Filed under: IPA (shaker, tulip), Rogue | Tags: amber, bitter, classic, clean, craft, crisp, deep, delicious, fresh, fun, golden, grapefruit, grassy, great, hazy, hoppy, hops, impressive, inventive, lasting, lingers, long lasting, Malty, mellow, nice, phenomenal, pine, resin, sour, special treat, strong, sweet, tingles, unique, well balanced, white head
Style and Glass: IPA; tulip
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.2% in 5 liters estimated at 1,000,000 C
Purchased at: Bensalem Beer and Soda for $34.59
Aroma: mellow, sour, grassy. Hops come through nicely.
Visuals: The 5L can is impressive, unique, and a great way to draw beer. Fun, inventive packaging for craft brew. A bit hazy, golden to amber in color, with a long lasting white head that thins but does not disappear. Lace is phenomenal.
Taste: Very well balanced, with a malty, sweet start and a bitter hoppy finish. All the classic flavors you’d expect: pine, grapefruit, and resin. Dark malty finish is delicious. Flavor is deep, strong, and lasting.
Palate: Fresh, clean, and crisp, but lingers nicely on the front and back of the tongue. Tingles throughout the mouth.
Overall: A special treat from a great brewer. As close to the tap as I’ll have at home. I’d love to have it again, but I doubt I’ll ever see it again, after I slowly enjoy these 14 glasses. Delicious.
Filed under: Barleywine Style Ale (snifter), Rogue | Tags: alcohol, amazing, black, cherries, grapes, hefty malt, high quality, layered, long lasting off white head, medium craft, oak, opaque, persistent lace, rough finish, smoother texture, some hops, sourness, tannins, thick, very strong, way off balance, well designed, wine
ABV, Volume & Calories: 11.5% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 200C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $4.49
Aroma: amazing, tannins, oak, grapes, wine, alcohol, cherries, sourness. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: well designed, black, thick, opaque, long lasting off white head, persistent lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: way off balance, hefty malt, some hops, layered, very strong, medium craft. 8 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, smoother texture, rough finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: A mixed bag. Interesting, but very chemical, and lots of unmasked alcohol. Seems fruity, but also off. Nice to try, but not a repeat, not nearly a favorite, medium value, medium craft. 16 out of 20.
Filed under: Premium Bitter [ESB] (English pint), Rogue | Tags: clear, golden color, good craft, good lace, heavy hops, high quality, hoppy, light malt, light strength, medium finish, nice, okay design, persistent white head, prickly texture, unbalanced
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.2% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 300C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors, Pennington, NJ for $5.99
Aroma: nice, hoppy. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: okay design, golden color, clear, persistent white head, good lace. 4 out of 5.
Taste: unbalanced, light malt, heavy hops, light strength, good craft. 8 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, prickly texture, medium finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: reminds me of a watery Hop Harvest from Sierra Nevada. I’ve had this before, and I might have it again. I’m surprised that this rates as high as it does. medium value. good craft. 16 out of 20.
Filed under: American Strong Ale (trappist), Rogue | Tags: alcohol, amazingly persistent head, as usual, beautifully crafted, brilliant, brown, denim, floral, gold, great quality, long deep finish, Malty, nice hops, no lace, packaging is beautiful, powerful, ruby, rye, sweet, terrycloth, well hidden alcohol, yellow
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9.0 % in 26 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $11.49
Aroma: alcohol, powerful, floral, sweet. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: packaging is beautiful, as usual, yellow, ruby, gold, brown, brilliant, amazingly persistent head, no lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: rye, malty, nice hops, well hidden alcohol, beautifully crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: great quality, denim, terrycloth, long deep finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: reminds me of a meadow. I love it, and would seek it out. It’s very well done. 20 out of 20.
Filed under: IPA (shaker, tulip), Rogue | Tags: average head, bitter, depth, faint, golden, good, great, hazy, hoppy, inviting, presence
RateBeer rating: 93
Calories: estimated at 170 C
Volume: 16 fl oz.
Glass: shaker, draft
Purchased at: Issac Newton’s, Newtown, PA
Consumed at: lunch with chicken soup and a Broccoli cheddar quiche. Not a great pairing, but very good food.
First Impression: Aroma is faint but inviting. Visuals are hazy and golden with just a little head. Taste is good – hoppy and bitter. Palate is a medium finish with a nice bitterness. Second Impression great taste, presence, and depth.
Aroma: 8 out of 10
Visuals: 4 out of 5
Taste: 8 out of 10
Palate: 5 out of 5
Overall: 17 out of 20
Filed under: Dogfish Head, Great Divide, Nogne O, North Coast, Oskar Blues, Rogue, Smuttynose, Southern Tier, Stone, Victory
Filed under: Rogue, Specialty Grain (shaker) | Tags: beach, copper, courageous, different, fruit, morning, sand, soft, strange, white, wind
RateBeer rating: 63
Calories: estimated at 140 C
Volume: 12 fl oz.
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ
Consumed at: home
Tanka: Bush vomits on Premier
beach winds at morning
cloudy copper with white wisps
strange fruit soft finish
different, yes, better, no.
it takes courage to brew this
aroma 7 out of 10
visuals 3 out of 5
taste 4 out of 10
palate 2 out of 5
overall 12 out of 20
Filed under: Porter (English pint, stem glass), Rogue | Tags: blood, cocoa, coffee, creamy, dust, faint, light, musk, red, root beer, ruby
RateBeer rating: 90
Calories: estimated at 150C
Volume: 12 fl oz.
Glass: stem, pint, shaker
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington (thanks, Mike!)
Consumed at: home
rivers red with blood
a faint musk coffee dust ball
quick creamy finish
cocoa root beer for adults
a light touch for bold brewers
aroma 7 out of 10
visuals 5 out of 5
taste 8 out of 10
palate 4 out of 5
overall 16 out of 20
Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter), Rogue | Tags: alcohol, bitter, Bread, char, chocolate, earth, espresso, Grain, grill, herbal, hoppy, opaque, quiet, resin, roasted, smoke, strong, syrup, wonderful, worth it
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Price: $4.99 on discount
Size: 12 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 200 C
RateBeer Rating: 99
Aural: quiet, almost silent opening, little poppy carbonation, quiet, beautiful pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Malt Flavor: grain bread sweet chocolate syrup
Hops Flavor: earth herbal
Notes: A wonderful chocolate primer – deep smoky overtones.
Appearance 4 out of 5
Clarity: completely opaque
Head Retention: poor
Notes: Much more about the body than the head.
Flavor 8 out of 10
Impression: very nice
Malt Flavor: grain bread toast nut dark chocolate roast espresso
Hops Flavor: earth resin citrus
Other: wood, char, grill, smoke
Notes: A beautifully hoppy taste, with very little in the way of sweetness – surprising, but very enjoyable. Reminds me of 85% cacao, or very little sugar mix chocolate.
Palate 4 out of 5
Sensation: creamy drying warming
Notes: A little bit chemical in finish, very bitter, and very roasted. delicious.
General Impression: 18 out of 20
Freshness: more stale, hence the markdown
Personal Taste: liked quite a bit
Notes: A surprisingly dense and bitter stout, definitely imperial, but not sweet in the least. Quite enjoyable, and worth the fiver.