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25 IntegrityAle - Rogue Ales

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
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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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

AlaskanYoung, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of irish01980
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

irish01980, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of jkroese
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

jkroese, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of RobertJBeer
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

RobertJBeer, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of bernat1971
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

bernat1971, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.51/5  rDev +2%
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!

BEERchitect, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of mikepcarney
3.75/5  rDev +9%

mikepcarney, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of sonofliberty2
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

sonofliberty2, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

superspak, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of skubas86
3/5  rDev -12.8%

skubas86, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Ego
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

eyes...
quite the foamy bastard, almost three fingers of slightly off white head, clingy head made up of nice micro bubbles, a good amount of carbonation is present which of course feeds the head, slight orange hue and clear, pretty standard to above average fare

nose...
somewhat musty, mild caramel malts, very mild spice from the hops

taste etc...
pretty mellow, a mix of some spice, some sweetness, the malt profile is probably what jumps up first, Am I supposed to be wooed by the subtlety here... or bored by it ? this is so underwhelming on so many levels, just real middle of the road, a nice malt flavor and a hint of the hops really...

verdict?
disappointing. I don't mind going with a non psycho style for an anniversary ale but this is just average at best

Ego, Jan 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

UltimateLivewire, Jan 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

jaydoc, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of VinceMig
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

VinceMig, Jan 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Theniz, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

cuy50, Jan 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

buzzy, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of RyanPoff
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

RyanPoff, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

JStout22, Dec 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

st9647v3, Dec 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

tbryan5, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

biboergosum, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of cpolking
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

cpolking, Dec 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

TheSleepyMonkey, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Haybeerman, Dec 25, 2013
25 IntegrityAle from Rogue Ales
79 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.