UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. Man oh man, do the hops come out in this one. A VERY fruity flavor and a great hop finish. Another great one from Rogue.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2006 Funky yeasty aroma that I didnít like. Doughy, bitter, tart, fairly high IBU. Dunno, Iím not inspired. Medium to medium-light body. Long bitter finish with toastiness. On tap, Ginger Man, NYC.
unclemattie (3905) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Picked up at ROGUE while in Or for 2004 OBF. orange, amber, pine, citrus aromas. Perfect hop flavor
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange/amber in colour, thin off-white coloured head, some leftover lace. The aroma had a nice amount of citrus hops (lemons), pine-cones, caramel malts, some sweetness. The citrus hops carry over from the aroma, pine and caramel come in near the end. Dry mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes hoppy, bitter and lingering. Very enjoyable stuff.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So this is the next Locker Stock. Piney upfront with a ton of grapefruit following up. Good lacing on the glass. Refreshingly malty-sweet with some good lip-stickiness. Just a smidge better than the Dadís Little Helper. And, yes, I am being sarcastic. Dadís Little Helper, not so good. Iím afraid that everytime I write a review of a Rogue beer from here on out that Iíll have to make that point. Still, each brew should be judged on its own accord, and this one gets high points for its integrity.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out of the tap and lovely golden color with a huge white fluffy head! Sweet malt aroma, with some considerable hop spiciness. Very nicely balanced, sweet malt up front, with a great hop bitterness! Has a citrusy finish, sweet yet bitter. excellent IPA.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Tylerís in Durham, NC. Slightly hazy honey-brown color with 2 fingers of foamy white head that stuck around and laced the glass as I drank. Attractive citrus hop nose, like a pile of limes and grapefruit. Also tastes of citrus, but the hops are balanced nicely with a biscuity malt flavor and a grainy aftertaste. Plenty of hop bitterness that lingers well after each sip. Very good IPA.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Coleís. Clear gold, frothy white head. Nose is grapefruity, a bit of grass, lightly toasted malt, maybe a hint of dough. Flavor is strong grapefruit hops, light malt. Shockingly little residual sweetness leads to a strongly bitter finish. Nice stuff!
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught. Pours copper with a slight head. Spicy grapefruit aroma with caramel and grassy notes. Flavor is huge of acidic bright notes, pine, grapefruit, all balanced fairly well with caramel-esque sweetness and some minimal creamed corn notes. The finish brings out woody, earthy notes. Solid take on an IPA.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange, with almost no head. Spicy hop aroma, and some notes of citrus and, um, apple? Maybe? Smooth malty sweetness right up front, but then a big hop note. Not a perticularly harsh hop, but a lot of it. Fairly sticky aftertaste. Draft at Barleyís, Knoxville.