Rogue Farms 7 Hop Ipa - Rogue Ales
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3.75/5 rDev -5.3%
On tap at Yard House in Northridge, CA.
Pours a hazy dark honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a hop presence that leans more towards the citrus forward spectrum.
03-22-2014 03:11:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
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
3.96/5 rDev 0%
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.
02-11-2014 03:22:22 | More by biboergosum
3.43/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
02-25-2014 04:20:30 | More by RblWthACoz
4.11/5 rDev +3.8%
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
3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
a really good ipa by all measures, but for a beer with a number of proprietary hops i have never heard of, it just isnt that distinct. as fresh as the dickens, just downright dripping of fresh hops, which makes it great. honey colored and clear, heady, with an inch of white fluff, and stinking like good weed and grapefruit peel. the taste is less citrus and more west coast resinous oily fall time hops, somehow quite fresh for spring. the seven varietals are largely unfamiliar, but the complexion they create is close to home, very sticky and sappy, high alpha, but floral a bit too, its like other rogue beers, certainly other northwest beers, and lacks a distinctive feature to its hops profile, despite all the special farming and cultivation that went into it. i certainly appreciate the effort, and will continue to buy all the new releases in this series, but i wish this beer had a bit more jump. well hidden booze though, and lots of bubbles keeping it lighter for how sticky it is. reminds me of fall, but a darn tasty ipa at a fair price.
04-04-2014 00:45:07 | More by StonedTrippin
3.74/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
03-05-2014 05:32:44 | More by mactrail
3.68/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
05-26-2014 19:08:00 | More by smcolw
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
02-17-2014 01:51:58 | More by superspak
4/5 rDev +1%
Pours a dark copper color with a soapy white head. Aroma is fresh and herbal, almost has a minty smell. In the taste, fresh hops with soothing herbal notes, jasmine tea, lemongrass, and hemp oil. Some semi tropical notes are on the fringes. Moderate bitterness. Well carbonated, fuzzy mouthfeel. Overall, this is a tasty ipa, and hides the strength nicely.
02-20-2014 22:21:01 | More by Stinkypuss
4.08/5 rDev +3%
Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head IPA Spiegelau glass.
A sort of reddish bronzed and chestnut brown orange, quite an interesting color, but comes off just a little muddy looking, but with clarity of carbonation very nice. Big rocking four finger tall light tan head. Very soapy but with nice island capping. Solid looking IPA, and some nice ring like lacing to match.
Interesting nose on this. Some spicy hinting herbal hops, complimenting with some nice fruity qualities. Little hints of juicy tangerine and tropical mango a bit. Quite nice.
Palate hints with an interesting controlled sweetness. Hints of thick bodied syrup but without the sugar rush. Good hop angle and mellow bitterness of pine and soft leafy mint qualities too. The aftertaste is a big minty rush with spearmint hot gum stickiness it seems as well. Nice malt depth to this, with just a hint of caramel in the back, and almost spicy fruit like rye kind of sensations.
Interesting brew, and quite tasty easily could have this again. Really like the fresh mint taste of this beer.
02-06-2014 03:09:58 | More by smakawhat
Rogue Farms 7 Hop Ipa from Rogue Ales
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