BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I got this not just because of the name, which is great, and very unappealing, but I had never had an IPA from Rogue, so I said what the hell. And it was great!! It poured an orange-amber with a medium white head. It’s aroma had lots of pine, and some citrus notes. This reminded me a lot of Two Hearted. In fact, if I didn’t know any better, I would think it was. Seriously, it was that good. anywho, great second offering from Rogue. I will definitely be buying more from them. Cheers!
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from CelticBrew, at our last tasting. Faintly turbid gold with a big, rocky, white head and some adherent thick lace. A base of honey ushers in the predictable pine and citrus hops in large doses. Medium body and carbonation, resinous palate, quite dry. Huge amounts of bitterness leave me looking for a little better balance.
Svesse (6506) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 (Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 10 March 2009. Labeled OT 15th Anniversary Jorgen Ale) Amber colour with rich, frothy, off-white head. Fruity nose with orange peel, marmalade, caramel and dried apricots. Fruity, malty taste with notes of orange peel, apricots and a generous citrussy bitterness in the finish with hints of pine needles. Solid caramelly malt foundation. Very nice beer with a generous hop character. Definitely worthy of the name.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a healthy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is odd - very faintly sweet and not really hoppy at all. Tasty sweet malt backbone blossoms into oily hop notes, not so much bitterness. Dry herbal finish. Creamy body, otherwise thin with decent to mild carbonation. Very quaffable but not especially bitter.
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange pour, dense white head with good retention and complex lacing. Aroma of citrus peel, yeast, cedar bark and foot. Flavour develops plenty of hop spiciness, finish is long and hoppy with some juicelike sweetness and a touch of soapiness. Mouthfeel is moderately creamy though the carbonation was a bit aggressive for my taste.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a very clean tasting ipa from rogue. color is light to medium yellow, tastes like an ipa, not terribly interesting.
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice translucent orange color. Looks like a really good IPA. NIce thin white head that sticks around for a decent period of time. There is a faint pine hop aroma. The aroma is not as aromatic as I would like it to be, but it is decent. There is also a slight malt aroma. Nice pine hop taste. This beer has a nice bittering hop. The palate is not to my liking, but still a nice decently hopped beer.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can’t quite identify what it smells like. Definitely malty, slightly citrusy. I suppose by virtue of the amarillo hops, I assumed the hoppiness would be a little more mellow. Instead, it finishes rather bitter. The bitterness lingers for quite a while, otherwise the rating would be a bit higher.
oh6gdx (21155) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy orange colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, rather amarilloish, caramelly and mild wooden. Flavour is grassy and fruity hops along with some caramel. Pleasant balance and rather dry & bitter.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared courtesy of the Grand Aquirer CelticBrew, with Steve and the one and only DrBayern. Poured cloudy yellow, leaving a very lacy head that clung to the side of the glass. The nice floral aroma complimented the GREAT hop flavor. Great Mouth Feel. Nice bittering on the back side.