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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPARogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.77%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In a bold collaboration with Mother Nature, we grow our own varieties of aroma hops at Rogue Farms in Independence, OR. We also string, stake, train, test, trim, separate, sort, kiln and cool them. Brewmaster John Maier meticulously selected and blended 7 varieties of our aroma hops to create the bold and balanced profile of our 7 Hop IPA.

Added by oberon on 01-24-2014

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Reviews: 154 | Ratings: 1,233
Photo of Parmesan
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Copper orange color with a white fluffy head and nice lacing on the glass.

S: Citrus and caramel, a little bit of fine. Not a very complex aroma.

T: Citrus, caramel and some pine a pretty strong bitterness a little harsh, but not too bad.

F: Medium body, medium carbonation.

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Photo of BB1313
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a transparent burnt golden with a fluffy off-white head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are full of citrus along with some caramel malts. Slightly floral as well. The flavors follow the nose. Nice balance between the hops and malts. More citrus. Orange, lemon and lime is in the mix. Hints of grapefruit. Hints of pine as well. Some flower pedals too. Caramel malts are there making this one bittersweet. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is great. It's medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very creamy, light and fluffy. Smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice IPA. The aromas and flavors are reminiscent of what you would expect from a "Red IPA", with the solid malt backbone. Well done.

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Photo of chinchill
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I hadn't got around to buying a bomber bottle of this Rogue ale when I spotted it in 12 oz bottles this week. The undated 12 oz bottle was served in a lager glass. No sediment in the bottle or glass. ABV listed as 7.77%.

The orange-amber body has plenty of visible carbonation and is topped by a moderate size and very durable white head.

Complex and bold yet balanced blend of 7 OR hop varieties. Beloved slightly earthy flavor from the Pacman yeast.

Overall: outstanding, highly drinkable American IPA. Finished this rather quickly and was way more sorry than usual (for an IPA) to find the glass emptied.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle - $2.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a near clear, orange-copper body with a medium-small, whitish head. Scant lacing.

Smell: A pithy waft of citrus rinds given a dusting of ground aspirin and sliver of fresh pine with some lightly bready malts and sweetish traces of sugar cookies.

Taste: Pale and actively bready maltiness with a moderate degree of cookie-ish, blonde caramelly sweetness. Floral and citrusy, leafy and hinting of lime. Moderately bitter. Though that sweetish breadiness and cookie accent fights to come through, it's still leafy, citrusy and lightly resiny on the reasonably bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Man, I really hate the phrase "it is what it is." However, well, like Hop 4, what can you say, but that it is what it is.

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Photo of johlac66
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange gold with a thick billowy head, leaving a curtain of lacing.
Tropical sweet bread on the nose. Taste follows with a little caramel in the background.
Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Slightly dry bitter finish.
Could have used more hop punch and a thicker mouthfeel but tasty nonetheless.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, billowy head; good turbidity; good golden-brown hue, tinged with mahogany red. Very clean, fresh, dry-bready and barn-floor grain nose, with only a bit of thyme for herbal notes on the nose. Good bite rising above the sweet, almost caramel-leaning sugary malt base: a somehow-green pine valence, with wet sage, undried bayleaf, Mexican oregano, and even a bit of mild green peppercorn sauce. Swell, sweltering mix of green flavors. Not utterly astounding, but well done nonetheless.

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Photo of Zorro
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chill hazed amber colored beer with a tall off-white colored head.

Smells floral and woody. Scent of orange and pine board. Faint scent of roses.

Starts out bitter and woody. Tastes earthy and grassy with lots of tea.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an OK ale but over priced.

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Photo of psycHOPathy
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Amber orange body, cloudy, ample khaki spume

Smell of bready caramel malts, mango, pear, grapefruit spice

Tastes of tropical hops, no bitterness or alcohol. Hints of caramel, grapefruit.

Smooth feel, medium body, light fine grained carbonation

A fully enjoyable, complex beer with none of the weightiness or bitterness I might expect from a beer this strong.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 7 hop blend I expected a nicely complex IPA instead of an intensely treasonous ale. This didn't seem to move past the piney, lupilin laden, tree sappy hop that I personally tend to dislike. Very intense flavor for those who like it though.

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Photo of gnarlsbarley
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle
murky orange in color.
smells sweet and caramel.
taste of malt and hops with no particular hop character
medium body.
I prefer IPAs that are hop dominant rather than beer body dominant styles.
I would drink it again, but it wouldnt be a "go to" beer for me.

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Photo of Mini4x
2.94/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Nice to try a different option from Rogue, but yhis beer is definitely not worth going oug of your way to find. Ihave nothing really bad to say about it, but also nothing good either. Malty but not overly so, a bit syrupy mouthfeel. Its ok for a Monday night, but I would suggest passing on this one.

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Photo of Easton70
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

After trying my first pumpkin ale (a little insipid, disappointing) this one hit the spot much more. Great looking pint poured from a bottle, a full flavoured hoppy paradise.

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Photo of barczar
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is very citrusy, with notes of grapefruit and tangerine, and tropical pineapple mingling with resin. There's a noted caramel/toasted malt presence.

Flavor is very fruity, citrus hop forward, with a toasted, bready malt backbone that carries into a moderately bitter finish. Grapefruit dominates, but that toasted malt supports well. Becomes more earthy and herbal as it warms.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice cloudy dark orange color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, and leaves alot of sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt note, citrusy, and some nice pine notes. The taste is very nice, hoppy, slightly malty, very nice citrus/pine notes. Medium body, some nice chewyness for an IPA at this ABV, nice dry/bitter finish. Overall a very tasty brew, would buy again. It's been awhile since have last had a good IPA from Rogue.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: brilliant gold with yellow tinted foam cap, very thick clingy lace
S: earthy, woodsy hops, some grass, rich varied hops, some citrus
T: Hop forward beer with good rich hop character. Citrusy, woodsy, earthy, piney hop bitterness over rich malts
F: Medium full body very creamy, very soft palate.
O: A hop forward, refreshing, easy to drink beer.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this at their taproom in Newport, Oregon. Outstanding. Was never a huge fan of their Dead Guy Ale which I can find at my local grocer in the Midwest, but this, and many others they had on tap, were very very good.

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Photo of Suds
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light and clear, chestnut in color. The smell is hoppy, with pine, earth, distant citrus, and pepper. Underneath, there is breadcrumb malt. Semi dry. Medium in body. Nice.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.01/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a dark amber with a solid head.

smells like caramel malt and muted hops.

taste is great, has a strange taste in it but it's good. a weird flavor hits me smack in the head, almost a bubblegum flavor blue raspberry (very strange indeed). goes down smooth as well.

overall this is pretty good, not bad at all. a full flavored IPA indeed

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Photo of Grant_Satterthwaite
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First of all, the ABV on this beer is 7.77% according to the bottle from which I drank it. That being said this is one of the best IPAs I've ever had. Perhaps I'm biased because I love rogue beers, but this was a perfect blend. When I say perfect blend I'm referring to the balance of malts, hops, and carbonation. A lot of the time IPAs are overly carbonated and that makes them somewhat hard to drink. In this case, this one was smooth and tasty. I believe it's better than an okay beer. I would go as far as to say it's fantastic. I would and most definitely will have it again.

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Photo of peensteen
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazed amber orange, one finger of white head with a little lace. Smell is quite hoppy, lots of grapefruit and orange, malty backbone with a light sweetness and just a bit of caramel. Taste is a mix of grapefruit, orange and sweet malt, moderate hop bitterness with nice hop flavour, well balanced overall. Lightly carbonated, medium-full body. Decent, not outstanding but enjoyable and worth coming back to.

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Photo of Scottyboy
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz poured into tulip glass
A Copper color with tan head - great lacing remaining in glass
S Subdued citrus and pine
T - F Medium body - not overly carbonated. Taste as the nose suggests citrus and piney residue on the palate - not overly bitter and well balanced all of the hops blend together in a master stroke of brewing
O A magnificent offering by Rogue

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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into snifter.
A: pours a dull golden color body, brilliant white foam head, some sticky spotty lacing, some carbonation
S: citrus, fresh orange, grapefruit
M: medium body with some resin on the tongue
T: grapefruit rind, orange, pine resin, slight cracker
O: good brew, hops are strong but the bitterness is not overdone

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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

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Photo of nyyfanatic213
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
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

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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA from Rogue Ales
88 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.