Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPARogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

958 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 958
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 28
Gots: 229 | FT: 1
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.02% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: oberon on 01-24-2014

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Ratings: 958 | Reviews: 119
Reviews by lochef81:
Photo of lochef81
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first experience with Rogue Ales and I must say that I am impressed. This offering pours a beautiful reddish copper color with a thick off white head that lasts throughout the pour and leaves a lot of thick lacing. The nose is subtle for a dipa but full of delicious west coast hop notes. Lots of citrus and pine poke through as well as a very nice malt backbone. The mouthfeel is sticky and coating in all the right ways. The flavor is far bolder than the aroma with a barrage of citrus hops (most notably grapefruit and orange pith), as well as pine and grass flavors. There is a perfect amount of malt to round out and balance the beer without overpowering what it is meant to be....a very well crafted and balanced west coast dipa. Good work! I look forward to trying more from this brewer.

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Photo of Nugganooch
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.

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of oberon
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of mverity
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of SemperIPA
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass out of a 22 oz bottle purchased at one of the USAG Stuttgart Shopette's in Germany.

APPEARANCE – Hazy bright orange in color w/ a thick tan head that produces artful sticky lacing all the way down the glass with each sip.

SMELL – Heavenly strong and spicy hop aromas.

TASTE – Immediately hit with a powerful citrusy hop front that melts nicely away into a sweetness and then fades into a nice bitter end.

MOUTHFEEL – Good full body with mild carbonation.

OVERALL – A rock-solid IPA that I really enjoy and hope to have again - soon!!!

Photo of Franziskaner
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of timontheroad
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly dark and hazy amber color. Nice fluffy head that dissipated to a quarter inch, nice lacing. Smell was flowery with a touch of tropical fruit and some malty sweetness. The flavor was a mix of flowery, biscuity sweetness and some nice grapefruit and orange notes. Lots of different things going on there. Mouthfeel was medium to thick, with the hop bitterness covering the tongue to make you want more and more. Overall, I liked this beer, would probably buy it again in the future.

Photo of PeterParker
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of BlazerT
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Teku glass.
A: Dark amber, burnt orange with medium, medium-lasting white head and good lacing.

S: Aroma is sweet. Medium citrus aroma - mainly mandarina, orange, than grapefruit. Also noticable medium tropical fruits aroma. Some malts - caramel and low aroma of dark fruits. In the background little booze aroma.

T: At first grassy, resinous, piney with medium to high bitterness. Than you can taste some sweet and malty accents - caramel, toffy. Also there are some bready notes. There is strong and really nice malty backbone. Aftertaste is grassy bitter and dry.

M: Medium body. Sticky texture. Semi-dry. Medium carbonation. Medium drinkable - a little bit too heavy. No alcohol warmth. Finishing is bitter - floral and grassy notes with some sweet accents.

O: Really nice AIPA, some say that this is DIPA. Nice, strong malty backbone balanced with quite high bitterness and nice hops aroma. Heavy beer. Very decent, good beer but nothing spectacular.

Photo of Guess2814
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Different taste all around.. Piney Hoopy taste.. West Coast type IPA.. Strong Golden look to it.. Over all a solid beer

Photo of biboergosum
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. I love the exactitude of the 8.02% ABV.

This beer pours a hazy pale golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some random sudsy upshot lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells upfront of a sharp pine needle, leafy, and citrus rind extract bitterness, musty bready caramel malt, a subtle hint of chalky detergent, and some further spicy floral hop notes. The taste is sassy, somewhat underripe grapefruit, orange, and pineapple pith, grainy, rather dry pale and caramel malt, resinous wet forest floor pine/spruce, a wee touch of lemon floor cleaner, and a sort of mint julep (sans the sugar) restrained/obfuscated booziness.

The carbonation is lightly frothy, and just a bit edgy at times, the body a fairly solid medium weight, and a bit too tight to be deemed outright smooth. It finishes pretty dry, the nondescript citrus fruit rind, leafy pine, and muted spice really running any malt sweetness right off the grid.

A decent non-single-hop IPA (had to say that, because aren't all normal IPAs made with a blend of hops, Rogue Marketing Department?), the dryness really the talking point here. Where be the malt, boyos? I dunno, but this is definitely a one-sided IPA, the prominence of the lupulin bitterness only barely eclipsed by the lack of any real warming from the atomic-clock precise booze content.

Photo of tastybeer
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber in color. Oily, soapy looking yellow tinted white head. Fades quickly to an 1/8" layer. Lace is shifty and slick. Aroma is a sweet kind of hoppy. Floral, tropical, melony, a little white wine-like, some peach... Interesting. No pine or citrus at all which surprises me with seven hop varieties. Not to be interpreted as a negative though... So overall, think funky cantaloupes. Taste is alike with a brisk bitter dusting. Dank kind of fruity-stinky melon-like hoppy concoction. Very flavorful but certainly not double IPA in intensity. Just right classified as an IPA. Body has a nice medium-fullness to it. Good texture & well carbonated. Evenly bitter. Tingly through the finish. Easy to consume.

Photo of dsuth14
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice orange/yellow pour, with a medium body and a thick vanilla colored head leaving a trail on the glass. Looks somewhat hazy, but there is a nice mango, grapefruit, piney aroma and taste that the bitterness complements very well. Would definitely recommend and seek again.

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured into a glass, this brilliant orange brew and formed a frothy, light beige two-finger head. Great retention, leaving behind a firm, semi-broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is patchy, with excellent stick.

Smell - A plethora of citrus notes fills the nostrils, accompanied by light pineapple and hints of bread.

Taste - Follows the nose. Moderate citrus notes dominate throughout; orange and lesser grapefruit. Hints of pineapple and lemon. Floral qualities. Malts keep their distance, but a bready quality provides a light though steady backbone. Candied orange sweetness near the back end. Lightly bitter. Moderate citrus pith and a touch of pine resin in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation, providing a light tingle. Fantastic velvety smoothness provides an easy drinking experience. It'd be hard to guess this at 8% if you already didn't know.

Overall - A well executed, classic West Coast IPA. Rogue's recent releases have been hit or miss: this one's a crack past the centerfielder and into the stands! So much goodness, so little not to love. Hopheads who frown upon Rogue for their lack of a true IBU monster should love this beer. It delivers.

Photo of hreb
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Beer is darker in appearance than expected, almost an orange amber. Big hop aroma is immediately apparent, and a healthy, heavy foam tops this big IPA. Really pleasant pine aromas here. Flavor is both complex and full, loaded with both piney and tropical fruit hop flavors. Plus some grapefruit for good measure. In case there was any doubt, the IBUs crush any detectable grain flavors. Still, I'm finding it quite drinkable, and enjoyably, it's complex enough to keep me interested. Would drink again.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The 7 hop is a decent sipping beer. It poured a cloudy copper with thin whitw head that ia leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries a sweeter malt with pine and citrus flare. The taste is bolstered by a sweet malt which includes a resin like pine with citrus kicker. The mouthfeel is full in body with subtle carbonation. Overall ita a decent beer to share with others

Photo of Fatehunter
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a half finger of head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is solid grapefruit with a hint of mango and other tropical fruits.
The taste is moderate grapefruit bitterness, slightly dry with good balance.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Quite enjoyable with good depth.

Photo of hophugger
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden-orange color with healthy head and nice sticky lacing hanging on for dear life. Initial aroma is piney, resiny, citrusy hops, nothing else, not that there's a problem with that, :<). Taste is sticky, resiny hops with a lot, I mean a lot of citrus, lemon, then grapefruit and a touch of soapiness. Wow, love the amount of citrus in this one. Slight bitterness follows. This has not much malt flavor, but that is alright. Not the most perfectly balanced beer, but Hop lovers will love it!!, I do !!

Photo of Flopjack
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle into tulip

Appearance - Orange with some tones of yellow, about 1 finger white head

Smell - Tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, blood orange. Slight alcohol.

Taste - Right at the beginning I'm getting a topical fruit flavor that eventually leads in to a roasty bitterness. I get flavors of of grapefruit, grapefruit zest, mango, grilled pineapple, lemon, and pine. After taste reminds me of juicy fruit gum.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation, refreshing

Overall - Good beer. This beer reminds me of so many things. You get a juicy fruit like sweetness, a very hoppy profile across the board but more on a variety standpoint rather than quantity.

Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright amber/orange hue, white sticky solid head. Solid malt body, earthy herbal bitter end, smooth malt to balance. Lots of pine, medium-heavy body, faint citrus. Brisk carbonation, medium-heavy bodied. Nicely balance with lingering bitterness. Earthy pine bomb.

Photo of DaveBar
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for around $8.00 or so for a 650ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass. Wanted something special for my 400th review. This was not it.

A- Opens well and pours a small white head that is gone in seconds. Very dark gold color. Semi filtered

S- Good hops but nothing that special. Smells like citrus, Chinook and the other common varieties of hops. Good malt base.

T- More hype then bite. Not bad but not the hop bomb you would expect. Good malt backbone and a touch too much sugar.

M- Creamy and a touch dry. Ok but not as good as other examples out there.

O- Glad I only bought one. Will not buy again at this price point.

Food Pairing

This pretty good IPA went well with...... BBQ'd hamburgers. No topping, just meat and a toasted bun. Rather tasty and the beer paired well.

Enjoy

Photo of tbraun1
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber to pint glass

A - Rich light amber color, slight carbonation bubbles, two finger head and minimal retention. Carries a slight haze, inviting.

S - Malts are sweet and caramelly with notes of citrusy hops but I'd say the malts are more pronounced in the nose.

T - This beer is very well balanced in my opinion. Nice sweet malts that balance just enough bitter from the hops, definitely more of a west coast AIPA in the hop profile.

M - Full bodied enough to make this beer substantial, but light enough to make it refreshing and enjoyable.

O - Excellent. Definitely try this one if you prefer a more balanced AIPA, and less of a hop bomb. I like the style to lean on both sides of the fence, but I definitely think this beer is more balanced in the malts then some of the other west coast brews. Cheers.

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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA from Rogue Ales
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