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Mogul Madness Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

143 Reviews
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Reviews: 143
Hads: 333
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 6.63%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Docer on 11-19-2009

15 Ingredients:
C-123, C-150, Kilncoffee, Carofa's Special 2 & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare & Risk
Malts: Newport, Simcoe, Crystal 90, Amarillo & Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution, Liberty & Freedom Hops; Pacman Yeast from Hood River & Free Range Coastal Water.

16.5º PLATO
68 IBU
77.7 AA
36º Lovibond
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Reviews: 143 | Hads: 333
Photo of Kromes
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy dark brown with a thick tan colored head that sticks to the sides of the glass.

S: Sweet toasted malt and citrus hop.

T: Really good citrus hop flavor throughout. Hits up front and carries into the finish where the toasted malt cuts in and balances out the beer. The finish is only somewhat bitter.

M: Light and drinkable.

O: I really liked this beer....it is a little hop heavy, but nothing wrong with that as the flavors balance out in the end. (461 characters)

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at St Augustines in Vancouver.

A: 1/4" cream coloured head over mahogany coloured liquid.

S: Pine and floral hops dominate the smell profile.

T: Floral and pine hops over a rich caramel malt backbone.

M: Medium viscosity and level of carbonation.

O: I didn't particularly enjoy the hops used. More of a citrus taste would have been better. (351 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review based on notes, drank in late November

Pours caramel with 3 fingers of tan head. Great lacing & good head retention

S: Herbal & piney hops & a little brown sugar

T: Breadyness, piney & herbal hops up front along with a smidge of brown sugar. Dryness & brown sugar as this warms. Finishes with a herbal hop bite, some boozey warmth & more brown sugar

MF: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, nice balance & a nice warming sensation

A good winter warmer, easily one of the best Rogue beers I've had in a long time (521 characters)

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium orange with a white head. Some lace.

Grapefruit rind in the nose, with a bit of toasted malt. I wanted and expected more.

More hops up front, with some light malt sweetness, some bread crust, a little nutty grain in the end. Kinda hop-infused whole grain toast with a bit of sweetness. No true spice, just some grain and hops. Bitter in the finish. It works, but nothing different or unique.

Medium body, decent carbonation, a bit mouth coating.

Ok brew. Easy to drink, nice hop an malt profile. Nothing distinctive, but tasty just the same. (558 characters)

Photo of henskejk
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

A - Dark brown, slightly red color, with a light tan head which when poured was about one inch. Head sustained for some time and left small amount of lacing on the glass

S - Mostly hops in the nose, with a decent amount of piney character dominating

T - also a lot of hops in the flavor and some roasted malt flavor along with winter spice, but the flavor seems to be a little weak.

M - light body with a decent amount of carbonation

O - decent beer but definitely not my favorite, interesting take on a winter style even if it did miss a bit for me (598 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Cigar City pint glass. No freshness date on the bottle but there's a sticker that was no doubt placed there by the liquor store that says 12/14/2011.

A- From a slightly heavy pour comes a full inch of light tan head that retains a while and provides lacing in a snowflake-type pattern like the ones on the bottle. The color is a dark, reddish brown. The head sinks slowly to 1/4 inch with large bubbles gathering on the surface.

S- A big hop nose for a winter warmer. Reminds me more of grapefruit and grass than nutmeg and cinnamon.

T- Taste is pretty much just as hoppy but at least gives way to a caramel malt sweetness. Rogue is a brewery that just loves their hops. Everything must have that bitter to it. I'm not complaining, it's just you would think they'd mix it up a bit and not hop all their beers so heavily.

M- Prickly from the high hop content and somewhat dry. Medium-high carbonation.

O- I took off points just because this beer isn't a true winter warmer. It's a good beer, just not what it claims to be. (1,040 characters)

Photo of oline73
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. We opened this up on New Years Eve.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy mahogany with a finger of off white head. There is a good amount of retention and lacing.

Smell: There are some citrus hops with a sweet malty background. Nothing particularly interesting going on here.

Taste: Really hoppy with an interesting malt background. I'm picking up some nutty coffee and vanilla. The finish is bitter from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lots of smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this was a really weird beer. It was like drinking two beers at the same time. The malty profile and hops didn't work together for me. (685 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, opaque, stout-like sable with a nice tan head that leaves behind some average lacing. Aroma is seriously hoppy, having a firm evergreen tone like fresh-cut pine wood. Bold flavor has considerable hoppiness and some bitterness with woody and earthy notes and just a hint of caramel. Firm-bodied texture is fairly fizzy and leaves a tingly, slightly smoky finish. Go mad! (383 characters)

Photo of hyprlt
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz draft at the winking lizard in fairlawn ohio served in a tumbler

A: dark brown with slight red hues, not much of a head that i remember, drank it over an hour ago

S: very piney, the citrus may be considered a personal scent, pretty good

T: the mix of piney hop flavors with brown ale, almost porter characteristics

M: even though no head, good carbonation great consistency

O: drink it! rogue makes a few beers i dont like. This is far from any of them (462 characters)

Photo of goldbot
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber brown with tall, foamy, tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Hoppy, spicy aroma up front with notes of pine sap and flowers. This is backed by mellow, roasted malts with some chocolate and caramel notes. Taste-wise, the beer opens up with rather aggressive hops, but quickly becomes more subdued, with more malt forward flavors. Hints of chocolate, roasted malt, and rich bread. A distinctive nutty aftertaste provides a clean, smooth finish. Substantial mouthfeel, thick with medium body. Pleasantly bitter with good balance. (548 characters)

Photo of Mahlik
3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Rogue Brewery in Newport. Poured into a 4 oz sample glass. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours a deep red with a off-white head. Head dissipates to leave a creamy, bubbly ring around the glass.

S - Wonderful aroma of pine and citrus from the hops. A nice caramel backbone.

T - Lots of hoppy bitterness. Pine hits upfront with citrus undertones. Some subtle malty notes. The bitterness dominates here. Not very balanced.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Lots of bitterness that lingers for awhile.

O - Not a bad beer but it misses the mark as far as taste goes. A nice surprise of hoppy goodness isn't enough to make up for the unbalanced feel of this beer. (679 characters)

Photo of BeerLover99
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: dark amber/shiny cherry wood, finger khaki head,
beautiful lacing

S: mild spices, caramel, nutty, malt

T: sweet caramel/nutty, malt, mild spicy crisp finish

M: med body, smooth/mild crisp mouth

O: I enjoy Rogue, few of their beers I love.
This is a worthy Winter Warmer, but probably
won't seek it out again.

GOOD, NOT MUST HAVE! (338 characters)

Photo of argock
3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Mellow Mushroom (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Very deep reddish-brown with a short cap of beige head which left respectable amount of lace.

S: For a winter ale, the aroma is pretty soft with some amber and caramel malts, a faint dark malty fruitiness and some herbal, orange citrus, and honeysuckle hops.

T: The flavor is very fruity with a berry-like quality matched with citrus and floral hoppiness. Solid but not all that unique. There is not a lot of complexity.

M: Low carbonation gives it a creamy feel with medium-body.

O: Pretty uninspired overall although not a terrible choice. (628 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a shaker pint glass at WhirlyBall Vernon Hills.

The finishing move to my night out at WB. It pours a clear dark russet topped by a half-finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises light roasted malts, very light leek, light grapefruit peel, and light mandarin orange. The taste holds notes of dark caramel, very light leek, flowers, light-ish greens, and grass. Tastes sorta like a salad whose dressing has gone downhill slightly... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, kinda sad brew, one that's not sure what it wants to be, but it's schizoid nature leads to sub-par tastes and whatnot. (672 characters)

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

The beer is a dark ruby-copper color. The dark tan head is thick and stays around for a while. Sticky lacing. The beer smells of sweet pine, toffee, and caramel. The beer tastes malty with a pine backbone. Cinnamon spices blend with bitter grapefruit in the finish. The mouthfeel is well balanced, and perhaps sticky.

Overall, I really love this beer because it feels spicy and more of what I expect from a winter warmer. It's got that spicy bite that remind me of winter and the holidays. (525 characters)

Photo of ralree
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Extremely deep red color, beautiful reddish brown head, great retention and perfect lacing. Just a fantastic looking beer.

S: Wonderful hops, just like I like them from the West Coast. Grapefruit, spices, and a hint of honey.

T: Hops a really fruity and strong, malt is a little on the weak side, but brown sugar comes through nicely. Definitely some coffee on the back end. Aftertaste is a bit of burnt toast, but really sweet. Rather light flavor, but I kind of like it. It's like a light IPA - really strange, but good! Might be a good one to indoctrinate non-IPA drinkers. I would prefer a stronger flavor personally, though.

M: Really light and refreshing - definitely something fit to drink after skiing. Completely non-astringent. Good carbonation. Not super-dry, but dry enough. Medium-light body.

D: Goes down pretty well. This is one to have on hand after a hard day's work. Not something to have as a treat, though, as the flavor is so light. (960 characters)

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass.
Very thick frothy brew. Deep amber brown.
Smells crazy hoppy, especially for a winter warmer.
Taste of hops and caramel, slight rye/bitter aspect.
Overall, a great unique beer. Although it doesnt quite match up with what I would consider to be a winter warmer, its great nonetheless. (316 characters)

Photo of bruachan
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

grreaat head. one of those foam mesas going on. deep, rich mahogany color. lacing is not only prolific but impressive topographically

smells like Arrogant Bastard, quite frankly. pinehoppy and drybutterscotchy. juniper? sweet hops

dryish caramel all around. butterscotch, reinforced by a piney hop flavor. woah...there, at the finish...that was REAL butterscotch. a little sweet & buttery for my liking (404 characters)

Photo of 57md
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance was dark brown with ruby red hue. There was less than a finger of head with no retention. There is rye bread in the nose and some mild chocolate upfront in the taste. As you get halfway through the beer the hop finish really begins to sneak up on you (in a pleasant way). (282 characters)

Photo of YouSkeete
2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Very dark amber/brown, very cloudy. Thick tan head with nice retention.

S: Caramel, citrus, earthy pine, molasses, fresh hops and smooth malts. Big, heavy, complex aroma. Very mild hints of honey and fruit.

T/M: Smooth pine and hop flavors with some sour caramel malt sweetness. Bitter citrus and hops mixed with a mildly watery overall body. Still a light sense of fruit throughout, yet it's masked by the bitterness and other earthy tones. A bite of citrus follows through to the aftertaste. Watery and bitter mouthfeel.

D: Easy drinkability but this brew is missing a lot. The flavor is well put together but doesn't follow through. (641 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an almost rusty hue to it and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was a big, light brown, foamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A sharp smell of hops, caramel, pine, and malt.

T: Tasted of caramel, pine, an earthy quality, malt and a big shot of hops. A generally pretty well-rounded flavor that reminded me somewhat of a barleywine.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a slick, prickly finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a surprisingly tasty and well done beer. An interesting take on the Winter Warmer. (555 characters)

Photo of UDbeernut
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a cheater pint glass

A: tan, somewhat murky, foamy off white head with fair retention, reduces to a lacing cap that rings the glass

S: hop aroma punches the nose with pine and citrus

T: more well balanced than the nose would indicate. Still packs a piney punch.

M: drying and prickly, medium bodied

O: a decent beer from rouge. (357 characters)

Photo of PRpitmaster
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours very dark with a nice creamy full head
smells of fresh piny hops and some caramel and fruity tones.
taste of a subtle coffee and roasted malt flavors, and a flowery herbal afterkick nothing too overpowering. very dry finish.
nice beer, willing to pick it up agiain and enjoying. (285 characters)

Photo of jmarsh123
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out brown with a solid tan head that has staying power. Massive lacing down the whole glass.

Smells of coffee and some piney hops.

Tastes about like it smells. Enough hop presence to let you know its there, but a very well balanced beer. Solid but not exceptional.

Mouthfeel is pretty average. For a winter warmer, I'd like it to be a bit thicker than it is.

I've had better and worse both from Rogue and from this style. I was hoping the deliciousness of Amarillo would shine through a bit more than it did, but still a solid brew. (542 characters)

Photo of loren01
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a reddish brown color, good sized head with nice lacing down the glass
S: Smell is nice and hoppy, piney hops mostly. Also earthy scents and slight yeast
T: Roasted malt flavor and coffee followed by earthy/piney hop aftertaste
M: Medium bodied beer carbonation feels about right to me
O: This is a tasty beer really complex in the aroma and taste. Hadn't had this one before but I'm glad I picked it up. (413 characters)

Mogul Madness Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.