“An Irish style lager with a smooth mellow flavor and an apple crisp finish. Perfect for floating Guinness!” 5.0% ABV
Purchased from Old Doc’s in Fresno.
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a nonic imperial pint glass. The color is light yellow/golden straw, and offers pretty clear visibilty. A two finger white foamy head is poured, and it sticks around to leave thick lacing throughout. Ample carbonation is visible as well.
Grassy, faint citrus hops, mixed with some grain sweetness.
Medium-thin bodied, with a bit of a harsh mouthfeel, mainly from lots of fizzy carbonation (which does subside as the beer sits in the glass). The flavor begins with the light citrus hops and some sweetness. It finishes relatively crisp, and with light hoppy bitterness. There is almost no aftertaste. There are no typical adjunct lager flavors prevalent in the taste.
I found Rogue’s Irish Style Lager to be one of the most drinkable lagers I’ve had to date. The lack of American lager adjunct flavors, combined with a lack of graininess in the aftertaste make the profile similar to a wheat style beer mixed with a honey ale. The beer does has a refreshing nature to it, and I couldn’t resist the challenge offered in the description to float some Guinness on the last third of the bottle. 7/10
Rogue Ales – Newport, Oregon