Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of citrus, some pine, earthy. Tastes bitter and peppery with some resiny splashes on the finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Two Tier Beer
Date: September 15, 2004
Source: Summits - Cumming
Appearance: Hazy orange, thin fine white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with lots of fresh citrus hops
Flavor: huge bitter flavor with a long bitter finish, touch of sweetness, bitterness disapates (or saturates) by the second glass and some malt body shows up, but bitter is back in full force by glass three but still some room for malty sweetness and citrus character to attempt to balance it out
Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Name: Gone Awry IPA
Date: December 16, 2004
Source: Freakin Frog
Appearance: Hazy orange, big fine cascading white head leaving behind a solid lacy film
Body: creamy body
Flavor: lots of citrus hop flavor on a well balanced sweet malt base, long lingering bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
IPA’s brewed with rye are an interesting offshoot of the standard. This is a good one. If you like this you gotta try Bear Republic’s Hop Rod. Thanks Marc for pulling this one out of the barchive. Since this one was in the bottle for a couple years the hop aroma had dissipated some. The taste was still in tact - full flavored north west hop varieties and that distinctive dry bitter bite the rye provides. There are certainly other adjuncts included that gave off herbal and citrus like flavors as well. This was a great anniversary brew for Rogue.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2006 I had this beer at the 2004 OBF, Portland. Pale yellow in color. An overall nice RyePA.
radiomgb (2520) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2006 Bottle obtained in a trade with <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>Larry Pitonka, thanks Andre. Deep orange amber in colour, very thin quickly dissipating off-white head, some leftover lace on the side of the glass. The aroma was plenty hoppy with lots of citrus, pine and some caramel malt sweetness. The hops carry over into the flavour as well. Still lots of citrus (grapefruite and oranges) and pine, soft caramel malts, earthly in the back. Bitter dry mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes dry and lingering. Quite nice.
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with tupalev -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a beautiful clear dark orange with a big rocky off-white head. Big hoppy aroma along with rye, malt and caraway seeds. Flavour of rye, caraway seeds, hops, pepper and malt. That’s got to be one of the strangest list of flavours I’ve written for an IPA. I quite liked this -- it’s definitely original and you’ve got to respect Rogue for trying something different.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle that I bought at the Rogue pub in San Francisco shared with Blankboy. Dark orange, big thick off white head - really does look amazing. Strong hops in aroma but also strong bready spices as well - weird. Strong hops in taste, but also really spicy with lots of pepper - I thought bore a close resemblance o the Chipotle in that it seemed to be a good Rogue hoppy ale mixed with strong spices/flavours that didn’t agree with me. Medium mouthfeel. This is very flavourful but those damn spices won’t let go - I find them way to overwhelming. Well made but I simply do not like the taste.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. hazy orange body with a small white head that quickly dissipates to nothing. big hoppy aroma with plenty of yeastiness - nice. very hoppy! in some ways it doesn’t seem as much so as the Glen even though the bottle says it has 22 more IBU. it’s very one dimensional though for a brief moment there are some soft biscuity malts but not nearly enough to even it out. very long lingering bitter finish. alcohol is well masked. pretty damn good.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color, creamy tan head with light lacing. Nose of spicy rye and earthy & fruity hops (columbus & amarillo). The flavor has a rich body with some creamy notes and very smooth bitterness. I made this beer once before it went pro and this reminds me about that keg. Yum yum!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with a foamy head and some spots of lacing. Rye malts with some touches of spice. Bitter and grassy hops with citrus. Citrusy rye bite at the front of the flavors. Sweet caramel and some hints of candy. Bitter tail with a dose of rye.