DuffMan (5780) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of several New Years Eve delights shared with friends. Hazy golden yellow with a lively foamy white head. I agree with pintbypint that this seems to be an under-appreciated brew by the crowd at large. Maybe us Canucks are more easily sated when it comes to the classic American IPA? Maybe people have excessively high expectations of such a great brewer? Maybe some people have become accustomed to the over-the-top Cascade hop bombs coming out of California? I do not know. It is interesting to note that there is no Cascade in here-- its all Amarillo baby! Anyway I though it was a great little IPA.
pintbypint (2272) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a brown growler (64oz). Honey gold colour, hazy with floating particles. Head is frothy, creamy, rocky and sticky, a good two fingers high. Some traces of lace in the glass. Lemony/citrus aroma, some malt sweetness behind it. Flavour has sweet caramel malt, honeyish notes, citrusy orangey Amarillo hop flavours. Bitter end, lingering grass, orange sweetness and a slight grapefruit note. Medium body, light carbonation, very drinkable. Would have liked more aroma. Solid IPA, I believe underrated and underappriciated from the previous reviews I have read.
lordeche (478) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange pour with white head. Aroma is herbal and citrusy, with some bready, caramel notes. Good amount of citrus flavor with some slight herbal notes coming through and a pretty nice bitter finish. Pretty good for a lighter ipa option.
SHANER4 (438) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle - Poured dark hazy yellow color witj small head.
Aroma - Cereal malt, grassy and somewhat skunky hops.
Flavor - initially bitter and grassy aftertaste.
Palate - medium body with slightly sticky texture. Average carbonation, long bitter dry finish.
Overall - A good IPA, not great. Aftertaste really lingers....GRASSY?!
ChrisJ (100) - Warrenton, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bomber. Pored in a cloudy honey gold with small head and average lacing on the glass. Smelled slightly funky with a mild hop aroma underneath. Taste was muddled with Amarillo hops being the major player. Mouthfeel was medium to light. Slightly bitter finish. I thought this was a completely average beer. Not undrinkable but with so many superior options, why bother?
jmikolich (1292) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, 4.99 so not to expensive.. tastes like a lesser IPA, along the lines of SN or Drakes, not bursting with hops but still enough to let it be known its IPA. Meh.
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In spite of its not-so-appetizing name, I was excited about the new Rogue IPA at my local beer store. This one is all about the Amarillo hops, which take center stage from the instant you pop the cap. A refreshing aroma, crisp and clean, announces the presence of a proper West-coast IPA. Lots of pepper and citrus notes. This IPA pours with a large frothy head on top of its orange-caramel body. The flavor balances bitter tang with mellow caramel sweetness. Not extreme hoppiness, but enough to please my palate, and the bitter taste grows with time. If Rogue’s offerings were a little more affordable, this IPA would become a regular in my rotation, but at $7 per bomber it just can’t compete -- definitely worth a try, however.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow gold color with a lasting fluffy head. The aroma is very hoppy with lots of grapefruit skins and some floral and dry biscuity aspects. Flavors of fresh yellow grapefruit. Bitter and fruity. The maly is dry and biscuity. Long dry finish. A really nice IPA.
radagast83 (3749) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a strong yellow color with a medium head. Aroma is pine, citrus, and floral hops. Flavor was bitter with a citrus, and hop punch. Overall it is a pretty decent beer from Rogue, and exceeded my expectations compared to the last few I have had from them.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at barleys in greenville. pours a bright yellow/orange with a one inch pure white head. huge hop aroma with hints of tulip, rose, pine, and citrus. flavor is one of the best offerings from Rogue. big hops, big citrus, and balanced by an toasty malt background. palate is smooth and easy drinking with a citrus aftertaste. an excellent beer.