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488. Rogue Creek Ale

Rogue Creek AleThis bottle had been kicking around my beer fridge for quite some time and I finally decided to open. I have no idea where I purchased it or how old it was but fortunately the beer held up quite well.

Chatoe Rogue First Growth is a series of beers from Rogue using ingredients grown on their farm. There are several others still available but this one was retired a while back. Beautiful deep red color with a tan head. Aroma has a mix of dark fruit and malt. Taste starts quite sweet and then turns a bit tart with the cherries. The cherry taste is not very prominent which makes this beer a lot more enjoyable than other super sweet cherry flavored beers I have had.

Overall this was an enjoyable beer from Rogue but not something I would seek out again. 
Pros:
Nice light cherry flavor
Cons: 
Alcohol Content: 6.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 25
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Rogue Ales
Brewers Description: We made this beer with our own hops and barley. Malty aroma, dark mahogany-brown in color with a rich, malty sweetness that finishes dry on top of a lush cherry flavor.

390. Rogue Brutal IPA

Rogue Brutal IPAGot this beer from Matthew Rand in exchange for something, not even sure what it was but always love exchanging beer with others. It sat in the fridge longer than it should have being an IPA but still retained much of the flavor. Rogue generally does a nice job with their beer.

Color is your typical orange with an off white head, nothing too surprising here for an IPA but it does look nice. Nice mix of hop aroma with some pine, earth and citrus notes, not outstanding but solid nose. Taste is surprising smooth and easy to drink. Since it is named “Brutal IPA” I was expecting something big and harsh but that is not the case.

This is a solid IPA with a fairly low ABV which makes it pretty easy to drink. You should try it, I doubt you will be disappointed. 
Pros:
Better than average in all aspects
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 5.8% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 59
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Rogue
Brewers Description: An Imperial bitter with exotic traditional floor malts, citrusy, hoppy flavor, stupendous hop aroma.

320. Rogue Dead Guy Ale

I heard about the Rogue Dead Guy growlers earlier this year at a local beer store and was bummed that I missed the opportunity to buy one last fall. This year when they came in they notified me so I could come over and grab one. I believe it was $16.99 which is not bad for 64 oz of beer and the best part is they glow in the dark. Well not the entire growlers but the white parts; skeleton on the barrel, etc. Like most things that glow in the dark it has to be completely dark for it to work but I will try to get a picture and update this post.

The beer is just the normal Dead Guy Ale which happens to be excellent. The beer has a nice bright orange color with thin white head. Mostly malt in the nose with maybe just a bit of floral hops. Taste is a bit hoppier than the nose but still has more malt than anything. Also some fruit in there although I am not sure what I am tasting, maybe apricot? Finishes clean and very easy to drink. 64 ounces of this beer is not a bad thing. 
Pros:  
Very drinkable, balanced
Cons: 
Alcohol Content: 6.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 30
Rating: ★★★☆
Brewers Website: Rogue
Brewers Description: In the early 1990s Dead Guy Ale was created as a private tap sticker to celebrate the Mayan Day of the Dead (November 1st, All Souls Day) for Casa U Betcha in Portland, Oregon. The Dead Guy design proved so popular with consumers and especially Grateful Dead fans, that we made it the label for our Maierbock ale. Even though the association with the Grateful Dead band is pure coincidence, we have gratefully dedicated Dead Guy Ale to the Rogue in each of us.

221. Rogue XS Old Crustacean

This was the fourth and final pint from Ebenezer’s Pub and by far my least favorite. I am not sure if this was just too much of a contrast from Stone Ruination (a double IPA) to a barleywine style or what made this one so difficult to drink but I ended up sharing with my brother in law and I am still not sure we finished our glasses before heading out to our next stop.

Deep red / light brown color with minimal head, almost no carbonation. Aroma is all malt as is the taste and it feels like you could chew this beer it is so thick and creamy. Big alcohol taste and as I stated before it was hard to finish. It may have been the combination of beers I had prior to this one but I am not sure I will ever try it again to check out that theory.
Pros: 
Cons: Huge malt flavor and extremely thick mouth feel.
Alcohol Content: 11.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 110
Rating:  ★★☆☆☆
Brewers Website: Rogue
Brewers Description: An unfiltered and unfined Barleywine. Intense, robust, malty and dark. The cognac of beers. 7 Ingredients: Hugh Baird Carastan and Great Western 2-Row Malts; Chinook, Cenntenial, and Perle Hops, Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

Specs: 25º PLATO – 110 IBU – 83 AA – 57º Lovibond

World Class Package: Draft, 750ml