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