Smoke Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by ColdBeer30:
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer poured an off-white head of moderate thickness and a hint of orange color. The head settles relatively quickly but there is some spotty lacing that stays after it is gone. The beer itself has a translucent warm amber hue and appears to be lightly carbonated.
The nose is very inviting. Smokiness is obviously very apparent but not overwhelming. May remind you of cooking on a grill. The hops have a resiny and grassy smell but the malts come through a bit stronger with smoky and toasty aroma as the name suggests.
The beer is not super complex but the ingredients are well balanced. Woody grains and bar-b-q are on the forefront with the beechwood smokyness being most noticeable. Hops seem to be almost absent until the end where they are quite pronounced and can linger on the tongue but not as long as the smoke flavor. At no point is the smoke flavor smacking you in the face.
Mouthfeel: light body feel but not thin or watery. Carbonation is mild.
Drinkability: Moderate drinkability. Does not sit heavy but I personally would switch to something else after having a couple in one sitting.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2009 17:05:43 | More by ColdBeer30
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District of Columbia
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Rogue brewpub in Eugene, poured into a pint glass.
A-Pours a dark golden amber, slightly opaque. Has a very thin top of off white head, visible lacing.
S-Smoked oak, caramel malt.
T-Sweet caramel malt, campfire smoke, slight hoppy bitterness. There's even the smallest hint of sour granny smith apple.
M-Light medium body, very light carbonation.
O-Pleasant smoke ale with light balance. The smoke flavor isn't overwhelming and I'd prefer more of it also more carbonation.
Serving type: on-tap
04-24-2013 00:55:57 | More by MeneerBeerSnob
Smoke Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.