ChrisBeest (43) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
This is a true beer for all to endulge into. I recently visted the Rogue brewrey in Newport, OR and tryed many they had to offer, this is certainly top 3 from Rogue. Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Bottle. Cloudy amber color with big dry hop aroma. Nice bitter hoppy taste. It’s right up there with some of the best IPA’s that I’ve had and I think I’ve had quite a few. ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
Very Impressed, Looked very dark, but went down extremely smooth. Highly impressed. One of rogues best. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2002
Ruby color; Great head; HUGE HOPS in the nose. The hoppiest ever? You can smell this from across the room. No balance at all, just hops and hops and more hops. Oily, and yummy. Bites you hard on the sides of the mouth. Ungstrup (38430) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2004
A hazy amber beer that has a large orange head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with notes of chocolate and oranges. The flavor is very hoppy on a sweet malty background and a rather bitter end. A lovely beer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Pour is hazy brown with a thin tan head...aroma was much more along the lines of an English strong with prunes, toffee, lots of chocolate...taste was sweet chocolate with a strange yeasty finish...interesting... hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Drum roll please, here it is, my 1,500th rating on ratebeer (where does the time go?). Poured a darker and cloudy brownish-amber color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, caramel and an earthiness to it. Lots of hops in the aroma for such an old IPA. Tastes of caramel, light pine, oranges, and other malts. Nice lacing left on the glass. Light to medium bitter finish. Impressed me more than I would have thought for its age. Shag (3045) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Ok now the notes are getting sloppy, but not as bad as some Ive written. A dark orange appearance with a moderate head. The flavor is hoppy with some dark fruits present. A very malty take on the style. A very good and well balanced beer. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/01/2001aracauna (3683) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2002
Source: Belmont Station, Portland
dark muddy rusty brown with a big fine beige head, nice hop aroma on a slightly sweet carmel malt base, lots of rich hop flavor
the intense hop character has faded over the last year into a nice bitterness allowing the malt to come through with a touch of sweetness to balance it all out
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 17/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
This is a little dark for an IPA. A medium reddish brown, extremely cloudy and you can see the sediment. Bitter hops, but little citrus or piney sappiness. Nice heavy malt. Thick body for an IPA.