Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish brown with a thick lingering head. Good red ale aroma and flavor with a bitter citrus hoppiness. Full mouthfeel, another winner from Rogue
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish red with a large tan head that sticks around for awhile, aroma is a quick hit of west coast hops. taste is of grapefruit and piney hops, some very mild spice, and a slight bit of malt sweetness leading to a bitter hop finish. Not particulary well balanced, and as others have noted more of an IPA, but still a pretty good beer in a cold michigan winter.
ntweather (2) - USA - FEB 25, 2004 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good flavorful everyday beer, a bit lacking in aroma. Great deep color and solid tan head. Kind of under brewed in flavor.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burgundy in color with a frothy tan head. Nose is citrus and floral, caramel. Full in the mouth, spicy to the taste. Good winter brew.
Dorwart (2432) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2005 Big, big hops aroma to go with the very nice fluffy head. Minimal carbonation. Leaves a nice thin dense head when settled. Also some bubble gum and dark fruit inthe aroma. Color is a dark amber with a hint of red. Flavor dominated by hops with a nice malt backbone. Very sharp biting flavor with good bitterness. Second time trying htis the flavor is kind of watery. HHHMMM. Will have to try again. Wink Wink. Finish is bitter and leaves a dry film in the mouth. Would classify this as an imperial IPA but lacking in the higher alcohol content. Alcohol well hidden here. A very good beer for those bitter IPA drinkers.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge hop aroma, and the hop bite came blasting into the taste too. Just like an imperial IPA. This would be great during the summer.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The first Rogue I've ever tried, wanted to grab it while it was in the store. Hops really really come out in this one, with some bitterness, I think perfect for this wintry weather
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer from Rogue. Very hoppy aroma. Good beer, have had it in the past. Enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, which Brew, Easton, PA. Red with tan head. Big American hop aroma, and sharp. Flavor mostly of citrus hop, and sharp. No real malt character to speak of. OK for hop heads, nothing more.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Sweet nose. Off-white head on redish brown ale. Nutty malt taste followed by extreme hop bitter bite. Its a surprise. Piney. And an odd asprin-medicine linger. Maybe I'll try it again on tap.