wchesser (1845) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big floral aromatics bit of stank...aromatics are the best part of this brew...hops hops hops. Honey notes do come through with air and as it warms. Very green tasting and bitter hop bomb. Pretty good beer if you are in the mood for it. Should say I tasted after Diamond Knot and Laurelhurst IPAs, both much more balanced sweeter IPAs, so my palate may be more sensitive to the bitterness of this guy. Good beer if you just want a one-dimensional hop bomb.
SanfordBrewer (1462) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
lucent copper, thin white head, full body, medium carbonation.
aroma: piney citrusy hops, caramel malt, bready yeast.
taste: bready caramel malt backbone, with lots of aromatic piney citrusy hops.
Hoppy but balanced, and the amarillo hops are very complex american hops with pine and citrus and floral notes. A good american style ipa.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours a cloudy amber brew with a large fluffy white head. Scent is light hops and bread. Taste is light fruit then bready with an earthy finish.
bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ brickwall ap. Aromas of citrus, caramel, biscuit. Flavors of biscuit, caramel, lemon, orange, grapefruit, strawberry. Balanced finish. Citrusy bitterness. Medium body with slick mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
abcfan (890) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice brew. Strong piny hop presence. Pours orange with a white head. Very biting bitter finish.
dmac (5294) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber from Jonathan Ron Briele. Pours a sightly hazed orane/brown with a long lasting average to slightly large foamy of white had that leves some serious lace on my New Belgium tulip. Aroma started off with citus, yellow grapefruit and wet bread notes but with slight warming vegtable, cardboard and cat piss become evident. Medium to slghtly full bodied witha slight creamy yet biter finish and average carbonation. The body is pretty spot on where it’s filling enough on a chilly November afternoon but also quaffable enough that this would work nice on a hot August day. Flavor is a step up from the aroma with freh hop cones, dry bread crusts, caramel, grains, yellow grapefruit and bitter lemon rind. This is actually pretty darn good considering this is a Rogue beer.
Muggus69 (2000) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a relatively clear honey gold body with firm white head that persists very well.
Resiny hop nose of good intensity; grapefruit and kumquat, freshly mown grass, pine sap, woody spice wtih grainy, honeyish malt background cutting through well.
Full bodied, hop resin sticks to side of mouth, nice carbonation and creamy maltiness.
Enjoyable and complex body of flavour, good balance of malt and hops; honey, grapefruit, caramel, pine, toasted cereal, unripe apricot and stonefruit. Firm, somewhat aggressive bitterness lingers with grassy hops.
Top notch IPA, what you’d expect from Rogue. As always hops are very prominant, but I enjoy the underlying malt flavours in this beer in particular.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7/3/2007. On tap at the Sanctuary, labeled Integrity IPA. Hazy honey golden with a one finger creamy off-white head, good retention. Juicy pineapple and grapefruit up front in the aroma, followed by light resiny pine, light caramel malts. Flavor is the same with some perfumey hop bitterness and some light caramel sweetness, but that doesn’t do much to balance the beer. There is also a little soap and sweat. Bitterness peaked at a 7. Carbonation is light to moderate and creamy, though the body fell a little thin for me. The creamy carbonation helped remedy this a bit, but still couldn’t quite fix it. I’ve given beers I liked less than this a 13, but I dunno if I enjoyed it as much as some I’ve had, either.
Metalchopz (3016) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love Rogue... so was glad to find this one at the LCBO (January 2010). Can’t wait to see how they do their IPA. Pours a golden-amber colour with a huge slightly off-white head that is creamy and foamy creating lacing all the way down. Beautiful hoppy nose with some citrus, like grapefruit. Long lasting cap with tiny bubble carbonation, and slightly hazy. Hoppy grapefruit taste as well, but not excessively bitter. Lingering aftertaste of hop that is just wonderful with a touch of bread malt.. Still love Rogue and this is a great IPA.
arminjewell (9236) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma of lots of citrus, grapefruit, touch of caramel. Taste is nice citrus hops up front, leading into a biscuity, caramel middle, finishing fairly bitter. Nice solid, tasty IPA.