Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPARogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

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Reviews: 110
Hads: 1,020
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 34
Gots: 266 | 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 UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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. (630 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving lots of lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of piney hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste starts out with some initial flavors of citrus, but piney hops quickly takeover and linger through the finish. There is a moderate to high amount of associated bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount vow carbonation.
O:This beer is very bitter and piney, but doesn't have any resin so if you can get past the bitterness it isn't too difficult to drink.

Serving type: bottle (743 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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. (1,052 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.9/5  rDev -1%

Brewed exclusively with ingredients cultivated from the Rogue farm, and boasting seven hop varieties, layers upon layers of complexity are just begging to be peeled and explored.

Murky dark copper and light bronze colors swirl underneath a billowing rocky head. With full retention and sticky lace in tact, its earthy perfume begins to tell the beer's story- dominant with hops, a whiff of citrus pith with one sniff and then earthen grasses the next. With medium-light balance from malt sweetness, a light caramel, graham cracker and biscuit sweetness greets the palate early.

But slowly receding, its malty sweetness and accompanying weight trails deliberately and allows the hops to pull forth. Grapefruit and orange step out first with their pulpy, pithy tang. And then there's a strong stemmy, grassy and herbal contribution to demonstrate the close relationship of hops to cannabis. And then a peppery bitterness brings up the rear and begins to frame the beer's finish.

Behind the hops, a mild estery glimpse gives the final flavors a hint of tobacco, marmalade and herbal sassafras teas. With the sweetness a faint memory, lingering bitter spices seem nearly noble of German hops and the soft tang of grapefruit. (1,223 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a clear orangey color ale with large white foamy head with excellent carbonation and some good lacing. Aroma of fruity hops with some nice floral note and some light citrus undertone sis extremely pleasant. Taste is also dominated by floral fruity hops with some light citrus notes. Some residual sugar and a limited amount of bitterness. Body is above average with good carbonation. A very nice IPA with lots of focus on fruity hoppy notes – probably one of the best Rogue product from the last 5 years. (521 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (1,412 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (689 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
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)

Photo of mactrail
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
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 RblWthACoz
3.42/5  rDev -13.2%
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 WVbeergeek
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (1,909 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
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 superspak
3.9/5  rDev -1%
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. (1,504 characters)

Photo of Gavage
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: dark orange in color with a 1/2" head that fell quickly. Some spotty lace paints the glass.

Smell: floral and pine hop bitterness comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, pine, grapefruit, lemon zest, and some earthy tones show up late. There is strong bitterness here but seems well balanced.

Mouthfeel: crisp at the start, less crisp and dry at the finish.

Overall: definitely a bold IPA with loads of flavors. Alcohol is well hidden too. (461 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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. (1,063 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (356 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a vibrant, slightly hazed, ruby-highlighted copper coloring with a foamy, big bubbled, off-white head that sits a solid inch on the surface. Aromas of pepper spice and grassy backbone characteristics and a sweet, rich overlay of grapefruit and orange. Smells terrific; bold, but not overpowering. Very balanced. Flavors are grapefruit forward, sweet and slightly tart, with a toasted and biscuit backbone. Highlights of lemon, pine, and subtle resinous notes. Very smooth and light in mouth. The aftertaste is more bitter, with the resinous notes becoming a little more upfront, but the citrus still holding strong. Bitter, slightly dry finish. Very balanced, solid brew. Extremely drinkable. (745 characters)

Photo of biegaman
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7 Hop IPA, a 'Rogue Farms' offering (meaning all ingredients are grown by the brewery on their own land), certainly looks like a farmhouse offering - that is to say, very murky and very substantial. Despite a honeycomb golden colour this thing looks thick as a stout and has the solid, ample head to match this most hearty complexion.

Hops come in many flavours: citrus fruits, tropical fruits, pine, grass, green tea, flowers, etc. Some people have preferences but, generally speaking, hop variety doesn't dictate purchasing choices. In any case, this recipe uses seven different kinds so, safe to say, whatever your favourite feature, this has probably got it.

Indeed, the aroma is a diverse blend of pungent herbals, candied citrus fruits, and tree resins. The palate offers an equally vast array that spans pine needles, matcha powder, cooked lemon and a spicy, almost vegetal bitterness. It's got the air of a blooming meadow or spring orchard and has a zesty kick, something accentuated by the alcohol.

But it also has enough malt to evoke thoughts of a bakery; all that hoppiness doesn't stand in the way of wholesome bready, biscuity, and toffee notes. The finish is so dry as to have a texture reminiscent of plain crackers. This speeds up the time between sips as one wants to replenish those citrus and floral sensations soon as possible.

Rogue doesn't do a whole lot of wrong if you ask me. In fact, I'd rank them as one the safest-bet breweries out there. 7 Hop IPA is a good example of that - it's doubtful to really 'wow' you but it does provide the characterful and uncompromising hoppiness one asks of the style without trading away approachability. For the reasonable $6.95/bomber I paid for it I see no wrong. (1,736 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
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 (368 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.27/5  rDev -17%
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 LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a two finger white head with good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt and aromatic piney and citrus hops, hints of pineapple and lemon citrus. Flavor follows with a light caramel body supporting herbal piney and citrus hops with a nice mixture of light stone fruit, citrus and tropical fruit. Medium bodied with mild creaminess. A pleasant selection of hop flavors with both interesting flavors and respectable hop bitterness, supported by a nice malt body. The hops provide a variety of Northwest hop and fruit flavors. The flavor is dialed back a bit from 11, but still offers plenty of well balanced hop and malt taste. Nicely done. (733 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Mildly opaque orange ice tea body. Great off-white head with outstanding retention and lace.

S - Fresh orange, caramel, light woody hops.

T - Soft malty frame with bright grassy hops. Clean, woody bitter finish.

M - Outstanding drinkability with a soft, light body.

O - Session IPA's be damned, this is what I'm drinking all day. (337 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
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 Bitterbill
2.99/5  rDev -24.1%
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 wordemupg
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber poured into tulip 7/2/14

A slight haze in a golden orange body, heaps of pinprick bubbles moving around some fine sediment, two fingers of foam had decent retention leaving some polka dot lace

S tangerine and grapefruit rind, almost has a orange dish soap thing going on but its better then it sounds, spruce, caramel, and some Flintstones vitamins

T earthy herbal notes, some lime rind and more spruce with some pine resin added to the mix, rinds a little heavy I think I prefer the nose

M medium bodied, a little gritty, just on the creamy side of foam, slick after the fact with lingering rind, no booze on the way down

O an IPA and a half perhaps, decent and drinkable enough to please

perhaps not my favorite beer from Rouge but she goes down easy enough for 8% and its worth a try if nearby (816 characters)

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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA from Rogue Ales
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