markas101 (2281) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap via a Growler from JL Beers. Very interesting hop aroma, brighter than I’d thought it would be. Almost syrupy in the mouth; strong bitterness on the finish.
Sask89 (508) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2010 Pours a golden, bright amber colour, a little hazy with a big white frothy head. Aroma is of hops, fruits; orange, apricot and peach, and light malts. Taste is sweet up front, fruits are present and there is a long dry bitter finish that is very nice. Light to medium body, on the palate smooth and creamy, soft carbonation. Overall an excellent beer, one of my favourites.
tnkw01 (1710) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Funny name. Great hoppy beer. Smells of spruce, hops. Taste, hoppy, slightly bitter but pleasant. Appearance, just look at the name.
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crushed at OB2. Some good hops on the nose. Some dishsoap too. Flavor is aight with some good bitter hops coming through but with a finish of soap and rubber. Just aight.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burnt yellow in color with a nice head of thight small bubbles. Looks of pine and citrus on the nose. Crisp hoppy bite with and long clean finish.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours cloudy yellow-orange with a frothy off white head; head retains well. Crisp hop aroma, fairly light with lemon and honey. Quite a mellow IPA, only a little hop bite in the beginning. Mostly grapefruit and lemon with some herby taste in the finish. Frothy mouthfeel with a medium-high carbonation level and medium body. Quite a fresh, crisp IPA with just enough sweetness.
lalu (40) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma with metallic hop smell. Mix of spruce and citrus.
Cloudy yellow color with a nice head.
Light malt taste with very strong hop presence and bitterness.
Taste is spicy,not so floral and some grapefruit.
Balance is a bit on the bitter side.
Oily hops and lively carbonation.
My verdict: A solid offering from Rogue,good beer not great.
i enjoyed it and will by more when available.
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep orangy yellow (appropriately named). Sweet and slightly harsh aroma. Enourmously bitter flavour. Lots of sweet hop. Full mouthfeel. Huge bitter finish.
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Starts with a powerful hop bite, with bursting citrus and tropical fruit notes (again, mango, orange, and passion fruit, with a hint of grapefruit), then the hop taste mellows down a little, leaving room for some fairly strong sweetness. The tropical fruit notes linger on, joined by a fairly strong bitterness in the aftertaste, with a little bit of pepper spiciness. It is true, there is much more hoppiness than there is maltness in this beer, but I would not quite call it "unbalanced". "Delicious" would be a more appropriate word!
Medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. Very crisp and just a little peppery. The bitterness is not over the top.
I could not taste the alcohol, even though I started feeling it a little after my second glass. I’m not fully accustomed (and totally unspoiled) to intense American IPA’s, but I love them when I do drink them! This beer drinks like a charm and the bitterness would not get in the way of it becoming my session beer. But alas, I can’t get it in my area...
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy. Orange colour. Frothy off white head that looked like it was going to dissipate quickly but held a light foam to the end. Citrus hop aroma. Medium bitterness which finishes lighter than expected. Oily palate at the start with some alcohol on the finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Reasonable IPA.