St. Rogue Red - Rogue Ales
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3.9/5 rDev +3.2%
Underrated red. Good combination and balance of bitterness, hoppiness and malt. I would drink this as a staple if they distributed here. Good sumer beer by itself or with some daytime food. Big malty head and off-white brown colour. Smooth, great bottle cartoon.
08-07-2005 03:59:29 | More by Sammy
4.4/5 rDev +16.4%
Reddish amber or amberish red, take your pick. The head is toasted ecru in color, rich and creamy in consistency and looks to be a pretty good lacer. And in fact, the semi-sticky cap deposits beautiful, tenacious, abstract-patterned lace as it moves up with each addition of beer to the glass and down with drinking.
The strength of the nose leaves something to be desired, but the content is tough to fault. There's a sizable caramel malt load, yet the hops are clearly in charge. More aromaticity and in-your-nose hoppiness and St. Rogue Red would be edging into IPA territory.
Most beer of this style is underhopped and relies too much on malt for flavor (spoken like a true hophead). Leave to Rogue to deliver their trademark jacked-up hoppiness with a couple of beauties: Centennial and Chinook. Sweet caramel/toffee is countered by loads of spicy, pine sap soaked grapefruit peel. The hop bill was an inspired choice, I wouldn't change it even if I could.
Both malt and hops are present in abundance, but neither one wears out its welcome. There are no sharp edges with regards to the flavor profile, just pure, polished perfection. This is one of the easiest drinking beers with this much flavor that I've run across in a good, long while. The body is medium with a nod towards full and the mouthfeel borders on silky. Damn this is good beer. The dry hopped version must be awe inspiring.
This bomber has been in my beer fridge for months at least. I kept passing it over for more interesting looking fare, but I now realize how mistaken I was. St. Rogue Red is one fabulous red ale, maybe the best that I've had. It's also one of my favorite Rogue beers and that's saying something.
09-04-2004 20:46:51 | More by BuckeyeNation
3.6/5 rDev -4.8%
Appearance: Pours an amber colored liquid that has a bit of a rocky head on top; a few shards are left behind as the liquid descends
Smell: Caramel malt forward, with a building sweetness; a bit of a piney character, as well
Taste: Malt forward on the tastebuds, as well, with loads of caramel up front; fruity through mid-palate, with a growing earthy bitterness that lingers into the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Too much sweetness and not enough hops for my palate; more of a Red Ale for the mainstream, I'm afraid
02-18-2012 02:09:25 | More by brentk56
3.45/5 rDev -8.7%
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a medium head with average retention. Aroma of hops is clearly dominant. Taste is quite refreshing with a nice dose of caramel malt and a surprisingly high level of bitter hops at the end. Not the most complex of beer but the high level of hops make this more interesting then most beers in this style.
10-25-2005 17:01:36 | More by Phyl21ca
3.05/5 rDev -19.3%
Not really what I'd call an Amber, but I guess the ingredients work. It's very sweet with caramel, toffee, and a touch of molassas. Though tasty, it finishes much less than clean. The hops add an earthiness and spiciness that resembles cloves and wildflowers. Though interesting and complex, there's too much muddling to consider it a top knotch beer. The bittering hops doesn't balance out the huge barley malt sweetness. The finish is sticky and sweet with a touch of bitterness. Aftertaste is all malt.
11-29-2005 19:56:06 | More by BEERchitect
4.05/5 rDev +7.1%
Poured a deep dark amber with a nice one inch off white head and a good amount of lace. Nice retention on the head as well. Smell was deeply hopped, with a nice pine resin aroma and a hint of light grain. My first impression was a bit light in the carbonation, and a slight slickness or oilyness to it. Big hop profile was very nicely balanced against the malted grain back. Overall this was an easily sessionable and highly enjoyable brew. Score another winner for the guys over at rogue.
05-30-2007 22:35:06 | More by mikesgroove
3.63/5 rDev -4%
A: Dark amber color with a small layer of head, good lacing.
S: Caramel, bread, some hops.
T: Slight bitterness, orange, caramel, malt, toasty, toffee. Not that much in the hops department, the bottle may be a bit old.
M: Coats the tongue well, good body, not much in the way of carbonation.
D: Good drinkability, wish it were hoppier, though.
07-28-2009 01:01:15 | More by womencantsail
3.48/5 rDev -7.9%
Appearance: Pours a deep reddish color with a small, yellowish head.
Smell: A vigorous swirling of the beer seems to coax out some soft caramel notes and a small amount of citrus.
Taste: The blending of moderate caramel sweetness with a slight citrus hoppiness provides an overall tart flavor. Over time, the bitterness does becomes more and more prominent, but never overbearing.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some serious carbonation.
Drinkability: At best, a fairly average, textbook amber ale.
12-18-2006 22:39:25 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.58/5 rDev -5.3%
This poured out as a reddish brown colored brew with a yellowish off white head on top. The beer has good clarity to it. The lacing is thin but does stick around for just a little. The smell of the beer has some sweet malts mixed in with a really nice hoppy aroma. The taste of the beer has a pretty strong bitterness to it with some sweetness in the back end as well. The mouthfeel of the beer is average really, it's nothing to write home about. Overall this brew isn't too bad, it's enjoyable but I never went out of my way to have it again either.
09-12-2011 20:49:37 | More by Knapp85
4.63/5 rDev +22.5%
I have wanted to try this beer for some time and I got my growler filled today at Consumers.Poured a slight hazed light amber with a tight well formed 1/2 finger head that left a ring of lace as it settled.Ah man the aromas of this beer would make any hophead speak in tongues at first smell,I popped open the growler to fresh squeezed grapefruit and damp pine needles with underlying freshly mown grass just beautiful and to me pretty much perfect.The fresh hop flavors just abound here really wake up the taste buds there is a sweet caramel malt base there and it holds up ok until the finish when the big dose of fresh citrusy/piney and extremely resiny hop comes crashing thru.Burping fresh tasting hop is a treat,by far my new favorite red its so good I might finish off the growler today!Ouch.
08-28-2006 20:42:29 | More by oberon
4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
A - Poured out an orange/amber color with a soapy, sticky, tan, two-finger head. Left quite a bit of lace.
S - It smelled of grasses and sweet malt.
T - I could really taste the dry hops. The malt flavor was powerful enough to match the strong hop flavor to give the beer a good bittersweet quality.
M - It was dry and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.
D - I was really pleased to find this at a restaurant because I've never been able to pick up a single bottle of it. This is a really good amber. One of the hoppiest I've ever had.
08-17-2007 13:01:41 | More by zeff80
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
Called 'Dry Hopped' at the downtown Portland location.
This beer appears a clear medium amber colour, with one finger of soapy off-white head, which leaves a thin pock-marked wall of lace around the glass as it bleeds away. It smells of caramel cream, zingy citrus, and softly bitter pine hops. The taste is caramel malt, kind of biscuity, and soft citrus/pine hops. The carbonation is medium-low, the body medium weight and smooth. It finishes off-dry, more malty that hoppy.
A decent enough red ale, just kind of plain, and subtly underwhelming all-around.
07-09-2011 07:46:31 | More by biboergosum
4.22/5 rDev +11.6%
Its clear reddish-copper body is capped by a full head of foamy light tan froth that holds quite well and leaves some very nice lace. The aroma is quite hoppy with notes of piney and gentle citrus. The body is medium with a fine, median carbonation. The flavor starts softly fruity and lightly nutty before some sweet caramel maltiness breaks through, only to be hammered back by its quickly ensuing resiny hop flavor and bitterness. It finishes dry with just some residual maltiness and a bold lingering bitterness. Delectable!!!
06-19-2005 05:23:59 | More by NeroFiddled
4/5 rDev +5.8%
Pours a clear amber that is dark. Creme head leaves a lot of lacing on the way down. Nose is a lot of piney hops. Perfume tones. Citric edge. Flavor is oddly chalky in a way. I get an aftertaste of pecans or walnuts. It takes some time, but it hits in a wave and then dies down. Unfortunately, after that first hit, there isn't really the same level of character. But there is a hearty bitter and earthy profile. Lots of complexities here, but a fairly odd combination and more earthy than anything. A robust red. Smooth feel with a nice carbonation and a good liquid tone as well. Easily drinkable. A nice hearty ale.
02-08-2008 12:10:51 | More by RblWthACoz
4.4/5 rDev +16.4%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a light reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.
T: The taste is starts with a nice burst of piney hops bitterness which is quickly followed by sweet flavors of citrus fruits and caramel. There's a hearty malt character that help balance things out, even though the hops presence comes back into dominance as the sweetness fades. The after-taste is hoppy and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.
D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, I was unsure of what to expect of this beer but was very pleasantly surprised to find that I liked it quite a bit. This is a beer that I could drink for a whole evening.
04-17-2008 04:07:57 | More by TheManiacalOne
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