares about putting beers into narrow categories? Great beer is great beer - just drink it and enjoy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
StevieT (890) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
From a bottle. Honey and hay aroma and mead looks, no head, this thing is a punch in the taste buds with huge malt flavours and a strong citrus after-taste. Not for the faint of heart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (674) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Pours a copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, and pine. Flavor is dominated by pine and citrus, with some caramel and a boozy finish. Has a syrupy body feel. I get more of an imperial ipa, but the malty caramel does complicate things. Pretty good, but perhaps too boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1248) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
This beer is a beautiful mess. It has no clue what it wants to be and taste awsome yet disappointing. I swear it’s a limbic IPA.......... Hazey gold micro floaties every where. This has nothing to do with barleywine. It’s a mother fucking T - Rex. Why do I hit harsh limbic like tartness in every sip. Lemon, some caramel, What the hell is this. Vannilla?? Sweetness builds the more you drink. I hate and enjoy this beer. My burps taste like hops. Man this is harsh. I don’t regret maybe I do buying this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (2234) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. 11.6%. Hazy, dark gold. Messy, filmy, bubbly, white head. Very fruity, strawberry, ripe tomato, nectarine goodness. Some vanilla infused white chocolate. Really unusual, and completely delicious aroma. Taste is white chocolate sweet, turning spicy dry, and spicy bitter. Palate is soft, airy, chewy, and boozy, although not the tune of 11 odd percent. Finishes long, rich, spicy vanilla custard, get it down your neck, chewy bitter. Lovely. Loads going on. Love that ripe tomato thing. Smells fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bnoel09 (455) - Elk Grove, California, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Poured into a Rogue shaker. Light amber color with a mild cream colored head that dissipates. Aroma is very citrusy with some resinous hops. Flavor is more complex than the aroma suggests. Caramel malt notes along with a bunch of citrus, resinous hops, some alcohol, and some faint dark fruit notes. Barleywine + IPA makes sense! Interesting palate - thick, oily, sticky, and a touch fizzy, and it all works in beautiful harmony! This thing really is a mix of everything. Overall this is quite good and very drinkable for the ABV. I think Rogue may have pioneered a new category IIPA’s and DIPA’s move over, Barleywineish Imperial IPA sortas are set to take over as the next big trend!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2949) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2015
From a bottle. Thanks Joe and Kaile. Pours opaque apricot gold with a bubbly beige head and nice lacing. Tastes like caramel, grapefruit hops, booze, orange, and a bit of spiciness. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like citrus hops, caramel, booze, orange and floral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4100) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready malts, tangerine, floral and spicy hops, and light booze. Flavor is dry and malty up front with great hop bitterness, some grassiness, and some spicy alcohol notes. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (331) - HONG KONG - JAN 25, 2015
Strong orange, fruity smell. Less barleywine and stronger IPA taste than I expected. Fruit, sweet boozy fermented fruit (12% ABV!), citric resinous bitterness. Body is fizzy but has slickness and heft. A big beer but more drinkable than I thought this would be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (388) - HONG KONG - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle from Brewcraft at Alexis'. Intense orange pour. Zesty orange, very boozy aroma, very barley wine-ish. Taste is similarly boozy - very boozy, very malty, pretty hoppy too. Huge flavor. Good to sip. Rich palate. Makes me want to try more hoppy barley wines but not super drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (174) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Draft pour at Rogue Issaquah brew house. Yellow pour, Fruit and hop aroma same in the taste. Good beer.

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