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Eugene City Brewery Track Town 200 Meter Ale - Rogue Ales

Eugene City Brewery Track Town 200 Meter AleEugene City Brewery Track Town 200 Meter Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%


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

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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

8 Ingredients:
Malts: Northwest Pale and Munich.
Hops: Horizon, Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

16º PLATO
90 IBU
75 AA
6º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-29-2008)
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dgilks

Australia

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden colour with a small foamy white head. Poor head retention.

Crisp light citrus aroma with a hint of grapefruit. Good.

Smooth, light, crisp malt with some smooth fruity hops. Nicely balanced for a Rogue beer.

Medium light body with moderate carbonation. A good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2011 12:40:52 | More by dgilks
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peacebone116

California

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a painted bomber of this beer while visiting central OR. Poured into a tulip glass on 7/4/2011, only a couple days after purchasing.

A: Orange copper body--cloudy with quite a bit of sediment floating around. Prolific light khaki colored head--this recedes slowly from 2 finger to a thin layer throughout enjoyment, leaving a strong lace in its stead.

N: Pine and apple and orange.

T/M: Earth pine and a bit of peppery spice up front, backed by a lightly sweet malt that tastes of biscuit and honey. Oily and thick mouth-feel. This ale's initially dry finish is quickly replaced with an oily, bitter after taste that just...lingers pleasantly.

Overall, I think this is a very decent beer. Without checking BA, I would not have known this was an IPA style ale by looking at it--it appears to be more of a red or dark pale ale--but I really like it; well-balanced and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 19:42:05 | More by peacebone116
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Didn't realize this was a Rogue brew on first glance
A - a hazy rich orange, tall head that retained very well and left fantastic lacing up the glass as it dissipated
S - very pine hoppy along with citrus, slightly bready and just a little spicy
T - very comparable to the scent, there is also some light caramelly sweetness, and the spicy hop notes come through nicely on the finish, a great use of multiple hop flavours
M - medium body and carbonation, the hop bitter is featured but balanced well with rich and sweet malt
D - a nice take on the IPA, not a hop bomb but well featured hops but very well balanced with the malt, flavourful and fairly easy drinking, worth another purchase

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 03:25:16 | More by joemcgrath27
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to fellow BA joemcgrath27 for sharing this gem!

A - Pours a hazy orange colour, two thick fingers of head, great retention and sticky lacing. Great presentation!

S - Scent is very sweet and fresh, with pine needles dominating followed by citrus hops.

T - Much like the scent, it is very fresh and citrusy, with sweet lemon dominating the palette. Some grapefruit, pine and cedar all making an appearance. Absolutely delicious!

M - No complaints in this department, nice light feel, perfect carbonation levels, goes down smooth.

D - This is a very tasty IPA and I could easily toss back several of these without any hesitation. If this came in a 6-er, I'd add it to my go-to list for session beers. Nice sweet hoppy flavours, complemented by a nice moutfeel, make it an enjoyable experience.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 19:58:20 | More by andrenaline
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LittleDon

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pint on tap at the Rogue Public House in SF.

Amber and hazy with a great head and lacing. Very good head retention. Citrus aroma. Medium amount of carbonation. Taste reminds me of a blend between a West Coast and East Coast IPA. Very understated citrus notes in the front and middle with an earth bitter back end. Odd acidic (?) hop profile in the middle and end, though. Med-light mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2010 14:58:05 | More by LittleDon
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nickfl

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with a small white head on top of a clear, golden body. The foam settles quickly and leaves moderate lace.

S - Sweet malt with a fairly strong note of caramel. A light hop aroma with some sweet orange.

T - Initial flavors of sweet, bready malt are followed by light citrus hop flavor in the middle. Some orange character comes out next with a hint of caramel. Finishes with more citrus hops and moderate, pithy bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - A decent IPA with a surprisingly malty character considering the light color. There is some citrus hop character, but it doesn't have the overwhelming green hop aroma of many other examples of the style. More of an old school, bitter-malty IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2010 04:41:21 | More by nickfl
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks Gastropub in Jacksonville. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Golden body, thin white head, moderate sticky lacing. Aroma is citrusy, grapefruity, orangey, lovely. Taste has mild malt sweetness and a nice bitter hoppy bite. Pretty damn solid IPA, wish it was widely distributed.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2010 02:40:02 | More by KickbacksSteve
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CampusCrew

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this at the huge kickbacks dinner in Jacksonville, FL. I took some notes but mostly doing this from memory.
Appearance: light golden orange body and and nice full head with some retention
Smell: citrus form hops
Taste: medium bodied with a IPA focused on the hops. Nice overall beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2010 17:13:03 | More by CampusCrew
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650ml bomber poured into tulip aug3 2010

A cloudy orange that seems to glow with a large off white head that has great retention leaving partial rings of lace well down the glass

S citrus, pine some bread and caramels

T what I smell but some spicy hops I didn't pick up on the nose, a little sweet but nothing crazy and enough malt so the hops don't completely take over the brew

M thick for the color and quite bitter might be stripping some enamel of my teeth but I'm OK with that

D I enjoyed this beer, didn't blow me away but it's solid in all areas

drink this one if you like hops it's a pretty good beer

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 21:36:52 | More by wordemupg
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Hazy golden yellow with a medium off-white head that reduced to a thin cap and left ringing, sticky lace.

S-Citrus and spicy pine hops with backing sweet caramel malt.

T-Citrus and pine hop bite up front with a mildly sweet malt backing. Nice to see the hops front and center here.

M-Medium body fairly sharp and crisp with good lingering hop bitterness.

D-Quite drinkable, a solid west coast styled IPA with plenty of juicy citrus hops up front and a malt backbone that doesn't take away from the lupulin enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 13:59:23 | More by Deuane
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plaid75

New York

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the Rogue Ale House, Portland, Oregon.

Poured a light copper hue with one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a touch of cheese aroma followed by the spice warrior hops.

The taste consisted of a full frontal warrior spice.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a tasty single hopped ale.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2009 20:04:53 | More by plaid75
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vkv822

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber into pint glass.

Pours a medium orange with a golden tint. White head, with fair retention, leaves decent lacing. Has a floral hoppy smell, with more floral flavors, also some citrus and a bitter, lasting after taste. Good carbonation, medium body. A very enjoyable IPA all in all.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 00:27:18 | More by vkv822
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Wasatch

Utah

4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice cloudy golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, very nice one-finger plus thick/creamy off-white head, which then leaves some very nice thick/creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malt, citrus/pine. The taste is hoppy, slightly sweet, bitter, with some nice notes of citrus/pines. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very tasty brew, recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 20:35:45 | More by Wasatch
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pale golden orange color with massive amount of suds on top. Tons of off white sticky lacing. Head sticks around the whole time.

Pineapple juice dominates the nose. Citrusy and sweet smelling.

Bittering hops lead the way. Not a whole lot else going on. Lacks in any real sweetness or citrus as the nose suggested. Some malt to add some balance. Just a bit of grapefruit peel bitterness comes through. Guessing the alcohol is around 5-6%.

Mouthfeel is fine. About medium bodied and finishes semi-dry.

Decent drinkability. Nothing makes it stand out from the crowd, but it's not bad either. I would take some other of Rogue's IPA's over this any day.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2009 00:50:54 | More by jera1350
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lstokes

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Really aggressive head on the pour, but settled nicely with lovely lacing over a clear wheat color with lots of tiny bubbles visible.

Smell disappointing--just sickly-sweet hops, which don't smell as nice as they taste, which is nice, but this is really just a hop bomb. One sip, some honey, some grain, ten seconds, BOOM your palate explodes with pine and grapefruit.

It's good across the board if you like hops, but not complex enough to be excellent as far as I'm concerned.

Quite creamy, above-average mouthfeel, but not super drinkable over the long haul because it is so bitter and hoppy.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 03:12:10 | More by lstokes
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Buebie

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz brown bomber into my Sam Adams Turbulator.
First off this looks like a wheat beer, its a pukeishly pale unfiltered bright yeallow. The head is very fluffy, 2 fingers and white. Takeing its time to receed, leaving thick globby bubbles that resemble floating dumplings in soup. Thick sticky webs of lace leaving a honey comb pattern down the glass.

The aroma is a sweet fruity floral hop aroma, with pine and a touch of orange peel and grapefruit sweetness. Malty sweet grain and a touch of clover.

Thick creamy and quite slick feeling mouthfeel, with carbonation zinging at the swallow. Abv is unknown but if I were to guess based on taste I'd say somwhere in the range of 6-8%.
Its mildly sweet up front with a great floral hop taste and fruity esteres, a touch of honey and a good strong grain taste. At the swallow pine bursts in bringing its buddy grapefruit along for the ride. Earthy mildly spiced cracked peppercorn hop flavors.
Finishing very bitter, all balance is now lost. The hops linger for a long time. This is a hop bomb with a 10 second timer beginning at the first sip.

Very good! I was really in the mood for pallete devastation tonight. This one did the trick.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 00:43:06 | More by Buebie
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alamode

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 Oz bottle poured into my Avery "Quality Control Vessel" (an American pint glass)

A - somewhat hazy, straw color with a nice white head that reduces nicely, leaving a thin, splotchy, oily froth .
very good lacing. carbonation looks right.

S - pine hops smell, some bread, west coast IPA for sure!

T - bitter, pine hops, a sense of grapefruit. I say grapefruit, but not like Green Flash.
there is some malt that shines through as it warms, but for the most part that left coast hop thing is what dominates.
bitter finish that lingers a bit.

M - really good carbonation and a moderate stickinness. I imagine a lot of people would think the feel is near perfect.

D - very drinkable IMO...though a little one sided with its hop character...which may disapoint some folks. I will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2009 18:28:40 | More by alamode
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theWrkncacnter

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle I snuck to NC with my baggage. Pours a clear straw color with a good foamy head. Just about one of the more perfectly carbonated beers I've seen. Smells slightly of some floral hops, mostly piney hops though. Good lacing and a very good, creamy head. Taste is just about what the perfect IPA should taste like. I would prefer a little more floral hop taste but that's just my personal taste, otherwise a spot on perfect IPA. Nothing really stands out except the huge piney hop flavor. Perfectly carbonated mouthfeel, with a good amount of lingering hop oils. Easy to drink, not sure what the alcohol content is but nothing shows through.

Overall a great IPA from a great brewery. More of the American IPA style than the British (which I prefer) but a great example of the style. You don't really see much IPA from Rogue but it's pretty clear they know how to make a great one. A definitely buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2009 23:04:46 | More by theWrkncacnter
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Spikester

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber with a fair sized head and good lacings.
Aroma is mildly citrus hops.
Taste is fruity citrus hops with a mild sweet malt backbone.
Mouthfeel is average.
Drinkability is just average.
One of the lesser Rogue products. Will try it on tap sometime.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 03:21:39 | More by Spikester
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ccrida

Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draught at the PDX public house, 200 Meter Ale is hazy burnt gold with with a small eggshell head that leaves decent lace. Served cool, per the norm, I've had quite a few of these in my day!

Smell is pretty hoppy but a nice rounded balance of NW flavors, citrus and resin.

Taste is very nice, big hop flavor but pretty clean, some apricot ale like esters probably more of the citrus hops, with a dusty cedar quality, better then I remember, I really dig it, a solid, classic NW IPA.

Mouthfeel is oily and slick, not to heavy, a nice, softer carbonation.

Drinkability is good, I really like this beer, a solid, fresh local IPA that is something I will associate with this area if I ever move. For now it's just another one of my awesome regular locals!

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2008 02:34:20 | More by ccrida
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a hazy light yellow gold with a 2 finger head of foam.

The smell is very hoppy with some light citrus and big pine but when you get past that intial burst, I can smell some earthy malt in the background.

The taste is *very* bitter. Grapefruit plays it big here and there's no lack of piney hop flavour here either. A nice 1-2 punch for the hopheads of the world. I'm trying to pull the malt out of this bitter concoction and there *is* some earthy and maybe some bready malt here but man, they haven't got a chance against the hop assault. This is definitely an American IPA that makes no excuses for putting malt a distant second in line when it comes to flavour and I'm thinking to myself, aren't there enough brews out there that do this already? Hehe...I guess there's always room for one more...

Nice medium to medium high mouthfeel, carbonation is just under medium levels, and it finishes extremely bitter with a long lasting aftertaste.

Btw, head retention is super excellent and lacing is very good.

Bottom line: Another American IPA with too much emphasis on the hops and not enough on the malt. Drinkable? Yeah. Appearance? Great! Mouthfeel? Can't get much better for the style. Taste and smell? Too damn bitter!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2008 16:54:05 | More by Bitterbill
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed honey color with 3+ fingers of flocculating cream colored head. This clears up a bit, insane lacing & head retention

S: Breadyness & light citirc hops, plus much pineyness

T: Grapefruitty hops, dryness, earthy hops & grainyness up front, wow, this one is hoppy! Some breadyness, a touch of astrigent grain & grapefruit as this warms a long with black pepper. Finishes astringent, with pine & grapefruit

MF: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation & some stickyness, skews hoppy, duh...

Drinks alright, but the hops are a bit too crude & the dryness & astringency don't help the cause as well. I could take or leave this

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2008 03:45:15 | More by russpowell
Eugene City Brewery Track Town 200 Meter Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.