American Amber Ale - Rogue Ales
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1.53/5 rDev -60.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
I have really enjoyed the Rogue line of beers over the years. Sadly, this one I did not.
Poured a deep, reddish brown with a good, firm head that was slow to drop and left good lacing.
Smell is very hoppy, citrusy, slight maltiness in the background. Smells like an IPA.
Taste is HUGE HOPS bitterness (like a punch in the face), some citrus in the background hiding with a faint grassy flavor. The hoppiness got even more noticeable as the beer warmed.
Mouthfeel - effervescent all over the tongue, medium bodied.
Drinkability - What can I say? If you like a highly hopped IPA, by all means, order it. If you want a smooth amber ale like the label suggests, order something else! By the time I had drank 2/3 of it, I knew I couldn't finish. The last 6 oz. ending up watering the plants. Only Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barleywine-style Ale and the pale pilsners from the megabrewers have had this distinction up to this point.
Serving type: on-tap
10-18-2004 01:14:52 | More by PorterLambic
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