Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2001
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2004 Cloudy orange with a good sized white head that quickly becomes a small head. Lightly hopped and sweet and boring.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2001
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted like lemon-honey tea but had a healthy malt mouthfeel. Very hoppy as well.
Not bad, just seems like somethings wrong.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 9, 2001
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden brown, some sediment, with a thin bone-tinted head. Hops in the nose bear a mild soapiness, accompanied by flowery yeast, citrus and hay.You have to work hard to decipher any flavor, of which only yeast, hops, and grapefruit are even remotely detectable. Medium-bodied and finishing on a mildly bitter note, this isnít watery, just flavorless.
Aurelius (4570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks a lot like a Belgian. Smooth and hoppy. Not bad.
bhenry76 (101) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2001
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
O.K. beer. Almost metallic aftertaste.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2001
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
More of the same. Toastier than Dead Guy. But not much different. I am sick of all these limited releases. Thinking I will be getting something totally unique and complex, they send out more Yellowsnow clones??
legion242 (2314) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2001
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I donít get it. Some people are pouring some of this breweries beers down the drain and this beer is rated almost a 4. This is probably the weakest Rogue beer that I have had. Their answer to a lawnmower beer.
fraternie (885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ANother one that I donít understand why no one outside of Indiana has had it...anyway, it does exist, it is a mediocre beer as far as Rogue is concerned. Hoppy and a little bit too bitter, decent malt but a little thin. I like ht ename though.
joet (2323) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 22, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heck, it tastes like a recipe ale with slightly more interesting hopping and a touch more malt -- a bit of fruit. Rogue makes great unique beers, and this oneís not unique.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2003 I agree with Oakes: compared with others, it's pretty good; compared with other Rogues, it's a little below par. I found it a little too sweet and cloying, but nevertheless tasty. Rerate, Shark Tooth, bottle: Cloudy, rust-orange. Crisp up front, followed by a lively carbonation. Malts were sort of chalky. Flowery, juicy, estery notes (lemon, tangerine). Malts were bready, relatively light. Bitter aftertaste dried out the tongue. Good, but it tastes a lot like many other Rogue Ales. 34 IBUs? Seemed like a little more than that. Good beer, much better than my first rating.