Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2004
Color's a cloudy orange, head is fresh, crystalline, white as driven snow, delicate and lacey...Aroma: uplifting and lively, airy and angelic, nice hoppiness, none I can call out, but noble, nonetheless, I put forth.
Taste: brisk hops blast on the palate, replete with lush fruits, peach and apricot, mango, green apple, and more, wonderful flavor, that's fruity, but never too sweet, quickly drying in the mouth. Medium bodied, tastily textured, long, tingly, continually fruity, peachy finish.
A very good beer...crystal, cascade, & centennial, yumalicious!
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Rogue Ales--Oregon Brewing Company--4 x 4 Ale--15th Anniversary Ale--2004 22 oz. Bottle. 5.25% ABV--45 IBY’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Wheat Ale--Light lacy head. Clear bright golden color hazes orange juice. Mild floral hop front. Crisp tangy dry sweet citrus fruit ester wheat body. Tangy spicy clean hop end. Spicy mild malt hoppy brew. Sampled 8/30/2004. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Clear golden color with average sized head (nothing special there). Light grapefruit and more malty aroma. Taste is mildly hoppy and more malty without being too sweet. Nicely balanced and bready taste. Medium bodied. Not the best of the anniversary series but damn good. ClarkVV (6757) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2005
2004 bottle big thanks to Jeff for the trade (radiomgb). A year old when I opened this baby. Bright orange-golden colored beer, brilliantly colored APA with a fine white head that is both lasting and moderately thick. Plenty of lacing. Aroma of hops, light alcohol and a bit of dry yeast. Seems like there is some dry herbal spice in there, like white pepper or cumin or something. Must be the hops or yeast. Flavor is just a straight up, solid rendition of an American Pale Ale. Beautifully hoppy, moderate to high bitterness, with a dry caramel and toasted grains backbone. Bubbly, frothy mouthfeel does not water down on the finish. Perfume like aroma given off when swirled. Light alcohol notes, more citrus and dry floral hops on the finish. The malted wheat is not terribly discernable. Typical Rogue yeast apparency. TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Golden straw with a bleached-white, sticky, frothy head. Slightly rocky. Assertively peppery hop aroma with hints of grassy herbs, fir, flowers, and a light orange zest presence from the hops. Toasted malts become less subdued as it warms with well-masked phenols and the prevalent Rogue house character. Tight carbonation yet adequately creamy. Mild leafy acidity counters the vivacious, cobwebby yeast. Toasted pale malts come on strong to mellow the brash hop bitterness. Nutty yeast adds lots of firmness to the body, but the heavy dose of bready malts is there to lend plenty of softness. Malts become chewier and lightly doughy toward the conclusion while the hop bitterness never dies down. Lingering nuttiness from the lightly-toasted pale malt husks and a light hint of honeydew and firm yeastiness. Solid effort, but just another anticipated, middle-of-the-road Rogue brew.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2005
bottle. translucent golden with an orange hue and a small white head. sheet lace. cheesy yeast aroma, creamy malts, and floral hops. sweet leafy hops up front along with Rogue characteristic yeast and light caramel body. moderate carbonation. nice stuff. thanks Jeff. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2006
Bottle. Orange-amber in colour, lingering off-white coloured head, pillowy lace. The aroma was of light floral hops, some yeast, light sweetness. The flavour was of hops upfront, grass and flowers, some toasted caramel malts. Wonderfully bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes long and bitter, dry. Nice stuff. raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Slight hazy,gold. Streaming,carbonation,frothy,head. Light aroma,of wheat,hops,some malt. Creamy,lightly fizzy,medium body. Good malt,wheat,lightly hoppy flavors. Finish is really hoppy(grassy,floral),with lingering malt. Tastes more lagerish,than the ones they intend to be a lager. Not a bad beer,very drinkable. Thanks Batkins! Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Pours golden with light head and lacing. Mild carbonation. Cascade hops come out fairly clearly in the nose. The other hops make their presence known as well. Small malts. Slight citrus hop flavors. Bitter comes up next with a small touch of malts. Some caramel. Slight doughiness. Smooth texture and a silky body that leads to a small finish of hops, bitter and floral. Thanks Brian! BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Very pale golden color with a small foamy head, very light and fizzy with a bit of islandic lacing. The aroma is toasty with biscuits and a fresh light hop note, very clean and floral, the oposite of purfumey. The flavor has a moderate bit of hops and some tangy malts. There isn’t too much malt body, very dry. Lots of sediment in the bottom that was carefully not poured in. The finish is dry and hoppy with a more herbal hop note. Good APA, you’re the man Brian!