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Rogue Ales Rogue Rouge Brut IPA with Pinot Noir – American IPA at 7.5% ABV | 25 IBU

Rogue Ales Rogue Rouge Brut IPA with Pinot Noir – American IPA at 7.5% ABV | 25 IBU (C$6.61 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 23-Apr-2019, acquired 13-Mar-2020, reviewed 18-Mar-2020)

Appearance: pink-tinged clear medium amber with a short, short-lived off-white head diminishing to a thin skim, minimal spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: grape must, caramel & cereal grains, light pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low tart, low bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium duration lightly tart finish. (4/5)

Slightly less wine character than I was expecting, but I’m not sure that’s a negative, because it makes for a better – or at least more beer-like – balance. Personally, though, I’d’ve preferred a hoppier, less malty, balance for the beer component. (15/20)

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