Chatoe Rogue First Growth OREgasmic Ale

22 oz bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Pour here offers a good, high head (deep and rich with a nice off-white color) that lingers. The color however, is a different matter – a turbid, murky, dirty brown that I don’t care for. The color undoes the good work of the head IMO.
This is a VERY strange beer to me.
Firstly it does not look (or feel) like an APA at all. It seems to dark to me, and the tastes are odd.
This beer just seems overdone. At first the beer seems too malty. Then, in the next mouthfeel it feels too hoppy. It’s as if there is a constant fight going on between the opposite ends of the flavor spectrum that never come to an agreement. there is conflict. It feels unbalanced to me, but in a way that I don’t recall experiencing much. It’s not that one element is too big, it’s just that the character that is there seems to be in a constant battle with other tastes in the beer.
Many Rogue offering these days seem over-hopped to me and this beer goes a bit further and seems “over-everythinged”. Odd beer, not good and so much so that the whole concept of GYO is completely lost here.

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08/11/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.0 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 2
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 2.5
Overall: 2
Total: 2.3
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