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25 IntegrityAle - Rogue Ales

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 11-14-2013)
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5%

12-08-2013 18:57:30 | More by djrn2
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2014 06:20:42 | More by BEERchitect
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -5%

01-19-2014 05:00:09 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -5%

12-11-2013 01:28:05 | More by kylehay2004
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oberon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 22:58:55 | More by oberon
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml silver painted bottle. As usual the label is bravado-heavy, with absolutely no mention of what the beer inside this marketing trope is. And why is the name mashed together here, when the otherwise useless label displays it as otherwise (ya know, in standard English?)

This beer pours a hazy medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of foamy, rocky, and mildly frothy ecru head, which leaves some drooping limestone arch lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of biscuity pale malt, middling orange citrus notes, understated earthy field honey, and grassy, herbal hops. The taste is semi-sweet caramel malt, a touch of biscuity breadiness, floral, soapy, and grassy hops, weakly fading honey, and some meekly lingering orchard fruitiness.

The bubbles are light, and mostly just plainly and agreeably frothy, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and smooth with very little other caveats, good or bad. It finishes barely off-dry, the grainy malt holding tight, while the mixed fruitiness waxes and wanes, and the weakly bitter leafy and grassy hops peter out much more consistently.

Another Rogue offering where the outside turns out to be way more sassy than the insides - which here involve a basic APA - decently malty, and yet a bit too underwhelmingly hoppy. A hard to explain criticism, as usual for this brewer - the quality isn't lacking, it's just hardly up to the price and overbearing machismo of, well everything about what I see before me now.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 05:58:57 | More by biboergosum
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

04-29-2014 02:19:44 | More by JAHMUR
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

03-29-2014 03:52:42 | More by DrunkinYogi
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 22:53:25 | More by superspak
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sendbeer

Georgia

2/5  rDev -41.5%

05-04-2014 19:05:12 | More by sendbeer
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -5%

12-05-2013 13:22:41 | More by harpus
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-30-2014 01:52:26 | More by scruffwhor
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

2.13/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Bought locally.

It pours a 24K gold, has a 2 finger head of foam that does well with the lacing.

It has a grassy smell to it along with some earthy malty notes and grain

I can't say I taste any grassy hops; a mild, hard to describe bitterness, with an earthy maltiness that hits my tastebuds like umm..rotten fruit? Rotten vegetables? Man, I can't go on with this one. It's the drain for yee.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 00:27:40 | More by Bitterbill
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-28-2013 13:27:34 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-25-2013 23:44:41 | More by Haybeerman
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-30-2014 01:27:17 | More by Griffith
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2014 15:18:53 | More by Darkmagus82
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-05-2014 02:33:28 | More by ZEB89
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-15-2014 23:36:04 | More by tommy5
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

03-23-2014 02:35:01 | More by WDJersey
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.3%

12-29-2013 18:29:35 | More by st9647v3
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

05-16-2014 03:43:43 | More by vermilcj
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5%

01-03-2014 01:18:08 | More by buzzy
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5%

01-19-2014 15:16:12 | More by UltimateLivewire
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-22-2014 22:52:22 | More by Kmat10
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25 IntegrityAle from Rogue Ales
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