Rogue Voodoo Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ale

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by JohnMaier, Nov 13, 2012.

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  1. DPMomutant

    DPMomutant Devotee (460) Feb 10, 2004 Missouri

    I'm not against trying such experimental beers, could indeed be interesting. But at the price point of the bacon maple beer I've not been able to pull the trigger. I can only afford to buy so much beer. If it gets reduced to about 8-9 bucks (in MO) maybe but not at 13 bucks. Maybe put these into bombers instead of (admittedly cool-looking) swingtops?
  2. DPMomutant

    DPMomutant Devotee (460) Feb 10, 2004 Missouri

    Dead Guy literally brought me to this site many years ago. I had enjoyed some Sam Adams and Boulevard offerings but trying Dead Guy really made me look into what beer could be.

    I have to agree on the price points though. The beers are still solid but the bang for the buck makes them only an occasional purchase at this time.
  3. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,400) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Amen to that brother!!
  4. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,400) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    I haven't had any beers by Rogue yet. IMO there are much better sounding and higher rated beers out there.
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  5. Spamsammich

    Spamsammich Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2010 Illinois


    People say "Oh you should let them brew what they want, they've been in the business for so many years." blah blah blah blah... It's their right. I agree with that.

    No problem. They could brew Chocolate Taint Cherry Pop Tart Ale for all I care.

    And it's my right to call them idiots, point and laugh, then drink something that is actually good.


    All a matter of opinion and point of view.
  6. merc7186

    merc7186 Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2010 New York

    Since when is not liking a certain beer by a brewery considered 'Hating'. Guess what people, every brewery makes a shit beer that is not liked by the masses. I personally thought that VMBD was not very good, especially for the price...but that doesnt mean I will never purchase another Rogue beer ever again. For 15.99 (which is our local shelf price), there are a slew of better beers to try. Also, like most people, when CPBB comes out, if it comes out at the same price point, I will probably pass on it because again, for that price point, there are a ton of better beers out there.
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  7. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Looks like I'm on a mission.
  8. fearfactory

    fearfactory Disciple (354) Aug 12, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Even my son knows better.....lemme guess, 26-35 demographic, right?
  9. Spamsammich

    Spamsammich Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2010 Illinois

    Wow... obvious troll is obvious.

    Guess again. And while you're at it, go back to the Anime boards where there are more of your kind.
  10. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona


    I'd drink it :wink:
  11. fearfactory

    fearfactory Disciple (354) Aug 12, 2012 Massachusetts
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    No man, just a new guy to the boards, trying to figure out which part of your posts are "respect beer" and which part is "beer advocate"?
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  12. Onizilla

    Onizilla Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2009 New York
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    This dude right here. So mad. Knock a few back and unwind.
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  13. jon2465

    jon2465 Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 New York
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    dont think ive ever seen a more ignorant statement.....ive never had ANY but it sucks...sorry dude think before u type
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  14. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (852) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Just let him live out his life not knowing how delicious hazelnut nectar is.
  15. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 North Carolina
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    im going to go out on a limb and make a prediction here,. its going to be amazing but tons of people are gonna bitch that its too sweet and its gonna get drain poured just like a grip of people have done with pumpking and creme brule. then back and forth bitching will commence(not enough hops chocolate peanuts banana etc), someone will blend it with bacon maple, which will then become the greatest drink concoction EVER and everyone whose had a stick in their ass about trying weird beers will curl up in a corner fetal position as their tounges separate from their bodys to seek out the amazingness brought forth from the beer gods to initiate the end of the world.

    i could be totally wrong though....

    keep up the good work at Rogue and much respect to a great brewery that likes to get weird!
  16. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Champion (840) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
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  17. pweis909

    pweis909 Poo-Bah (1,620) Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin
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    29 GABF medals spanning mainstream and off-beat styles is reason enough to give their beers a try. Of course, not everyone has to love 'em all, but the general ill-regard among so many BAs is surprising and suggests to me something other than enjoyable beers adventures is to blame.
  18. Chris_Cali_2o9

    Chris_Cali_2o9 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2012

    The maple bacon was pretty good, a little too smokey, but all and all a very interesting brew. My only good brew source in my area is up in Sac about an hour and a half away. I was there the other day, stocking up, and saw the maple bacon but didn't buy it. Frankly, there were better beer to buy that i had not tried. I most say though i am really excited about the peanut/banana voodoo and if it's in my area, i'll definitely be picking it up!

    I'm torn when it comes to Rogue, it's almost like i WANT them to be better then they are. They're very hit and miss when it comes to my palate. Just ordered old crustacean and john john dead guy and i'm hoping i get my hands on the new voodoo!

    Hopefully, they're all hits!
  19. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    When did craft beer enthusiasts start acting like wine snobs?

    The fuck is wrong with some people... christ don't take things so seriously. Beer is meant to be enjoyed and respected. That's all. Sure debate about flavor and quality all you wish but when it comes down to it some people will like things that others don't. That doesn't mean their opinion is in any way wrong or invalid, nor does it mean your preferred beer is superior to theirs.

    And go ahead, point and laugh at Rogue while you drink your "good" beer. They're too busy being one of the most successful craft breweries of all time to pay attention to such closed minded, pissant, ignorant comments in a thread in a forum on a website on the internet.

    Also, the beer world would be pretty damn boring if it weren't for new, off the wall innovative ideas. Why stick to tradition when you can experiment and make something new? I'm sure Belgian brewmasters didn't hear alot of "YOU ADDED CHERRIES TO YOUR BEER!? FUCK YOU!" when kriek's came to be..
  20. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (239) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    Yeah, where is that guy from DFH? Sam? Over rated beers? Sam?
  21. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 North Carolina
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    this exactly!
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  22. DRGinLBC

    DRGinLBC Initiate (46) Feb 20, 2007 California
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    It's for sale on their website.
  23. danedelman

    danedelman Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    It was my most expensive drain pour ever!! Thanks Rogue!!
  24. danedelman

    danedelman Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    As a home brewer doing 5 gallon batches I won't give my shitty beer out........
  25. VegasHopHead

    VegasHopHead Aspirant (213) Jun 21, 2012 Nevada
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    Hopefully this one is better then that pink bottle crap.
  26. claspada

    claspada Poo-Bah (1,983) Sep 27, 2007 New Jersey
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    Are you referring to the new Banana Voodoo or the older Bacon version?
  27. danedelman

    danedelman Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Bacon Maple
  28. CNR76

    CNR76 Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2012 California

    Had to just out of curiosity......

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  29. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Aspirant (210) Apr 4, 2007 Illinois
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    IMHO, that beer just doesn't sound appealing at all.
  30. fritts211

    fritts211 Aspirant (210) Feb 19, 2011 Tennessee
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    Well, Elvis would drink it, so why the hell wouldn't I? :wink:
  31. TheSixthRing

    TheSixthRing Poo-Bah (2,409) Sep 24, 2008 California

  32. mintjellie

    mintjellie Defender (630) Oct 2, 2005 Ontario (Canada)

    Here is a list of beers made by Rogue that hold a score of 90+ points with more than a hundred reviews:

    Chocolate Stout
    Double Chocolate Stout
    Shakespeare Stout
    XS Imperial IPA
    Imperial Stout
    Morimoto Imperial Pilsner
    Hazelnut Brown Nectar
    Brutal Bitter
    Chatoe Rogue Black Lager
    XS Old Crustacean
  33. CNR76

    CNR76 Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2012 California

    I meant had to pick it up today when I saw it on the shelf. I will be cracking it open amongst other beers on Thanksgiving. Have to have enough people around to share it.
  34. Brunite

    Brunite Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    I think DFH might have beat them to it on that one!
  35. Spider889

    Spider889 Savant (982) Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
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    Consider yourself lucky then.
  36. Brunite

    Brunite Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    With all due respect...that and 6 bucks will get you a coffee at Starbucks.

    Taste is always subjective. If we as a group can not agree on that, we are just having pissing matches. That said; the poster you quoted said that "in his opinion", their stuff is middle of the road. That is his opinion. He is not wrong because 100+ people somewhere disagree with him. I happen to agree with him. I have no bias regarding Rogue; but, I do do find their stuff (outside of Chocolate Stout) pretty meh and pretty overpriced relative to what "I" consider better options on the shelf. Taste subjectivity/preference and differences of opinion are the point of this site. Otherwise; every beer would be rated the same by everyone and their would be little point the the reviews section. Just saying...
  37. videofrog

    videofrog Defender (654) Nov 13, 2010 Texas

    Any post with the word "pissant" always deserves a like.
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  38. merc7186

    merc7186 Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2010 New York

    Obviously, these links are scewed by the liberal
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  39. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina

    Probably one of if not the best response in this thread.

    It does seem that craft beer enthusiasts have taken on the mindset of wine snobs. I mean, I am often times described to domestic swill drinkers as a beer snob, and I have no problem with it. Our little "fraternity" of craft beer drinkers seems to have forgotten pushing the boundaries is what makes this niche so exciting. Everyone has different tastes, why else would new styles continue to pop up year after year. I commend the brewers willing to step out on a liimb...granted I don't always like their offerings, but I am sure there are just as many people out there that appreciate the beers I choose not to drink.
  40. audioserf

    audioserf Aspirant (253) Sep 3, 2010 Connecticut

    The really off-the-wall beers aren't for me, but I don't see why anyone would begrudge a brewery the right to make and sell them. If people will buy the beer, then it's up to the brewer to establish whether or not it's worthwhile to keep producing it.

    Rogue isn't a favorite of mine, but Dead Guy is great and was one of the first "wow" moments I had with beer. A friend of mine described Dead Guy as, "What I thought beer would taste like when I first learned what beer was". I also really enjoyed the Morimoto Imperial Pilsner, and my fiancee loves the Honey Wheat.

    If you don't like a beer, don't buy it. Going out of your way to post negatively about that beer or its brewer helpes noone.
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