presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Giant lasting snow cap head on cloudy orange beer. Deep hop nose. Tasty malt with a hint of honey. Lots of hops in every part of the palate, finish and aftertaste. Honey coated pine comb.
trevor211 (1297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
If this is yellow snow, then the culprit was suffering from a serious vitamin C deficiency. Pours a light yellowish orange, average head. Mild aroma. Lots of hops, with a surprisingly strong malt presence to balance. Its a bit sweet. The hops are of the extremely bitter variety - nothing fresh about them, and the bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. A bit too sharp for my liking, but still a solid effort.
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin whitish head. Has a fruiity hop aroma. Then POW the hop flavor smacks you in the face along with touches of citrus and wheat. A dry medium body that finishes with a bitterness that lingers on the tongue. A great hoppy IPA.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours golden copper with a big off-white head. Citrusy hop aroma with tons a grapefruit and a touch of malt. Flavor is equally citrusy with some pine and a little bit of pepper. Solid offering from Rogue.
biznizness (1061) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A tasty, tasty IPA. Definitely grab some of this. Whats the deal with Rogue releasing old beers under new names anyway? PS these ratebeer issues are driving me NUTS.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed dark golden liquid. Hops dominate the aroma. Mostly citric hops and a touch of bread and caramel. Hint of pale malt quickly taken over by citric hops, mostly orange and orange zest. Thinner body which added to the feeling that this is a brew with mostly the hops in mind. I could use a little more body and malt for balance.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer 7 of beer tasting. Aroma is an intense hop-fest, full of citrus. Really attractive. Flavors continue where the nose left off, with accents of grapefruit, lemon and pine. Flavors land sharply on palate, but are of a quality such that I enjoyed it. Finishes appropriately bitter. Delicious!
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy amber, medium white head, bubbly, but only mildly lacy. nose of citrus, grapefruit hops. perhaps a trace of pine. initial flavor is grapefruit hops, with notes of bitter pine and creamy caramel. medium bodied, bitter finish, lots of carbonation. as beer warms, the beer bacame smoother and more drinkable. very enjoyable. single bottle from binnys beverage depot in orland park.
bigrond (1435) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent IPA from a quaility company. The head on this brew held on forever. When the beer was gone, it was still there. Nice hops flavor through out
17thfloor (2426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange with a small fine frothy sudsy white head. Juicy aroma of tropical fruits, papaya, pineapple, guava, and oranges with a some balancing pine, slightly spicy. I really like this IPA, fruity without being obnoxious, slightly floral, balanced bitterness, sweet without being cloying. The off dryness is fantastic. Flavors of oranges, grapefruit, hint of pineapple and papaya. The malts arent bland nor too toasted. Love the body, medium, smooth yet super fizzy carbonation, lightly sugary but not syrupy. Has the feel of a big double IPA. Even though its rogue, this beer is west coast all the way.