beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy reddish brown color with a medium head. Strong aroma of floral hops and spices. Flavor of spices and floral hops, bitter finish. Medium body, tangy mouthfeel. Itís good but has more hops that you would expect from a Christmas/ Winter beer.
obxdude10 (2178) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown in color, nice fluffy tan-ish head, lots of hops in the nose, great balance with a good malt profile, sweet maltiness follows the nice hoppy characters, an all-round great beer
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Iíve never been a huge fan of any of the Rogue beers, with the exception of their rauchbier, and once again, Rogue proved to me to be a little too much frosting and too little cake. I tasted malt, malt, and more malt. It wasnít particularly bad, it just wasnít particularly good either.
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I would consider this an "imperial pale ale", which I guess puts it in a style all itís own. Pours a brown root beer color, pillowing tan head rests atop, GREAT lacing. Flavor is woody and malty, with a very grassy thing going on for much of the flavor, ends bitter and dry with a straw-like flavor. This is fairly earthy throughout, and is very different. A great beer to enjoy in July!
jzzbassman (1530) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish brown with an ivory head that seems to last forever. Very hoppy in the nose and flavor, although it doesnít overwhelm. Almost an IPA, with lots of pine/ citrus notes.
heemer77 (5217) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle drank in July 2004. Has a large long lasting yellowish head. The coloring is a gorgeous dark red. Aroma is rich with a little pine and vanilla. The taste is pine with bread and a spicy finish of cinnamon and black pepper. Also has a hint of grapefruit. A little too dry for me.
Kevin (2182) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. pours a dusty red with an oatmeal colored head. aroma is pine and hops, and a few more hops. aroma is hop dominated is the point iím trying to make. flavor is citrus and hop with an alcohol bite. finish leaves a grapefruit and slight malted hop flavor.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almandine garnet red with a one finger frithy beige head. Nose is hoppy. Taste is exceptionaly mild considering the hoppy nose. Notes of hops, caramel, and malt come through. The finish is bitter and lingers, like sucking on a penny. This is a good beer, but not quite a session beer. Very enjoyable.
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2004 This brew would be excellent if it werenít for the palate...far too watery for a strong ale...or honetly any ale for that matter. Pours a lovely dark amber color with a nice off white head that dies off quickly. Nose smells excellently hoppy. Also has hints of butterscotch, brown sugar and beef stock. INterestingly enough this brew smells much thicker than it is. In the mouth this brew is suprisingly weak on the texture side of things. Begins very carbonated and finishes very watery, this could really use some work man. Flavors of, rusted metal (Which I like) lager yeast...even though its not in there, hops hops and hops. The hops combination tastes slightly confused and also slightly like amarillo hops. Not a bad flavor just no thickness to match it.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle. Pours a deep reddish amber, with plenty of thick head. The aroma is very hoppy, with ample pine and citrus. The taste has a nice hop bite at first, but mellows in the finish. Leaves a great lace. A very nice beer, but more like a strong American pale ale rather than a winter seasonal.