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New Crustacean - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | 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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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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4.1/5  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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sammyg832, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

Darkmagus82, Aug 20, 2014
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New Crustacean from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.