This was something….
I wasnt sure what to expect with this frisky ale….it beckoned me like a slutty siren with its red bottle on the shelf….
Ill say this now….im a sucker for a red dress…this Rogue Brewery Ale got me.
I was expecting a punch in the mouth, fuck you, here’s drunkeness, here’s mayhem, and here’s a headache in the morning….since its the “double” version of its older brother, Dead Guy Ale. I am a good friend of this beer…a very good friend.
But what i got was a complex sweetheart. You know…that girl that may be NASTY on the outside….but man….shes all about just LOVING you.
The first pull off of this ales had an initially caramelly smack in the mouth with a finish that had notes of melon and tart citrus. But the best was the body in between…imagine both of those things with the taste of a mild baked bread in between.
See…i never expected it.
I never expected myself to want this beer the next time i had a spicy Thai dish, or even a pulled pork sandwich with extra Sriracha.
Though im not a huge fan of fruity complex beers, it helped convince me that not all girls in red dresses are dangerous.
My score – 91 out of 100.