Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - APR 18, 2010
Orange pour with a foamy white head. Aroma is light, toasted malt, some grassiness, Light mouthfeel, bitter grassy flavor upfront with a light sweet caramel backbone and nice malty finish with some light bitterness as well. Not bad SSSteve (4006) - - APR 18, 2010
22oz bottle. hazy orange under a very large, creamy, off-white head. soft orange, peach, apricot and biscuity malt aroma. the hops in the flavor are peachy and floral mix. the malt is a bit on the light side. it give a soda cracker flavor that is not sweet and is a nice change from the typical heavy caramel flavors. bright and light body gives that impression that this beer could easily be drunk in quantities. a quick, moderately bitter finish. nice. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
Clear golden orange with a fizzy white head. Clean grain aroma. Strong cereal grain taste with hints of vanilla. Decent. randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2010
BORING!! Wow.I am really disappointed by Rogue.They make TONS of beers and about 4 of them are good.Why???How???I really don’t think this beer deserves my time but it’s basically this.Pours a light amber with a pretty thick foamy head.I smell a little bread and malt.Taste is bland yet clean,with a decent palate.Not much finish or anything else for that matter.Damn it! All this eco-friendly shit makes me wanna club a baby seal and throw garbage in the ocean! yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - APR 17, 2010
Rogue First Growth Single Malt Ale is cloudy, bright, golden and very lively, with a foamy, white head that has outstanding retention. Oh, outstanding lacing and sip lines, too. It has a bright, fruity aroma that’s recognizable as Rogue. There are notes of lemon and tropical fruit. It has a super smooth medium-light body with a crisp, clean finish. There’s a nice, resiny bitterness and hop flavor that veers toward pineapple and mango. The malt pretty much stays out of the way and isn’t really sweet or dry. It’s really yummy. This is a spot-on American Pale Ale. I had this after working all day in the yard in 90-degree weather. Talk about quenching and refreshing!
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2010
Lightly sweet, with a well balanced citrus bitterness; some decent tangerine and grapefruit notes, light cotton candy. Medium/light body is lightly carbonated and just a touch thin on the finish. Quaffable for sure, but doesn’t really beg to be drank. J_man (997) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
Really pretty golden copper color with a billowing white head. Lots of hop aroma at first, but seemed to die off. Crisp, toasted malt flavor with a lighter than expected dry hop bite. Nice, clean straight forward ale and I like the concept of "Grow Your Own" they used in producing all the ingredients themselves. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2010
22oz bottle. Large, rocky off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, lemon/grapefruit, some bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some lemon, bread. Clean light-medium body, some acidity, light resin -- nicely drinkable. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2010
Pale gold; frothy head. Prickly, lively carbonation; medium bodied. Malts have elements of toasted grains, crackers and bread crust. Hops are sharp and snappy, with green-like notes of plants and grass. Only a mild sweetness; not quite enough to keep up with the bitterness, IMO. Some nips of fruit, such as orange rind and lemon. An earthy yeast flavor can be detected from start to finish. Overall, not too shabby, just a little rough around the edges. talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2010
The pour is a hazy, pale gold with a moderately full, white, creamy, rocky head which is is mostly lasting and leaves lots of soapy lace. The nose is pleasant but simple with grass, light floral, light grains, and faint lemony citrus and pine. The flavor is similar with a piney bitterness, light pepper, cracker malts, faint honeyed biscuits, and lemony citrus. The palate is nice with a moderate body, lively carbonation, and silky mouthfeel. The finish is crackery, spicy, and bitter with pine notes and lingering lemon. I don’t really know what to say about this one. Nothing really bad to say but not really what I look for in a APA, lacking the rich malt undertones and big citrus notes. However, a nice appearance and a nice palate help make it enjoyable.