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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPARogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.77%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In a bold collaboration with Mother Nature, we grow our own varieties of aroma hops at Rogue Farms in Independence, OR. We also string, stake, train, test, trim, separate, sort, kiln and cool them. Brewmaster John Maier meticulously selected and blended 7 varieties of our aroma hops to create the bold and balanced profile of our 7 Hop IPA.

Added by oberon on 01-24-2014

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Photo of itsmarkalbert
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Eh. What can I say. It kind of just falls flat. Appearance marginal. Nice honey color. Residual protein and yeast cells pollute its cleanliness if you have a rough pour. Head is minimal and settles too quickly. Slight lacing on the glass. Smell is good. Like warm dough as it rises. Feels crisp and light on the tongue. Slightly over carbonated. It finished bold and bitter like it has plenty of the 7 hop varieties that it lends its name too but, this single fact alone takes it into the abyss. It tries to be everything and, in turn, lacks identity. It's attempted complexity becomes a testament to its failure at just trying to be what it wants to but, will never, achieve "a good beer."

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank in Café Académico.

A: The body is orange-y opaque with a white head that has some retention and lots of lacing.
S: Orange and resinous aroma with a minor but interesting yeasy profile that I wasn't expecting.
T: The taste is fruity, with mango undertones and orange points on a hoppy basis.
M: The body is great, medium to high with an awesome carbonation.
O: My first Rogue, I won't forget this mouthfeel. Great stuff here!

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Photo of stevoj
3.37/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draft at Lucky 13 - Boise. Mildly hazy, thin head, streaky lacing. Aroma is part floral, part soapy, part pine, which I guess should be expected when blending so many hop varieties. Taste reflects the aroma, with the soapy characteristics rising to the front. That's also what lingers, for quite a while. Not for the hop squeamish.

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Photo of do_ob
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle into a snifter. Copper in color with amazing clarity. Topped with 1.5 fingers of soft, dense, white foam. Weak aroma, but I get hints of mango, tangerene, hop resin, citrus, and pine. Incredibly fruity on the taste, but not a typical tropical profile. This is like grapefruit, mango, pineapple, etc infused with artificial sugar, almost like a tropical bubblegum or something. Definitely on the sweet side, and a touch malty. Despite the name, little hop bitterness is there. Decently creamy mouthfeel, and a damn near perfect weight.

Overall, it's okay. Not what I was expecting by any means.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured in chalice at Cut in Las Vegas

Copper color, clear, of white one finger foam cap , good lacings

Aroma of citrus, tangerine, orange hops

Taste of citrus hops over malt base

Good beer

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy burnt orange with a two finger foamy white. The head recedes to a thin ring leaving heavy soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is caramel malts, floral hops, orange peel and grapefruit.

T - The flavor starts with a strong amount piney hops. The hops fade into sweet caramel malts and some light citrus. The finish has a lingering piney bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with dry finish.

O - This is a nice IPA and one of the better beers I've had from Rogue.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in a Rogue glass somewhere between a snifter and a tulip. I don't see a date on it, but since it's still half full I can't search very thoroughly. I'll check after I drain the bottle. Now that the bottle is empty, I can see something on the bottom of the bottle, but even looking hard to read. It might say something like 297-D1-0129. Not sure though.

Pours amber with a medium head and medium carbonation. Somewhat hazy. Smell is fairly mild, mostly pine bitterness and toasty malt.

Taste is some kind of bready sweetness with a strong straight pine bitterness. Not bad, but fairly simple.

Mouthfeel is silky and dry. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of Crubbsy
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: poured golden honey with a foamy and frothy head that lasted for a long time after pouring. lots of thick lacing on the insides of the glass. 4.5

Smell: intenst hop boquet. lovely hop aroma but doesnt smell grassy or green. can smell a little of the malt too. 4

Taste: absolutely delicious and complex hop flavor, again without the green and grassy notes and a moderate bitterness at the very finish. backed by a sweet and simple malty flavor. this beer seems like it glows in your mouth during the experience. almost a mint-like sensation. very special. 4.75

Mouthfeel: this IPA is full bodied and has a fairly viscous construction. the glowing sensation is partly flavor but partly mouthfeel as well. this beer has a remarkable mouthfeel. 4.25

Overall: this beer is one of my new favorite IPAs. the hop flavor is great, and I love the minty sensation that this beer provides. 4.5

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 12 oz bottle into standard pint glass. Hazy in appearance with an amber color. A one finger head that produced a nice film, and nice lacing on the glass. The smell is rich & malty, on the sweeter side, with hints of apricot. The taste is similar, malty & sweet with some pine hops flavor. A bitter finish, with a mouthfeel that is both juicy and heavy. This is a decent IPA, and one of the better beers from Rouge that I have tasted.

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Photo of Kendo
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bomber into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is slightly hazy golden-amber that's more orangey-amber when directly backlit. Half-finger ivory head on top.

S: Very good DIPA nose, reminds me of the DIPAs I was drinking 7, 8 years ago (or more): brown sugary malt foundation is followed by citrus - some grapefruit but more orange, orange peel and even orange liqueur.

T: Malt here is bigger than expected - brown sugar and caramel malt are both the first impressions, but I'm also getting some honey-like sweetness as well. Hops don't provide a lot of flavor, actually - definitely a good amount of pine, as well as some oranges - candied orange peels come to mind - and modest amount of grapefruit rind. At times this reminded me of a barleywine, but ultimately it's not there entirely. Rather, it's a DIPA that's on the sweeter side of the spectrum. Since I like more bitterness and hops in my DIPA, I knocked it down a bit on the taste score.

M: Medium to full-bodied. A bit gritty in feel.

O: Good. Not great, and definitely not a hoppy assault, despite the 7 hops in the name. But I'll drink it.

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Photo of TequilaTom
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a thich off-white head that laces beautifully. Smells of citrusy herbal hops and carmelized malt. Tastes of citrus and piney hops with a large malt backbone to boot. Nice medium mouthfeel. Stands up to a nice meal of spaghetti and meatballs nicely! a great offering from Rogue.

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Photo of cbutova
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- 12oz to a pint glass pouring with a mostly clear pale gold body and a fluffy thick white head. The two finger crown dies to a thick blanket and lacing stays in thick blankets.

S- General sweet and zesty citrus hops off the top with an orange feel atop spicy, floral and herbal notes. Semi sweet caramel malts join in with yeast bread.

T- Shifts a bit to the pine and earthy woodsy hop spectrum perhaps neck and neck with the sweet orange citrus. Floral, herbal, caramel, bready, cereal grain, grassy and spicy backbone.

MF- Fluffy and creamy overall texture and my favorite part of this brew. High end carbonation and a bitter pine finish.

Generic orange citrus, pine and floral hops without anything to really stick out and grab you. Malts interfere a bit with the the hops and it doesn't come off super clean.

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Photo of Spikester
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy golden orange with one finger of white head that lasts. Dense fine bubbles of lace.
Smell is orange tangerine and sweet biscuit malts.
First taste is nice complex hop bill with a really big malt backing. Orange tangerine herbal floral light pine underneath. The pine lingers after the swallow. The 7.7% abv gives some notice warming the chest but not too prominent in the taste.
Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is just right. Finish if dry and not overly bitter.
Overall a very tasty beer from Rogue. I expected 7 hop varieties to just end up too bitter but it worked well for this ale.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle in an IPA glass.

Golden orange color, almost clear, with a dense 1F white cap. Fat rings of lacing.

Honey, sweet malt, alcohol, candied orange fruit, and pine are the aromas.

A successful blend of candied orange, sweet malt, and bitter hops.

Medium body, plus. It's sweet and boozy but the hops help counter. Slightly syrupy.

It leans to the sweet side of IPAs, likely due to 7.77% abv. It's good enough to drink again.

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Photo of justintcoons
2.53/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Golden amber with 1 finger of loose bone-white head. Good clarity with moderate carbonation.

Honey, honeydew, cantaloupe, pine, grapefruit, caramel, and toffee.

Honeydew and cantaloupe. Firm caramel and honey backing. Finishes with some smooth pine and grapefruit zest. Residual sugars linger.

Medium bodied, crisp, oily, sticky, and semi-sweet with a medium-light bitterness.

The hops and malt are in perfect balance. It's a Rogue IPA, better known as an Amber Ale.

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Photo of dorianmarley
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a honey amber with a white head that fades and nice lacing.

Nose is sweet malt, pine needles, orange blossom honey, croissant.

Taste is initially biting from hops and alcohol, fading into blood orange, citra hops, vanilla, grapefruit zest finish.

Mouthfeel is full, slick, with plenty of carbonation.

Overall, it is a fine, but not especially interesting American IPA.

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Photo of ksimons
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-a clear golden orange color with a thin layer of cream colored head

S-smells of honey, citrus, and pine

T-taste is of citrus, honey, and earthy hops

M-medium body, moderate carbonation

Overall a fairly decent IPA, easy to drink

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Photo of runondirt
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

rich aromas of muscato, oak and malt; thick-bodied, quite bitter and earthy, sagey and resiney; finish bitter and austere, though not unpleasant. a big contrast from Rogues 4 Hop IPA and fun to drink in parallel. I personally go with 4 Hop for the care-free juicy hoppiness.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really good AIPA, but in a world full of them, it is better than many but inferior to many as well, and ..., just very good. (see the rest of review - on final review, it is outstanding).

It opens deep yellow. The head and foam are nice. The aroma is rich, malty and sweet. Not really hoppy!

The taste is bitter but balanced with some crazy malts. The multitude of hops seem to have blended well, mellowing themselves. It does continue to improve with warming too.

In general, this is a pretty malty AIPA, and that is the redeeming quality. It's bitter but malty and not at all a one dimensional hops bomb as the name would suggest. Recommended. On further review, it is outstanding..

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glad to find this as a single for $2.50 can't stand Rogue's 8-10 dollar bombers pricing.

A - Burnt dark amber brown clear and super bubbly with a 1/2 inch of head that settles to a nice lace ring.
S - A bit subdued for a 7 hop beer mild citrus and pine hops smells pretty balanced with the malt base.
T - Wow this is actually quite good! The hop profile seems mended very well its almost like it has no bitterness but finishes crisp and clean. It reminds me of Founders Harvest ale.
M - As I stated it is clean and crisp hoppy but balanced and a nice clean finish.

Overall I have never really wanted to run out and get another beer by Rogue but this beer is so good I may just snag a few more next time I am at Carnivores!

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Photo of ScrewBud
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Golden with thick foamy head
S - A little fruity and piney not as overwhelming as I hoped
T - Dank upfront which was nice
F - Nice and smooth
O - Going to buy another and update - packed a punch as well

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Photo of soupermirl
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic beer. Looks orange-ish, great head and nice lace around the glass. Beautiful color. Aroma is very hoppy, yum. Mostly floral followed by a little pine. Taste is fantastic. Forward balance hops and malt, not bitter. Great flavor. The mouth feel is full. Covers every portion of the tongue. Slight bitter on the end. Lovely. Bought 27 Feb 16, drank on 28 Feb 16.

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Photo of richj1970
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter. No visible bottle date.

A: Golden yellow with 1-2 finger dense white head with lasting retention and leaving some nice lacing.

S: Biscuit malts with a combination of piney and floral hops. Some bright citrus with grapefruit and tangerine.

T: Light caramel and biscuit malts with a complex mix of hop flavors. One minute a bit earthy and pine, and then citrus the next.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Finish is lightly bitter and dry.

O: Refreshingly different IPA. Probably not something I would crave every day, but a nice beer none the less.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was at The Fridge the other day, dropping off some trade CAN & scouring through the coolers to see what seemed exciting. I have to admit that one reason that I generally do not buy much of Rogue's beers is due to their bomber bottle format. I like drinking & reviewing new beers, but I do not need 22-fl. oz. in order to do so. A 12-fl. oz. bottle is just my speed, plus today has been a steady parade of televised hockey & AIPAs.

From the bottle: "Dare*Risk*Dream". It looks like the label might be made from recycled paper! Cool.

I Pop!ped the cap and despite it being very fresh, I have been performing gentle pours all day with great success so I am not going to change now. A swirl in the glass raised a finger of foamy, tawny head with good retention. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with button brightness. The earthiness of the hops on the nose put me in mind of a wet-hopped AIPA or an EIPA. It had a fresh mint smell, like herbs right out of the garden. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy. The taste was really minty, but very mellow in terms of its bitterness. Compared to some of the AIPAs that I drank & reviewed today, this was like hop tea. Understand, I mean that in a good way. It was not overly bitter, it was clearly hopped, but it had a mellowness that was unexpected. Finish was semi-dry to dry. I really kind of forgot that it was relatively high in alcohol and just kind of reveled in the clean, mintiness of the hops. Once again, if only they would put this in a CAN ...

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy copper/orange with a small frothy head with tight bubbles.

Big citrus/fruity hop aroma. Faint pine.

Moderate bitter tingle up front, it lingers as well. Slight alcohol burn on the tongue. Pine comes thru, but im not getting much else personally. This is a good bitter IPA though.

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