Rogue Ales: Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerilla

ABV: 7.5%

IBU: 16

Availability: Limited release

@untappd says: 3.11/5

Nearly had to reinforce the window sill to fit today’s Kong-sized window sill beer.
Rogue Ales is one of those breweries I have always been curious about. They got their start in 1987, when “some like-minded Rogues” decided to start a brew pub. The original location opened in October of 1988 in Ashland, Oregon. Fast forward 27 years, and Rogue has become a brand that prides itself in doing things differently, and against the status quo. Still rogue after all of these years! In 2010, Rogue struck up a creative partnership with the world-famous Voodoo Doughnuts, which has led to six doughnut-inspired releases so far.

The Grape Guerilla is the sixth of that series. Originally released in November of 2016, it’s inspired by the Voodoo Doughnut named Grape Ape. I had high hopes for this one, because I love this idea, and the spirit of the collaboration. Unfortunately, I don’t have much good to say about this beer. The nose was musty, and the taste just reminded me of grape cough medicine. There’s a time and a place for this kind of flavor, but it’s usually when I have a cold or flu. It hurts to say it, because I’m a big fan of what Rogue Ales sets out to do, but I can’t recommend the Grape Guerilla.

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