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XS Old Crustacean - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,160 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,160
Reviews: 689
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 88
Gots: 112 | FT: 6
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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 Release

Appearance - Pours a hazy, rustic orange with a sandstone colored finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin layer of surface suds.

Smell - Caramel and faint roastiness with some leafy hop bitterness.

Taste - Flavors upfront are good; caramel and touches of coffee, along with some light fruitiness. Light leafy, tea-like bitterness and a semi-sweet balanced finish.

Mouthfeel - Full in body with low carbonation and light creaminess. Goes down smooth and with almost no booziness.

Overall - I first reviewed the '12 Old Crusty about 5 months ago, and I gave it an absolute shit review. I greatly preferred the '14 on tap, and I still do. That said, this bottle that I reviewed was literally the bottle right next to the last one, and it was infinitely better. The previous bottle showed stupid amounts of metallic character that was hard to ignore. This one had very little. Just goes to show the volatile difference that can happen from bottle to bottle. Whether or not I'd be willing to gamble on another bottle of this vintage? Probably not.

TheSixthRing, Jun 25, 2014
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XS Old Crustacean from Rogue Ales
88 out of 100 based on 1,160 ratings.