Old Rogue Pale Ale | McKenzie Brew House

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Old Rogue Pale AleOld Rogue Pale Ale

Brewed by:
McKenzie Brew House
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by NeroFiddled on 02-08-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by 99bottles:
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4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear copper body, moderate carbonation, below average retention on the 1/2" of white head that quickly fades to patchy lace.

Smell: A nice blend of sweet citrus from the hops and sweet carmel and residual sugar from the malts.

Taste: This has a really nice orange-carmel taste, sweet without being too much. I like the floral hop smell and the real hop flavor in the finish. It's not overly bitter like some pale ales, and it stays within the boundaries to make a really nice session beer. Easily the best of their regulars.

Mouthfeel: This is nice and creamy, for a PA. I really enjoyed the flavors and this beer was nicely balanced, very easygoing.

Drinkability: I liked this one better than the other beers on the menu. I was surprised in fact, as I sort of expected another run of the mill pale ale. I could have happily supped this all evening. Overall, the year-round choices seemed a bit dumbed down but the seasonals were nice showcasing a biere d'garde and a baltic porter.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clear, golden-amber body rests beneath a frothy head of bright white foam that holds well and leaves thin splashes of lace throughout the glass. Bold, floral and citrusy hops dominate the nose! It's very inviting - clearly some cascades are at play here! The body is medium with a very fine, median carbonation that leaves it crisp in the mouth. The flavor starts with citrusy hops over a biscuity, lightly caramel-touched malt, before its brash bitterness rises (still just 32 IBU's). Some more hop flavor becomes apparent as it crosses the palate; and it finishes dry with a gently lingering bitterness that's not overdone. Well balanced, refreshing, and enjoyable! Quite a drinkable pint!

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Photo of garthwaite
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at the brewpub, this pale ale has a very clear deep gold almost copper color with a soft, big-bubbled head. Aroma is peppery hops and sweet fruit with perhaps a hint of honey. In the mouth, this has a nice round resiny/herbal hop presence which is balanced comfortably by some caramel flavored malts. Finishes somewhat dry with peppery hops and a nice lingering bitterness. I found this to be a solid pale ale - easydrinking and agreeable, but unspectacular.

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Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another good one from McKenzies! Dark gold with a small off-white head. The aroma is filled with herbal/weedy hops and nice biscuit-like malts. The taste is hoppy up front with a nice hemp flavor in the middle and a slightly dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and spot on and the drinkability is good as well. Another damn good brew from the dude!

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Old Rogue Pale Ale from McKenzie Brew House
3.98 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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