dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Gorgeous orange-red-brown color. This is excellent. A slightly sweet malt, a grainy thickness, a dry hop finish. The elements of this beer are constantly battling for prominence, making this truly a fantastic beer. A bit pricey, but overall I really loved this. jessehops (2) - USA - DEC 5, 2010 does not count
Yum, as an ipa lover I thouroughly enjoyed this beer currently my favorites of breed. crozdog (19) - Ascot Vale, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
Love this. Toasted malt, not too hoppy. A well balanced beer to be enjoyed in any season. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Barleywine-ish liqueur aroma; toffee sugar malts. Mahogany wood hop. Really malt-heavy though. Touch of spicy orange rind.
The apeparance is uber-cloudy amber orange, like the orange part of a Tequila Sunrise. Healthy finger of white head. Glorious.
The flavor is sweet, sugary malts, with citrus (specifically, orange and grapefruit) hops, that offset the malts perfectly. The malts are English -- sugary, crystal-like malts. Sweet and molasses-y.
Has a chewy feel; a total choker. Basically, it’s a low-gravity barleywine, which is fine with me. Absolutely outstanding. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2010
22oz bottle. Rusty copper color, beige colored foam. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt, light tortilla chip. Sharp taste of pine and fruit. lots of pine hops, some honey stickiness, and a touch of oily body left on the palate. Flavor of mixed berry or wildflowers. Maybe some apricot. Tropical fruit flavor in the finish. What a mouth explosion. So much going on. Thank you ROGUE for another amazing offering.
aschafer324 (12) - , Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Rich hoppy aroma, very bitter and bready flavour. slightly roasty notes. Not much of a hop flavour.
BeeRx (18) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2012
A- Pours a burnt orange with a white head. Lacing was spectacular, reminiscent of whipped cream!
S- Honey, Caramel, Juicy Fruits (Orange Peel, Grapefruit, Granny Smith Apple and a little Pear), Spicy Notes (Hint of Black Pepper and Cardamom). This beer smells SO GOOD and Im usually not big on smell.
T- It has a good hop bite in the beginning followed by a sweet malty caramel finish. There are tastes of clover honey, citrus fruits that have been over ripened (in a good way, thus the juicy characteristics), some nuttiness, as well as some bready qualities. The mouth feel was light to medium. This is a good pale ale!
Food Pairing- I had this with some sweet jalapeno and thai curry wings along with some seasoned potato wedges...it was a REAL GOOD match. This would also be good with sushi...sushi dabbed with some wasabi and soy.
Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2012
22oz bottle. Nice white head bubbles down. Translucent, copper color, laces well. One of the best I’ve had from Rogue, and that’s saying a lot - I feel like this beer was brewed specifically for people who care about beer - just look at all the info on the label! It’s not a "hop-head" beer but it’s done RIGHT - balanced, with quality over quantity. Snatch up this gem if you can. rcasta (864) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 14, 2013
Muy buena y hay que pensar que un dia cadejo pudde llegar a darnos algo asi fkoolen (1210) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2014 650ml bottle. Dark orange colour, hazy, creamy off-white head. Big imperial IPA tones fill the nostrils and the tongue. Caramel, butterscotch and honey-sweet, grainy malts alongside fruity (pineapple, strawberry, peach) and bitter hops. Big flavours, nicely lingering too, but maybe a tat too sweet/malted. Sticky mouthfeel, nice bite, medium carbonation, full body.