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

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Tap at Rattle’n’Hum. Fresh squash, autumn foliage aroma, bubblegum and clove. Sticky caramel and leaf flavor. A decent and somewhat unique balance between the hop and malt, this thankfully shys away from the traditional Amber formula.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 11, 2009
Copper orange, with little head. Caramel sweet aroma with balancing hop character. Honey and hop flavour dominates. Light-weight in the mouth (but not thin). Very sessionable. Nice, but not sensational.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to americanbrew. The smell is wort, sweet, ok, but seemingly missing. The look is golden in color with a light head. The taste is sweet, wort, malts, and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4640) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2009
(Cask) Poured red and cloudy. Head was small and white. Sweet aroma contained also clearly hops. Carbonation was, as expected, low. Otherwise the palate was medium bodied. Malts, pine, hops, fruitiness and bitterness could be found while sipping the beer. Aftertaste was malty and bitter, Really nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5854) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Altair. Arôme: Odeur d’houblons avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et de pins avec une pointe de caramel fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #2694)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2009
Murky looking amber orange body with short lasting white head. Good hops in the taste although not really bright, some caramel perhaps a little more than you expect , orange zest, bready, butterscotch, lots of lace on the second glass. Hints of honey in the aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2009
22oz bomber at a tasting at Sylvain’s house. Nose is sweet fruity (peach?) piny hops. Some alcohol also. Taste is earthy hops. Nice and drinkable. Finish is quite crisp. Quite good overall.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3202) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Draught sample at the Portland Pub. I’m sorry but this seemed boring to me. Not offensive or bad, just bland and run-of-the mill. Great concept but the end product missed for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4886) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
bottle thanks to americanbrews. deep amber with a cream head. nose is hops, hops and more hops. nice on the palate and a huge sticky hop flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1923) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2009
22 oz bomber. Happy Birthday Oregon. Amber coloured ale with a huge, attractive thick yellow/white head. Handsome and rugged like the State. Aroma is very malty, toffeeish, crackers with lovelly fresh hopping in the back. Great tasting malt driven beer ..yet balanced out by tough hopping. Very chewy, Great on the palate..thick and luxurious. Over all a great beer here from Rogue.


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