paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden color. Thick foamy lasting white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Hoppy citrus aromas. Lots of floral hints. Some coriander. Some beginnings of citrus on the first sip then a blast of hoppy bitterness. There is enough balance here to keep most interested and enough hops to satisfy the hopheads. Overall a very good beer for those who love the bitter.
Stew41 (1933) - Phuket, THAILAND - DEC 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice beer but like most from Rogue has a ’sameness’ about it (albeit the house style is very good). Nose shows sweet malts but the palate is more about reasonably agressive hop character. That said the malts didn’t ever let up. Good beer, a touch thick structure-wise, and won’t really further the cause of new world IPA.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, amber color with a moderate, frothy white head. Lacing is moderate. Aromas of citrus, spruce, ginger, and light bread. Palate is lively to start but then finishes somewhat flat. Bitter throughout the drink though, which is nice. Taste is strong initially but then it fades quickly, which seems to be a pattern for Rogue beers. Overall a very good beer but please remember this is coming from a hop head.
GregClow (3187) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a burnished deep orange with a slight haze, topped with a robust and creamy white head. Big aromas of citrus peel and pine, and so goes the flavour as well, with juicy and mouth-puckering grapefruit notes coming through, right from the aggressive opening to the long and (literally) bitter end. There’s enough fruity sweetness in there to offer at least a hint of balance, but really, this is all about the hops, which is fine by me.
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Local tapouse, St Kilda. huge hop aroma, grapefruit and cirtrusy. the flavour was not my cup of tea thou. still a very well made beer
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange, big frothy beige head. Aroma- grapefruit, lemon, pine, sweet citrus. Taste- rich grapefruit, earthy spice, sweet roast malt. Very well balanced and full of fresh hop deliciousness. Full texture with creamy carbonation.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours light copper in colour, with decent white head, which leaves nice, fine lacing. Aroma is mildly sweet, malty. Taste is slightly caramel, with good hop finish. A nicely balanced IPA.
glennmastrange (2666) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light malt aromas of light bread, straw and roasted, moderate to heavy hops of grapefruit and lemon peel, light leather and soap for the yeast, and faint hints of peach and pepper. Head is small, creamy/frothy, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky orange. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is on the lighter side medium, slightly oily with a lively carbonation and a lightly astringent finish. This is a crisp, bitter and bitey IPA, great for chasing down any kind of beef dish. Why is this beer so hard to find?
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at The Local Taphouse, Sydney. Hazy golden with a massive frothy off-white head. Great lacing around the glass. Fantastic aroma and flavours of tropical fruits, pine needles, citrus and biscuity malt. Great balance and a smooth bitter mouthfeel. Finishes fruity and more pine. A dangerously drinkable IPA...excellent!
Frothmeister (726) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange / amber with a decent head that sticks around. Massive candied orange peel, grapefruit on the nose. A little peach. Beautiful. As for taste LOTS of grapefruit. LOTS. Tropical fruits too. Confirms my love of West Coast styled American IPA’s.