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New Crustacean - Rogue Ales

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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 9
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 07-23-2012

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
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Ratings: 191 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sussman68
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of J-Dub_Maine
4.57/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty, very drinkable despite the alcohol content .. beware though .. catches ya quick!

Photo of davegray
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MadeInOregon
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bradlee
4.59/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JAFoley
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Hazy pale amber body with nice white foamy head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Big sour apple and earthy, grassy, hops

T - Nice citrus and lemon grass hop bite followed by caramel, cherry sweetness. Hops linger in the aftertaste.

M - Medium/full boddy with moderate carbonation. Tacky and somewhat syrupy.

O - This was great. I'm typically not a big Rogue fan. I find their more typical beers to be weak and their absurd beers absurd. But this I really liked. A nice tasting barley wine with a more cali-hop bite for balance.

Photo of assman79
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ncherf
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beaver13
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy dark golden orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is fruity piney hops with some caramel malt and some alcohol.

The flavor is sweet fruity caramel malt with lots of resiny piney hops and some harsh fusel alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, nice fruit and hops but the harsh alcohol is a bit overbearing.

Photo of Dasauer
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.16/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Lighter than I thought it would be, but still a nice looking beer. Apricot gold body with a finger of off-white head. Nice retention and lace.

S - Mild nose. Light booze, water, touch of caramel, lemon lime soda, soft woody hops.

T - Honey, bread crust, bitter wood, and wax. Astringent lemony finish.

M - Super smooth medium body.

O - I like the concept, but the astringency on the backend is a little overpowering.

Photo of Pencible
2.68/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

A: This poured a cloudy light gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like fresh lemons and sweet oranges, with some tart grape juice.
T: It tasted like citrus zest and resin hops, with some sugary malt and alcohol. It had a clean bitter aftertaste with a lot of alcohol warming.
M: It was oily with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was barely a drinkable beer, with very one dimensional scent and taste. The body was good, but the finish was terribly rough like a shot of vodka. Age might help mellow the burn, but I don't know if the malt bill is strong enough to hold up over time. Not a high quality brew.

Photo of njtmayhem
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rudabegga9
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of double2chin
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of buzzy
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Deepc21
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of hughesjbailey
4.49/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Alpha309
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of Tictactisag
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Bikeboy1
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of leaddog
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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New Crustacean from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.