“Dedicated to the Hansen brothers – Sig, Edgar, and Norman – the Rogues of the Bering Sea. Portions of proceeds of Deadliest Ale will support the Fishermans Fund. Deep red in color, this ale starts off with a floral, slightly citrus hop nose, hop flavor soon fades into the malty backbone of this red ale.” 6.2% ABV
Purchased from Das Bierhaus in Fresno.
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into my nonic glass. The color is a deep reddish-brown, with a two-finger head that is fluffy and frothy in appearance. Some carbonation is visible, and solid lacing is left throughout.
Mainly plenteous floral hops, with faint caramel malts. A little more malts come through as it warms.
Medium-bodied, smooth in the mouth, but finishes with moderate hop bitterness. The flavor follows the nose pretty well, with not much else offered. The combination of floral (and almost spicy) hops and caramel malts lead to a dry finish, with the bitter hops dominating the aftertaste.
A pretty standard craft American Pale Ale. Some bitter hops, some sweet malts; neither bad nor exceptional. Smoother and better put together than others of the style, such as Tioga-Sequoia’s Mt. Whitney, but I guess I expected a little more for it being $6.99 a bottle. I hope a good chunk of the proceeds go to the Fisherman’s Fund charity, as I don’t really see another reason to fork out so much for a pretty standard level beer. 6/10.
Rogue Ales – Newport, Oregon