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XS Old Crustacean - Rogue Ales

XS Old CrustaceanXS Old Crustacean

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,067 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1067
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 4
pDev: 14%


Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly "Old Crustacean"

8 Ingredients:
Hugh Baird Carastan and Rogue Micro Barley Farm DareTM & RiskTM Malts; Chinook and Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution & Freedom Hops, Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

25º PLATO
110 IBU
83 AA
57º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-03-2001)
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at MiKro Beer Bar in Hamden, Conn.

A: Orange-tinged, medium, golden amber color with a decided amount of chilled haze beneath a two-finger, bubbly cap of carbonation.

S: Very hopped-out and citrusy smelling, with a complex, orange, lemon and peppery blend. Hops were generally herbal and cirtusy with just a hint of pine and alcohol.

T: Super hopped-out flavor for a barleywine as well; decidedly American in approach. Those 110 IBUs tend to wash out a lot of the subtle, fruity and herbal spiced flavors created by the malt, but it's still pretty lush and enjoyable. The bittersweet finish would be more enjoyable if the alcohol sting were reduced a bit.

M: Rich, full-bodied barleywine with lots of sticky malt flavors and bitter, herbal hop and citrus flavors as well.

D: A hophead's American barleywine, Old Crusty is an 11.5% ABV, 110 IBU bomb. Tough to gather the full complexity of malts here, but if you like your barleywines on the imbalanced, hop-side of things, this brew might be for you.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2011 21:17:42 | More by Gambrinus1184
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes.

Appearance: reddish brown color, with a slight haze but not quite opaque. two fingers of a tan head that fades at a decent pace to almost nothing

Smell: strong herbal hops, smaller citrus notes, some alcohol coming through. backend is full of malts, mostly crystal and some earthiness. not a whole lot of sweetness but a small amount of caramel

Taste: opens up with lots of hops. resin, herbal, citrus and spice. plays into an astringent bitter alcohol. malts are barely hanging on, with some light sweetness and crystal character.

Mouthfeel: super bitter and resiny. heavy and low carbonation causing a stickiness.

Overall: i bought this one mostly for the sweet swing-top ceramic bottle. I found the beer to be a bit over priced and but just not doing it for me. the flavors are to untamed and harsh.

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Smell: sizzling with hops nested in sweet malt. Certainly hop forward. Pretty straightforward american barley nose but rich and deep.
Taste: wow, I was expecting a pretty harsh hop profile but this is nicely blended. More happening than in the nose. Hoppiness and Barleywine malt go toe to toe from beginning to finish. The hoppy bitterness perfectly compliments the barley richness.
Overall: have been disappointed with many Rogue offerings but not this one. Well done.

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XS Old Crustacean from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.