DuffMan (10270) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
Orange amber and very hazy, particularly with agitation at the end of the pour. Soft orange-cream head. Fresh grapefruit, apricot, and tangerine aromas jump out of the glass. Very fresh fruity citrus flavours up front are quickly twisted into an incredibly bitter finish that, perhaps surprisingly, is very pleasant and feels right. Once I got further into this and my palate re-calibrated, there was a definite soft earthy malt flavour as well. Very well made indeed. TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2006
nice floral hop aroma. Pours a very nice golden yellow, firm white head. An earthy palate, with a nice bitter edge. Bitterness isnt overpowering, mellows off in the finish. Enjoyable. ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Bottle. Awesome pour, hazy golden amber color with a generous off white head, with a ton of lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, floral. Flavor is more pine, floral, some malt. Palate is medium to full, with a sweet, resiny finish. This was really good! muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle. Pours hazy orange in color, with a thin beige head. The aroma is floral hops, and maybe some light yeaty notes. The flavor is very close to APA territory, with floral hops dominating most of the flavor, and sweet malts rounding out the finish for balance. LinusStick (3445) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Bitter is better. I was repeating that with each sip. Rogue likes to go overboard with the hops and I welcome it wholeheartedly. The hazy orange color and unmistakable hoppy aroma sends one message to the drinker..."pucker up!"
Gash (4) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2006 does not count
Very good stuff. Great on the palate and the low carbonation helps it go down easy. Abundance of hops is definitely noticeable. The copper color is nice too. Haven’t had many bitters, but I’m sure this is one of the better ones out there. Reminds me of an IPA, which didn’t make it stand out much. Definitely going to try as much as I can from Rogue. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Pours hazy orangish amber with a thin, mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of citric hops and funky alefruits: melon, mango, and pineapple. Tastes lightly resinous with hoppy melons and mangos. Notes of sweet toffee and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and slightly resinous with smooth carbonation. Enjoyable, with a somewhat subdued hoppiness. AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2006
A hazy orange. Hoppy flavoring is very smooth and satisfying. Reminds me of Terrapin Rye Pale Ale. 505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Nice sweet, caramel, floral aroma. Pours a hazy golden-orange. Taste is nice, relatively complex for an ESB, with tart notes, balanced well by the malts. Medium bodied, pretty good. I have been avoiding this in my fridge because I usually don’t like ESB’s, but they did a nice job of staying in style, while making it pretty damn good. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2006
bottle. hazy orange/light amber with a medium sized off white head. Taste sweet/mostly attenuated malt with alot of citrus in the initial flavor, which quickly turns to a medium to strong pine hop bitterness, along with a dry malty finish.