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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5640) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle said rogue Astoria sesqui. A good balance of hops and malts in the aroma. The flavor is also a nice balance of hops and malts battling for supremacy. A great smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 24, 2009
Fruity malt aroma sits atop an orange amber brew wiith a thick white head. Rich and malty, nice caramel presence, with a spicy, fruit hop presence. Just enough to keep me happy. Very frothy and full mouthfeel. Leave a nice happy mouth, I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2317) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (5047) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6054) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Tastes nothing like an "amber ale". This is a raw, straight up ALE ale, and it’s a real good one. Looks good, smells great, taste is crisp and fairly dry, with a hint of that biere de garde-type dirtiness on the finish. Super smooth going down, I wish I could have a buck wild session with like 5 bombers, but all things considered I’m incredibly lucky to have even gotten my hands on one of them. I’ll take what I can get.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14080) - 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.

   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4925) - 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 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.

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