Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from South Bay Drug and Liquor. Pours cloudy orange with a big fluffy off white head that left great lacing. Nose was fairly light and had some citrus hop aromas. Flavor was initially sweet then finished quite bitter. Not quite what I expected but a good brew none the less.
Hangover (1063) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly cloudy orange pour with a huge white head. Lemony aroma with some sweetness. Amarillo is evident with heavy grapefruit and light citrus/lemon hop notes. Malt stands up to the hops but is somewhat drowned out by the bitter finish. Don’t get me wrong, this is a great IPA.
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Binny’s (Orland Park, IL). A beer I was excited and a bit surprised to see around. Pours a significantly hazed amber pour, light carbonation, and big white fluffy head that laces. Aromas are nice, moderate soothing grapefruit and lemon bouquet up front with a bit of sweet carmel on the nose. Initial is inviting, bitter hoppiness meets the tounge with grapefruit, lemony citrus, and some piney resin meeting the tounge. Touches of carmel malt sweetmess show up in the body and help balance the brew. Not a heavy hop beer, but the hops do take the focus in the beer, largely focused on grapefruit meshing with the caramel. Finishes a little more smooth and balanced. Leaves a pleasant bitterness and citrus on the palate, making this truly a nice sessionable IPA. A middle of the pack IPA that is a decent enough example.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours quite hazy, shining orange amber in color. A thick, well retained, cream colored head leaves dense, patchy ribbons and clumps of lacing on the glass. Aromas include a light toffee malt base with some cereal grains, along with fresh grassy hop notes, citrus and pine resin. Flavors follow suit, strong, resinous bitterness and sharp grapefruit notes being countered by lightly sweet toffee. Citrus and pine resin linger on the tongue for ages. Medium bodied and balanced on the tongue, there is a touch of astringency on the finish, but not enough to detract significantly. A fine IPA overall.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. pours out in a hazy dark golden colour with a low firm white foam. Rich, compact, almost inky hoppy aroma of grapefruit-peels, lemon-zest, orange-peels, elder and sweat. Medium-bodied with strong notes of grapefruit, lemon and grass. Very bitter finish of grapefruit, crackers and grass. This is nothing about balance. A hardcore IPA which surely suits Jugge.
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Daniel. Thanks. I cant believe I havent had this, who knows.. Pours out a nice orange color with a very small white head on it. Smell is fresh, fruity, hoppy, some resin smells too. Taste is pretty hoppy, not as hoppy as the smell would lead you to believe. Kind of resiny hop aftertaste here too. Good stuff, an easy drinking somewhat refreshing IPA.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - Poured a slightly hazy orange-amber in color with a small white head that faded to a light covering over the beer. Aroma is quite strong of citrus/grapefruit and pine resin hoppiness. Flavor is also strong of grapefruit and pine resin hops. Some malt balance in the middle. Plenty of bitterness at the end... finish is lingering and HOPPY. Awesome beer...
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Brown bottle
Poured a golden amber with hints of orange. The white head is relatively long lasting and laced during the entire glass.
The high citrus scent and the nice balanced hops.
Heavy hops hits first, the "citrusy" secondary notes are nice compliments. The bitterness is heavy but at the end the is a nice little punch of sour. Good stuff.
Semi-thin and watery with a nice punch of carbonation.
Overall a very nice IPA. Exactly what I would expect from Rogue.
kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
GREAT BEER! Drinking it out of the 1/2 gallon jug. Alot tastier then I expected. Wish I picked a few of these up. Nice hoppy taste great alcohol content. My fav Rogue to date.
hayduke (3423) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle, with the Rogue Yellow Snow labeling (unlike this photo) this poured a rich cross between amber and orange with a nice white head and good lacing. Nose is quite powerful, with floral and citrus hops, and caramel malts. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean. The flavor is the aforementioned floral and citrus hops but also shows a bit of pine with some serious bitterness, which also shows up in the finish. Overall a very nice IPA, and very drinkable.