Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
3.3/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
APPEARANCE: Gorgeous, crystal clear copper color with a very nice, thick head...part of the 22 oz. bottle poured into a 16 oz. pint glass left a solid finger-full of fluffy head. As the beer sat it became more opaque. Lacing was heavier at the top of the glass than further down and the lacing up top clung to the glass throughout the entire 22 ounces.
SMELL: Not a very strong aroma, but instantly bitter and hoppy - a dry hoppy smell. No
Scent of sweetness at all, which in my book is exciting.
TASTE: The taste is surprisingly similar to the smell, not an overpowering taste by any means. In fact, some light beer drinkers might be capable of enjoying this beer while people who actually have a palate can still do the same. The hops stay bitter and dry throughout the sip, but do also stay crisp and refreshing. This is not as bold a beer as I thought it would be, but could be perfect for a long, warm, summer evening.
MOUTHFEEL: The Chatoe Rogue jumps around on the tongue almost immediately upon the first sip, tickling the roof of the mouth. The tiny bubbles continue to provide a lively feel all the way down helping to make this a very refreshing brew.
OVERALL: My first estate beer was from Sierra, and maybe I was spoiled, but given that this one was from the Great Northwest I was slightly disappointed. That said, I was looking for something more bold, hoppy and rich. That prejudice may have led me to not quite fully appreciate the fact that as a nice, crisp and refreshing summer beer the Chatoe Rogue would be absolutely ideal.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2010 11:33:56 | More by StoneTSR
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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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