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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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BA SCORE
90
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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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Gusler

Arizona

2.98/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours from the 22-ounce swing top deck gray ceramic bottle a slightly hazy golden amber with a decent sized creamy white head that settles slowly, leaving the lace to cover the glass. Nose has a rich grain sweetness; hops pleasant aromatic, citrus like crispness, start has a decent grain presence, hops underpowered, and with the alcohol certainly present, top is fair to middling in feel. Finish has a dynamic acidity, the alcohol overpowers the malt and hops, dry way to long lasting bitter aftertaste, not the best Rogue has brewed, a bitter tummy warmer, drinkable. However, disappointed I am!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2007 19:14:10 | More by Gusler
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theWrkncacnter

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this bottle in my fridge for about 5 months waiting for the right occasion to drink it, which finally came. I love Rogue's ceramic bottles, they're great for cellaring because the block out all the light, which allowed me to keep this in my fridge for so long. Anyway, about the beer:

Pours a nice, slightly hazy copper. Small-ish head that fades to a small ring of retention with no lacing really. Smell is good with a nice floral hop note with a slight sweetness and a little citrus behind all of it. Taste is exactly what a really good DIPA should be: Deeply hoppy, slightly sweet, with some good malt undertones. The only thing stopping me from giving this a 5 in taste is that the same floral tones in the nose don't carry over to the taste, which is slightly disappointing. Mouthfeel is heavy and syrupy, but not in a bad way. Good carbonation and a nice lingering hoppy dryness. Drinkability is slightly above average, but not something you'd want to pound down.

Overall a great, solid, strong Imperial IPA from Rogue. Reminds me a lot of their I2PA but deeper and richer. I wish the floral hops would carry over from the smell to the taste, because that would have made this absolutely perfect, but otherwise a great way for Rogue to celebrate their 10K batch of beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2007 20:05:11 | More by theWrkncacnter
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Popped open a 10,000 brews ceramic bomber in celebration of my first homebrew's succes (an american IPA)! Only 9,999 to go!

Pours an orange-amber body with a deep chestnut hue when held to the light. A thick, off-white head floats on top and is retained well. Minimal lacing. The aroma is packed with a foresty, hop presence and backed by sweet toffee & caramel malts. Can't wait.

This lives up to the Rogue name, no doubt about that. The flavor is BIG, perhaps bigger than their I2PA. A massive hop assault hits first, almost barleywine-esque in its bitterness. A subsidiary alcohol provides some heat to the palate, while malts nearly take a leave of absence. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, almost overly carbonated, and packs a huge alcohol/hoppy bite as it goes down. Not a brew to take lightly. This is certainly a celebration brew, high in both price and alcohol content. Save it for a special occasion, but certainly don't let it pass you by.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2007 01:08:04 | More by wagenvolks
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

3.13/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer gets a huge three finger head of off white popping bubbles. Body is a glowing honey amber with a slight hue. Nose has a sweet hop infused tone with mandrine orange, sappy leaf, and slight wheat notes. Very dry hop backed tongue lashing the outer edges of the mouth on first sip. It does mellow out a bit and does develop a long almost creamy effect to the hop created mouthfeel. This is a brutely bitter mineral based brew. There is a hint of fishy feel to it also. Mouthfeel is a lasting bitter. Drinkability is affected by the overly off-raw bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2007 15:57:48 | More by SPLITGRIN
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palma

New York

3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy orange copper body. Ok size head. Not noteworthy.

Smell: apple cider aroma. good amount of malt in the nose. especially for an IPA.

Taste: bitter and malty at the same time. you notice this nice mix of malt and hops immediately. but thats it for this beer. I was looking for some complexity. where is it? taste is nothing spectacular. I was hoping better from this beer after all the hype and cost. I mean, a bottle of this stuff costs 25 bucks in my area!

Mouthfeel: good mouthfeel. somewhat creamy. medium carbonation. steady.

Drinkability: I like this beer and I could drink much of it, but it doesn't excite me at all. I won't be looking out for this beer. Well, maybe I would if it had a normal price tag.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2007 01:26:03 | More by palma
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JohnY

Oregon

4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The overall presentation of this product is world class, a heavy 750 ml ceramic bottle with a swing top enclosure. As for the beer, mine was bottled in Dec. 2006 and I finally opened the Oct. 2007. This beer ages well, I am excited to sit on a few remaining bottles to see how well it ages over time.

Pours a rich and ruddy dark hazy amber color with little head retention. Cloudy at first but clears up as it warms up a bit.

Spicy hops on the nose with a slightly sweet winter fruit flavor at first fading into a warm mouthfeel and slightly bitter aftertaste.

This beer cannot be put into any one category (nor should it be). It's a special beer for a special occasion. Congrats to Rogue and John Maier for pulling off over 10,000 batches of great beer! Yummy!

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2007 22:42:04 | More by JohnY
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NCSUdo

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dated as December 2006 on bottle. Sampled on June 23, 2007 and reviewed from notes.

A: Smallish/average sized head that doesn't stick around for long. Hazy brown/copper in color. Little to no lacing.

S: Nice, fruity hop aroma. Hints of grapefruit, oranges and grapes, along with some sweetness and alcohol, becoming a little more piney as the beer warms.

T: Definite alcohol character with a bitter finish. Alcohol dominates at lower temps but helps lend to a dry quality. Slight warming from the alcohol. Bitterness is very well balanced. As beer warms the malt character seems to appear from what was mostly alcohol dominated. Still, alcohol seems to dominate and is tough to get by.

M/D: A little slippery on the tongue, medium bodied and sticky, carbonation is just right. Drinkability is average but the bottle presentation comes in nicely as it can be stored the next night.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2007 00:57:47 | More by NCSUdo
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rkuhnel

California

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I finally decided to drink this. This is a case of where you have to say it was the novelty of the bottle that you are paying the premium price for. It is different. The beer itself poured a hazy orange with a nice fat head and good lacing. Big nose of citrus and piny hops, and complex malts aromas. Very rich mouthfeel. Flavor is robust, with lots of malts and hops. Average bitter finish. As much like an DIPA as a Strong Ale. You can taste the alcohol in this one. Good though. I think I have have done the right thing by letting it age a little.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2007 23:14:55 | More by rkuhnel
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at Capone's. Served cool in a standard pint.
A - A medium amber w/ light amber highlights and a thick tan head.

S - Slightly apricot and floral w/ a hint of jasmine in the hop aroma. Definitely a dose of grapefruit. The hops provide a sweet fresh fragrance of a ton of hops.

M - Dry with leafy hop flavor. Citric w/ a hint of sweet malt.

T - The rich IPA flavor is dominated w/ spicy green hop goodness. Lively piney bitterness w/ a subtle sweet floral taste in the tail end and malty sweetness trailing behind keeps it from tasting too bitter.

D - Just huge, but I can only handle about one pint of this intense beer. It has a nice blend of hop taste and texture, but I only consider it above average drinkability-wise.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2007 14:24:51 | More by Slatetank
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bosco7

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Capone's just outside Philly (9-19-07).

Pours a hazy orange with a silky thin head. Clears up after it warms a little.

Smells like a fruity uber hopped pilsner. Spicy noble hops dominate the nose. Nice.

Starts bready and moves into some citrusy hop flavors. Finishes spicy. Think: very classy and refined IPA. The malt flavors are very unique and delicate.

Overall a very nice brew but I am glad that I got to try this on tap (for 6 bucks) as oppose to buying a 25 dollar bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2007 03:15:25 | More by bosco7
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yelterdow

New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Ego for scoring this very eye-catching 26 oz. black slipcast bottle. Bottled in December, 2006... I'm serving this in a pint glass at fridge temperature.

Appearance- A glorious, orange haze monster of a DIPA... the off-white, orange tinged soapy crown rises and gently pops from a three finger elevation slowly to a fat, condensed facsimile. Nothing out of the ordinary with lacing, though.

Smell- Bright, fresh orange aromas indulge the nose, with a definite soft pine tree element lingering behind. Interesting notes of cinnamon sticks join the party as the beer comes to temperature.

Taste- A mouth-crushing vice grip of hops begin right at the start and they become even more pronounced in the ensuing several seconds. Rough and enormous, there is no place for finesse here. This is a construction vehicle on a rampage.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Wimpy for the style, the carbonation barely even gets going, which is a problem for drinkability's sake... yikes this is a tough beer to get through.

P.S... this review happened in two stages, one day apart... halfway through the initial tasting I got so hammered just sipping this behemoth that I had to call it quits. Just thought you might like to know.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2007 03:01:14 | More by yelterdow
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy amber/orange/brown color with about an inch off-white head. The aroma is very nice, it smells like pine and citrusy hops, pepper (spice), strawberries, bready malt and just an overall hoppy and fruity smell. It smells very nice, and the aroma isn't overpowering. However, the taste is mostly citrusy hops and some malt. Finishes bitter, and the aftertaste is a bit harsh. Not bad, but it was a letdown after smelling the beer first. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and has a good amount of carbonation. Drinkability is OK, it's not hard to drink and the alcohol isn't very noticable. Overall I think it's a decent beer, but definitely not worth the money (I think I paid around $19 for this).

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2007 00:02:03 | More by bluejacket74
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance - pours into the MJ snifter for yet another toast to the Beer Hunter. A moderate cap of lightly creamed foam that fades and holds at a partial cover with a thick, sticky collar. Lacing is conservative but nice looking.

Aroma - crackery malts, bright orange and pineapple citrus. A low but detectable alcohol sensation. Not as intense as I was expecting but I like it.

Taste - earthy malts, chewy and heady with booze. The ensuing hops arrive fairly hot on the wave of alcohol. They fight through well enough but are also being held up by that heat. Mostly a grapefruity flavor, dry and biting. Goes very dry on the swallow, leaving the palate a singed desert of citrusy arid bitterness. An intense experience for hop fans. I can appreciate the beer but am not doing backflips over it.

Mouthfeel - moderate heaviness and stickiness, plenty of residue in the long finsh.

Drinkability - not really a beer I'd buy again, despite the positive marks. Good, but not distinctive enough to merit the cost.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2007 16:20:53 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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MiguelMandingo

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was a little disappointed by this beer. I bought this 750ml for $22.99 at Chevy Chase Wine and Spirits in Washington DC, and it was far too expensive for what it was. This brew seems to be all hype, and I feel that it didn’t measure up like it should have. From other reviews posted on this site, it seems that people either love this beer or hate it – I am pretty much dead center. I expected a lot more.

Split a 750ml bottle between two oversized wineglasses.

Appearance – It produced a small 1/2 finger head that quickly dissipated into a thin crown on the surface of the brew. It was a translucent caramel amber, brownish orange. Very murky.

Smell – I initially smell hops – grapefruit and lemony citrus, the slight scent of caramel malt, just a hint of pine, and the alcohol barely peaks through.

Taste – The taste is slightly sweet bready malt, but mostly it was a citrusy hops smack in the face. It is extremely bitter. It just didn’t seem very balanced.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel was so-so. There wasn’t enough carbonation to cut through the overly bitter nature of this brew. This was a medium bodied, but flat due to the lack of carbonation.

Drinkability – The drinkability was pretty decent considering the 10% ABV. I didn’t even notice the ABV label until I stood up and almost fell right back down, which is when I looked at the ABV on the bottle.

This was a nice homage to their brewer, but the price was pretty insane considering what it was – a fairly average DIPA. I have had DIPAs that cost way less and taste a lot better. It was worth a try, but I wish I could have tried this on tap and not forked over $22.99 for the 750ml.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2007 04:26:03 | More by MiguelMandingo
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Glazed144

New York

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep gold, very clear. Quite a malty aroma. Very carbonated, quickly dissipating head. wow, a lot to this brew. Definitely has a heavily hoppy presence. Alcohol burn, and a bitter hoppy aftertaste, much like a traditonal IPA. Let me repeat, a lot of carbonation. Not the greatest brew but very good nonethless. There is a lot to it. However, the hops are a bit overwhelming, (not that that's bad, I love hoppy beers) which unfortunately detracted from the complexity of the brew. It was quite difficult to hone in on the other flavors since hops have an ovrpowering presence, not the best balance I could have hoped for.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2007 21:55:12 | More by Glazed144
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GClarkage

California

3.33/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

08/11/07- Had on tap at the Toronado 20th Anniversary party.

Presentation- Via the tap into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Super murky looking. Kinda like the SF Bay on a windy winter day. Looks like something a catfish would enjoy swimming in. Yeast floaties with a huge ass one that appeared at the surface. The drinking was over at that point. Just looked massively unappealing. Very light lace from the limited amount I drank as well as a small less than 1/4 inch head.

Smell- Hops for sure as well as a pretty hefty malt base. Burnt caramel with some pils like hops as well as various other ones.

Taste- Was told by the bartender this was a Imperial Pils...not a DIPA. So, my taster was fooled while drinking this. I can definitely see more DIPA than pils here. It did however have a pils like hoppy flavor, but it also had some grapefruit action as well as a pretty flavorful malt taste.

Mouthfeel- Thicker beer that I should have ran through a fishnet stocking or something. Large bitterness aftertaste with a lighter carbonation level.

Drinkability- If all pours look like this, I will pass in the future if I see it again. The taste was perfectly fine, but the appearance killed it big time.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2007 23:56:34 | More by GClarkage
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Ego

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

beer review #300... so I considered on rating natural light but opted for this one instead...

eyes...
lovely fluffy white head stands at about 2 fingers, it sizzles like fajitas as it settles down and then becomes of the soapy ilk, she winds down to a constant film of bubbles stretched across my glass in just a few minutes with constant carbonation feeding up from the depths (10,000 leagues ?), clarified light caramel tone, clean looking. lacing is spotty, has some legs. overall this doesn't rock my socks off but it is good.

nose...
honey-ied hops mixed in with toasty caramel, almost smells like your average amber, the hops have a somewhat earthy aspect to them, along with your dose of pine forest, very subtle and maybe too subdued for a DIPA? it is very balanced though and many DIPAs throw balance out with the bathwater.

taste etc...
more brown tasting hops up front and then the more citric notes toward the end when the bittering kicks in, the malts hold their own but not as much as say 3Floyd's Dreadnaught, the extreme balance almost takes out the "extreme" aspect of the style. The ABV is also well hidden until one of 2 things:
a) it hits your stomach
b) you try to stand up too fast
there is minor to moderate alcohol burn once this puppy is inside your guts, the aftertaste does not linger to long on this which makes it a bit TOO drinkable for this ABV. the carbonation gives this a really great mouthfeel, very smooth, while the carbonation is not "popping" it does come off as feeling flat, it is the type of brew that blows up in your mouth to "Fill" the void, again, this adds to the sheer drinkability.

verdict?
not worth the price tag, but I think of it as a way of tipping our cap to a great brewer and company. they have been around for a long time, I wish both john and Rogue continued success.. now please put the imp stout in 6 packs or regular bombers!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 02:36:56 | More by Ego
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yourunclewalt

New York

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

"One sip of this beer will make you feel like a fall wind blowing through you, like a lumberjack with his axe slung over his shoulder." - Ryan Bischoffberger, August 2007.

A - Strong, hearty tan head that recedes to lacing on top of a murky, brownish red amber body

S - Obviously we're dealing with hops here, and it may just be my memory playing tricks with me, but the prominent alcohol character reminds me of a Belgian trippel. Call me crazy, or drunk.

T - Whew! Bitter, bitter, floral / crisp / spicy / and even citrusy hops assault the tongue behind a wave of harsh, vodka-like alcohol presence. The maltiness that was detected earlier is hidden.

M - Thin, with a hidden bite near the end between the carbonation and the alcohol burn.

D - This is definitely a sipper. Something special, I cracked it open after about 6 months in the cellar to commemorate a friend's trip to Japan. I would recommend doing the same; not the trip, but the celebratory drinking.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

08-09-2007 03:34:38 | More by yourunclewalt
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kernalklink

Arizona

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Spotted this gem in a wine store- hope to see more of that. Brew poured a thick amber, with a nice sticky head. Great hop aromas, mild bready malts and some spiciness. This brew took my tastebuds for a ride- first a burst of acidic citrusy hops followed by a molasses sweet malt explosion. The malt fades and then your tongue is surrounded by overbearing piney hops- great finish. Mouthfeel was not too heavy, medium bodied and smooth. Much more refined than their imperial IPA, very enjoyable, wish it wasnt so expensive.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2007 01:41:27 | More by kernalklink
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drseamus

New York

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer broke the cherry of my free Sam Adams glasses. It pours a dark amber color with bubbles rising the entire time thanks to the etched bottom. There was a head while pouring but it fell quickly after I stopped leaving only a thing layer of bubbles.

S: The aroma is hoppy but with a heavy malt presence that balances it nicely.

T: I am actually a bit surprised that the hops are in check as much as they are because I was expecting more bitterness. The bitterness is there, but it comes later and is balanced by the malt. The hop flavor is up front and strong, but still not overdone.

M: The beer is thick and smooth going down. It has a medium heavy body and is a great drink.

D: This is a good beer. I expected a over the top hop bomb but it is a very balanced beer. If it wasn't over 20 bucks a bottle I'd drink it a lot.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2007 02:04:18 | More by drseamus
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty copper body with a thick khaki head that settles somewhat but never quite goes away. Spicy pine aroma with some pale malt and citrus. Flavor bases itself on a steady supply of pale malt, mild toast, and generic graininess followed by strawberries, orange, and finally a tremendous amount of pine hopped bitterness. Mildly boozey but certainly not as much as one would expect with the ABV. Crisp, sticky, and bubbly. Easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2007 20:22:14 | More by DaPeculierDane
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served slightly chilled in a pint glass from a porcelin bottle. Poured a nice, somewhat murky, copper orange with some brown highlights. About a half inch of loose bubbly head formed. What head formed had some decent retention, and left some sticky lace on the sides of the glass. Smelled fruity, VERY hoppy, malty and bready. The nose wasn't very overwhelming as I had expected. Had a bitter, hop flavor to it. Tons of hops. Some of the alcohol shows through. Also mellow malt flavors, dark fruits, citrus fruits (mostly grapefruit), and yeast. Not too bad at all, just not what I had expected. Had a decent full, thick mouthfeel to it. Above average drinkability. Not bad, just not my favorite. I don't think it lived up to the $20 price tag.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2007 23:09:04 | More by jaxon53
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nriech

Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy orange, good carbonation. About an inch of head. Lots of lacing. Good head retention also.

Smell: Excellent, beautiful, lasting hoppiness worthy of Rogue and a celbratory beer. Citrusy, piney, grapefruit. A little sweet but the hops were oh so fresh. Very nice. Made me want to just stuff a handfull of hops in my mouth to stop the watering.

Taste: Well I got what I asked for, a mouthfull of hops! Sort of thick hoppy flavor dominated. High on the grapefruit with a little sweetness. The malt is there if you really look for it, I dont think they could have added enough to battle against the hops though without creating a mess.

Overall: Drinkable for me, but I LOVE hops. A little high on the ABV to be an easy drinking brew but I think I could suffer through drinking the whole bottle myself any day.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2007 15:45:00 | More by nriech
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Cresant

Kentucky

4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured this 26 oz. ceramic bottle into a Samuel Adams BL shaped glass. Bottle dated December 2006. The body was golden amber witha faint haze. The heart, frothy head reached 3+ fingers. The head was an off-yellow, beige in color.

Smell was flowery and sweet upon opening. Bready. Alcohol and tropical fruits developed later. Interesting and complex.

Taste reflected the aromas. Caramel sweet up front, however, there was a major shift toward a sizzling (but restrained) bitterness. An oily, zippy, flavorful bittering finish. The alcohol was very well hidden. This one was very drinkable.

Mouthfeel was full to medium in body. Mild to moderate carbonation. Tongue tingling, literally. A rewarding experience.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2007 14:11:20 | More by Cresant
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baos

Indiana

4.93/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured bottle into favorite Trappist glass. Big bubbly ecru head that 4 fingers that mellows down very slowly and laces perfectly. The head sticks around for you. Cloudy amber golden color. Its cloudy like a wheat beer.

S: Awesome cedar hoppy lemony smell, and just a nice fresh earthy greenhouse smell. Very fragrant.

T: Malty at first with the nice heat of the alcohol, but not too strong. Then the quick bite of hopps. Floral citrusy, with a roasted carmel malty taste, that finishes super dry.

M: Feels very well bodied. Warming.

D: I think this beer is pretty damn good. I love the dry bitterness, and the quick warmth of it as it flushes your face. Its a bit high in alcohol, but it is an awesome dinner beer. A+ to John Maier!

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2007 03:41:30 | More by baos
Rogue Ten Thousand Brew Ale (Brew 10,000) from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.