ganache (5893) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2010
So, Dare and Revolution, huh? A bevy of firsts from this bomber before the Zips game. Lovely pale malt and dank hops in the nose. Dark golden pour with a dense, sudsy-creamy beige head. Watery light feel with very low bitterness. Some light cream/slush, some faint grit and dank cellar notes. Dry and cleansing rather than bursting/saturating with fruity, juicy hops. I appreciate this and there’s a high degree of craftsmanship, for once, from these guys. Medium body, cracker in the aftertaste. Clean. unclemike (3121) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Cloudy yellow to orange pour. Nose isn’t bursting but does show some young prairie grains, fresh hops and hits of yeast. Some peach hits the palate followed by kumut grain bread, those fresh hops and tangy malt. Light and fluffly mouth feel with a grassy finish. Tmoney99 (14455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle. Poured clear dark golden color with medium to large white frothy head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate spruce hop and small malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
In short: A grainy dry yeasty beer of some kind. Not refreshing and tiresome.BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2010
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase.
The look: Almost clear golden blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is light with notes of bread crust and autumnal dry tree leafs. This is not going to be a hop bomb. Taste is more of the same. Bread crust, yeast, salad croutons, some dry citrus fruits, light floral hops presence. A dry and slightly acidic finish that I’d describe as dried lemon skin. Although the body is almost clear I got a strong (too strong) yeasty sensation that did not sit well with the rest of the beer. Weird. Overall quite dry. The opposite of a juicy refreshing APA. This is not refreshing, not nourishing, not interesting. I hope Rogue will bounce back after this lacklustre offering. If history have taught me anything, I’ve certainly forgotten it by now.
Just not a fan of this one. Copper colored pour produced a decent white head. Aroma is subtle roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Flavor is sweet...has a ESB quality...with caramel, honey, and citrus finish. Not their best effort.
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2010
I totally appreciate what these guys were trying to go for. Big fan of the GYO movement. Nice clear light amber pour with decent white head. Nose is sweet mild hops. Flavor has more of the floral hop bitterness, kinda like potpourri. as well as some faint biscuit backbone. Lingering earthy bitterness. Pretty good. Suttree (6382) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Odd that this is supposed to highlight the malt, because I just barely got any malt character from it. A little bit if sweet, grainy notes, then a nice, crisp hop bite. Slightly piney. Nicely thin bodied, and pretty quaffable. I’ll definitely drink more of this stuff. btgpdx (15) - USA - AUG 27, 2010
I wanted this to be great, but it is only okay. The maltiness is nice for the palate but leaves a little to be desired in the taste category. The hops are a bit resiny for me. There are better beers out there, especially for the price.
I want to support you on this endeavor, Rogue, I really do. But you gotta step your game up Wombata (623) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2010
Aroma: Some earthy, perfumed hop, ripe mandarin orange malt, a little spice
Flavor: Like the nose with coriander and spice. Finishes bitter and slightly harsh.
Comments: a solid Rogue.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 24, 2010
22 oz bottle. Slightly hazy orange with a white foamy head and some sticky lacing. Aroma of orange peel, flowers, cut grass and some light caramel malt. Sweet and malty upfront with a hop bitterness that slowly fades in. Medium body with active carbonation and a dryish mouth feel. Overall a nice Pale Ale, good balance and drinkability.