Boomslang - Rogness Brewing Company
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3.84/5 rDev +10%
Well here's the thing. This is a lager, but it's not an IPA, not a DIPA, not an imperial stout, and not a rare whale of a barrel aged legendary black beer with a clever name. So, I'm NOT going to rate it like it's one of those! In fact, as American pale lagers go, right away I know I'm going to like this one, just seeing it in the glass.
Appearance is really very nice. Orange, clear, with a great big head that eventually fell to about a quarter inch of dense foam on top, which remained for almost an hour as I finished the bomber. And I can't remember the last time I had a lager that left lacing on the glass. The beer is a bit darker than what one might expect from a pale lager, but I'm not dinging the beer for that.
Aroma is fairly light, floral, grassy hops come through, as does some grass and hay, maybe some biscuit or dried cracker.
Flavor is more pronounced and is very pleasant. Fruity hops are most prominent, but there's some citric and floral notes as well. A solid malt backbone backs it up and makes it drink more like a pale ale than a lager, but that distinction isn't something that's etched in stone, and I don't mind when breweries blur the lines between styles.
Body is very full for a lager, about medium overall, with a dry and lightly fruity/floral hop finish.
Really I think this is one very enjoyable beer. It's not what I expected, and given the name, will probably get some noise from the people who were expecting an IPA. The hop forwardness, combined with the fact that it's somewhat drawn back from a standard American IPA, gives it a great middle of the road quality, and a nice complexity. Good job on this one. I'll certainly but it again.
03-12-2014 00:58:40 | More by AlCaponeJunior
3.4/5 rDev -2.6%
Growler from Premium Draught in Houston. Labeled as an India Pale Lager. Why do brewers keep insisting on beating the "India" term to death? Hops have been around for a while, not just for beers shipped to the subcontinent. I digress...
A: Pours a clear golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms and recedes to a ring. Light lace is left behind.
S: Light toasted malts, light grassy hops, light fruity hops. Fairly neutral in the nose.
T: A bit more fruity hops here. Orange rind, kind of pithy. A bit of bitterness. Kind of musky as well. Though overall, much more going on than the nose.
M/D: A medium body and moderate carbonation. Finishes with a nice dryness, which is enjoyable. Easy to drink. The growler will be gone in no time.
Not bad, and enjoyable for the most part. Something for the hot humid summers in this state. Though not one of the better lagers made in Texas.
06-14-2013 23:23:24 | More by champ103
3.8/5 rDev +8.9%
Poured into a chalice. This is a bright amber-gold color, with a dense finger's worth of foam on top of it. The aroma is very nice, with highly floral, almost fruity hops, and plenty of them. It's too bad that it's followed by a beer that's not all that interesting to drink. The malt is rather grainy and bitterness is not very high at all--not even typical Czech pils bitter, which is odd, given the designation as an "IPL". Hop flavor is the only saving grace, and it is nicely floral, lightly citrusy. The relative heaviness of the beer also doesn't fit in with the light flavors.
Oh well--it does smell nice!
06-13-2014 21:17:41 | More by allengarvin
Boomslang from Rogness Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.