Chatoe Rogue First Growth Single Malt Ale, the newest offering from their Grow Your Own series, pouted a well carbonated, clear pale yellow topped with a big, foamy white head. The nose held spicy hop notes with some dark orange flavors and grassiness supporting.
Chatoe Rogue First Growth Single Malt Ale opened with a surprisingly light start, almost pilsner-like, with slight pepper notes. A bone-dry, toasted middle took hold for the duration of the ale with some rind bitterness in the fade.
Chatoe Rogue First Growth Single Malt Ale is an interesting addition to the Rogue line-up… it had many Irish Ale characteristics, being dry and toasty, and seemed to be one of the few Rogue offerings that didn’t fit clearly within a single style. Certainly a beer worth checking out while it is still available.