ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Home Grown Cafe. Pours a golden copper color with a half finger white head. Smell has a punch of hops, grapefruit and green grass. Tastes of citrus, grapefruit hops, a small amount of caramel malts and a good hops bitterness all the way through the finish. Smooth, medium bodied and medium carbonation.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010
Hoppy aroma. Thick white head. Golden coloured very strong in alcohol and hoppy. Nut and pine flavours. A hint of dryness in a malt finish.
Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing aroma, best ever. Pop the top and instantly the kitchen fills with the smell of fresh hops. Pours orange brown with an unending lace. Flavor is strong citrus hops with a very sweet and mellow background, great brew.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: 2/6/2011 Source:Other Big resiny hop aroma with some alcohol. Clear orange golden with a small white head. Citrusy resiny hops over moderately sweet caramel. Medium body and mouth feel. Finish is sweet with big resiny hop bitterness lingering.
JaBier (4807) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with my brother. I tried this one at GABF and remember liking it, so let’s give it a whirl with a larger sample. Clear amber/copper pour with a huge off-white head. Spicy and grassy hop nose with some citrus and maltiness. Spicy hop flavor up front with hints of citrus and malt before a bitter grassy finish.
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very Decent, but dissappointing. Tasted alot like bigfoot with some hops tossed in. I expected a strong grapefruit nose, which was missing. Poured a nice head wich dissappaited rather quickly. Lacing was pretty good though. Carbonation was good. Tase had some strong alcohol presence, but at over 10% ABV it’s not surprising.
I found two places that still had it in stock, even the brewery was out.
One place we call the Dome Store that had it for 2.99 and another at a convenience store that took years to open, but they wanted 10 bucks. So either one place was gouching or the other didn’t know what they had.
It is defineitly worth the 3 bucks, but 10 dollars it isnn’t.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours an orange-copper color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades fairly quickly to a nice ring around the glass lacing nicely.
S - Lots of citrus hops in the nose. There is also a fine amount of sweet carmel malt that breaks through and balances.
T - Starts off with a ton of citrus and piney hop flavor and bitterness. There is also some nice carmel malt flavor that breaks through. Through the middle there is even more bitterness that comes through. The finish has a blend of grassy and citrus hop bitterness and also some carmel flavor. Lingers really nicely.
M - Medium to medium-full bodied with moderate tingly carbonation. Very smooth and crisp with a really nice dry finish. Even fairly clean.
D - Very drinkable. Very nice hop profile with a lot of taste mixed in. Barely any of the alcohol flavor comes through. Nice amount of malt flavor also in there to balance.
ReggieDunlap (3025) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a very clear amber honey color with a creamy white head...very nice lacing and retention. aroma has grapefruit with subtle pine as well...slightly bready and a hint of orange blossom. flavor is extremely hoppy...like a hoppy elixir...more spicy than expected...earthy and woody. mouthfeel is resinous yet a bit lively with a very hoppy, dry lingering finish.
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very much like I would expect from Sierra Nevada. It’s one of those hop lover beers. There is the full spectrum of pine, citrus, grass, herb and resin. The malt is there to balance and gives it a significant bread smell but it’s all about the hops. The appearance is amber gold with a large foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with hops dominating but never getting too astringent. The palate is smooth. Overall a very well crafted beer but could use a little more maltiness.
cfrancis (2259) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to John for this. Pours a deep, dark amber with a frothy white cap. Aroma is floral hop and wheat malt. Taste is loads of hops, citrus and floral. Bitterness is high, it throws the balance off a bit in my opinion. But is a very good beer.