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New Crustacean - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

172 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

Tictactisag, Today at 03:26 AM
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4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

lonewolfcry, Sunday at 07:57 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

wrightst, Sunday at 02:44 PM
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Bikeboy1, Sunday at 01:51 AM
Photo of leaddog
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.6% ABV

Appearance - Pours a clear copper with two fingers of bubbly white head.

Smell - citrus hops, tropical fruits (passionfruit, mango), grapefruit, bready caramel malts, dark fruits (plum, raisin), heat from the alcohol.

Taste - hit right away with the citrus hops, tropical fruits, grapefruit peel, pine resin, bready caramel malts and dark fruits.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant blend of the sweetness from the bready caramel malts and bitterness from the citrus hops and pine resin.

Overall - Rogue delivers an enjoyable cohesive blend of ingredients of an Imperial IPA with an American Barleywine. The aroma needs a minor tweak to bring out more of the hops. However, this one definitely speaks to Rogue's brewing creativity by pushing the envelope. An enjoyable brew nonetheless.

leaddog, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Casterbridge, Oct 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

beernads, Oct 08, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +6.7%

apw122, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of jmdrpi
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750mL capped bottle. no date.

pours a hazy cloudy orange color , thin white head. hoppy aroma - fairly earthy and floral. taste is bitter, dry, biting hop flavor. a little boozy. body is a bit syrupy and sticky. moderate carbonation.

jmdrpi, Oct 02, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

Moonshae_D, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

clausr, Sep 30, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%

Drunkenfist, Sep 29, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into snifter, 2014 bottling. Pours fairly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel/rind, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toffee, honey, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of big citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel/rind, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toffee, honey, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, pineapple, lemon zest, orange rind, pine, caramel, toffee, honey, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of big citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy/slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent blonde barleywine style. All around great complexity and balance of big citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Zekenyce, Sep 27, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -9.8%

Westyn, Sep 24, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -19.2%

SpleefCity, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

tommyguz, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

piccnd3, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Gasc0igne, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Washuffizi98, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

larryrestuccia, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

stevehagy, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

sammyg832, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

diablo14, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

joegrnwave, Sep 08, 2014
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New Crustacean from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.