hotstuff (4762) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured a medium sized ivory frothy head with fine-small sized bubbles. The body consisted of very little carbonation, transparent and a reddish brown hue. The aroma was malty, moderately hoppy, and sweaty feet. The taste was fairly hoppy with a tingly mouthfeel. This beer reminded me too much of a Pale Ale instead of an American Strong Ale.
thedm (5436) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 This bottled brew poured a large sized head of light brown colored foamy fine to medium sized long lasting bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body was transparent brown colored and uncarbonated. The aroma is that of an American Pale Ale with notes of strong hops and caramel. The mouth feel was tingly and very very hoppy from start to finish. One immediately notices the hops with a later enting of a smattering of caramel. The flavor is over poweringly hoppy.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome aroma, super hoppy. This is just St. Rogue Red with double hops. Huge head that lasts forever, dark red. Hops dominate.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color, nice frothy head. Crisp and hoppy, however Rogue brewing makes better.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a nice tan head. Aroma is hops, nice pine scent. Flavor starts off slightly sweet. Strong roasted nut/caramel. A strong hop bitterness takes over for the finish. A pine aftertaste follows. Nicely balanced. Better (IMO) than some of the higher alcohol Rogues. Better balanced and lacking the overpowering astringancy that can destroy the flavor of some Rogues. This one is very nice.
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a quite tasty ale, but with a much too bitter aftertaste. Too many hops in this one I fear.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good beer but not my favorite Rogue. Hoppy. A Christmas must have.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Definately interesting. Quite hoppy but not in the overpowering and disgusting way. Nice colour that is amber ish with a good thick pale/tan head that is medium lasting. The taste and nose are both hoppy and fairly one directional. The body is medium to thin. Overall, drinkable but nothing great.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice large creamy off-white head. Dark red clear body. Aroma is a bit refreshing, with some flowery hops, and light dark bready malt. Tastes bitter with more dark nutty bread. Palate is so so... a bit watery and slightly burning carbonation. Overall, ok.
Lubiere (12379) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2005 3/14/2004 : Nutty brown ale, with sharp bitterness from the malt, good hops to balance this good body with enough complexity. 6-3-6-3-14
Dec. 2004: Lightly hazy red copper with off white head. Light sweet malt and restrained c-hops with citrus notes. Crisp sweet malt with nice sustained bitterness, caramel and grapefruits. Rich creamy body. 7-3-7-4-14