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RATINGS: 1331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Beeston Stout, Chariot Pils, Melanoidin, & Cara Foam Malts, Amarillo Hops. 15.5º PLATO, 70 IBU, 76 AA, 14.2ºL


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4923) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2009
500ml bottle. Bright golden colour with a luscious white ehad, very well carbonated. High hop aroma, floral and fragrant with a hoppy tatse. Long bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2009
650 ml bottle - pours a gorgeous, opaque apricot with a very thick white head. Stunning aroma of mango, papaya, honey, hops! Flavour wonderfully simple, sweet malt, big hops (go Amarillo!) and a honey sweetness mingling with the hop bitterness in the finish, which lasts and lasts and lasts... Soft mouthfeel, great carbonation level. A beautiful beer from Rogue. If you love hops, you’ve found your beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2417) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
650 mL bottle. Cloudy orange with a small, foamy, beige head. Lotsa tiny bubbles. The aroma is mostly pine and cedar; in fact, more cedar than I’ve ever smelled in a beer that doesn’t actually have any cedar in it. Very sharp at the end of the inhale. Tonnes of bittering hops, which last well beyond the end of the swallow. Grapefruit and tangerine take over from the evergreen trees in the taste. There is a little malt, just before the end, but there is just not enough malt to improve the palate. Dryish finish. As hoppy a single IPA as you’ll find.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2009 650mL bomber from the LCBO. Pours a very nice hazy gold with a huge white rocky head. Aroma is pungently hoppy, citrusy, piney, awesome, classic. Tiny bit of a malt body evident, as well as yeast. Smells just perfect. Flavour is surprisingly bitter even for an IPA, wow, super bitter, bites the tongue intensely. So much hop flavour is packed in here, it’s just an orgasmic sensation for a hophead. Tastes of whole leafy hops, as if I was chewing on them, with a nice body propped up by the malts and yeast. Malts are kind of indistinct, just adding some sweetness to round out the finish. This thing could probably give someone heartburn what with all the acid. Balance is just not there but doesn’t make it a bad beer as this is just a great hop-fix. Totally worth the price.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
650ml Bottle: Pours somewhere between yellow and orange, mayhaps "apricot" is a good descriptor. Big white foamy, bubbly head. Solid blend of hops here with lots of citrus, heavy on the lemon, soapy floral hops, caramel, and a distinct sourness almost remiscent of aged grass clippings. On first sip this is a hop bomb, very soapy and bitter (in a good way). Small amount of caramel malt but this is a bit of a one-trick pony. Good bittering, and a tasty brew, but not as elaborate as some of the great IPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear, pale golden body with a finger-width, creamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is medium to heavily hopped with a deep flowery grapefruit and lemon pine-sol. Good amount of lightly sweetened caramels with a dash of honey. The hop aroma is interesting and this may sound odd, but they give off a slight arm-pit, deep and warm smell. Its not offensive at all though, but rather nice. Reminds me of a smell found in the Pacific Northwest’s deep woods in that its almost moldy. Quite unique. Flavor is more the same. Deep earthy bitterness up front before it finishes a bit brighter thanks to a slightly resiny pine. A full caramel cookie malt and some biscuit balances this quite nicely. The mild sweetness allows the bitter grapefruit, earthy lemon, and floral spiced orange peel to lead the parade. Finishes dry and slightly resiny with lots of deep earth and flowery citrus that lasts for quite awhile. Medium to full body and smooth with a slightly prickly carbonation. Overall, a solid and different tasting IPA. Lots of deep earthy bitterness, but a good amount of brighter pines too. The thicker malts are lightly sweetened and allow for the hops to take center stage. This was an interesting IPA, but I was a fan.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Delsym (41) - Vinton, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2009
A bit too flowery for my taste/nose. Indeed, aroma was overpoweringly floral at the beginning. Definitive hop bite was there, as was the bitter aftertaste. Not a bad IPA, though certainly not a great one. One interesting thing I noticed as the beer warmed (I was soloing a bomber) and I swilled the final gulp, I noticed an acrid, yet familiar scent whafting from the bottom of my imperial pint glass. I swear I whiffed the subtle, yet all-too-familiar, and (dare I say) even slightly tantilizing scent of dried.... naw, couldn’t be!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle 65cl.
Unclear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange, mandarin, medicine notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090725]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zizzybalubba (1767) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Sampled from a 22 oz. bottle at Grape & Gourmet’s Holiday Open House. Yellowish-orange pour. Aroma of mostly floral hops with a bit of must. Bitter hop flavor. Drinkable enough. My criticism of this beer would be the same thing that I say about Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and any of their IPAs that are not extremely fresh. The hop flavor is just not as bright and as clean as I had hoped for. Again, it’s good enough but it could be better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2009
This is a very good IPA. Aromas of citrusy hops and lemony tea. Flavors of hops and tea. Mouth coating and resiny finish. Cream head with nice lacing on the glass. A little astringent bitterness on the back end. Yum!


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