Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPARogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

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88
very good

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Reviews: 111
Hads: 1,020
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 35
Gots: 267 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.02% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: oberon on 01-24-2014

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Photo of RonfromJersey
2.93/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bright orange body, plenty of haze, topped by four fingers of billowing white foa. Dense lacing.

Big inviting mixed aroma. Apricots, pine, grapefruit and I'm not sure what else.

The malt doesn't really get a foothold, and there is an overriding piney hop taste from beginning to end that makes this surprisingly one dimensional considering the aroma and variety of ingredients. Slightly unpleasantly astringent aftertaste.

Ok medium mouthfeel.

I am not a Rogue brasher by any means, I'm a big fan of many of their beers, but this is a miss for me. (552 characters)

Photo of Belekinbeer
2.94/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Smelled toasted bread with a earthy citrus. The toasty malts hit me first and the a spicy hop bit turning bitter. Not much head and no lacing. Good body. It was ok. (225 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
2.99/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This pours a bright and clear 24K gold with a 2 finger head of foam that does well with the lacing.

It has a good citrus and piney nose that smells like this bottle is really fresh; I assume that as Rogue does not believe in any sort of dating system for their bottles. For shame.

I get citrus grapefruit up front, some pine and grass following, and a heaping helping of caramel malt right before the finish. I find the overall tasting experience a bit on the rough side despite an attempt at some balance.

Medium bodied, same for carbonation, the mouthfeel seems harsh?

I'm not a fan of this IPA. 1 bottle and done. (620 characters)

Photo of Braz
3/5  rDev -23.7%

A bit bland and flat. Might be the first Rogue beer I'm not nuts over. The flavors are there but somehow hidden at the same time. I'd say mainly grapefruit. (156 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
3.01/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Hops and Pie. Slightly hoppy aroma. Malty flavor, some hops, reminds me of barleywine. Sub par IPA and not surprising considering the source. (151 characters)

Photo of timmy2b
3.08/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

Heavy orange color, clear with now fog. White/slightly off white head.

Citrus in the nose, but very little in the taste. I am disappointed with the amount of citrus and hops in the taste of this. Very smooth malt with a light mouthfeel making this easy to drink, but does not have the amount of bitterness, citrus or hops that I was hoping would make this beer stand out.

Would like to try this on draft, but this one is just not for me. (473 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
3.14/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bros say I have to review because my rating is an anomaly. Well, this beer was stale, nearly flavorless, funky aftertaste in the malts. Blegh. It isn't very good. Drink something else. (184 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

RB

22 picked up tonight at the coop... clear orange with an okay white head.. spotty lacing and minimal retention. Nose shows pithy citrus hops but has a bit heavy pale malt with some heavier background caramel. Flavor is bigger bitter bite with an okay CCC hoppiness that moves into sorta watery toasty maltiness.. really doesn't ever mesh.. Good beer, but miles behind many/any proper IPA's coming out of the PNW.

3.5/3.25/3.25/3.25/3.25 (441 characters)

Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -16%
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. (263 characters)

Photo of nyyfanatic213
3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

While I very well may have gotten a bad bottle, I can safely say that I am not impressed, par for the course for Rogue. Looks better than it tastes. Drab profile, bitter in the most basic sense with a lack of balance between malt and hop. Not worth the money (258 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

It's been quite some time since I have tried anything new from Rogue. I think I am in small brewery mode.

This beer suffers from what just about every other multi-hop beer suffers from: hop overload. Not that it is too hoppy, or anything like that. I could deal with that if it were the case. What's going on here is a complete muddling of hop character. Completely muddy with no clear definition of anything except too much piled on top of itself. In this day and age, there needs to be a more concise end product instead of a gimmick; which is what this seems to be. (570 characters)

Photo of mverity
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
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. (632 characters)

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
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. (1,192 characters)

Photo of Pencible
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a hazy dark gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like candied apricots and citrus zest, with some light honey biscuit and melon.
T: It tasted like rusty copper and resin, with some citrus zest and a little honey biscuit. It had a dirty bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Fairly light body.
D: This wasn't a great IPA. The scent and taste were bitter but dirty and not very juicy. The body was a little weak, and the finish was harsh. So it wasn't easy to drink either. Unimpressive brew all around. (549 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: clear; bronze colored; 2 finger off white head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: pine, earthy, a little caramel;

T: earthy all the way with a bit of caramel in the background; low to moderate bitterness at the finish; long finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: a little one note - a good note, but still... (336 characters)

Photo of DaveBar
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
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 (820 characters)

Photo of BlazerT
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
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. (960 characters)

Photo of Moose90
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber into a tulip glass

A – Quite a hazy orange here, head is tall and aggressive with lots of lacing left behind.

S – Hoppy and earthy, pine and mint, a large malt presence as well, very grassy and earthy profile.

T – Malt takes the forefront here, though the herbal, grassy, and earthy hop notes do come through quite strong as well.

M – On the thick side of things, and quite sweet on the finish thanks to the large malt presence.

O – This is a good beer, but I wouldn't seek it out again, typical Rogue here with a big malt presence and and the hops taking the back seat. (598 characters)

Photo of hophugger
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
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 !! (509 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good blanketing lace from a typical bar poured head. Dirty copper color.

Pleasant grapefruit style hop nose. In a word, attractive.

The hop is more pronounce in the taste. Very dry which accentuates the bitterness. I think the aftertaste is unusual--it's grassy with a chewiness I hadn't expected. It then becomes hop plug bitter and lingers a long time. The body and carbonation are average. (396 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, dark copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, slight alcohol, and a hint of hop oils. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, and alcohol. Overall, good appearance, but aroma, blend, and complexity are average. (463 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The brings out a new level of dankness, yet it's sweet and well-mannered at the same time. Handsome appearance in the big chalice with fine, thin foam swirling luxuriantly in the golden-tinged amber brew. Smells like boiling wort with an odd whiff of gardenia and not much of the seven hops. Nicely carbonated for a smooth yet bubbly mouthfeel.

Some crazy random flavors come to mind-- pollen, Chinese broccoli, grapefruit juice, baked apple. There is a fair level of malt with a distinct caramel taste coming through. While the hops are thrown in with abandon, apparently they paid some attention to the bitterness level, which is manageable. Aftertaste is vegetal, moderately bitter, and aromatic with something candy-like and flowery.

This is probably my favorite IPA from Rogue, a brewery not noted for anything like subtlety. Or drinkability, for that matter. But this one sips pretty well. It's oddly perfumey and intriguing with every sip. (948 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a light copper color. Smaller head. Not much lacing. Body is mostly clear.

S-Pretty standard according to my nose. Citrus and some grass. Not very intense. Maybe a bit soapy.

T-Again, very standard. The seven hops combine to give me a pretty generic IPA flavor. I find that the pine is the main show. Caramel and bread malt. It's agreeable but fails to stand out.

M-Teetering between being an IPA and a DIPA in terms if alcohol.I find the body to resemble the IPA side more. Moderate bitterness.

O-No real complaints, aside from the fact that it doesn't have any flavors that really stand out to me as being very memorable or highly delectable. (657 characters)

Photo of rhino110
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hoppy complex collaboration of seven different hops resulting in an edgy beer with an 8.02% abv. Initial taste was a bit bitter and unbalanced. But as is true with many IPAs, the second half of the beer was excellent. Minimal head with negligible lacings. Deep yellow color. Certainly a competent IPA, but there are many of those. Rogue is a great brewer and produces quality and distinctive beers very worthy of consumption. (425 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 10/5/2014 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a harsh burst of grassy hops bitterness. Then some mild sweetness comes in from flavors of citrus and caramel. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a decent IPA to drink for a while. (772 characters)

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