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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

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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 kernalklink:
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kernalklink

Arizona

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew was a nice hop treat. I let it warm up a little, then the flavors really poured out. The dark amber smelled like a hop explosion, piney, resinous and thick. Alcohol was noticeable but not overwhelming. Flavors were dominated by hops- oily goodness, coming in waves. Malts played second, slightly sweet, roasted and complex. There was a bittersweet medicinal taste in the pair and combined it was delicious. Squeaky clean finish, i would put it up against rogues imperial IPA as a hop dream any day.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2007 06:27:15 | More by kernalklink
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

04-20-2014 05:32:05 | More by MNBeerGeek
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SportsandJorts

Michigan

3.31/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 13:51:00 | More by SportsandJorts
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wakeuptothesun

California

4/5  rDev 0%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-16-2014 18:51:07 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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4/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -25%

04-09-2014 21:21:54 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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Germany

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: very hazy amber-bronze. Pretty substantial head on the pour that mostly recedes. Handsome enough brew.
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 23:05:50 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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