Rogue Ales Newport Nights – American IPA at 9.8% ABV | 60 IBU

Rogue Ales Newport Nights – American IPA at 9.8% ABV | 60 IBU (C$5.98 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 2-Apr-2020, acquired 1-May-2020, reviewed 16-May-2020)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale amber with one fat finger of fluffy ivory head diminishing gradually to a thin ring, spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: toffee & caramel, tropical fruit, dank pine, grapefruit, melon, earth. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high bitter, moderate-high sweet. (8/10) Palate: medium-full slightly syrupy body, moderate-lively carbonation, off-dry building and lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

“Pair it with •Oyster shooters •Karaoke •Questionable dance moves” – which leads to the obvious question: are there any other kinds of dance moves? The can only specifies El Dorado hops, but the brewer web site says “hop extract, El Dorado hops, Mosaic hops, Citra hops”. I’m sorry: “hop extract”? Really? Don’t get me wrong, this is a solid old-school West Coast IPA, but why throw that kind of wild card into the mix? That said, lots of respect for this big boozy old-school bastard. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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