Latona Bob | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.25%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by distantmantra on 02-21-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed in honor of Latona Pub's 25th anniversary.

On-tap at Latona Pub in Seattle, WA. February 20th, 2012.

A: The beer pours a dark reddish brown color with a small head of tan foam. Lacing is extremely minimal and does not linger.

S: The initial aroma is that of spicy rye malt, raisins and grain. Alcohol not noticeable.

T: The rye is predominant in the brew, which isn't surprising based on John Maier's comments from the evening at Latona. Nice caramel malt flavor follows up the rye with just a hint of bittering hops.The Meridian and Liberty hops aren't front forward, but they still help finish off the beer with a nice bitter note.

M: Medium to strong body with an oily mouthfeel imparted largely by the hops.

O: I'm not the hugest fan of Rogue (more the business practices than their beer), but when you make a 20th anniversary beer and then a 25th anniversary beer for my neighborhood pub, you get some props in my book. And then making the 25th anniversary beer a Red/Rye hybrid that's actually good, you get even more points. Nice sentimental release that's definitely drinkable. Worth your time.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Latona Bob from Rogue Ales
3.87 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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