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New Crustacean | Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
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290 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,749
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
290
pDev:
11.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
58
Trade:
1
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Photo of hreb
3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Blue 750mL bottle served in a chimay chalice. I've had this for a while and been saving it for a special occasion, so this bottle is most definitely not fresh. Pale Golden and not quite clear color, with minimal white head. Strong, sweet aroma of ripe fruit, apples, pears. Smells like a remarkably pale barley wine. Flavor is 180 from that though: strong, bitter hop flavors of pine sap. Reading from the labels, 88 IBUs is not necessarily all that much for an 11.6% double IPA, given the amount of residual sugar that usually comes alone with a beer of these proportions. And yeah, this sure is sweet. But you absolutely taste the alpha bitterness, which combats the malt sweetness rather than harmonizes with it. If the aroma is underwhelming, the flavor just falls flat for me. Interesting? Maybe. Good? Nah. Would it be improved by being served fresh? Anything's possible, but I'm unlikely to bother to find out.

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Photo of mltobin
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 8444dodgers01
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, golden appearance. Two-fingered, frothy head that does not want to collapse. Aroma is dank, peaches, grilled hamburgers and potato salad. It definitely has a harshness to it. Sticky mouthfeel. The finish is long and bitter. There is some floral notes to it as it sits in the glass. Salty. When drinking this beer you can tell its percentage. But i think it will mellow out alot as it sits while i drink it. Thanks Nick Reid for going to the brewery to get it for me.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RDW
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sethcroisant
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KensWorld
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bshefftz
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kds2437
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kvgomps
2.25/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My neighbor shared this beer with me. It poured a hazy orangish with frothy white head that left a very nice lace. The scent had hints of bitter citrus and sweet malt. The taste started sweet like Barley wine then turned grapefruit bitter. The Mouthfeel is fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's an interesting beer and certainly worth a try.

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Photo of sanitarium16
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice: color is copper, pretty clear, head presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to ring on the sides; head is off white.

Smell is hot - and i mean boozy, then comes the malt which is pleasant and much more neutral/biscuity than traditional barleywines; the booziness is fairly strong once warm but there is some lighter hoppiness - a little citrus, a little grass.

Taste is less boozy, more neutral/biscuity malts - which play very well in this intermediate style beer. Malt is starting to age but there is no sign of caramels; hops are there but the flavors are hidden behind the booze and modereate maltiness, but the bitterness shows up well - hops notes are subtle citrus and floral.

Mouthfeel starts a bit sweet and full, then dries and lingers as bitterness.

Overall a unique brew, big booze and full lighter malt flavor with a big bitter finish.

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Photo of RobertJBeer
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass from a 750ml bottle.

Appearance: Light semi cloudy amber, medium bubbles rising maybe half a finger's length. Head rose a straight white color coming off with sticky lacing.

Smell: Floral and malts, actually it's a pretty appetizing scent.

Taste: malt bomb on roids, extra bitter and hard

Mouth: Sticky and appetizing but the finish at the end isn't I think what everyone would be craving.

Overall: Good brew but to call it barleywine-ish is a borderline crime. It's a DIPA in a very cute bottle. Salud!

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Photo of bobv
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Moderate pour yields a one inch head that dissipates down to a ring in a few minutes with some nice lacing. Nose is all barleywine; with malts, hops, and alcohol heat. As it warms the the hop bitterness comes through on the palette with that malt backbone. The mouthfeel is where this really stands out. Excellent! Overall, this could be considered a triple IPA.

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Photo of stevoj
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Grunt fill from Albertsons. Dark golden body, instant small, fluffy head. Big warm, malty aroma, taste Ramps up the heat. Boozy notes, sweet malts, small bitter hops bite. Really nice on this cold wet day.

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Photo of InfragilisBrew
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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