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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Harkening back to old world brewing styles, Roscoe’s Hop House uses the highest quality malts and hops to bring forth this smooth, bright-flavored Pale Ale. With a nod to the past, this nicely balanced, true ale is brewed using traditional brewing methods for a unique flavor profile. The password to our best kept secret is found inside the bottle.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thefle (167) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2013
Surprisingly good pale ale. Nice hoppy flavor to is. 6 pack was cheap too, I wasn’t expecting much but it was good stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerAndPonies (140) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
341 ml bottle from a six-pack from Liquor Depot, served in my Guinness nonic pint. Pours an opaque, rusty orange hue with TONS of suspended particulate (seriously, the orange flecks of sediment just hangs in the beer, like fruit chunks in Jello), little to no carbonation, and a quickly-vanishing light tan cap leaving some lace spots and partial rings. The nose is sweet, with orange and other citrus zest, and a little malt in behind. Reminds me too much of the aroma of sweet-and-sour sauce that graces so much of Canadianized Chinese cuisine. So much for sweetness...the flavor is unmistakably sour and salty, like lemon-lime Gatorade without any sweetener, and even holds an unappealing bitterness that lingers at the back of the tongue. Body is thin and dry. This is a messed-up pale ale, with an astringency that, to its credit, could dissolve the thickest case of cottonmouth. Just weird.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (3157) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This one was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head. There is some light lacing that tries to stick to the sides but mainly slides for the most part. The smell had some cooked vegetal substance I couldn’t quite right place. The taste was slightly bitter for the sake of being bitter. Light English maltiness pervades into the flavor. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body. It shows a decent sessionability. Overall, this one is your basic pale ale that is slightly borderline to an English pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (4459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
bottle. deep golden with small head. Mild malt base and rather mild hops. Again, the hops seem a bit dull and flavorless. At least it was cheap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfinney23 (2529) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Looks great. Tastes not so much. Nothing objectionable, just not much to it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4642) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Rated on 8-17-2009 (Bottle) This beer pours a small fizzy off-white head with a short retention, transparent gold body, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The Aroma is caramel malt and citrus hops. The Taste is lightly bitter, caramel malt and citrus hops. The Palate somewhat fizzy and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is easy to drink because there is not much going on with the flavor. This is a beer I do not recommend trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nickytoethumbs (12) - - OCT 31, 2013
Pretty good beer. Light hoppiness and bitterness, followed by light fruits. Enjoyed with Zack at his house ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankliemydear (12) - Roseville, California, USA - OCT 30, 2013
I liked this beer. It’s kind of mild for a pale ale..less strong than say IPA, but it’s not IPA and it doesn’t claim to be. It does have the pale ale aftertaste, but as I said, milder. I guess the aftertaste is the hops. I’m not a fancy beer connoisseur, my usual style is Miller High Life, so beer connoisseurs, feel free to disregard my comments. I got this beer at one of my favorite fancy beer stores...Big Lots $6.00 a 12 pack. For $6.00 a 12 pack beer, it’s very good. I consider it a decent beer at a regular beer price.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
BuckNastee (1) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2013 does not count
I created an account here just to warn others of this brew. I picked up a 12pk for $8.99 and at first taste realized I’d been had by a New York brewer. It is like milwaukee’s best in a bottle claiming to be a pale ale. brewed cheaply and tastes like it, on par with Simpler Times lager from Trader Joe’s at twice the price. Aroma, taste, appearance, palate and overall that of a Mr. Beer homebrew, which explains the great head and lacing. It will be a chore to get through this 12 pk and I will steer clear of roscoe’s house of filth on the future.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fletchwadd (49) - Riverview, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Poured to almost a Hazey yellow or gold. Very little white head leaving very little sud lines. Smells of a light citrus or grapefruit. Aftertaste is bitter almost a hint of lime

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Golden pour with a white head. Aromas of watery malts and extremely faint hops. Thin watery body with minimal flavor, some citrus hop character just barely creeps out in the finish. Pretty weak swill. Hop House huh? I don’t think so.

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