Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Amber Ale
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Sesquicentennial Ale, dedicated to Oregon: The State of Beer, was designed by Rogue brewmaster John Maier to showcase Oregon-grown ingredients. The initial brew features 5 ingredients: Two-row and Munich malts - a portion of which were grown in Oregon’s Klamath Basin - Willamette hops from Rogue Farms’ hop yard in Independence, Rogue’s proprietary PacMan yeast from Hood River and free range coastal water. Sesquicentennial Ale is brewed at Rogue’s Newport brewery. Even the bottles are from Oregon, manufactured at Owens-Illinois’ Portland plant and serigraphed at TriS in Tualatin. “With Rogue’s deep roots in the Oregon brewing community, their years of award-winning beers, history of charitable giving and new foray into growing their own malting barley and hops, they were the natural choice to brew Oregon’s sesquicentennial beer,” said Melisa McDonald, Executive Director of Oregon 150.In the fall, Rogue will brew another batch of Sesquicentennial Ale using malting barley from Rogue Farms’ barley ranch in Tygh Valley, making it the first all-Oregon ingredient artisan beer.

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AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Clear amber with a white head. Decent aroma is caramel sweet with floral hops. Smooth medium body. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with light pit fruits, nicely bitter floral hops, and minerally, organic free range coastal water. Not that bad, actually.

SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2009
last purchase before terminator... . pours a lake brown .. great head, shit! a gusher bottle! ... i guess 6.5 on the abv, not bad there but the mouth/aftertaste seems just a bit off .. . a good brew but falls short ...

JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 24, 2009
Fruity malt aroma sits atop an orange amber brew wiith a thick white head. Rich and malty, nice caramel presence, with a spicy, fruit hop presence. Just enough to keep me happy. Very frothy and full mouthfeel. Leave a nice happy mouth, I like it.

stchloe (1067) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2009
Surprised by this beer, was not expecting much and got a nice full bodied amber that had some great malt and hop notes.

3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2009
Bottle. Unfiltered cloudy/muddy brown and amber colored body, dirty and unattractive. Nose is semi-ripe (and semi-overripe/moldy) oranges and a bread crust malts with a significant presence of that pacman yeast - slightly sulfuric mold and bread with an acidic-like tanginess. Rich and full body, chewy and frothy, but with some harshness developing late on the back of the tongue. Chewy and full creamed orange and soggy bread finish this one. nice enough.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2009
Date: March 31, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Appearance: cloudy rusty orange, thick patterned lace
Aroma: light caramel malt aroma balanced with floral hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, well balanced earthyness keeps it dry, light floral hops, touch of bready sweetness, nice hop spicyness, nice bitterness leads to a light bitter finish

Date: August 15, 2009
Mode: cask
Source: summits woodstock
Appearance: muddy brown, scant head
Aroma: sweet bready malt aroma, light floral and citrus hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, yeasty, hint of caramel sweetness grows as the yeast settles, lots of earthyness, long bitter finish

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured orange-ish with qan off-white head, nice lacing. Sweet, florally aroma. Came off more like a pale ale to me rather than an amber. Light palate with citrusy fruit flavors, mild hops and malts. Cracker and biscuit malts in the finish.

CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Bomber, pours a nice medium dark amber hue, somewhat hazy (surprisingly). Formed good size medium beige foamy head, aroma of hops, malts, grass and earth. Impressive so, for an amber. Beer flavour was of hops, peppery flowers, malts and crisp irish rocky water. Somewhat creamy in the end that gives this beer a wonderful drink ability. For an amber type beer, this is wonderful, damn how did they do it? Good job Rogue....

scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Great orange/brown/yellow hues like leaves on a maple tree in the fall. Tall fluffy head. Soft balance of malt and hops in the aroma, even keeled. Hoppy side of amber up front, dominating the malt throughout. Settles down in the end into a creamy finish.

glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2009
22oz from Whole Foods in Portland. Slightly hazy amber w/ good head. Bready malts with deep, but not sharp, prolonged bitterness. As far as amber ales go, this would do the trick any day. It’s sessionable and has more hop presence than your averge amber. It’s not going to blow you away. Carbonation in my bottle is absolutely fine.

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