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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Brewed to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, the Rogue was our fourth beer and the first to which we added whole hops in the fermenter. A refreshing, hoppy ale that won’t slow down festive celebrations. Please -- no green dyes!

A little lighter in body than Barley’s Pale Ale, and just a wee more hops make this one a great year ’round session ale.

Unfortunately, we only brew it once a year, in time for Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s an amber, though we wouldn’t object if you called it a red ale. What better way to celebrate the life of the patron Saint of Ireland? Certainly not with green beer.

Shall we attempt to guess how this umm, tradition started?

First, it couldn’t have been in Ireland. There, traditionally Guinness is the drink of choice on St Patricks Day. Would the Irish really foul good beer with green dye? Besides, it would be pretty difficult to dye black beer green, wouldn’t you agree?

The Germans have been known to put colored liqueurs into their wheat beers (Berliner anyone?), but they don’t celebrate Saint Patty’s Day, do they? They’ve got their own fish to fry--Oktoberfest.

OK, so that leaves someone in the good ole USA as the probable perpetrator. Some person, most likely not Irish at all, decided to desecrate beer in the name of St. Patrick. Real classy.

Then with plenty of help from slimy news types and big corporation breweries, it took off. Now it’s a part of American holiday tradition. Which is of course, take something and change it into something opposite of what it used to be.

It helps when there is a excuse to drink. Any excuse to drink is the sure fire bet into American tradition. Like football and NASCAR and beer pong.

Make up your mind. You want green, eat a salad. You want beer, drink Barley’s Irish Rogue.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JuanCastro (14) - SPAIN - MAR 4, 2017
Una cerveza bastante agradable. Dentro de estilo aunque sin destacar mucho. Si tengo en cuenta el precio al que la consumí hay mejores opciones; buena apariencia, limpia. Aroma agradable y buen balance. ˇSalud!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
On tap at Barleys Ale House #1, Columbus OH, March 2010. Attractive copper colour. Good condition. Surprisingly perfumed hop character on the nose. The mix with dry, cereal malt is, however, a little incongruous. Perhaps that’s why it’s called rogue? Dry, slightly dusty, biscuity malt on the palate. More, quite bitter hops in the flavour. Slightly unusual but ends up OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7705) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2010
On tap at the Alehouse. I was beginning to think they poured me the wrong beer until I read some of the other reviews. Aroma is very strong with hops. Citrusy and grassy with some caramel malt in there too. Certainly looks like an Irish red, as it’s a clear reddish copper with a medium tan head. Flavor is earthy hops and bready malt with a lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Pours an amber color with a white head. Taste of bitter hops, however its kind of flat without much depth. I would pass on this beer in the future. draft pint at brew house

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2009
On tap at Barleys 1.Poured a nice mahogany color.Nose was hoppy with a nice crisp hoppy bite.Finished off with a slight hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - APR 26, 2008
You know what these guy do that I love? No preservatives! Like going to the tap...without going to the tap! Thier beers are s delicious! If you haven’t had one...any one of them, do yourself a favor and go try. Golden color with a white head. Nice and hoppy, smooth clean flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleDude (41) - USA - APR 13, 2008
A dark red colored ale with virtually no head. A smooth beer with a stronger than expected hoppiness. Finish is a bit thin, but a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2008
On tap at the alehouse. Pours a nice amber red color with no head, just white swirls on top. Nice floral smell, some spicy malt and flowery hops, a little more than I expected within this style. Taste is smooth, pretty damn full bodied and thick with the a spicy and bitter finish. Pretty good example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Had at the Alehouse on Firkin. Very sweet smell. Hops and malts. The taste was very light caramel, smoke, malts, brown sugar. Enjoyable to drink, but a bit thin and watery for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2007
On tap @ the Ale House: Pours a deep amber with a light tan head. Aroma, caramel, toffee, and some herbal hops. Flavor, crisp and clean, some caramel, a bit nutty, and some bready notes. Slight herbal hops as well. Solid brew.

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