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XS Old Crustacean - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,063 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1063
Reviews: 685
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 GoreStorm:
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GoreStorm

California

3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

a - brownish with a decent size head that hangs around, comes in a ceramic jug with resealable top, amazing presentation and the bottle is reusable.

s - hoppy and bready

t - pretty good but brutal, this tastes likea liquified hearty bread. the hops at the end are loud as hell which i usually don't enjoy but this time around i was digging how it punches the end of the tongue.

M - the mouthfeel and the way this beer plays across the taste buds is amazing! every drink it had 3 distinct things going on in my mouth, a tingle on the tip of the tongue, the rolled down the center and blew up with bitterness at the end. awesome.

d - not very drinkable due to price, strength in alcohol and flavor, but worth picking up a bottle or two, i'd love to have one aged for a long time but i doubt i could leave it hanging out for long enough

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2008 14:02:16 | More by GoreStorm
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XS Old Crustacean from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,063 ratings.