Rogue is out of Newport, Oregon.
This beer pours a dark golden color, with an inch of foamy head and ample carbonation. The head dissipates and leaves almost no lacing as the beer is consumed. The aroma is intensely of grain and straw, with a slightly spicy bitterness. There is a full flavored taste of grain and straw with just enough bitterness to balance. The finish is dry and smooth at the same time. This is like a German lager. This is one of the best American lagers I have ever had.