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Chatoe Rogue First Growth OREgasmic Ale

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So far I’ve been really impressed with the Chatoe Rogue beers. They use their own malts and hops to make these beers which is a pretty rare thing in the beer world. This one is a pale with Micro Barley Farm First Growth Dare and Risk malts and Willamette, Sterling, and First Growth Micro Hopyard Revolution hops.

Stats:
American Pale Ale. 6.0% ABV. 40 IBUs. Oregon.

Dark orange in color and very hazy with a nice head.

First sniff reminds me of every other Rogue beer with a slight yeast and hop aroma with a little bit of diacetyl. But on closer inspection it’s got a really nice citrus component and brings a lovely red fruit thing, especially cranberries.

Very nice mouthfeel, medium to full bodied with a perfect amount of carbonation.

Citrus and pine tend to dominate the palate, in fact, it’s a little bit too much. That cranberry thing does come through a bit, which I like. Diacetyl isn’t as present, because I think the hops cover a lot up. Considerable hop bitterness on the finish. Now I’m getting an incredible mint flavor on the finish, which I find fascinating.

If you don’t like hops, forget it. This is a bit off-balanced with the hops dominating the malt characteristics. It does have some nice flavors, but this is far from a mind-blowing beer. I will recommend. 86 points.

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