paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle from trade with Savvy1982. Pours orange with a small head. Aromas are pine and sweet citrus. Flavors are full pine, citrus, honey, resin and more bitter hops. Awesome, wish i could buy it here. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2008
22 ounce bottle from Belmont Station--Poured a light copper-amber body with a fluffy thick white head. Piny, citrus, grapefruit nose. Sticky, bitter, sweet, and piny. Very nice example of a West Coast IPA. Delicious! Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2008
On Tap @ Rogue in Portland. Hazy copper, with a thick orange tinged head. Wonderful hoppy citrus aroma, like a good whiff of fresh grapefruit. Hazy and thick. One of Rogue’s very best. Nice sweetness balanced deftly by copious hops. This one is a keeper. Anyone know ABV ?? sloth (2905) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Nice pour, nice head, nice sticky lace. Big hoppy nose, piney, citrusy, earthy and pungent. Full bodied and chewy. Aggressive hopping with solid malt backing. Dry, big, bitter finish. A solid IPA. Nice. Ernest (7695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Head is initially large, frothy, white, fully lasting.
Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, herbs, flowers), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough), with notes of lemon peel, pepper, gum, light notes of juniper berry, green grape, and sulfur.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Quite a surprise. Bottle conditioning is probably the reason for the wealth of subtlety in this sample; it’s quite likely I wouldn’t like this nearly as much when extremely fresh. The hop character does involve the usual green, resinous hop stink, and I dislike the raw yeast character (Pacman is always kinda dull and doughy), but there’s an awful lot going on besides those notes that really rocks me. Beautiful big lasting head, nice hazy "live" appearance, very good flavor balance (only slightly abrasive...thankfully not too citric despite the origin), velvety mouthfeel, etc. Pretty much everything about it is spot on. I’m not a big fan of Rogue, but this one (at least in bottle conditioned form) is excellent. Seriously, the esters and phenols going on in this remind me of some Belgian golden ales. In a country awash in one-dimensional hop bombs, this is truly a ray of hope.
DialSquare (5029) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2008
had this on tap from rogue bar in portland. rating from a bomber I took to go. hazy orange pour with a lasting off-white head. aroma of earthy pine, caramel and grapefruit. light pine, caramel and a resiny hop bitterness throughout. my favorite of the eugene city brews I tried. k-8.5 Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Bomber. Pours a cloudy bright orange with one finger beige head and delicate lacing. Nose is floral and citrus hops. Taste is caramel malt, un-ripe ornamental oranges, grapefruit and a an extremely dry bitter finish that lingers for quite awhile. This is much hoppier than I anticipated, especially from the aroma. Medium mouth feel. A nice IPA! presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2008
Thick yellow tinged head on amber. Promising aroma is not too pushy. Fragrant hops. Really strong peppery tongue tingling hops to start. Chewy wood taste. Citrus finish. Hops settle in for a very nice drinking experience. larsniclas (7075) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2008
[Bottled at The Rover, Gothenburg]
Hazy golden with a small, white head.
Grassy hoppiness; hay, horse-blanket.
Soft maltiness with notes of lemonade. Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Thanks to Kaggie97 for this beer. Pours a cloudy golden color with a two finger head and good lacing. Nose of soft hops, floral and pine. Flavor is well balanced malt to hops ratio...citrus as well. Easy drinking witha good mouthfeel.