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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Has that typical Rogue amber taste but with the added bonus of lying completely flat and cardboard like on the palate. If only they’d asked a different state brewer to do the anniversary beer maybe we would have gotten a more representative style and a better beer!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Pours a clear orange amber with a tall off-white head. Light malt aroma, with a slight metallic/peppery hop aroma. Slightly sweet with a fairly bitter finish. Pretty typical effort.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2009
On tap at Saraveza. Pours amber with a tall white head. Floral spicy hop nose, citrus and a soft bready malt base. Mostly hop focused on the flavor, stronger bitter finish. Sort of an over-hopped amber/pale, a bit more malt depth would have suited me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Very cloudy amber pour with thick white head. Very floral aroma, with a touch of malt. Tastes of malt, with a very peppery bright finish; perfect bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel with nice viscosity. I’m not a huge amber fan, but this one is pretty good. I like the rogue deadliest ale a bit better.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
spikester (603) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Pours cloudy amber with a one finger off white head which quickly fades leaving a very good amount of lacing. Aroma is mild grassy malt and a touch of floral hops. Taste is lots of malts and a balanced amount of bitter peppery hops. Some yeast funk as well. I wish I could give this one a higher score but it can’t hold a candle to their fine American Amber Ale. Mouthfeel is fine and drinkability is just alright. The 6.3% abv is also too high for an Amber IMO.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10689) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle from Ledgers Liquor. Reddish copper color with a frothy, multi-finger beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted caramel. Medium, at least, body with frothy, creamy carbonation. Flavor seems to have hot bits. Attacks the mouth somewhat. It’s not heavily hoppy. It’s not heavily malty. It’s more than just an amber. Uberamber!! Finishes with a collapsed head, some lacing, and a very nice impression.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenhorn1 (801) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a thick airy head. Light malt dominates the aroma. Flavor has some citrus notes, mainly lemon. What is interesting is the peppery taste behind the maltiness, which I don’t like. Crisp finish. This is designated as an American Strong Ale, but it is cleary an amber ale. Rogue has made much better beers.


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