Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPARogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

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88
very good

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Reviews: 111
Hads: 1,022
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 35
Gots: 268 | 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: 111 | Hads: 1,022
Photo of smcolw
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
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. (396 characters)

Photo of gc4hokies
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
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. (456 characters)

Photo of seand
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
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. (476 characters)

Photo of Moose90
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
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. (598 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
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. (733 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
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 (368 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
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 (441 characters)

Photo of SerialTicker
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
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. (1,715 characters)

Photo of dgilks
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (406 characters)

Photo of kjfrey
4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
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! (753 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
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. (814 characters)

Photo of JAFoley
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (466 characters)

Photo of tbraun1
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (817 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
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. (337 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
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. (294 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (2,004 characters)

Photo of Pencible
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
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. (549 characters)

Photo of Omnium
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
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! (599 characters)

Photo of beer1018
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
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. (373 characters)

Photo of vitALEity
4/5  rDev +1.8%
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 (719 characters)

Photo of dsuth14
4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
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. (274 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a really good ipa by all measures, but for a beer with a number of proprietary hops i have never heard of, it just isnt that distinct. as fresh as the dickens, just downright dripping of fresh hops, which makes it great. honey colored and clear, heady, with an inch of white fluff, and stinking like good weed and grapefruit peel. the taste is less citrus and more west coast resinous oily fall time hops, somehow quite fresh for spring. the seven varietals are largely unfamiliar, but the complexion they create is close to home, very sticky and sappy, high alpha, but floral a bit too, its like other rogue beers, certainly other northwest beers, and lacks a distinctive feature to its hops profile, despite all the special farming and cultivation that went into it. i certainly appreciate the effort, and will continue to buy all the new releases in this series, but i wish this beer had a bit more jump. well hidden booze though, and lots of bubbles keeping it lighter for how sticky it is. reminds me of fall, but a darn tasty ipa at a fair price. (1,052 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a light copper color. Smaller head. Not much lacing. Body is mostly clear.

S-Pretty standard according to my nose. Citrus and some grass. Not very intense. Maybe a bit soapy.

T-Again, very standard. The seven hops combine to give me a pretty generic IPA flavor. I find that the pine is the main show. Caramel and bread malt. It's agreeable but fails to stand out.

M-Teetering between being an IPA and a DIPA in terms if alcohol.I find the body to resemble the IPA side more. Moderate bitterness.

O-No real complaints, aside from the fact that it doesn't have any flavors that really stand out to me as being very memorable or highly delectable. (657 characters)

Photo of SawDog505
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, not sure of the bottle date. Pours a bright orange, with a two inch sticky white head that leaves loads of lacing.

Smell is tangerine, pine, mango, and grapefruit.

Taste follows the nose well, but the grapefruit finish is very assertive in a good way.

Body is medium, plenty of carbonation, a little dry, and very drinkable.

Overall this is excellent and the price is nice. (413 characters)

Photo of Noxious26
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a couple of these last night at The Knotted Thistle here in Regina. Surprised to find something of this quality on tap there. Get it while you can!

Dark amber/orange in colour. Solid 1/8 inch head that sticks around a long time and recedes to a ring only after half the pint is gone. Lots of gobs of sticky lacing down the sides.

Aroma grabbed my attention right away. Really looking forward to trying this as it leans forward with big juicy citrus hops balanced off by rich caramel malts.

Taste doesn't let you down. Very hop forward with some balance through the middle, but the malt can't win this battle as the hops win out to a nice citrus bitter finish. Aftertaste keeps going and going and going. Alcohol character is a little strong for my liking.

Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Very satisfying rich feel left in the mouth.

What a pleasure! I'd drink this again anytime. (895 characters)

Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA from Rogue Ales
88 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.