Pours a nice light golden yellow with a robust 2 fingers of spongy head. Fairly active visible carbonation whittles it down over time.
Grapefruit zest, grapefruit zest, some mild floral hops in there and, oh yeah, grapefruit zest.
Holy grapefruit, Batman! I know there’s something else in here, but the grapefruit zest flavor is so overpowering that it’s all I can pick up. Tried to cut the taste with crackers and cheese in between sips, but there’s no denying that this beer tastes more like a bitter grapefruit juice than an IPA.
Nothing really notable here. It’s a bit dry on the finish.
If grapefruit is your thing, then you’re golden. I found it a bit on the astringently bitter side due to that grapefruit zest flavor. I did finish the glass I poured, but I personally would classify this one as barely drinkable. Your tastes may vary.
Not all that impressed, and not what I would expect in a Rogue ale. Though hops were present, this beer is overpoweringly grapefruit. I just couldn’t get past that very blatant smell and flavor, and with the dry finish I was left unimpressed.