phikus (5) - syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This could be my favorite beer. The name is deceiving though. I was expecting something like a green flash palate wrecker, this is more of a straight DIPA not much barley wine about it. Perfect malt balance with a heavy dose of zesty pine dank hops. Alcohol very well hidden.
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Whatever this is, Barleywine,or Imperial IPA, it is amazing. So strong (10.8% alcohol), and deliciously tasty.
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (and a cool one at that). Pours golden and clear, quite still, but with a decent head. The aroma is quite restrained, with just a hint of yeast and a little dish soap. The beer drinks exceptionally easy for a 10%íer ... none of the evident malt, sugar, yeast nor esthers are anywhere near the obtuse, none big enough to scare away even some potential casual beer drinkers. Good stuff. (#5489, 14/17/2014)
trujahwarrior (504) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Issaquah Brewhouse. Pours a hazy golden amber color with a medium white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine, citrus, mango, toffee and caramel. Tastes of the same things in the smell with a good hop presence. Mouthfeel is oily and creamy with great. Carbonation. I think this is one of the best Rogue beers Iíve ever had. Great triple ipa, strong ale and barley wine flavor all mixed in one and it works. Interested in trying a bottle now of this to see if itís any different.
Pauljbrockman (39) - USA - APR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a huge beer. Pours a hazy orange color with little carbonation. A swift swirl will produce a fast lacy head. Some bitter hop notes with a big yeasty alcohol presence.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
spacemonster (76) - Igo, California, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a hazy lazy unfiltered apricot yellow. smells of bready notes and caramel...nice...some earthy hops coming through. Taste is very earthy and yes itís apparent after a few sips itís an interesting brew...malts are in charge here but the hop bit lingers on the after-taste. Not unpleasant. Actually a damn good brew from Rogue. the end is sweet malts through a nice hop snap. I like it.
monty0018 (3) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 5, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
notes of, caramel, toast, barnyard, earthy
Lots of puckering hops and fall fruit in the backbone.
poisoneddwarf (1670) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 oz sample at the brewery on 6/13/12 (holy crap, was that really ten days ago?--Iíve been waiting to add this til after my 1000th rating and until I got more info about it). Pours pale hazy gold with a nice white lacy head. Aroma is clean and hoppy. Taste is much smoother and more drinkable than Old Crust, in my opinion. I thought it was really good.
lusikka (5927) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Rogue Ales Public House, San Francisco. Rated on 17.10.2012.
Pours a beautiful hazy yellow colour with a white firm head. Aroma is full-on hoppy with floral hops and some caramel. Flavour is really intense with caramel, licorice, syrup, massively bitter floral hops, grass and alcohol. Full bodied, thick and sticky mouthfeel with a finish of loads and loads of hops and alcohol. Mouth-drying. So fresh, so good. This is not for everyone.
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well this definitely seemed way more like an IPA than a barley wine to me. No molasses flavor or soma but a very noticeable hop content. Pretty good but nothing memorable.