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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle. The first time i herd this word was at TCNJ for its Sesquicentennial anniversary. So fittingly it was picked up for me from some of my college friends on a beer trip in Oregon. Pours an amber copper body with an off white head. Hop character is fresh and discreet. Grassy, earth y body with some herbal qualities. Chewy herbal body and some tawny malty caramel notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to AmEricanBrew. Golden orange pour. A little fruit and hop smell. Fruity and bitter. Slightly hoppy, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle courtesy of AmERICanbrew. Fading color from orange to yellow from bottom to top. Sweet smell with soft hops. Taste has some hops and bittered fruit. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4928) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
As far as I know this beer comes in at least five different silk screened bottles (I have ones marked OR 150, Ashland, Portland, Ashland, and Eugene), and possibly more. This was Eugene. All the same beer as far as I know. It poured a color that was half-way between orange and amber with a moderate white head and light lacing The nose was caramel malts with citrus, pine and floral hops aromas. Mouthfeel was mediums and carbonation average. The flavors are dominated by the hops and there is a lot of bitterness with a good dry bitter finish. Amber is not my favorite style, but this one was pretty darn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
OR150 thanks to Americanbrew. Pours with a tan, fading head over a hazy amber body. Aroma of wheat, fruit, caramel, and fruity hops. Taste is bitter with caramel and not much depth. Medium carbonation and a dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
A lovely balanced beverage. Just enough sweet caramel malt presence to balance out the blend of hops that exist in this beer. A really well done beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Great Pac NW Hwy 101 Family/Beer Trip 2009 – Astoria Brewing Co. Astoria, OR
Aroma: Good amber malt with a nice hops backing.
Appearance: Amber yellow in color, Clear with a light head.
Flavor: Nice Malt flavor the hops also added make this an excellent brew. .
Palate: Dry Sweet Finish, with a Great Mouthfeel.
Overall: Great beer for a great state. Happy 150 Oregon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Hazy orange with almost no head. Sweet caramel aroma and taste with a really big presence from the williamette hops. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2009
22 oz. bottle from CelticBrew - thanks, Jim.Orange/amber under a medium off white head, decent lace. Caramel and toffee with some citrus rind and spice, subtle fruitiness. Medium body and carbonation, fairly clean palate. Malty sweetness up front, and a fairly assertive spicy, peppery, and bitter citrus rind bite at the finish. Nice drinkability and character for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4803) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Appearance: Yes sir, there’s nothing like some Saturday afternoon drinking. Served up a very dingy-looking, muddy brown body with a thin, whitish head. Good Heavens, what did they do, play monkey in the middle with the cask before tapping it? As my dear friend Natalie put it simply -- "It’s ugly." You’re tellin’ me, Nat! This would be a blind man’s delight. Smell: Folded scents of hops, malts, and yeast: at times it’s nutty, woody, toasty, caramelesque, and citrusy. Taste: Malts displaying tastes of toasted breadiness and some near-dry caramel and even lesser hints of earthy grains. Spicy, woodsy hop flavors with some slackened citrus coming in a distant third. Medium-high bitterness. Yeast, yeast, yeast all the while with a slight nuttiness to it. Finishes bitter with some persistent toast and dark caramel hints and, yeah, all that yeast. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Congrats on Oregon’s sesquiyeastennial, and here’s to like, what, four or five more! Now, I’m off with a belly full of Rogue’s proprietary PacMan yeast to slowly ferment away while I catch up on some DVR’d episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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