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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPARogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

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very good

117 Reviews
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Reviews: 117
Hads: 1,073
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 31.63%
Wants: 40
Gots: 322 | 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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Reviews: 117 | Hads: 1,073
Photo of Cramshawbar
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't make up my mind as to which of the 7 hops I like the best....Ha, ha!
As if I knew which was which!
Nice beer, the right sized bottle (650ml), the right level of alcohol (8.02%.....let's not forget about that .02!) - and you have the right evening beverage.

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Photo of Jimbob-Aloobob
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice amber colour. Nice smack of citrusy hoppyness. Not as bitter as I anticipated with 90 IBUs. Great flavour overall with a light aftertaste that makes me want some more.

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Photo of DoreenAndDave
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is an attractive golden amber. Slightly hazy. Nice off-white head. Not a big aroma. Some citrus hops. A bit of biscuit. Taste is lemoney and citrusy, not much malt. It's surprisingly light. Not sure if this is good or bad. Mouthfeel is also light. Overall, this isn't bad by any means, but somehow seems a bit out of balance. The hops are very bright. This is a tiny bit like a blanche, but a bit heavier and with a bit more bitterness.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
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...

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.14/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

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Photo of hophugger
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
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 !!

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Photo of ta_hagen
4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Immediately hit with a powerful citrus hops front that melts nicely away into a sweetness and then fades into a nice bitter end.

I love the tangerines of the pineapple and the tangerine.

Great IPA!

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber-orange pour with a two finger off-white head with great retention and lacing. Big fruity, floral, perfumy nose with hints of tangerine, grapefruit, caramel, and pine. The taste follows suit with a huge floral, perfumy, complex hop profile with hints of tangerine, resiny pine, orange zest, caramel, white pepper, grapefruit, and grass. The mouthfeel is oily with medium carbonation and a wonderfully balanced, slightly mouth-puckering, bitter sweet finish. Overall, this was a hugely drinkable, flavorful, and well balanced West Coast IPA. Being stationed overseas, we don't get the freshest IPA's, so I imagine this would be even better freshly bottled.

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Photo of Belekinbeer
2.94/5  rDev -25%
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.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on December 19, 2014.

It has an amber-copper colored pour with a foamy cram colored head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Slight haze.

Oh yeah - hops on the nose. The resin and floral characters penetrate the senses. Toffee malts are more in the background.

Medium to better than medium body.

The flavor begins with a decent toasted breaded malt taste but it takes little to no time for the resin and floral hops to emerge and become the beer. A slight fruity hint at the end. Good for what it is but not top of its class.

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Photo of SemperIPA
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
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!!!

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Photo of timontheroad
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

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Photo of TeamMathis
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Appearance: Cloudy caramel. Lots of froth for head.
Smell: Floral, honey, biscuit, lemon, and pine.
Taste: Just about the same as smell with some pepper. Lots of floral.

This brew was extremely good. Though I love hops, it didn't have an intense punch that I was expecting. Yet, it was a more mellow experience, but incredible. It does have a really great bite towards the end. It's an IPA that I could drink every single meal, give or take the meal. I loved it.

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Photo of Braz
3/5  rDev -23.5%

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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of Nugganooch
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%

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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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
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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Photo of archyquaffer
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of toxicmash
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: relatively hazy and a color spanning somewhere between straw and a tangerine. Not a whole lot going on as far as effervescence with only a few bubbles here and there congealing around a very fast fading head which leaves hardly anything to glance at in terms of lacing down the glass.
Aroma: DAMN do I love these rogue hops, a very clean pale malt background sets up for the orchestra of all 7 rogues homegrown hops which all compliment each other beautifully. Notes of bright lemony and grapefruit citrus with a complex exuberance I can't put my nose on just think fresh squeezed citrus without any of the abrasiveness.
Taste: tangerines grapefruit the resins in the flavor hops are anything but harsh, at even your average anti hop drinker might enjoy it.
Mouth feel: dare and risk malt offer a clean profile but a big body almost creamy.one of my favorites of the farms line up and one of the best American iPas I've had good job Johnny boy. Drubk X_x

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange with a fading large head.
Nose shows copious amounts of sweet clean malt, pine and resin. Quite nice in terms of the malt character.
Very similar flavours, very malty but still quite clean. Gets piny along with some resinous hops followed by a sharp, abrasive bitterness.
Could use some more carbonation.

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Photo of warrenc
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours light amber, with medium -thick head. Aroma of Fresh Hops and citrus is very nice. Taste is bitter grapefruit, light malt. The strength of hops should satisfy your average hop head. Mouth feel is not heavy but almost creamy. Finishes tart and with a bit of yeast. If you have ever rolled fresh hops in your hand and did not wash them till they actually got dirty, you may like this offering from an all Oregon ingredient beer !

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick, imposing, fluffy white head that lingers for quite some time and laces deep into the glass.

S: Subtler than average aromas of caramel, cream, biscuit, grass, lemon, sage, peppermint, wintergreen, bitter orange, lime, grass, white pepper, kumquat, and grapefruit pith express themselves on the nose.

T: Malty notes of cream, biscuits, crackers, and caramel dominate the entry, but are soon overpowered by hoppy notes of lemon, lime, kumquat, grapefruit pith, sage, peppermint, grass, bitter orange, radish, wintergreen, and basil. The finish is intensely herbal and bitter, as flavors of basil, radish, grass, peppermint, and sage are accented by subtle hints of lemon, lime, and bitter orange.

M: Medium in body, creamy, and somewhat slick for the style. Carbonation is active, yet still airy and delicate. This is very easy to drink for the style.

O: A recurring theme of my reviews of Rogue products lately has been that Rogue still knows how to innovate and make supremely tasty beer regardless of the brewery's perception on the site's forum. This quirky IPA is certainly no exception. Everyone who knows me knows that I love odd, new, and little known hop varietals just as much as I love flavorful, competently executed IPAs. So, for me, this IPA really hits the spot. The fact that Rogue opted to not focus on hop varietals normally associated with the style, instead focusing on such overlooked varietals as Newport, Revolution, Independent, Rebel, Freedom, and Alluvial (at least one of which is a creation of the brewery's very own hop farm), makes this ale all the more appealing for me. Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA is not only definitive proof that American craft brewers can still make an IPA that is fresh, unique, innovative, and tasty, but also proof that there is life left in the style.

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Photo of stouts4me
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass at PDX Rogue Ales Public House, small qtr inch head , atop a filled-to-the-brim pint glass, mix up yellow, gold, and orange, and that IS the color of this clear, beautiful beer.

Smell is hoppy, but not overly so.

Taste : gotta rate this up a bit, the 7 hops bland well, and are very tasty.

Good mouthfeel, you can do a little "chewing" on this delightful glass of goodness.

My overall would be a 4.15 , not on the list, probably one of my favorites from Rogue. Probably gonna add a couple bottles to the tab, to go. And you can get growlers for the plane ride , too. I know, right? Gotta love Portland.

Rick is the bartender you want here, busy , juggling numerous orders and tasks, but comes thru un frazzled and kind. Thank you, Rogue, and Rick. :)

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Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a orange copper color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Lemon, lime, herbal, and grassy hops followed by biscuits and pale malts.

Taste: Lemony and lime, herbal, grassy, biscuity, pale malts, and slight lingering bitterness. Can't even notice the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, tingly bitterness, medium carbonation, and very tasty.

Overall: Local Oregon Rogue ingredients and s DIPA. Yes please. Very enjoyable and worth revisiting.

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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA from Rogue Ales
88 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.