New Crustacean | Rogue Ales

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Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.60%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by lacqueredmouse on 07-23-2012

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4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lighter in color and in taste then expected, but the flavor that was their was spot on.
Not really a Barley-wine, even though the 11.6% states otherwise, but an ideal
malted beer with the right amount of hops! Enjoy

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4.59/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty, very drinkable despite the alcohol content .. beware though .. catches ya quick!

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not your typical Barleywine, or Imperial IPA, not my typical review. I purchased this from Albertson's, for about $11.
Paired with a charcoal grilled bone-in ribeye steak, grilled zucchini with balsamic vinegar and lemon thyme, and grilled multigrain baguette garlic toast.
Poured into a Kirin pint mug, which needed to be re-filled at some point.
This beer did not disappoint me. It was a nice dark gold in color, and had a decent head on it. The smell was not distinctive to me at the beginning, nor was the taste, but the beer was too cold at that point. I had smeared the steak with which it was paired with some grilled mixed hot peppers, so that made it even harder to taste at first. Hey, this is real life, OK? But as the beer warmed it's characteristics started to come through. The mouthfeel was just right, not sticky at all, not watery. It was nice to drink an IPA (sort of) that was not citrusy, but just right, and the maltyness came through in a comforting fashion. I did not pay attention to the lacing, but the unwashed mug shows evidence of large swigs by the widely spaced rings of delicate foam. Due to the Hop Nosh (my go to IPA) I had before this while grilling, I could feel the effects of this high octane brew creeping up on me in a very pleasant way. After the second pour, A little roastyness came through, and a bit of phenol. It paired very well with the food and the entire evening. Wonderful.
One of the few Rogue products that has the ABV on the bottle, but I didn't see it, and instead noted the °Plato, a whopping 24, so I knew that it was special. I suppose that the ABV on the bottle is a kind of warning label, since most of their beers seem to come in at around 13°. I don't usually spend this much on a bottle of beer, but it was definitely worth it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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New Crustacean from Rogue Ales
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