At last, a well balanced Rogue beer – strange that it comes in such an unusual brew.
Deep golden orange pour with a substantial head. Lacing is good, but the head fades quickly. I would describe this as a “malt IPA”, meaning it has hop IPA characteristics, and it has the appearance of a solid IPA, but shows at the same time it exhibits more sweet malt balance that takes it somewhat out of the IPA style.
Some citrus notes, but they are very muted, but this is still a very drinkable beer. Nice full mouthfeel with a perfect level of carbonation to show off the taste.
Enjoyable and surprisingly refreshing.