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 (2425) - 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.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a redish brown with an incredible head that lasts the entire beer while leaving a nice blanket down the glass.
The first scent I caught was cotton candy, oddly enough. Lightly floral hops and some malt sweetness.
Taste is all about hops, baby, and even leaves a grapefruit aftertaste. I'm almost thinking it's more of an IPA, actually, as there isn't much malt taste, or at least it could use a little more.
Mouthfeel is both crisp and creamy. Overall this is pretty good for the style listed, but would rate quite a bit higher as an IPA.
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep amber with a big tan head and large bubbles. Lots of dry-hopped aroma in the nose. Hop flavor is dominated by agressive bitterness, that makes my mouth say "grapefruit." There's just not enough gravity to balance it out... this level of IBUs need more ABV, IMHO (har har).
Nuffield (3772) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, deep red color, hint of brown. Good hop aroma, though simpler than others in the style. Very significant and long-lasting hoppy bitterness, a titch metallic, and not altogether pleasant. The net result was very "ho-hum" rather than "ho ho ho!".