Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAR 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
bhensonb (12971) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.