overall
96
95
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
TASTING NOTES: A non-traditional India Pale Ale with big citrusy, hop flavor and intense hop aroma. Medium-bodied with a vibrant lingering hop-bitterness that is anything but brutal. Enjoy!

8 INGREDIENTS: 2-Row, Carawheat, C15 & Rogue Farms Dare & Risk Malts; Rogue Farms Alluvial Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.

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3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2789) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
Best aspect of this one is definitely the aroma. Heavy with pine, grapefruit and oranges. Appearance is an orangish amber with a minimal head. Flavor is definitely hop centered, but there seems to be no supporting cast of malty undertones to give this any support. The bitter hops aspect was really nice, but the finished product was watery and directionless in my opinion.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2006
Pours to a hazy coppery body with a huge lasting fluffy white head. The aroma is very large. Bright citrus hops, grapefruit, chocolate chip cookie dough. The flavor, albiet good, is lacking something. It has nice bitter citrus and grass. Light cookie-ish malts. The palate is medium bodied, bitter, not lingering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2006
My first ESB - definetly brutal! It was very "hoppy" although a tad "alcoholy" immediatly impressed with the powerful aroma and its appealing hazy appearance. Afine brew indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2006
The 22 oz. bottle poured a hazy dark apricot colored beverage with a nice creamy smooth white head that was mostly lasting and left nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of cookie dough malt and grassy hops with leather and earthy yeast notes. It had a big body with lively carbonation and a very dry texture. The flavor starts off somewhat bitter without being overbearing. The finish was long and the bitterness built steadily throughout. There was an alcohol warmth in the finish along with a moderate astringency.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2006
From a 22oz bottle.

Pours light orange with a fluffy off-white head; the aroma is doughy, slightly sour/grassy in nice hoppy way, with the yeast prominant on the nose.

Unfortunately, the flavor comes off as overly strong for the style; this one comes close to an IPA in the hop profile. The 100% crystal hops are a bit salty and a bit astringent; heavy carbonation and unconcealed alcohol heat (at only 6.2%!) add to the spicy profile and take this quite a far distance from a thirst quenching session ESB.

Its a well made beer, and an interesting beer, but it doesnt necessarily fulfill the role Id say is classically assigned to a premium bitter. Leaving behind stylistic preconceptions and taking it as its own beast, I quite like it (even if it is too salty).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3514) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2006
Very tasty ESB brew, one of my favorites for sure. Taste is a vety balanced hoppiness (not brutal), some hints of maltiness, floral, and fruity. That lingering sense of grapefruit comes to mind. Solid taste throughout the glass.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2006
Clear orangy amber with an average beige head. Its a decent bitter but theres nothing brutal about it. I was hoping it would be hoppier considering the name.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1570) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2006
Pours a darker golden color with think white head. Aroma is sweet with citrus and hops. Flavor starts off sweet with fruits and citrus flavors. Finishes with slight hops, not as much as I was hoping for. A little dissapointed with this Rogue brew but still a decent Bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Not what I expected, but great. Flavor is big on citrus with that hop tanginess, but it doesnt overpower. Instead its complimented by some malt, and the whole package goes down smooth with a clean follow. Verges close to IPA territory, but stands firmly apart. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hurleymanvw (101) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2006
Hazy orange in color with a nice head. Nice malt flavor with a good bitter bite. Not too bitter but very drinkable...good finish.


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