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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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115 Reviews
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Reviews: 115
Hads: 1,053
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 37
Gots: 300 | 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: 115 | Hads: 1,053
Photo of rhino110
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hoppy complex collaboration of seven different hops resulting in an edgy beer with an 8.02% abv. Initial taste was a bit bitter and unbalanced. But as is true with many IPAs, the second half of the beer was excellent. Minimal head with negligible lacings. Deep yellow color. Certainly a competent IPA, but there are many of those. Rogue is a great brewer and produces quality and distinctive beers very worthy of consumption.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Copper to amber in color with great clarity. A half inch of rocky off white head rests on top. Brussels lacing. I smell a blend of piny and tropical hops mingled with light malt. The taste is bitter piny hop forward with a sourdough bread malt base to balance it out. There's a mild piny hop aftertaste. The mouth is moderately carbonated and yet fairly carbonated considering the strength.

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Photo of Strix
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear orange-golden, nice head that leaves gobs of lace.

Vague pine and citrus smell.

Subtle pine, followed by caramel malt, orange peel, mint, and grapefruit. Delicious.

Slightly resinous, but not overthick, goes down easy.

I was quite impressed by this. A very nice mix of flavors, very thirst-quenching. The best IPA I've had in quite awhile.

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Photo of BlazerT
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Teku glass.
A: Dark amber, burnt orange with medium, medium-lasting white head and good lacing.

S: Aroma is sweet. Medium citrus aroma - mainly mandarina, orange, than grapefruit. Also noticable medium tropical fruits aroma. Some malts - caramel and low aroma of dark fruits. In the background little booze aroma.

T: At first grassy, resinous, piney with medium to high bitterness. Than you can taste some sweet and malty accents - caramel, toffy. Also there are some bready notes. There is strong and really nice malty backbone. Aftertaste is grassy bitter and dry.

M: Medium body. Sticky texture. Semi-dry. Medium carbonation. Medium drinkable - a little bit too heavy. No alcohol warmth. Finishing is bitter - floral and grassy notes with some sweet accents.

O: Really nice AIPA, some say that this is DIPA. Nice, strong malty backbone balanced with quite high bitterness and nice hops aroma. Heavy beer. Very decent, good beer but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of smcolw
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of gc4hokies
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought several 22 ounce bottles of this at Total Wine. Excellent balance of bitterness, sweetness and delicious alcohol. Color is very attractive. A nice copper golden hue.

Smell is very fresh and citrusy. Fresh is the overriding factor for this beer. Very pleasant on the palate. Not cloying.

Overall, this is an outstanding double IPA. Combined with the fact that everything is grown by Rogue, means I will be buying this until the supply runs dry.

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

A: Pours a translucent dark amber with a fair amount of dense white head. A solid film retains, leaving thick sheets of lacing.

S: Floral hops, with a nice deeply sweet background.

T: Medium grainy sweetness leading into a biting floral hop note. It's noticeably bitter, but is still reasonably well balanced by the additional sweetness.

M: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

Overall, quite nice. It's well balanced as far as IPAs go, and has a nice freshness to it.

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Photo of Moose90
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber into a tulip glass

A – Quite a hazy orange here, head is tall and aggressive with lots of lacing left behind.

S – Hoppy and earthy, pine and mint, a large malt presence as well, very grassy and earthy profile.

T – Malt takes the forefront here, though the herbal, grassy, and earthy hop notes do come through quite strong as well.

M – On the thick side of things, and quite sweet on the finish thanks to the large malt presence.

O – This is a good beer, but I wouldn't seek it out again, typical Rogue here with a big malt presence and and the hops taking the back seat.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
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

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25


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.


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Photo of SerialTicker
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber bought for $6.99 and poured into a shaker pint. No bottling date is a bummer, but it was new to the store, and my store doesn't receive old brews, so I'm fine with that.

Appearance: Slightly hazy orange with a creamy three finger head that stays around. I didn't pour all that aggressively, yet there was still a huge head on it. Rings of lacing. I see no reason at all not to give this beer a 5 for appearance, because it's seriously perfect for the style.

Smell: A lot of hops, but also a lot of malt -- biscuity with candied fruits. A lot of bursting grassy hops in this one with citrus, peach, and the like. There's a bit of a tropical fruit aroma, but nothing in particular. Those seven hop varieties make for a fairly unique smelling IPA. Very fresh aroma, and it makes me want to take a sip really badly.

Taste/feel: Man, that's just a super tasty beer. It's fairly rare that I have myself a malty tasting IPA that's actually more bitter than it is sweet. The grassy flavors with spiciness and bitterness from the hops, burst of peach flavors that add sweetness, a citrus sort of tartness... it has a fantastic, and quite frankly, pretty unique blend of flavors. There's a bit of a bittersweet battle at first, but the finish is more bitter than your average IPA. The feel here is pretty good for the ABV -- about medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Aftertaste has a distinctively malty and "spicy" hop flavor.

Overall, it's comical to me that, while this beer has seven different varieties of hops per tank, Bud Light probably literally has... seven hops per tank. I am incredibly impressed with this beer, feel it's one of the best IPAs I've had, and it's one of Rogue's finest.

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

A little hazy. Golden with a big, fluffy white head. Good head retention.

Dank. Big hop aroma with lots of grass and earthiness. Backed up by tons of citrus. Very good.

Slightly sweet malt with a big bitterness. Great, complex hop flavour. Dank hop oil and citrussy grapefruit. Really good.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation.

A ton of flavour makes this a really enjoyable beer. Lots of fun.

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Photo of kjfrey
4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This DIPA is special in a lot of ways. Not just that it's from Rogue's Organic Hop Farm which may be a hop chemistry plantation for all to enjoy.
Seven different hops have created an amalgam of tastes.
Tried this at the Portland Rogue Brewpub before a Timbers game.
With each quaff you could taste something different.
What a brew!
Your Penalty Kicks will hit the net every time when you Finish with one of these DIPAs.
So good I had to get my local Apothecary to get it on tap here in Pennsylvania.
It rocks with seven hops and who knows what they really are-- Rogue lists them as:
(Liberty, Newport, Revolution, Rebel, Independent, Freedom & Alluvial),
I'm going with "Revolution" as the main culprit because the organic farm is paying off for Rogue!

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Photo of Immortale25
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Barleycorn Asheville. Served in a snifter.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves a thin jagged ring behind.

S- Earthy, herbal hop aroma with some cereal grain sweetness behind it. Slightly musty.

T- The hops hit you with some juicy citrus but then morph toward a more grassy finish and a considerable amount of bitterness. Actually the bitterness sinks in more and more with every sip but it's complementary to the rest of the flavors especial with the sturdy malt backbone.

M- Sharp and oily from the hops. Medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- Haven't had a Rogue beer in a while but this one's quite good I must say.

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Photo of JAFoley
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy pale orange body with nice dense off-white head. Good retention and lacing

S - Very nice light fresh citrus hops

T - Big citrus hops, pine and spicy. Malts are subtle and earthy.

M - Medium/light body with moderate carbonation. Very slick and refreshing.

O - What a great beer. Maybe it's a bit one dimensional, but I like the hoppiness it brings. I'm not normally a big fan of Rogue but this I will be picking up again. It's very fresh and drinkable.

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Photo of tbraun1
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber to pint glass

A - Rich light amber color, slight carbonation bubbles, two finger head and minimal retention. Carries a slight haze, inviting.

S - Malts are sweet and caramelly with notes of citrusy hops but I'd say the malts are more pronounced in the nose.

T - This beer is very well balanced in my opinion. Nice sweet malts that balance just enough bitter from the hops, definitely more of a west coast AIPA in the hop profile.

M - Full bodied enough to make this beer substantial, but light enough to make it refreshing and enjoyable.

O - Excellent. Definitely try this one if you prefer a more balanced AIPA, and less of a hop bomb. I like the style to lean on both sides of the fence, but I definitely think this beer is more balanced in the malts then some of the other west coast brews. Cheers.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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

Pours a half finger of head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is solid grapefruit with a hint of mango and other tropical fruits.
The taste is moderate grapefruit bitterness, slightly dry with good balance.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Quite enjoyable with good depth.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very lightly hazed orange amber color with a small head of just of white foam. The head has only a light level of retention, fading rather quickly to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is on the lighter side overall with it consisting mainly of a sweeter fruit nature of tropical fruits and melon mixed with some aromas of grapefruit and a doughty like smell. Mixed with these aromas are some other very light smells of a grassy and hay-like smell.

Taste – The taste begins a nice smooth bready flavor with tons of tropical fruit flavors of tangerine, pineapple, mango and papaya. Along with these flavors are some lighter hints of caramel as well as a rather nice showing of a grapefruit hop flavor. The sweeter tropical fruit flavors, as well as the grapefruit create a strong base flavor for the brew, lasting throughout the taste, with both just increasing a little bit as the taste advances to the end. The bready and caramel flavors fade as the taste advances however, allowing the grapefruit and fruit to show themselves a bit more as the taste moves to the end. With all these transitions that take place during the taste profile, there is also a coming of a lighter earthy and grassy hop flavor, which in the end, when combined with the fruity and grapefruit hop flavors, leaves a very pleasantly sweet and hopped taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The lower carbonation level really accentuates the tropical fruit and grapefruit hop flavors really allowing their melody to shine through. This melody was only accentuated by the thicker feel of the brew, which made for one mouth coating experience.

Overall – A rather tasty IPA overall. A bit on the sweeter side, but very easy drinking and highly enjoyable. This is on to try if you see it on tap.

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

A: This poured a hazy dark gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like candied apricots and citrus zest, with some light honey biscuit and melon.
T: It tasted like rusty copper and resin, with some citrus zest and a little honey biscuit. It had a dirty bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Fairly light body.
D: This wasn't a great IPA. The scent and taste were bitter but dirty and not very juicy. The body was a little weak, and the finish was harsh. So it wasn't easy to drink either. Unimpressive brew all around.

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

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Clear golden orange with two fingers of foamy white head, medium lacing
S - Lots of wonderful fruit aroma in this beer, pear, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, very floral
T - White grape, floral notes, pear, pineapple, pine, a little sweet candy-like malt.
M - Medium feel, well carbonated, not clingy or syrupy as I anticipated.
O - Really shocked by this, I'm not a fan of Rogue, but this had a really unique taste. The hops are ones that I've never heard of or tried before now. Really interested to see others use these varieties.

EDIT: Coincidentally enough, beer #700!

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Photo of beer1018
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer has a unique melon/soapy smell which I liked. Taste was a very good west coast IPA flavor. I wanted the beer to finish a little drier but it was still good. Pleasantly surprised by this beer at a weekly tasting, bought a full glass because I liked it so much. Dont bother trying to clone this beer, Rogue uses BS proprietary hops and grains to hide what they use.

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Photo of vitALEity
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale/Light Amber, not much head but decent lacing, ring.

S: Fresh hops and caramel malt. More pine than fruit. Maybe some mango but it reminds me more of the fresh hops of the fall. Kind of dank/resiny/grassy/earthy/woodsy. Definite caramel malt.

T: Moderate bitter backbone, balanced malt/hops but enough forward hops to make you notice the unique varieties and how they blend together. Its very interesting and somewhat complex. Hard to pick out the dominant flavor. Its resiny/oily, its piney, its malty, there are some fruits but definitely not citrus. Not really tropical either. Hmm.

M: Its medium bodied, medium carbonated. Nothing amazing but its good. I wish it were fuller bodied and more oily.

O: 4.0

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Photo of dsuth14
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice orange/yellow pour, with a medium body and a thick vanilla colored head leaving a trail on the glass. Looks somewhat hazy, but there is a nice mango, grapefruit, piney aroma and taste that the bitterness complements very well. Would definitely recommend and seek again.

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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA from Rogue Ales
88 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.