Rogue Love and Hoppiness

Formerly brewed at Rogue Ales
Style: Pilsener
Newport, Oregon USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 175   ABV: 5.83%
A German-style Pilsner brewed by the Bride and Groom to celebrate their heritage. Prost! "A toast to love and laughter and happily ever after." Brewed on Valentines Day 2005 for their wedding on April 9, by Stacey Wacker and John Maier (with Brewer in the wings). Download the Love & Hoppiness style-sheet in .pdf format Brewed with 4 ingredients: German Malts, Oregon Sterling Hops, Czech Pils Yeast, & Free Range Coastal Water. No Chemicals, preservative, or additives. Noble hop bitterness dominates the aroma and taste, continuing through the finish and lingering through the aftertaste. Measurements: 14.5 Plato, 74.3 IBU, 5.83 ABV, 8.8 Lovibond ~ Unfiltered ~
Part of Johns Locker Stock

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2006
Pretty good stuff. Nice and bitter. Enough malt for a backbone. Glad to see this stuff in Baltimore.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2006
Golden color, big white head, rich aroma of grass, pine, flavor is of light malts, then a really nice finish with lots of pine and some citrus. Balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2006
A different addition of hops than I am used to in this style. Very ripe tasting, lots of citrus acidity and floral fragrance. Has that typical Rogue flavor, sweeter maltiness and a nice texture on the palate. If there was such thing as an imperial pilsner this would be it. Builds and build from taste to taste, with a dry and spicy finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
The beer poured a yellow color w/ light orange hues; thin lasting head and lacing, a slight haziness. The aroma was big hop notes, medicine, high alcohol perfume-ish, and flowers. The flavor was the same. The mouthfeel was light and lightly carbonated. I just cant get past the hops on this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 11, 2005
(Draft: 2005 Stone 9th Anniversary Festival in Escondido, CA) So I stopped by the Rogue booth awhile ago to see what they were pouring, and for whatever reason, they could only use one of their two taps. Glen was pouring, but the Rogue rep informed me that a "really hoppy pilsener" would be tapped once Glen blew. I asked if it was Uber/Rob Pils, and he said no, it was called "Wedding Pils." Confused, I went on my way to sample some other beers. Well, Glen apparently blew shortly thereafter, so I’m lucky to try this new pilsener from Rogue. But is it new? We all know how confusing Rogue’s renaming can be, and the rep finally acknowledged that it’s the same as Love & Hoppiness. It’s so hard keeping these Rogue beers straight.

Anyway, here’s this rare treat that I missed when it came out in the JLS series, and I’m excited. The tall, creamy, white head is amazing, and it’s off a regular tap too! The nose is very grassy and hoppy, and fairly grainy as well, almost toasty, but not quite. The flavor is very grainy, but seems "darker" and more intense than a normal Pilsener. It’s mildly sweet too. Quite citrusy, hoppy and bitter for a Pilsener as well, so I guess the rep was right that this is a "really hoppy pils". The citrus seems to build steam with each sip. The medium body is much heavier than typical Pilseners. Medium golden color and quite cloudy, but this is an unfiltered beer. And that large white head has left a dense curtain of lace on the glass. A dense curtain of lace, at a festival? On a dirty glass? Are you kidding me? So, quite a departure from the style, but in the end, it just didn’t wow me. Still, I’m very happy to have had the chance to try this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Much too hoppy to just be a Pilsner- plus the color was very, very amber, nearly orange. I did not know this was a pilsner even while I drank it. Way off base on style, but tasted ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Copper-orange with a sudsy head. Very smooth texture. Sweet, grainy malts. Spicy and a little fruity, with curiously intense herbs. Big orange peel, grass clippings and lemonade as well. Lesser notes of veggies, plastic and Splenda sweetener. Kind of an odd beer, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hurleymanvw (101) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Good head, with a decent aroma of hops. Poured golden but with a slight haze. Good smooth pils taste with a hop bite that followed. Nice dry finish over all good flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Decent pils, nice hop character, but pilsners are rarely impressive and this is no differant. Much better then average, but still watery and bland.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Draught at Tylers. Appears a deep gold with a bit of haze and a very small but lingering head. Aroma is of spicy, floral and citrussy hops and a significant sweet, bready malt backbone making its way through the hops. Flavor starts dry and super hoppy with some caramel sweet malt coming through. Finishes equally dry but with a more spicy hop finish and yet still a great adjunct-free malt flavor. Very full bodied for a lager which impresses me. Great for the Johns private stock.

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