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Santa's Private Reserve Ale - Rogue Ales

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Santa's Private Reserve AleSanta's Private Reserve Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,930 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,930
Reviews: 1,140
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 41
Gots: 61 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
10 Ingredients:
Carastan 30-37 & 13-17, Crystal 70-80 & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Chinook & Rogue Farm Revolution & Freedom Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman Yeast.

13º PLATO
65 IBU
73.1 AA
26.75º L

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-29-2001)
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +32.6%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +32.6%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +32.6%

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Maryland

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-15-2011 01:42:30 | More by oline73
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-29-2011 22:05:36 | More by jnice1984
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Florida

5/5  rDev +32.6%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-03-2011 03:12:20 | More by CincyTK
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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-06-2011 06:15:24 | More by zipyth3pinhead
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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +32.6%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-25-2011 22:23:11 | More by zapahoppa
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Ohio

5/5  rDev +32.6%

01-25-2012 18:17:05 | More by rogueleonardi
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-14-2011 15:39:39 | More by Lawnboy33
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Texas

5/5  rDev +32.6%

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Alabama

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-15-2011 00:53:03 | More by boudreaux
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Washington

5/5  rDev +32.6%

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Ohio

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ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean

Wisconsin

4.95/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really wasn't prepared for how great of a beer this was going to be. It's rich and bitter, and is the hoppiest red ale that I've had the pleasure of imbibing.

I suppose that it's called "Santa's Reserve" because of the hops' pine notes, which are incredibly strong. It is not your typical "Christmas Beer" though, and I'd be happy drinking this all year round.

It's a home run from Rogue, and has me tracking down more of their other offerings.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 02:38:37 | More by ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean
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Minnesota

4.95/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had been waiting months for this to be released, and when I found it I was excited to try it, for good reason, it turned out. This is the best Red I have ever had (I have reviewed 16). Deep brown/red color, fluffy off-shite head that fades to form a thick layer of nooks and crannies. Smells of grapefruit tinged hops, and slight carmel sweetness. I served it at cellar temp, so this stuff was bursting with flavor. Taste matches the citrusy/carmel of the smell, but adds to it nicely, making this beer as excellent as it is. My new definition of the style, and what I will judge all other reds against.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2004 06:38:45 | More by TastyTaste
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budgood1

Minnesota

4.95/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

deep hazy dark ruby appearanace with a head that sticks to the glass as i quickly consume all 22 oz. full bodied and the taste is hops hops hops! the caramel malt tries to peek through but is viciously beaten down by the intense hops that almost burns the back of your throat. it provides a hoppy aftertaste that lingers on your lips and palate (and mind). an intense winter red and a hop lover's delight! santa certainly is a hophead!

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2002 15:03:32 | More by budgood1
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nortmand

Virginia

4.93/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours with amber brown hue with a huge ass lace producing foam.

Ruby red grapefruit and pomegranate hop aromas dominate the nose. Very hoppy. Nice.

Caramel notes up front are balanced by a very citrusy hop flavor. Aftertaste is a resiny/ white grapefruit bitterness.

Very hoppy for an amber/red but I wouldn't expect anything less from Rogue. A very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2006 22:30:28 | More by nortmand
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Santa's Private Reserve Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 1,930 ratings.