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New Crustacean - Rogue Ales

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very good

143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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 super hazy 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 end with a lighter yeast cake flavor coming to the flavor, the mix of tastes 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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4.16/5  rDev +7.8%

Bomber poured into a tulip glass over the course of an evening. Interesting description on the bottle, a brew unsure if its an IPA or a barleywine, and indeed, this offering does integrate key features of each style in a surprisingly effective fashion. Beer styles are clearly continuous rather than categorical variables ;). A light cloudy yellow-orange with ample rich and creamy off-white head. An initial sniff reveals spicy pine resin and fresh citrus rind, the expected IPA level of hop aroma and a sweet buttery malt undercurrent, with hints of peanut brittle and ripe tropical fruit. This one conveys a remarkable and perhaps unexpected degree of complexity on the palate. Pancakes and syrup, graham cracker, cotton candy, and rum-soaked raisins mingle with black tea, grapefruit and orange rinds, lychee, white grape juice, peach, and a massive cantaloupe melon flavor ... A veritable codex of hop flavors in lockstep with very sweet malts. Although these two dimensions are not integrated and do vie for one's attention, they do not exactly clash either. There is a fair amount of alcohol bite although I wouldn't say this brew tastes too hot. An American barleywine is going to feature some booze on the palate. Smooth body, on the thick side of moderate, mid-range carbonation and big resinous hops in the finish. Excellent hop flavor if a tad too sweet.

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New Crustacean pours a hazy golden color with a small lacing head. There is a nice bold oaky and floral aroma. The taste has a harsh strong floral flavor, with big oak flavors. Good body and good feel, very strong flavors. Overall it taste a blend of barleywine and an old IPA, a bit harsh but is a nice sipping beer never the less.

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New Crustacean from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.