Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by GIVEMEBACKMYSON:
3.28/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Pale copper in color with a two finger, not dense head that settles out to a wisp in short order but laces nicely considering it's a blonde ale.
Whispered smells of biscuits, pines and Juicy Fruit gum.
Flavor is largely grassy and husky, with somewhat of a jagged hopping. It's mostly back of the tongue. Up front it's got something of an acrid, aspirin type of notion. The malts just aren't quite doing their job here. It does finish off really clean so the notions don't linger at least.
The mouthfeel saves the day here, washing out quick and easy, with carbonation leading to a dryness that makes for repeated full cheeked quaff.
As for drinkability: This is homebrew-esque. If a friend made it, I'd give them compliments. But, while I'm certainly not here to tell the fine folks at Rogue how to brew, I think this one could use a little tweaking, and a little balance.
As silly as it seems to say, I think this one would be made great by honey.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2010 23:54:07 | More by GIVEMEBACKMYSON
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3.71/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This one was on the discount table, no date. Pours a cloudy bright yellow with an off-white, slightly tan, foamy head. The head sticks around, 1/2 an inch, for the duration. The lacing is OK - little, dry spots of popped bubbles, like sea foam on the beach. The smell is fairly one-dimensional - nothing objectionable, nothing out-of-this-world: sour grain, some citrus/vinegar. It's a clean-tasting, dry beer. If this weren't the coldest night in November in Alabama but rather, oh, JULY, then this would be an amazingly refreshing ale. Sharp, metallic hoppiness, grapefruit rind, basil, lavender. This one doesn't leave you parched, and the carbonation's just about right. There's a bit of density to it that is welcome, as it's not watery or thin. A good go at it.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2013 03:09:10 | More by kaufmaal
Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale from Rogue Ales
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