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Mogul Madness Ale - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: Docer on 11-19-2009)
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

frost162, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap in the Rogue bar on Union St, San Fran: 3rd Feb 2013.

49ers had just blown the Super Bowl and I thought this would go down well too!

It did, an off-white crown sat on top of a dark brown body that had a red hue to its look.

Raosted/toasted malts in both the nose and taste: semi-sweet with a more bitter and dry finish, plenty of flavours to pick up within the brew ranging from coffee at the fore through to a mild citrus note towards the end.

Interesting and a good start to six beer mini-session I had that evening.

BlackHaddock, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

tbryan5, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of b1515152004
2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

b1515152004, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of goblin7704
4/5  rDev +8.1%

goblin7704, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of DemoniChris
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

DemoniChris, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of mikeincharleston
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

mikeincharleston, May 26, 2013
Photo of ScottyDuzntNo
4/5  rDev +8.1%

ScottyDuzntNo, May 14, 2013
Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

KStark, May 13, 2013
Photo of leftoverburrito
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

leftoverburrito, May 09, 2013
Photo of DaPan
4/5  rDev +8.1%

DaPan, Apr 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Noelito76, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Drop Off Service in New York, NY

A: Pours an opaque yet clear very dark brown in color (approaching but not quite black) with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation near the surface and some cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall light beige head that reduces to a couple of small patch of thin bubbles and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts along with light to moderate aromas of pine/resin hops and just a hint of spiciness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of dark roasted and slightly burnt malts that is followed by moderate flavors of pine/resin hops. Moderate to strong amounts of bitterness that linger for a short while.

M: Just heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This one is a bit of a hybrid of a Black IPA and a Winter Warmer which I find a slightly awkward style - it is a little more approachable than a lot of other winter warmer beers as it is less sweet and not as intensely spicy.

dbrauneis, Apr 05, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Drop Off Service, New York, NY

A: The beer is very dark brown (near black when viewed from afar) in color. It poured with a thin off white head that died down, leaving some bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pine resin hops and hints of dark roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is dominated by a moderate to strong aromas of bitterness with notes of pine resin hops and hints of roasted malts.
M: It feels a bit heavier than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a little easier to drink compared to other beers in the style and reminds me a little of a Black IPA.

metter98, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Nage37, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

bigbeers84, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes taken last night at Kick-Off in Waterloo, on tap via disposable plastic kegs.

Although not traditional for the winter warmer style, really enjoyed this beer. A winter ale with attitude!

Pours a beautiful dark (blackish) amber with decent head and impressive lacing. Very limited aroma with only the faintest caramelized malts. However an awesome taste, with a bitter profile from start to finish. Resinous pine and pineapple, and a lovely backbone of roasted dark malts with both coffee and dark chocolate tones. Delightfully bitter finish lingers for an impressive length of time.

Not a beer I have seen before, but one I will seek out again whenever possible.

hopsolutely, Mar 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

iguana1010, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of scratch69
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Cloudy brown color with two fingers worth of tan, foamy head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Strong hop aroma with a hint of brown sugar and caramel.

Taste- Piney hop bitterness at the start with some spice and toffee-like flavors blending in toward the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- A little too hoppy for the style but drinkable.

scratch69, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

LongRoad, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Kelp, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of sam_bliss
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A thin creamy head sits firmly atop this dark dark brown ale. A bit of licorice and some mint is present in the aroma of dark malts and resinous hops. Overall, it smells like a richer, more bitter brown ale. Spicy chocolate taste. Chili peppers and dark cacao live large with just a hint of evergreen hops and some caramel malt. Its a bit toasted but not too smoky; the coffee malts don't come through as strongly as I had expected. The lacing lining the side of the glass is astounding, good enough to raise my appearance rating from 3.5 to 4. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and more carbonated than is necessary for a winter warming beer.

Overall, this beer has trouble finding an identity, especially as a winter warmer. I like it but I am not too picky.

sam_bliss, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Imaster, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of GoalieRon33
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Muddy brown. Foamy head, ending up clumpy - like moguls. Mildly uninviting. Solid, opaque, but underwhelming.

S - Piney, spicy, malty. More of a Winter smell than a Floral/Hoppy smell. Maltiness that seems to be normal for Rogue Ales. Strong malt that shines through.

T - Malty, spicy, with a bitter hop finish. Resembles other winter warmers at first. Slightly sticky, bread-like almost. As the taste dissipates, the bitterness/bite of the hop agenda becomes evident. Truly a surprise for me. A welcome surprise.

M - A little watery, yet slightly frothy. Not overwhelming, but strong enough to be on the full-bodied end of the spectrum.

O- Good beer. Not a normal "Winter Warmer" spice/malt with a sweet finish. The hops were a pleasant surprise. Overall, this is a One and Done for me, but well worth it every chance you get.

GoalieRon33, Mar 07, 2013
Mogul Madness Ale from Rogue Ales
84 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.