Eugene City Brewery Track Town 200 Meter Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by theWrkncacnter:
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
01-26-2009 23:04:46 | More by theWrkncacnter
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4.18/5 rDev +10%
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.
01-29-2009 18:28:40 | More by alamode
3.43/5 rDev -9.7%
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
09-29-2008 03:45:15 | More by russpowell
4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
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
09-08-2010 03:25:16 | More by joemcgrath27
3/5 rDev -21.1%
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.
12-18-2008 03:21:39 | More by Spikester
4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
12-12-2009 20:04:53 | More by plaid75
4.33/5 rDev +13.9%
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.
08-18-2010 02:40:02 | More by KickbacksSteve
4.2/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
12-01-2009 00:27:18 | More by vkv822
4.1/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
01-13-2010 13:59:23 | More by Deuane
4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
02-22-2009 00:43:06 | More by Buebie
4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
09-06-2010 19:58:20 | More by andrenaline
4.35/5 rDev +14.5%
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.
11-08-2009 20:35:45 | More by Wasatch
4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
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
08-03-2010 21:36:52 | More by wordemupg
4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
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!
11-08-2008 02:34:20 | More by ccrida
4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
07-22-2011 19:42:05 | More by peacebone116
4/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
08-17-2010 17:13:03 | More by CampusCrew
3.33/5 rDev -12.4%
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!
10-18-2008 16:54:05 | More by Bitterbill
Eugene City Brewery Track Town 200 Meter Ale from Rogue Ales
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