Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Amber Ale
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Sesquicentennial Ale, dedicated to Oregon: The State of Beer, was designed by Rogue brewmaster John Maier to showcase Oregon-grown ingredients. The initial brew features 5 ingredients: Two-row and Munich malts - a portion of which were grown in Oregon’s Klamath Basin - Willamette hops from Rogue Farms’ hop yard in Independence, Rogue’s proprietary PacMan yeast from Hood River and free range coastal water. Sesquicentennial Ale is brewed at Rogue’s Newport brewery. Even the bottles are from Oregon, manufactured at Owens-Illinois’ Portland plant and serigraphed at TriS in Tualatin. “With Rogue’s deep roots in the Oregon brewing community, their years of award-winning beers, history of charitable giving and new foray into growing their own malting barley and hops, they were the natural choice to brew Oregon’s sesquicentennial beer,” said Melisa McDonald, Executive Director of Oregon 150.In the fall, Rogue will brew another batch of Sesquicentennial Ale using malting barley from Rogue Farms’ barley ranch in Tygh Valley, making it the first all-Oregon ingredient artisan beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
22. Pours a murky, deeply burnished dark amber with a loose off-white head that fades quickly to sloppy bubbles and frosty lacing. Nice tangy oranges and caramel nose, really a good splash of hop in this one, for an amber. Creamy medium body, plenty of lively carb. Caramel, toast, nut, biscuit, and oranges on the mid-palate, pretty much a spot-on amber IMO. Lingering citric and doughy finish. Good little effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2010
Bottled. Amber color with creamy head, good lacing. Lemony, nutty and toffeish aroma with fruity rogue yeast and lemony-fruity hops. Lemon, toffee, berries and firm fruity bitterness in the flavor. Tasty well made beer, reminds Brutal Bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Shared with brothe and sister in law as the year 2009 faded away and 2010 arrived. Had a good citrus aroma and flavor with a syrupy texture on the palate. Held our glasses to the heavens and said cheers to Wendy who was taken by the Lord in 09. So there was you can say a tear in my beer when I had this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Note to mods: the Eugene Sesquicentennial Ale is not an Amber Ale. This is definitely an American Pale Ale. Pours hazy goldenrod. Nose is some hoppage. Flavor is a balance of crisp maltiness and Wilamette Hops. Finishes dry and clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Dusty orange in color. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Honey, citrus, pear, field grass, and copper penny. A tangy worcestershire, baked apple, and malty presence.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2009
Cask at Rattle ’n Hum, New York
Hazy amber color. Pleasant ale, with good caramel flavor and good hopping; unfortunately there is a light veggie and apple touch too, that is suspicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2009
A nice fresh hop aroma on the initial pour that quickly dissipates. very nice amber color with an off white head that quickly goes away as well. not a very hoppy taste but has a nice malty finish. All those Oregon ingredients make it delicious, although more Oregon hops wouldn’t hurt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2009
22 ounce bottle thanks to BrewDad. Pours a dark golden color with a medium white head. A nice aroma; mild hops,earthy and fresh, some rich caramel and the ever present Rogue Pac-Man yeast. The flavor is nice; smooth and rich caramel,earthy pac-nw hops, sort of dry and quite flavorful. Nice. A really nice amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2009
( 22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanbrew ) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of florals, nuts, caramel, and orange. Flavor of hops (grass, herbal) and caramel malt with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
( 22oz bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew) Pours opaque orange-yellow. Nose of honey and light citrus hops. Taste of orange blossom honey, a little hoppy, finishes sweet and has a thick body.

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