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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 05-31-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Goldorak
2.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: A murky reddish-brown, it almost looked like a malt vinegar, a thin veil of head that clung dearly on what was yet another biker pour. I bet it's because of the dude I was with, he was wearing a Harley-Davidson jacket.

Smell: Surprising for a Rogue, the hops were very discreet, leaving all the room in the world for a malty sweet caramel, with a hint of butterscotch in there, so diacetyl detractors beware.

Taste: Hops do show up in the finish of this one, it's sort of a borderline barleywine and brown ale, like a botched batch of Arrogant Bastard. I don't really know what they were going for. It was pretty malty and had a pronounced boozy piquant. Not really my cup of tea.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ordered a pint of this “Red Imperial” at the suggestion of a bartender at the Rogue Public House in San Francisco, CA. According to the bartender, this beer was brewed especially for the 100th Anniversary of the Great Quake and comes in at a whopping 8% ABV.

Appearance is well above average. The body is a dark murky red-brown but when held to sunlight the beer shines a distinctive orange Kool-Aid hue. It’s just beautiful. Carbonation is light and head is confined to a thin ring around the glass. Aroma intensely fruity and rotten. Strong notes of oranges, apples, blackberries, and rhubarb. Grapefruit hop presence is light but noticeable. This Imperial Red seems to be targeting the extreme malt end of the spectrum rather than the extreme hoppy side. Flavor is deeply rich, containing caramel, a medley of berries, rotten apple cores, moldy orange peals, and a touch of baker’s chocolate. Body is full, very full. Mouthfeel is smooth, rich, and thick. Quite palate coating. Drinkability is moderate. Somewhat unbalanced. Could use more hops to create greater dryness in the finish and higher drinkablility.

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No Fault Line from Rogue Ales
2.88 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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