Chatoe Rogue First Growth Single Malt Ale

Simplicity on the pour with a nice, orange body hat sits underneath the white head. Some lace, but not much to speak of and the head fades rather quickly.
Nose has plenty of grain character but the threat of extra hop presence also wafts into the nostrils. The tastes confirm that exact combo with the hops taking too forward a role for me (at least in terms of the style).
Finis is interesting since it imparts a fairly significant dry, cracker like ending that I wasn’t expecting and again seems a little out of style.
In the end this is like a LOT of Rogue beers in as much as it ultimately just seems over-hopped to me. Don’t get me wrong, this is not a “hoppy” beer as such, but it always seems the same with Rogue, that is the malts take a backseat in places they should be more to the fore.
One and done for me, here.

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05/01/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: ? %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 3.08
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