Just like you, but different
6.2% ABV (3.2 standard drinks) in a 650ml Bottle – and it’s (according to the label) Beeston Stout, Chariot Pils, Melanoidin, & Cara Foam Malts, Amarillo Hops. 15.5º PLATO, has a rating of 70 IBU, 76 AA, 14.2ºL.
I like the Rogue Ales, and I’ve got a hope for this one too. But the name….. so here’s the list : Pale golden in color with a hoppy fruity aroma. Big hop flavor up front complemented by medium body and hoppyness mid-pallet. Finishes with a characteristic lingering bitterness. Which is a bit of nothing. 70 IBU’s should give it a nice bittery taste, there’s not a lot of other hints “fruity” isn’t much is it?
And yes, it’s the colour of yellow snow, hazy almost cloudy rimu tone golden and has a good two inches of powder top. Hoppy Aroma too.
It’s mildly bitter too, but there is an uncharicateristic harsh note, blunt almost. Not like a grass note this is a bit more base, noticeable, almost chemical.
The pdubyah-o-meter flails around and settles at 8 from whatever the scale is, making this average. For me the flavour is just a bit one-dimensional, there’s nothing to offset, enhance or mull over other than the impressively bitter finish. The body isn’t as complex as it could be, a bit thin.
A brilliant name, but not my favourite Rogue beer.