Rogue New Crustacean Barleywineish Imperial IPA Sorta
Note: Close to or recently past best before date, but still tasting great.
Brewery: Rogue Ales
Style: Barley Wine
Format: 750ml Bottle
Dedicated to Crustaceans.
The name sort of says it all. John Maier, our Brewmaster, wanted to create a beer that defied traditional style definitions. The result was a remarkably hoppy yet balanced and malty ale that quickly became a cult favorite in our Newport brewpub. But what was it? It was not quite a barley wine and not quite a double or imperial IPA. Who really cares about putting beers into narrow categories? Great beer is great beer - just drink it and enjoy!
Rated 94 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
My first barleywine. There's no way you can tell it's 11.6%. Some maltiness, lots of bitterness as expected for an American brewery IPA. Share with a fellow hop-head!