loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty orange color with a small, white head. The aroma was more of what I think of as a traditional English bitter. There were tones of soil, hops bitterness, malty sweetness, and a touch of smoke. The flavor is similar to the aroma with a crisp hops finish. The feel is bubbly, and dry. Nice brew...very restrained for Rogue.
Terminus (2892) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For what it is called, i was expecting a bitter brew, something along the lines of the anderson valley esb. What i received was a very nice smelling brew(ipa-ish) but the taste was very very malty, not bitter at all. I think its a great brew, but definately not really a bitter, more like their american amber ale without the hop bite. Definately something i will try again. I also purchased a bomber of chocolate stout and shakesphere stout-will try soon!!!
Ernest (5627) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (grapefruit), lightly
malty (toasted light bread, cookie), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is
moderately sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Finish is
moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively
carbonation, lightly astringent. Very grapefruity in aroma and flavor,
not my style.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber color with a small head. Sweet hoppy aroma. Very dry finish. A good example of the style with a nice balance of malts and hops; very sweet.
jgb9348 (3968) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2004 Check this rating: I hate Rogue even more now: I found out almost five months later that this wasnt even a new beer for me. Rogue is trash.
Clear amber coloured body with ruby highlights. Aroma of caster sugar, light hops, cardboard and not much nice. Light-bodied; Funky sweet, nutty flavour that isn't pleasant. Aftertaste bitter, but not impressive. Overall, not great...and from this fact alone-we know it's a Rogue beer! I sampled this 65 cL bottle on 15-May-2004 at the May RB Party in Toronto, Ontario.
Cloudy brown in colour, great strong smell with hints of anise...great flavourful beer! A little of a hoppy ending as well!
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a very plesant ale, well rounded. Nice bitterness with enough malt to back it up. This is a beer that I could drink until the wee hours of the morning.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum yum. Very rich and pleasant. Tastes very authentic to the british style, with a bit of apple fruitiness in the nose and finish. Wonderful beer.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The color and flavor of this bitter were very enjoyable. I think it compares nicely with Youngís. The finish is dry and you donít want it to end.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange brown. . .medium head that lingers around the edges. . . malty brown sugar aroma. Caramel mixes nicely with the hops to offer a wonderful balance and a smooth, long, dry finish.
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20