ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2010 650mL bottle, thanks Greg for sharing this one. Amber colour with decent white head. Nose of grapefruit, honey and grass. Flavour of more grapefruit, apricot and lots of grassy hops in the finish. A bit too citrusy for me.
GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good beer. Iím not usually that big on Rogueís general line of beers, but this is nice. Very pale. Itís somewhat thin, but thereís lots of grassy hops to it with the malt to balance it.
matt7215 (2267) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber from the LCBO. pours hazy golden with a white head that laces. aroma of grapefruit and grassy hops. the flavour is all about the amarillo. big ol grapefruit bomb. the bitterness is restrained. nice IPA but not my fav.
robinvboyer (3620) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bomber from the lcbo. Great pungent citrucy floral hops. Wonderful hoppiness in the flavor witha great citrus aftertaste and a good bitter kick. Some nice malt create some balance. This is a great solid balanced ipa.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from my local LCBO. This, and Southern Tiers Creme Brulee stout, at the same time, in the same store???? Perhaps thereís hope after all.
Pours a manuka golden yellow with a thin white, lightly sticky head.
The aroma is hop resin, grape fruit, citrus rind, papaya (strange), with some bready malt for a baseline. The flavour, as you can imagine from itís aroma, and the fact that itís a rogue beer (those guys are hop chronics), itís crazy hoppy, like JesseM says, as if you were chewing on whole leaf hops, citrus, grapefruit rind, some malty sweetness for balanced. Foamy mouthfeel, semi sweet, mostly uber bitter finish.
Pretty delicious, one of my more favorite beers from Rogue.
PaulHegedus (85) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2010 Bottle. Itís a fairly pale golden orange colour with a massive, thick and yeasty, lasting head, two and a half inches thick. Looks great! The aroma is piney and full with fresh tropical fruit, sliced avocado, mango, white grapefruit, papaya: very nicely layered. Thereís some bready malt in there too. Mouthfeel is lightly oily, slick, full. I taste plenty of initial hop bitterness, with white and pink grapefruit, damp pine, grass and very nice malt balance, some caramel in there perhaps with more brown bread. Wood presence is strong. The finish is fairly long with more citrus fruit and bitterness.
mkel07 (4408) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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, youíve found your beer.
TheJester (2218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 Iíve ever smelled in a beer that doesnít 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 youíll find.
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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, itís 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 doesnít make it a bad beer as this is just a great hop-fix. Totally worth the price.