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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA - Rogue Ales

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88
very good

126 Reviews
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Reviews: 126
Hads: 1,101
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 30.61%
Wants: 42
Gots: 339 | FT: 0
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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.77% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: oberon on 01-24-2014

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.
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Reviews: 126 | Hads: 1,101
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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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

660ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark orange to amber color. Slightly hazy. Forms a big, fluffy and creamy light yellow color forming a lot of soapy and lingering lacings in the glass

S: Sweet, fruity and quite flowery in the nose. Strong notes of sweet pale malts, crystal malts, roasted malts, grapefruit, pine, flowery hops and sweet bread. Classic US-05 yeast profile in the end

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Notes of caramel and crystal malts. Quite fruity too with strong notes of orange, grapefruit, pine and sweet bread. Good citrus and grassy hops bitterness in the end. Hops profile is a mix of pine and citrus. Pleasant and intense bitterness in the end. The 8% ABV is quite hidden. Great bittersweet balance

M: Medium molasses body. Medium carbonation. Bittersweet and citrus aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. Excellent American IPA

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

7 hop IPA pours a hazy copper color with a nice big lacing and frothy head. There is a nice mellow hoppy and floral aroma. The taste has a nice fresh hoppy flavor, with a earthy aftertaste. Good feel, nice flavors. Overall its a nice IPA, noticeable hop flavors, with some earthy after flavors.

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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

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

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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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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA from Rogue Ales
88 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.