Rogue Farms 7 Hop Ipa - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

816 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 816
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 14
Gots: 155 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.02% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: oberon on 01-24-2014)
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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.

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a shaker. I go somewhat aggressive on the pour and get about an inch of a frothy and somewhat short-lived but also quite sticky head of a pale tan color. The beer is a quite hazy, pale yellowish-amber with light carbonation.

I get a whiff of something a little different on each sniff. There's definitely some citrus and herbal hops coming through, but also some caramelly malt. The flavor is as complex as the aroma, with piney, citrus and light floral notes complementing a smooth but flavorful caramel malt base. A good hop bite on the finish lingers, but not overly long. This hop bite includes a good deal of some perceived fruity sweetness, or rather a tea-like quality, in addition to the expected citrus and pine. A hint of vegetal flavor somewhat like asparagus presents itself as well. The mouthfeel is creamy with a moderate body.

This is a very well-crafted and balanced brew that should appeal to the average pale ale drinker and might even be worthy of the hopeful hopheads out there. The hops are flavorful and complementary rather than overbearing and the overall flavor is rather unique. This might be my favorite example of this style.

Rogue Farms 7 Hop Ipa from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 816 ratings.