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New Crustacean - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | 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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bernat1971

Washington

2/5  rDev -48.7%

09-15-2013 09:13:53 | More by bernat1971
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Tuckersmth

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

11-14-2013 00:10:36 | More by Tuckersmth
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

03-01-2014 23:23:08 | More by GRG1313
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brywhite

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

03-30-2014 17:38:19 | More by brywhite
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

3/5  rDev -23.1%

10-02-2013 10:04:26 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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oishiibiiru

Hawaii

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-23-2013 23:28:42 | More by oishiibiiru
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NHhomebrewguy

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

02-15-2014 01:42:22 | More by NHhomebrewguy
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

03-08-2014 19:29:33 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

05-08-2014 23:05:27 | More by millerbuffoon
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BigMcLargeHuge

Arizona

3.29/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Big blue bottle pours with a gold to copper body that has some haze to it and supports an off white head. The modest aroma offers up floral hops, soap, malt sweetened lime peel, a slight tropical fruit hoppiness and then a good dose of booze on the back end of the draw. The taste begins bitter with bitter tangerine and lime citrus hops that pulse with resiny bitterness and some malt sweetness. To midway it picks up floral hops and a soapy sensation that doesn’t come across that great. Overall the hops aren’t really working for me and it is boozy and rougher than a barleywine needs to be. At this point I’ll take the yummy original over this anytime. I'm not sure age will do this any good either. Wow, I haven't had an underwhelming barleywine like this in a long while.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 03:49:14 | More by BigMcLargeHuge
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Ego

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

eyes...
ultra muddy orange, a quiet head that only rises about 1 finger, really effervescent with lots of carbonation curling around in twisted columns towards the beer event horizon, leaves legs along the glass as a telling testament to the ABV lurking underneath, interesting looking
for sure

nose...
orangy and slightly spicy, lemon zest and a slight musty note, mild tropical fruit, curious

taste etc...
pretty thick mouthfeel, the carbonation kind of swells in your mouth, there is some sharp bitterness all over the place tempered (a bit) by the tropical fruit notes, but this does have a pretty damn bitter kick! this is a strange bird, the bitterness at times almost reminds me of the acerbic (but tasty) Stone stuff (like ruination) but the tropical fruit ending is a weird twist, the ABV really does let you know who is boss after just a bit (hint: the boss ain't you)

verdicT?
flummoxed... I like certain things about this beer, I don't like other aspects, it is pretty aggressive in the bittering department which I like but the sweeter flavors did not marry properly for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 05:48:02 | More by Ego
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of head on a cloudy medium straw colored body.
The aroma is musty barn hay...
The taste has an assertive orange and grapefruit flavor, to include the bitterness, at first. There are some very sweet malt notes that snake their way in and out. And the booze is there too.
The texture is thick with low carbonation.
It's a big beer with big flavors. Interesting for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 01:05:56 | More by Fatehunter
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Haven Gastropub in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky dark honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, honey, citrus zest, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors, but the mouthfeel is off in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2014 06:14:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-31-2014 17:26:43 | More by qcbrewer
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-06-2014 16:34:38 | More by EgadBananas
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-02-2014 12:19:01 | More by user785335
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Rosquin

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-09-2013 15:29:14 | More by Rosquin
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rbrefbeerman

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-11-2013 03:22:33 | More by rbrefbeerman
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kell50

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-31-2014 02:06:00 | More by kell50
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-07-2013 15:41:42 | More by jcjerabek
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carterbt

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-01-2014 05:26:25 | More by carterbt
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ricecracker420

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-31-2014 03:00:34 | More by ricecracker420
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-08-2014 22:47:23 | More by Knapp85
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-16-2014 19:03:02 | More by Zimm
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-04-2014 15:48:06 | More by scottwurst
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New Crustacean from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.