jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2006
22 oz bottle-pours a big creamy to rocky tan head that laces with amber color. Aroma is hops with secondary medium malt. Taste is caramel malt quickly followed by lighter hops with a bite, grapefruit. A malty IPA, good carbonation. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2006 Bottle. Pours a clear ruby brown color with bubbly tan head that laced the glass. Very nice malty caramel and spruce hop aroma. Flavor is the same. The ample caramel flavor is balanced nicely with the hops. Slightly sweet with medium body. Very good beer and easy to drink. StewardofGondor (1933) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Tap. Translucent brass-to-amber in color with a pond-like recession to a tannish wrung around the bends to serve as the head. Dormitory laundry room smell is interrupted by a maple, honey streak and a musky hop persona - like cracking open a damp homebrew hop fridge. Fabreeze masks a domesticated house pet. Casual, non-confrontational introduction to the mouth. Unsalted pecans picked out of the mixed-nut steel tin. Rye and sourdough tax is levied for a bready, encapsulating spread. Hazelnut sheafs amidst aged, musky hops. Biscuit-like malt inferences. Sweet brown bread, ringing holistically yeasty after the last sip. foutzdj (7) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2006 does not count
The aroma was good and had a nice reddish clear pour. A strong taste with a thin pallate. A good beer, but not a great beer for the price. Zeswaft (1785) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Ha, I just remembered my friend and I stealing this from another friend then driving home and drinking it at 4 am. Though I don’t condone the actions of that night, it probably made this beer taste better than it is. If memory serves me I thought this tasted a lot like Fat Tire, which isn’t really a great compliment. But it’s somewhat tastey and I would probably drink it again under more controlled conditions.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Pours brown-amber color with medium head. Caramel malts dominate the aroma with undertones of piney hops. Not much malt in the flavor, at least not as much as I expected. Malts even out the bitterness by the end. Not as complex as some of Rogue’s other offerings, but maybe that is the intent. LDawg (72) - Rockport, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2006
01Mar06 six pack bottles for $8.62. Bitter is little strong at first but the flavor evens it out later. KnutAlbert (6798) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 Nice creamy head. Molasses from the malt, Pine and grapefruit from the hops. Well balanced.
Smoothe, expanding malty flavour, complex in its sweetness, squeezing everything out of the grain. Lovely dryness towards the end. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2006
Bottled. A slightly hazy amber coloured beer with a pool of tan bubbles. The aroma is strong on the cascades together with a jammy fruitiness. The taste is nicely malty with chocolate notes and a full bitter finish. Quite toasty and brown bread notes as well. Gr0ve (2176) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2006
355 ml bottle. Fine-laced, but small, head. Amber in color. Hazy. Aroma of sun-dried tomatoes and peppery hops. Rich and complex. Nutty and hop-rich sweet flavours. There is a little roastiness hiding between the malt and the hops as well. Medium-bodied, but clearly a bold beer as it is rich both in aromas and flavours. Aftertaste mostly bitterness from hops, leaves a dry finish on the tongue. Undoubtedly a Rogue beer.