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St. Rogue Red - Rogue Ales

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St. Rogue RedSt. Rogue Red

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very good

675 Reviews

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Reviews: 675
Hads: 1,045
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 24
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001

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Reviews: 675 | Hads: 1,045
Photo of chogm54
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

330mL bottle, BB date June 2014. Got it just in time!

A - attractive burgundy colour, pours a thick frothy head that fades into a lumpy pale brown lacing.

S - floral (lavender) hops and resin, with a strong honey/molasses whiff.

T - dry hopping is apparent straight away - strong hoppy bitterness with flavours of pine and faint caramel and roasted malt backdrop. Bitterness slightly edges the malts in this one.

M - medium carbonation, dry texture, light to medium body. crisp finish.

O - nice mix of roasted malts and dry hopping, would easily drink again.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hop and dark/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, light toffee, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, light toffee, and floral/toast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of citrus hop and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice and pleasant amber ale. Good balance of citrus hop and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

St. Rogue Red has a very thick, frothy, off-white head, a hazy, rust-red appearance, noticeable gray chunks floating about, lots of bubble streams, and heavy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The aroma is sharp, sweet, bready, and of hop resin. Taste is of sweet bread crust, mild bitterness, and full malt. Mouthfeel is medium, slick, and soft. St. Rogue Red finishes semi-dry, easy going, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is really nice!


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Photo of mrfrancis
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy, glowing red with a thick, fluffy beige head that sticks around for some time.

S: Aromas of lemony, peppery hops, leather, caramel, toffee, nougat, and roasted nuts are most noticeable on the nose.

T: Notes of herbs, lemon, lime, bitter orange, caramel, cream, nougat, roasted nuts, toffee, and leather coat the palate. The finish is bitter and oily with herb, lemon, caramel, and leather flavors dominating.

M: Medium-bodied and initially chalky and dry, though it turns somewhat oily on the finish. Crisp, intense carbonation aids in emphasizing both hop bitterness and malt heft. Filling, but also quite drinkable.

O: A good, reliable amber/red ale, though I feel it could use a few tweaks. As is, the hop bitterness is a little overpowering, especially on the entry, thus rendering the overall balance and integration of malt and hop flavors a little off throughout.

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Photo of JoshuaMason
4.64/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage: 2013
Appearance: Rich Dark Brown Amber, Minimal Head and Lace. Medium Carbonation
Smell: Citrus Rind, Honey, Orange, Faint Caramel Malt.
Taste: Cirtus Hops, Caramel Malt, Slight Apple Tartness
Mouth-feel: Big Carbonation, Medium Body, Dry Finish, Lingering Tartness
Overall: Wonderful Red
Comments: This is an excellent Red Ale, that could be argued as a red IPA, as the hop character is huge!

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reddish amber in color. A millimeter thick bit of foam rests on top. Brussels lacing on the glass. Aroma is of amber malt and I get a good dose of the pine like hops. Good balance of bitterness with the pine like hops and the amber malt. The hops tend to dominate. Mouth is prickling my tongue with the bitterness.

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Photo of FLima
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber red color with a thick off-white head with long retention and leaving laces.
Citrusy aroma with peppery yeast, slightly toasted and biscuit malt notes.
Similar to smell, taste of tangerines and grapefruit with notes of caramel and licorice. Hints of tea bag and a very distant sourness. Dry and bitter aftertaste, but on the mild side, far from aggressive.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Flavorful red ale, very sessionable and more assertive than complex. It would be much nicer if they beef up both malt and hops.

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Photo of Act25
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It being Christmas Eve, I had to open this red ale and I must have been good because it is a pleasant surprise.

First impression, sleigh full of original citrusy, tangerine rind aroma. Bursting with originality and gusto, true to Rogue's mission. It may be one of their most original and best ales.

Reviews all over the map. I have to disagree about this being mainstream or middle of the road red ale, I found it powerful and original, even tho a bit sweet. Not a summer beer.

A - Looks great in a chalice. Very orangey ruby color, hazed, translucent, leaving lots of lace.

S - The most bursting citrus nose I have found. Then floral hops and not much malts. There's also yeast and biscuit. The power must be the dry-hopping.

T - Follows the smell, a mix of tangerine & grapefruit rinds, and even more hop flavor with a touch of residual bitterness. The sweet malt flavors are powerfully there, in a kind of hard candy/ rock candy way, and in the end the ride is balanced and well-finished at first. But as it warms, I grow tired of its candy nature.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, lots of oily resins. Good mouth feel. Very tingly and original, but again as it warms its sweetness is a bit much.

D - 5.1%, could have more than one, but I find the citrus flavors too intense and too candy like, even with the bitter finish. Otherwise, tho completely different, it's with Nugget Nectar, as a solid Red Ale that you really must try. Original, and intense red. Not for everyone.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Pours a translucent rust color with virtually no head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is malty with some caramel and spicy hop notes. The taste is the caramel malts upfront followed by some bread and toffee. Spicy and floral hops towards the finish with more caramel at the end. A bit sweet but with a decent amount of hop bite. Even though it's dry hopped, this one tastes more malt forward to me. Medium bodied with a slightly thin mouthfeel. I was expecting more hop flavor out of this one but it's still a decent Red Ale. Overall, I'd grab it again but I wouldn't go out of my way to do so.

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Photo of mactrail
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Attractive amber brew in the St. Bernardus chalice. Creamy and foamy and makes a nice sudsy mouthful. Dry hopped with what? I was pleased to visit the Rogue hop farm in Independence, Oregon and smelled the giant piles of beautiful hops. But maybe this is one that shouldn't have been used for dry hopping. Some warm malt is a welcome change.

The deepest, funkiest, dankest hop stew. I'm not entirely sure what the point is of brewing a beer like this, but it's quite distinctive and I don't mean that as a compliment. Cardboard and resiny murk. Quite bitter and herbal at the finish. No sediment. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a copper amber color. A bit cloudy. Forms a huge creamy and soapy beige head that leaves tons of lacings in the glass. Head is creamy and solid and never disappears

S: Sweet caramel malts upfront. Strong American herby, flowery and a bit piny hops. A bit fruity too

T: Slightly sweet upfont. Strong notes of crystal and caramel malts. A bit metallic sensation. Very smooth in the mouth. Balanced bitterness. Notes of toffee and bready yeasts

M: Light body. Very good carbonation. Caramel and flowery hops aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. Rogue quality

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Photo of puboflyons
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on October 20, 2013.

The pour is an attractive looking deep mahogany amber with a modest head that eventually fades.

The aroma has some earthy hop notes, sweet malts, and black licorice.

The body is in the medium range.

The taste is much like the nose with malty goodness at the start and a definite licorice quality to it. Mild bitterness that lingers briefly.

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Photo of JustShutUpStupid
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Snot running down his nose
Greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes.
Aqualung my friend
I had a few before this one so my palate is polluted by Ballast Point Sculpin IPA and a Bitter Monk(Stone & Ommegang).
The bottle caught my eye. My brother, the halo I use when convenient. The outfit reminisce of my sometimes Buddhist ways, a nation and cult that can't be labeled or defined.
Caveat Emptor, I like Rogue, this Red Head looks and smells pretty sweet. She has been dry disinfected with some yocal hops. It's not a 90 minute dog head like bath. Nice head.
Rogue nation certified. Salute.
Sun streaking cold
An old man wandering lonely.
Taking time
The only way he knows.
Leg hurting bad,
As he bends to pick a dog-end
He goes down to the bog
And warms his feet.

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Photo of hrbuchanan
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Beautiful red, relatively opaque. Impressive head retention. I like the design of Rogue's bottles, but they do get monotonous after a while.

Smell: Classic red malt aroma, light on hops surprisingly. Mild overall.

Taste: Little at first, then fades into red malt, then fades into hop bitterness. A little too much back-of-the-throat bitterness for my taste. Seems unbalanced as a red ale with so little malt flavor. Still nice, though!

Feel: Fairly nice, but a little thin, similar to the malt flavor.

Overall: Just a bit out-of-balance to me. The hoppy reads I have enjoyed have been included a lot more red malt flavor. Won't buy again any time soon, but glad I got to taste it. Rogue just has potential to do it better than this.

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Photo of Omnium
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Winter Lager glass
A - Pours a nice dark reddish brown color, thick khaki colored two finger head, thick lacing, a little murky though.
S - Sweet toffee and fresh bread, nice piney and earthy hops, a little resinous.
T - Good balance of malt and bitterness, but still not too heavy, you get a good bite from the dry hopping.
M - A little thin, but still kinda chewy.
O - Very good hoppy red ale, you could pound a few of these with the mild abv. Pleasant enough for a hop head, but not overly agressive.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz Bottle from the Potsdam NY IGA for $3

Appearance - Slightly hazy copper colour with a small size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, carameland hops. There is also some toffee and a bit of a cherry sweetness. It ends with a malty sweet mildly hoppy aftertaste.

Overall - Can't find a date on the bottle, but I'm sure this beer is really good when fresh. It has a nice flavour but it doesn't have much hop vibrancy. Still a good beer that I will seek out again - hopefully with a date on the bottle.

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Photo of Samp01
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a ruby red with a medium beige, slowly fading head. Some light lacing. Aroma of earthy piney hops, caramel malt, yeast with some dark fruity esters of plums fill the senses. Taste is earthy piney hops, caramel malt, yeast and bready, some toffee notes. Palate is a medium body, sweet with some bitter notes on the tongue, with good carbonation. Finish with caramel malt, yeast and bready, dark fruits, some toffee notes and some good earthy piney hops for balance, ending has a nice dry hopped nutty toffee lingering flavor. Overall a very good, flavorful and pleasant brew.

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Photo of curtismontcalm
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one a while ago and will have another for sure next chance I get.

Nice sweet smooth start with hints of a caramel flavour but it finished with a bitter slight smokey flavour. Nothing overpowering at all just a nice touch as far as I'm concerned.

I had it from a Key Keg so it may have poured slightly "flatter" than a traditional keg.

Overall a great pint that I look forward to trying again.

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Photo of heygeebee
2.66/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

From Jim's, no BB.

Looks the biz on the pour, with a lovely fluffy two to three finger head, but after that all downhill.

Aromas are malt mainly, but the taste is just, erm, not nice. Dry hopped I guess means a dry dry tasting beer, which just does not suit this palate. It's thin and watery, too.

How else can you score a beer, if you genuinely do not actually like the taste??.

Maybe it's the yeast...

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Photo of TeamMathis
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A hazy, orange red.
Smell: Honey. Smokey.
Taste: Odd, almost hollow, except for the bitter aftertaste that hits the back of the tongue.
Mouthfeel: --

With each drink the smell of honey took over the taste but subsided once the bitter settled in on the back of the tongue. It's an interesting brew and worth a try; not one of the best of Rogue's lineup. Enjoyable, but I wouldn't get it again.

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Photo of danieelol
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a translucent red with good head and lacing.

Smell is the typical American Amber honey-on-buttered-toast character. And that trademark honeycomb. Perhaps some tropical hop behind that.

Taste is the same. Watery and not too bitter.

Decent, but I feel I want more aroma hops, more body and more bittering hops.

I feel this is superseded even by local takes on the style (Wayward, Riverside).

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Photo of tdm168
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - dark amber with a thin, soft, off white head that hangs around for a few seconds

S - big bread, some faint caramel, citrus

T - bread, caramel, piny bitterness, some faint citrus, some dark malt notes hidden throughout

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

I'm not sure how I feel about this beer. It seems a bit unbalanced. The dark malt notes pop up from time to time to clash with the big breadiness that dominates the flavor. The hop character is piny and bitter and doesn't seem to mesh with the awkward malt character. This isn't a bad beer, but it I'll say it's muddled. The next time I'm in the mood for an amber ale, I'll seek something a little more fine-tuned.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Not much head just a 1/4 inch of foam. Beer is a slightly hazy amber brown.
S - Slightly hoppy more just an amber ale with caramel malts and sweet malts.
T - Well it's not bad. Like others said it's a mildly hopped amber ale, less so than Nugget Nectar but not bad.
M - Medium bodied somewhat chewy, thicker than it should be.
Overall I am not going to get it again but it's not as bad as others say.

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Photo of MaltAndHopsFC
2.03/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Serving: 12 oz. bottle from a pick-your-own six pack. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby red with a handsome one-and a half finger head. Good head retention throughout the session.

Aroma: I get this funky sweet smell in the nose, a little bit of citrus hops but it is mostly all funky fruit, I don’t know what’s wrong with this beer but I am hard pressed to find any signs of dry hopping here.

Taste: better than it smells, but it is still well below what I expected. Small bit of hops up front and a decent amount of toasty and caramel malts in the finish. Not much else.

Mouth-feel: I find it to be medium and rather creamy. Not bad here

Overall: Maybe I purchased a bad/old/light struck bottle. Therefore, I may give it a second chance one day. Nevertheless, I was disappointed with this beer. I was expecting a hoppier red ale with a fat malt backbone to make for some delicious sipping.

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Photo of ubenumber2
2.84/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle in to a pint glass

Dark redish deep brown colors , small head that goes away fast , no lacing

Not a lot of aroma from the glass , kind of an off smell

Mouthfull is weak , not full at all

Taste is just not working for me , starts off kind of nice but ends with an off taste that is really hard to explain

Overall , maybe I got a bad bottle , an old bottle , it was in a pick 6 and the store is always rotating stock and keeps fresh beer , not too many old beers in there but this very well could have been , I may try another at a different store

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St. Rogue Red from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 675 ratings.