GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2007 Pours a hazed honey color w/ a medium sized, English style, beachball spattered froth. Head retention is minimal w/ just a nice ring around the goblet. My second pour was actually more full, semi creamy froth. Must be because it warmed a bit. Aroma of juicy malts and a nice hopsy citrus rind. Perfect!. Meduim to full nectar w/ soft residual effers creating a creamy, lucious texture. Not as it would seem. This brew defies my preconceived educated guess. I totally expected a different brew than what I have found in this. Amazing is what I say. Its not a malt bomb, nor a caramel clogger. Its not sweet or spiced. What it is, is a marvel of 18 years of brewing. The caramel malts are cut down quickly by the chopper hops. The honey comes on but is laid to rest w/ lightning speed by the reaper hops. Every chance the malts get to show, theres a hop blade right around the corner to cut it down. Like a lime rind dipped in salt. I get all kinds of flavors. Citrus rind being dominant w/ nuances of caramel, honeycomb, apple, black cherry, leather, and earthy sea salt. The colors really show as it warms.The finish is bittered excessively w/ hopsy asprin and is the last thought on my mind. Overall: This is a great brew. Not too malty and possesing more than enough hops to replace your lawnmower. This brew will cut grass. The alcohol is well hidden. Well balanced for a hop head. What I really dig is the likeness of the English style nectar intertwined w/ an American hop profile. I highly recommend this brew. 22$ makes it hard. It does have a cool graphic on the bottle though.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This one falls into my top three favorite beers of all time. Pours a beautiful amber color. The hoppy aroma is perfect and the flavor is awesome, even though itís hard to describe what notes Iím picking up.
"Itís like thereís a party in my mouth and everyoneís invited."
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is great. Hoppy aroma, and the taste is hoppy also but also has a hint of maltiness to help relieve the hops. I love this beer.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 15, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose of perfume, orange, pine & spruce, bubblegum, lilac, and resin. Pours a hazy blonde honey amber. The mostly lasting ultra-stiff off-white head leaves very good lace. The flavor is HUGE and very complex. Swirling from malty to spicy to sweet to sour to bitter to toasted, this brew pretty much covers all the bases. The citrus presence is a lovely treat. The thick & full body is soft and dry, perfect. Hatís off to my friend Tony for giving me the "headís up" on this brew.
Cybercat (2766) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color is a beautiful brownish-golden with a hint of red, not much of a head to it. Aroma is not strong, but is promising. Flavor is nice and hoppy but also has some malty undertones and some bitterness that does not carry over muvh into the aftertaste. If you donít mind a fair amount of bitterness, this is a drinkable and enjoyable brew, a worthy way for Rogue to celebrate an awe-inspiring milestone.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I canít count how many occasions I brought this bottle to. Each time, it got put on the back-burner in lieu of other beers either more rare or less cellarable. And each time it went back into my cooler and back into my fridge. Itís been 3 years now. Screw it. *pop* Pours a murky golden/orange under a large, sandy head which leaves some sticky lace. Iím surprised to be greeted by a goodly amount of citrus in the nose, a few hearty hops which somehow stood the test of time? Grapefruit, orange, low lemon-dishwater. Sourdough bread tries to crawl out from under the fruit basket... a subtle mix of malt and yeast. Thereís a sharp, spicy bite to the flavor which, again, I find surprising. Peppers with citrics lead into more subtle notes of malts which have taken on a musty quality. Yeast becomes heavier and more prominent as she warms. All in all this is a very intriguing mix to say the least. Iím no mixologist, but this almost seems like adding 1/3 of a fresh DIPA to 2/3 of a nice Old Ale. And it really turned out great. ~~~~~~~ From a long time ago. Originally purchased at Kenwood Liquors, Oak Lawn, IL, March 2007.
HopBackDoc (472) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The bottle was dated December 2006 so I am assuming that this is a year old. Poured a beautiful amber color with thin white head. The aroma was a mellow bouquet of hops, not overpowering at all. The flavor was complex and long lasting. The hops were in abundance but well balanced by sweet malts. It was somewhat syrupy and sticky with a dry finish, leaving my taste buds asking for more. Very delicious, but very over priced.
treadyroc (148) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love how clean this ale finishes. It starts off with a hop run, but finishes off very crisp, separating it from the IPA it first appears to be. Pours a light amber with plenty of carbonation. Very good ale, but Iím not sure that it was worth the $15 for the bottle.
Glazed9884 (207) - USA - AUG 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep gold, very clear. Quite a malty aroma. Very carbonated, quickly dissipating head. wow, a lot to this brew. Definitely has a heavily hoppy presence. Alcohol burn, and a bitter hoppy aftertaste, much like a traditonal IPA. Let me repeat, a lot of carbonation. Not the greatest brew but very good nonethless. There is a lot to it. However, the hops are a bit overwhelming, (not that thatís bad, I love hoppy beers) which unfortunately detracted from the complexity of the brew. It was quite difficult to hone in on the other flavors since hops have an ovrpowering presence, not the best balance I could have hoped for.
CelticBrew (747) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by Steve at his house (Thanks Steve). Poured a deep hazy orange. Aroma is of hops, caramel, malts. Flavour is of a strong piney, grapefruit with a hoppy backed beer. Smooth, yet with a lovely bitter bite from the hops. This beer simply kicks ASS! Frigen Rogue got it right with this one, simply incredible.