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XS Old Crustacean - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,129 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,129
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 86
Gots: 109 | FT: 7
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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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +11.7%

Served on-tap in downtown Janesville, WI. This pours a medium brown color with a slight head. The aroma is slight malty and sweet. The taste is sweet and boozy. Great taste of caramel malts and smooth finish. Rather filling beer and a nice find to try on-tap. Very nicely made.

05-11-2014 20:56:58 | More by Lemke10
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cultclassic89

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-11-2014 15:45:14 | More by cultclassic89
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-11-2014 04:15:40 | More by dmorgan310
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DustinSWB

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

05-04-2014 02:12:03 | More by DustinSWB
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JNeff

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-02-2014 18:24:14 | More by JNeff
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RoninTK3

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-01-2014 02:50:54 | More by RoninTK3
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

04-28-2014 00:25:08 | More by cantfindme
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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-27-2014 22:00:31 | More by koopa
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-26-2014 11:08:13 | More by DanGeo
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.7%

04-25-2014 22:19:47 | More by randylangford
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Fluffmeister

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -19%

04-25-2014 16:47:14 | More by Fluffmeister
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

04-21-2014 17:19:05 | More by tom10101
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -19%

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

Virginia

3.31/5  rDev -17.5%

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.

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

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-18-2014 05:37:20 | More by wakeuptothesun
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devilfluff

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

04-17-2014 13:41:24 | More by devilfluff
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-16-2014 18:51:07 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-13-2014 01:07:56 | More by MattGrimley
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.2%

04-09-2014 21:21:54 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

04-09-2014 05:06:06 | More by Rollzroyce21
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -19%

04-05-2014 06:01:11 | More by ohiobeer29
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Dirty25

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -19%

04-02-2014 16:14:37 | More by Dirty25
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

04-02-2014 14:06:42 | More by IAmHollywood13
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

04-01-2014 23:05:50 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-01-2014 17:07:08 | More by HoppySeb
XS Old Crustacean from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,129 ratings.