Rogue Farms 7 Hop Ipa - Rogue Ales
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4.12/5 rDev +4.3%
22oz bottle split into taster glassware
Notes taken on 06/29/2014
A: Darker caramel amber body with some decent clarity to it. Big heady tan froth billows up out of the glass with enduring hang time. Lots of sticky lace scatters across the glass after each sip.
S: Bright lemony pine hops in the nose with some spice and a touch of herbals underneath. There is a dash of ephemeral malt bread to it but this one is mostly hops and fairly unique or experimental if you will. Lemony spice and herbs. Pretty nice nose and better than I was expecting from Rogue.
T: Taste is a touch more floral than the nose with a big lemony-lime citrus flavor presence. I get some spice and earthy herbals rounding out those hop flavors and there is just a whisper of malt sweetness to the brew. Good and resinous with a nice bitter bite on it and the alcohol completely masked throughout. This is very nice and all about those homegrown experimental hops. Better than most all the other Rogue beers I have had.
M: The mouth feel stays light on the palate with a nice creamy smooth texture. Has a peppery bitterness midway that lingers for a bit. All in all a nice clean balance here.
D: Very drinkable with a nice hoppy punch and some new and exciting flavors to try out from Rogue for once. Definitely exceeded my expectations. Hats off to the farmers.
08-21-2014 22:41:16 | More by Nugganooch
3.9/5 rDev -1.3%
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was released very recently. Pours moderately cloudy bright golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, grapefruit, orange rind, light mango, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with bright citrus hop and light-moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange rind, light mango, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange rind, light mango, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of bright citrus hop and moderate malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, fairly sticky, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this a very nice DIPA. All around good balance and complexity of bright hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
02-17-2014 01:51:58 | More by superspak
3.9/5 rDev -1.3%
Kind of odd I would be the first to review this in the fact I live in North Carolina,although it's not supposed to come out until Feb 1.Pours into an impy nonic a burnt orange tinged medium golden with a sticky one finger white head atop,the color is all Pacific northwest going on.Grapefruit and sweet onion hoppy notes in the nose mainly along with some fruity maltiness.A rush of sharp citric hops on the palate at first sip that ends quite sweet and sugary,the hops do hit ya but not a whole lot of complexity,the alcohol sweetness does creep on ya.Big enough for DIPA status with it's alcohol and sweetness but listed as a "standard" IPA.I like it and could drink a fair amount of it.
01-24-2014 23:00:31 | More by oberon
3.39/5 rDev -14.2%
Pours a coppery orange amber with decent white head that faded into medium collar and wisps at the surface; none of which are uniform in size. Aroma is a mix of floral, faint tropical citrus, and some piney hops. There's also a faint toasty malt character to the nose. I like the higher than normal carbonation; which is odd, I oscillate between liking low carbonation and high carbonation in IPAs. Today must just be one of those highly carbonated days. Taste is bitter. It has a nice medium toasted malt backbone with those same three hop presences intermingling, but bitter throughout. Decent body: kinda thin but not too shabby.
02-11-2014 05:18:49 | More by mverity
3.81/5 rDev -3.5%
Copper to amber in color with great clarity. A half inch of rocky off white head rests on top. Brussels lacing. I smell a blend of piny and tropical hops mingled with light malt. The taste is bitter piny hop forward with a sourdough bread malt base to balance it out. There's a mild piny hop aftertaste. The mouth is moderately carbonated and yet fairly carbonated considering the strength.
06-15-2014 02:53:04 | More by Franziskaner
3.53/5 rDev -10.6%
Poured into IPA glass; golden-orange, the color of honey with a huge fluffy dense white head that fades very slowly, leaving lots of chunky lacing. Looks awesome.
Smells of pine, sweet grain that gets almost potatoey as it warms, grapefruit. There really is something odd and starchy to the smell. Not much dimension to the hop profile for having 7 hop varieties. Then again, I've never heard of any of these varieties of hops, grown by Rogue themselves...I'd much rather have a 7-hop IPA made from the newer NZ/AUS varieties. But then again, that's textbook Rogue...over-the-top marketing and bravado with little substance behind it.
Taste is relatively one-dimensional, although there are some surprising notes. It starts with solid pine and sweet malt, but then smooths and thins out into some sweeter grapefruit and slight tropical notes that do have a unique tang to them. Nothing mind-blowing though.
Mouthfeel is standard and appropriate.
Overall, I would like more unique flavors from a 7 hop IPA made from all new proprietary varieties. Rogue has a bad habit of touting their beers as unconventional and groundbreaking but in reality they're usually curious mediocrities at best.
08-13-2014 21:43:02 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
4.11/5 rDev +4.1%
Glowing orange copper body with a chunky clouded off white head textured beautifully rising above the glass there are seven house grown and processed hop varieties on the label listed, that's pretty badass right there. But I find it a bit muddled with the different hops to experience the different intricacies when they threw all the varieties into one brew, the green fist hoisting the hop vine on the label works for me and let's get some of the hesitancies I have of hoisting the pint out of the way by absorbing all of these alpha acids. As I continue to observe the creamy/rocky textured head it begins to look like a hop milkshake in my shaker pint glass. Aromatics offer up green, earthy, herbal qualities with lively citrus/tropical fruits, that's where the beer focuses it's quality within those true earthy dank/marijuana 2nd cousin qualities are predisposed in their family tree...let's get it straight the varieties listed are unique not everday hops including...Liberty, Newport, Revolution, Rebel, Independent, Freedom, and Alluvial these seem pretty distinct to Rogue hop farms! Creamy textured bready malts bring out an awesome balancing point, the hops aren't overly bitter or muddled as I first suspected there's a vinous hop earthiness, with citric rind, and crushed aspirin coming in with a moderate bitterness overall. Slick hop oils texture the palate and provide awesome lubrication to abrasiveness that hop oils can have sometimes, carbonation is creamy smooth and super natural without the element of fizzy beer the world has become instantly a more optimistic place to exist. Overall John Maier and the rest of the Rogue family continue to do what they do, brew beer on their own terms that they enjoy to drink. It's your option joint the Rogue revolution or sit and watch from the sidelines, myself...I've been here for most of the ride. Another great brewer from the class of '88.
02-28-2014 03:50:27 | More by WVbeergeek
4.21/5 rDev +6.6%
Pours an opaque deep orange with a large head. Leaves pretty good lacing.
Very sweet fruity hops on the nose, but still has a dry pine lingering in the background. The 7 hops complement each other beautifully on the nose. Really smells amazing.
Taste is another story. Maybe 7 hops is too much, but this IPA doesn't seem to have an identity. Not to say that it's bad. Up front is citrus hops, not a lot of bitterness at all. The pine and bitterness are fighting for attention with the citrus, but losing. Not bad, but with 7 different hops, I suppose a lot of the flavors are overshadowed by some others. As an IPA itself, it tastes good.
Very smooth and full with medium carbonation.
Overall this is a very solid IPA. Very drinkable, but a bit lacking in bitterness for a hophead like myself. I expected more diverse of a hop profile but mostly got one or two flavors. I do recommend trying this because it is different.
03-02-2014 21:57:07 | More by PeterParker
Rogue Farms 7 Hop Ipa from Rogue Ales
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