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Rogue Ten Thousand Brew Ale (Brew 10,000) - Rogue Ales

Rogue Ten Thousand Brew Ale (Brew 10,000)Rogue Ten Thousand Brew Ale (Brew 10,000)

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%


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

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brew 10,000: One Brewer, Eighteen Years, Ten-Thousand Batches of Beer. Brew 10,000 is not so much a style of beer, rather it is a new recipe using some of the best ingredients John Maier has ever brewed with... Vienna, French Special Aroma, and Maris Otter Pale Malts; Yakima Summit and German Saphir Hops, Free-range Coastal Waters, and PacMan Yeast. 83 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 02-24-2007)
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dawg

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4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got the below in an email from FatHeads. Went there last night for a sample. Poured by a barkeep into a chalice/long snifter. The head was thin comming in at about 250 mils. Nose was a bit floral from the hops but somewhat subdued by the hearty malt bill. Smelled like Briess to me, with some grassy hops thrown in late in fermentation.

This was the first double IPA of the night so it was nice and harsh. A few sips in and the malt presence came through to balance the bite from the hops. Tasted a bit grassy and citrus like, maybe some grapefruit rind, magnum hops, maybe more magnum, and some more magnum.

Nice and smooth feel in the tongue well balanced carbonation for the double. Not fizzy or flat but balanced nice.

I could have and probably should have had another.



FROM FATHEADS
Master brewer John Maier has brewed his 10,000th batch. John's brewed his first batch of Rogue Ales in a garage on the Yaquina Bayfront in Newport, Oregon, on May 18, 1989. In the 18 years since he created and brewed 60-plus beers. To
brew this beer he used Vienna, French special aroma and Maris Otter pale malts; Yakima Summit and German Saphir hops; the top-fermenting Pacman yeast; and as always free range coastal waters. This beer really has no particular style.
It's basically an American strong ale that is like a combination of a double IPA and a barley wine. They only brewed 100 barrels of this beer and we were fortunate enogh to get one 1/2 barrel. The only one in Western PA. So enjoy it while it lasts. 10% abv

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2007 15:54:19 | More by dawg
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