25 IntegrityAle - Rogue Ales
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3.8/5 rDev +10.8%
750 ml bottle into signature pint glass; no bottle dating, but was a recent release. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, grape, honey, biscuit, cracker, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop, malt, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, grape, honey, biscuit, cracker, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, grape, honey, biscuit, cracker, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of malt, hop, and fruity yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, bready, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good blonde ale. All around good balance and robustness of hop, malt, and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
01-27-2014 22:53:25 | More by superspak
3.7/5 rDev +7.9%
Bomber from Libation Station.
A: Foamy orange off white head that pours a kind of copper color. Appealing, but rather standard.
S: Malts leading with faint hops. Notes of caramel linger.
T: Well-balanced APA between malts and hops. Very drinkable and tasty, but nothing very memorable or offensive.
M: Very well balanced between smoothness and carbonation. Medium bodied. Again, above average, but nothing that exudes the flashiness of the bottle.
An above average, very drinkable, but run of the mill beer. At $6.99 for a 22 oz, it's just way overpriced. There are plenty of $8-$10 6 pack options that are offer much the same experience.
01-01-2014 03:33:40 | More by RyanPoff
3.64/5 rDev +6.1%
The beer pours orange honey golden to light copper in color. There is over an inch of thick, creamy, foamy off-white head. It does leave rings of sticky lacing down the glass.
The aroma is malty, malted barley, touch of honey sweet, orange, a touch spicy/herbal.
The taste is fairly true to the aromas, hitting all the same notes, and then barreling to a surprisingly bitter finish, fairly dry.
It drinks smooth, medium-bodied, with refreshing, but not overdone, carbonation.
12-27-2013 00:29:33 | More by cpolking
3.63/5 rDev +5.8%
Poured from the metallic silver bottle into a shaker pint glass. Darker than blonde, a light ruddy amber color with a rich, billowing off-white head. Aroma quite mellow and downplayed, sweet honey malts, a little graininess, dry pears, very faint pine. Initial sips closely match the nose, honeyed breakfast cereal-like grains that are perhaps a tad coarse and husky, maybe some burnt caramel, but as one proceeds some grapefruit and gummy candy flavors develop nicely. Rather low carbonation and although the body is rather thin, the whole thing translates as a little syrupy on my tongue. Finish is grains sloshed with grape juice, ends abruptly. I don't know. This brew is a different direction for Rogue, less aggressive hopping and more dry grain that is usually the case, with some mouthfeel issues. Too thin and undercarbonated yet with considerable residual sweetness that is just kinda left there on its own, insufficient hops providing meager backup.
05-03-2014 23:04:14 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.55/5 rDev +3.5%
750 ml bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired this big silver ceramic bottle from the local beer store. The name of this beer is actually just Rogue Integrity Ale, according to the Rogue website, so someone should fix that. Anyway, it's been a little while since I had anything from Rogue, but my expectations are good.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.
A - Pours just over two fingers of fluffy soapy off-white head on top of a beautiful light honeyed orange colored body. Looks pretty nice.
S - Smell is pretty light. Honeyed graham cracker malts, hint of creaminess, & a hint of herbal hop presence, but this is mostly just a malt bomb.
T - Taste follows the nose: bready pilsner malt taste, some honey, graham crackers, biscuit, and faint citrus / earthy herbal hoppiness. Again, mostly a straight forward malt showcase.
M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with good frothiness, and good duration of flavor. Dry, bready honeyed malt lingering long and hard on the palate. Light bodied with good carbonation.
Overall, I was expecting more hops, and more complexity with this one, but it's a simple well-made pale ale. Definitely seems a little bit tame and "normal", especially by Rogue's standards, but it was a solid drinking experience. Glad to have tried it.
Rogue Integrity Ale ---3.5/5
12-08-2013 01:43:01 | More by mfnmbvp
3.54/5 rDev +3.2%
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a hazy orange amber color with a small head of white foam floating atop the brew. The head fades rather fast leaving a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of some honey and a bit of a grainy smell. Along with these smells are some caramel and citrusy aromas of grapefruit and some orange. Overall very mild and light.
Taste – The taste of the beer begins with a rather crisp and smooth bready taste with hints of a caramel and honey sweetness and a lighter hop flavor of a grapefruit nature. The grapefruit grows stronger as the flavor moves onto the end becoming the predominant hop flavor of the brew. The grapefruit never gets too overpowering however, always staying in pace with the malty flavors of the brew. The malty flavors upfront are of a more bready flavor transition to a more grainy like flavor with a bit of a hay-like flavor more toward the end of the taste. With a little bit of a grassy and herbal flavor also joining the taste at the end, one is left with a crisp but somewhat citrusy and grainy flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness, creaminess, and carbonation for a brew of 5.2 % abv. It balances the citrus and grainy flavors of beer nicely and makes for a rather refreshing brew overall.
Overall - A rather refreshing beer for the most part. I am glad however that I tried it on tap as I paid $ 5.00 for a pint, where if getting a bottle I would have been rather disappointed at spending ~ $12 for a “lighter” beer of its nature. Refreshing and nice but not worth the big price tag for a bottle. Try it on tap if you get the chance.
04-08-2014 15:18:53 | More by Darkmagus82
3.53/5 rDev +2.9%
750ml bottle at 41 F poured into a pair of chalices. No date or bottle codes that I can find.
Pours slightly cloudy, ambery/orange, smallish head, some fine carbonation. Smell is mild, very little to say about it.
Taste is pretty mild, but it's a blonde I suppose. I think it's richer and more interesting than most blondes I've tried. Somewhat bready, slightly citrus.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, not sticky. Overall, not bad.
03-30-2014 23:44:49 | More by snaotheus
3.51/5 rDev +2.3%
With its roots burred deep within the loins of Rogue's history, every now and then their Integrity Ale rears its beautiful head. And for their 25th Anniversary, the occasion presents itself!
As the exuberent ale pours, it does so with a solid gold color and a light haze that saturates its glimmer of gold. Perhaps strewed as straw or hay-like, the ale casts a frothy eggshell white foam that caps the beer with confidence from sip 'til finish and laces the glass with broken rings along the way.
Its aromatics are a soft blend of honey and fresh baking bread to start. But its bouquet really opens up as orange blossom, honeysuckle and citrus notes command the nose. Yet heading into taste, its straw and herbal hop portrayal adds earthy tones.
Its taste is alive with the citrus and straw flavors as both hops and grain play a major role in the beer's start. Light cracker-like crispness leads to a quick citrus, herbal, floral bit that opens up with pink grapefruit, orange zest, straw, lemongrass, coriander and tea leaf before heading head-first into a pithy bitter finish with an aftertaste of lemon leaf and citrus peel.
Its mid-light body kicks off mild starch and grain. Yet its carbonation carries away much of its maltiness as the ale quickly favors biting vegetative bitterness and skim alcohol dryness.
This ale really harkens to time when brewers like Rogue established their origins. These are fantastic beers that simply get lost in the flavor spread that is today's craft beer scene. Thanks for a trip down Memory Lane, Rogue!
02-05-2014 06:20:42 | More by BEERchitect
3.5/5 rDev +2%
Not the same as the old Integrity Ale,this is brewed as an American Golden Ale.Pours into an imperial nonic a clear medium golden with a sticky one finger white head atop that leave globs of lace as it settles slowly.Fruity malts in the nose along with more malty biscuit,leafy hops linger.Sweet caramel malts with light toast,a bit of soapiness and light leafy hops in the finish.This to me is much more malt driven than usual for Rogue,not bad.
11-14-2013 22:58:55 | More by oberon
25 IntegrityAle from Rogue Ales
79 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.