Rogue Irish Style Lager
Reviewed by Brady White on March 12, 2015 in Spring Guide
- Brewery: Rogue Ales
- Origin: Newport, OR, US
- Rated On: March 12, 2015
- Best Before: N/A
- ABV: 4.8%
- Ideal Temperature: cold to cool
- Style: European Pale Lager
- Rating: GOOD !
This 22oz bottle pours a rather hazy, medium golden straw colour, with one finger of restrained, foamy, and mostly creamy off-white head, which leaves a curtain of tightly webbed lace around the glass as it genially recedes.
It smells quite strongly of gritty biscuity, grainy, and crackery pale malt, a touch of sassy lemon juice, and grassy, spicy hops. The taste is mostly grainy, wanly biscuity bready malt, more lemon fruitiness, with a tint of orange, and fairly plain, mildly leafy, earthy hops. The carbonation is indeed noticeable, but in an understatedly frothy, somewhat fizzy manner, the body a weakly medium-light weight, a tad oily, and mostly smooth. It finishes off-dry, the plain pale malt doing well to hold its own in the face of some heady noble hops, a Saaz-like one the most outright aggressor.
Lots of pleasantly peppy stuff going on here, insomuch that this is more than yer typical pale lager – pilsner hops seem to have a tendency to pop up readily here and there. Tasty, and worthy enough of a session of heady craic indulgence, even on this side of the pond.