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New Crustacean - Rogue Ales

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very good

153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dedicated to Crustaceans
The name sort of says it all. John Maier, our Brewmaster, wanted to create a beer that defied traditional style definitions. The result was a remarkably hoppy yet balanced and malty ale that quickly became a cult favorite in our Newport brewpub. But what was it? It was not quite a barley wine and not quite a double or imperial IPA. Who really cares about putting beers into narrow categories? Great beer - just drink it and enjoy.

88 IBU

(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 07-23-2012)
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Served on tap in a snifter

Appearance – The beer is served a clear deep orange-amber color with a tiny head of white foam. The head fades very fast leaving a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is biggest a sweet smell with tons of caramel and toffee as well as some big fruity aromas of tangerine, orange, and apricot, Along with these are some lighter hoppy aromas of a grapefruit and grassy smell as well as a bit of a boozy aroma of a rum like nature.

Taste – The taste begins with a very bready and doughty taste with lots of caramel and toffee sweetness. Along with these flavors are a little bit of a citrus sweetness as well as a moderate showing of a grapefruit hop flavor. As the taste advances the grapefruit grows stronger in nature and is joined by some grassy and herbal hop taste. The herbal hops and grassy flavors actually out pace the grapefruit more toward the end all while a bit of a boozy flavor joins the profile. The sweet flavors all the while remain relatively constant, and in the mix of tastes that is left, ends up leaving a somewhat warmingly sweet and moderately hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the sweeter and more malty flavors of the brew mixed with the moderate hop and yeast the feel is rather nice and creates a nice slower sipper.

Overall – An alright Barleywine overall. It has a decent hop blend but also maintains a good level of sweet, malt, and booze. Not a bad try, but nothing all that exceptional as Barleywines go.

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New Crustacean from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.