Smoke Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by hyuga:
4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I found a fresh bomber of this, so I'm re-reviewing it since my last sample was past its prime. Pours a wood brown to amber color with a very slight haze, topped with a cream-colored head that stays very well in the 2-3 cm range. A few splotches cling to the glass as it goes down. Great smoked aroma, of course. Reminds me of a barbecue. Maltiness is detectable under this. However, the aroma is not nearly as strong as it was in my aged sample. In the flavor, the smoke is much more subtle than I expected. Instead, a targeted and crisp rind-like hop bite takes center stage. Caramel malt is detectable just under this, and is more evenly distributed on the palate than the hop character. Gives a good balance between the two. Much better body than my last sample. Smoke is more present with retro-olfaction, and in the aftertaste. Although I expected more smoke, it's a good effort overall. Soothing, warming, and satisfying.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2002 01:46:59 | More by hyuga
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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.