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St. Rogue Red - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 1,040
Reviews: 678
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 25
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
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Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001

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Ratings: 1,040 | Reviews: 678
Photo of Atlas1
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was excited when I found this at my local beer store, so I bought a bomber and brought it home and opened it tonight after a while in the ice box. Pours a nice deep, rich red/orange amber color. There's a thin, inch head which dissipates quickly and leaves no lace along the glass. Smells hoppy for sure, but I have difficulty discerning much else in the aroma. Some pine, as a result of the hops, and maybe some orange peel? It has a pleasant flavor, but not necessarily what I was expecting. Very hoppy with some mild sweetness that kicks in at the end. But I expected more complexity for some reason. This is good, but a bit pedestrian. In the least, I was expecting more malt balance, being an amber ale. But still, it's nice. Sort of like a red IPA. Decent mouthfeel as well. Overall, I like this beer, because I like hoppy ales. But I'm not sure I would go out of my way to track it down. Still, a solid effort by Rogue.

Photo of Hibernator
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St. Rogue Red Ale
22 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip pint glass

Pours a hazy and cloudy light brown with an orange tint. Curtain-like trails of sticky lacings.

Pleasant nose with strong whiffs of sweet malts and citrus fruits.

Nicely balanced brew with a booming hop snap on the finish. Hints of apples dipped in caramel with an orange juice sweetness. Biting hop presence. Soft mouthfeel, yet carbonated with a nice punch.


Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of dmamiano
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The impressive part of this beer was the good balance between malt and the hops.
It poured a beautiful dark red with a nice lacy head. The nose was exceptional with the balance of maltiness clearly eveident.
This is one beer that can be enjoyed over and over again.
A must try. Not your average over produced beer.

Photo of MVassar
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep reddish honey color, medium thick head, with decent lacing. Attractive.

Very subtle scents of malt and fruit. A touch of light hops fragrance.

Some nice bready malt in the initial taste, with some hops coming in after. A definite citrus quality, too. Short finish in the mouth.

Too carbonated for my taste, but a nice medium-to-full body.

Not a demanding beer by any means, nor particulary compelling. However, one could easily knock back a few of these without realizing it.

Photo of foureyedgeek
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle that foamed up as soon as I popped the cap.

Hazy dark, red-brown body with a foamy, almost soda-foam like head, that rises quickly and falls to islands of suds.

Not a lot going on in the nose, I guess thats to be expected with a red ale. A little malty sweetness, a little bready and a little fruity.

Taste is a decent blend of malty sweetness, a little bit of caramel and that same sweet breadiness. There is a nice transition from the sweet flavor to a very slight bitterness as you swallow. Tasty.

Mouthfeel is ok, this is a pretty drinkable beer that would make for a decent session beer. I could have a few of these, but I've got a few more Rogues on the agenda for this evening. Not an amazing brew, especially being from such a hyped brewery, but still one thats pretty good.

Photo of Osiris9588
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear red color with a bronze hue. The white head is rather thin, receding quickly.

The smell conists of carmel malt and hops, and is slightly floral, along with some metallic notes and a touch of vanilla. The flavor is also very malty, along with caramel, brown sugar and berry, and a little licorice.

The mouth is medium bodied, showing a decent amount of complexity. The drinkability is average, as it gets a little too sweet without much other complex flavors to undercut it. Not bad--I would never dump on out, but Rogue has done much better.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle(room temp) a clear red with a large head of foam that shrank slowly leaving a solid layer with some lacing.

The smell is an abundant nose of sweet caramel malt.

The taste is sweet caramel malt up front with some grain and just a touch of hop bitterness near and through the finish making it a sample of the style that I can enjoy and revisit without hesitation.

Bottom line: Another tasty brew from Rogue that I can recommend.

Photo of jettjon
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into the pint glass a dark reddish brown color with a few tiny bubbles. Head is about two fingers of brownish foam that fades slowly leaving behind plenty of lacing. Hops are evident on the nose even before it is presented to smell. Very strong hops evident with a sweet malty background peeking through. Taste is initially quite bitter, but then the sweet malt asserts itself, adding an almost candy-like flavor. Finishes up on a dry and bitter note. Flavor is surprisingly sweet but not cloying. Mouth is semi-viscous and liquid. Drinkability is excellent, this is an easy beer to enjoy in most settings.

Overall: An excellent amber ale, strongly recommended.

Photo of SurlyDuff
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 22 oz Rogue bottle, also I've had it on tap at the Rogue PublicHouse in Newport

Appearance: Smaller head than most Rogue Ales. Rich dark copper red.

Nose: toasted/burnt malt aroma, very pleasant

Taste: Rather dry malty taste at first, then deeper flavors follow. Great aftertaste. This beer can be sipped allll night.

Mouthfeel: Its well balanced, with neither a strong maltiness or sharp hop feel.

Drinkability: Very drinkable! Get this on-tap and keep your glass full the entire night!

Overall: Even when i wasnt living in oregon, i relished to acquire 22oz bottles of Rogue. Since living here, I usually get around to a bottle of St. Rogues every few months. Good stuff!

Photo of RedChrome
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Body is a nice medium red colored body. A small quater inch cream colored head dissapeared quickly. Tiny slowly rising bubbles are in an average quality. Small bits of lacing.

A sweet burnt malt dominated the first whiff. Second whiff maintains a malt aroma with nothing any more complex then grains. A slight alcohol not comes through at end of second whiff. Just an average aroma.

A malt sweetness is surprisingly crisp on the tongue. A yeasty grain taste reminds me of fresh bread. Has a nice tart hops quality. A decent blend of flavors. No overpowering alcohol flavor as noted in the scent.

A nice crisp burst of carbonation on the tongue. A decent thickness makes for a nice overall feel.

Above average example of the style. Would pair nicely with a piece of smoked salmon. Another above average beer from a great brewery. Pick it up and enjoy it with a nice meal.

Photo of AzAleC
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A very nice red color, tight 3/4"-1" head. Pint glass.

S: A slightly sharp, fruity aroma with a moderate hop aroma presence.

T: A strongly, but not well balanced hop for a red ale with a mild bitterness from start to finish. The middle of the flavor provides a luscious and ripe fruity interlude, finishing with a great malt/hop balance.

M: Smooth and refreshing, clean and crisp.

D: Not necessarily something I'd keep stocked regularly, but definitely something to grab at a bar, and nothing I'd ever turn down if offered.

Photo of scoobybrew
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured from a 12oz bottle. It has a clear deep amber color with a nice head that quickly settles, but leaves a nice lacing. The scent is strongly hoppy backed by malty notes. The strong hop profile is out front in the taste which is backed by a rich, robust malt. It has a smooth medium body with moderate carbonation.

I think this is a really good example of an American Amber/Red style. Quite tasty.

Photo of barefootbrewer
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a deep amber/red color with a tan, thick and persistent head. The smell is very malty and heavy. The taste is malty and sweet that is balanced with a bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is thick but not too chewy. This is a very nice beer that I’d love to drink often.

Photo of biegaman
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearence a tarnished amber colour. Rising head that stayed the sitting. Considerable hoppiness but quite well refined. A harmonious medley of hops which constitutes the heart of this beer. Hops fullbodied with plenty of flavour but escape without being all that bitter. Aggresive but highly drinkable. A well structured flavour with a clean finish, this beer has quite a pompus character to it! I enjoyed this far more than I expected!

Photo of MiScusi
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from the tap into a pint glass. This was one of those red/amber ales that is translated into the more bitter/hoppy type rather than one that focuses a little more on sweet hops, and big surprise- it comes from Oregon. The St. Rogue Red really does contain quite a bit of bitterness for an amber and how you review it basically depends on what you were expecting or what you normally look for in an amber ale. Thankfully I've had both ends of the amber/red ale spectrum and I honestly prefer those that contain more proportions of malt and caramel. This isn't a bad beer though, its just more of a full bodied, dark, pale ale.

Photo of LordChesterfield
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this stuff by accident. But anyway, it pours pretty darkly with a weak tan head. It smells pretty hoppy with some malt. Its flavor is all hop and very little malt at all. Yes I would like some beer with my hops thank you. The color is kind of a strange rust that would also lead you to expect malt. It's good just not worth the price rogue is asking for it. I've bitten into a hop before and it doesn't taste unlike this. I bet if I aged this stuff for a year or two it would mellow out a bit.

Photo of sacrelicio
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. This is one good beer. I couldn't wait for the full review process (observe, smell, taste, swish, judge) so I took a good gulp as soon as I poured it. This is some good shit.

It pours a beautiful ruby red with a slight amber shade and a nice off-white head. Good lacing, too. Dazzling.

The smell is very fruity, with a stunning bouquet of berries, plums, grapes and a potpourri pot of spice. Pure, complex, and amazing.

The taste starts off as pure strawberry, with raisin, leafy hops, some slight bitterness and soapyness (which I like) and a good dose of flowers. Very nice. I can't imagine a better flavor profile right now. Very unique, refreshing and satisfying.

The mouthfeel is velvety and soft, but with a nice weight to it. A velvet hammer, if you will.

The drinkibility is what puts this over the top. I could drink these all day and night, no matter the season or time of day. My first perfect 5.

Photo of kimcgolf
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured to a brownish-orange with medium off-white head and decent lacing. Aroma was not real strong, but what was there was mostly floral and grassy hops at the beginning, but by mid-glass became more of a malty nut smell. Flavor was likewise, although the floral hops tended to be the most dominant throughout the entire glass, with a nice smooth finish. Another good offering by Rogue.

Photo of dblinkhorn
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 650ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a beautiful reddish copper color that is crystal clear. The head is off-white and very fluffly. While it dissipates at a medium rate and ends at a thin cap of very rugged/fluffy surfaced head, it has excellent lacing all the way down the glass. Moderate carbonation activity from within.

Smell - Somewhat of a weak aroma from this brew but all the essential properties are there. Sweet fruits (apricot, plum, fig, etc.) up front, with a rich toasted malt character in the background. The hops are hard to detect, but what is there is crisp, citrusy, and has a nice bitterness to it. Little alcohol burn on the nose, but present.

Taste - The comes out first with the sweet fruits, and this very quickly gives way to the rich yet tamed flavor of toasted malts. The hops really shine in the taste, again having crisp, citrusy-bitter attributes to them. There is some moderate earthiness in the finish and this same earthiness dominates the aftertaste with a bit of the bitterness from the hops lingering on the rear sides of your tongue. Overall a very balanced flavor. The alcohol stands out more here than in the aroma but doesn't take away from the taste of this brew.

Mouthfeel - Light- to medium-bodied with decent smoothness. The carbonation is well-done, not too much and not too little.

Drinkability - A perfect session beer in my opinion. The flavors are very well-balanced and this has a nice boost in the hops department over other red ales I've had, which I happen to enjoy.

Overall, a very fine red ale that can stand with the best of them. Definitely has the Rogue touch to the style, and while some Rogue brews are taken a bit too far, in my opinion, this one is done almost to perfection. An excellent brew that is definitely recommended.

Photo of supercolter
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is reddish, hmm... with a one finger head and a bit of lacing.
Smell is a bit weak but nice and balanced, with a bit of hops and possibly dark fruit mixed with a stronger scent of sweet malt.
Taste is quite good, a strong representation of a much drier malt than expected and a bit of hops to finish.
Mouthfeel is a medium body with some carbonation left.
Drinkability is decent.

Photo of orfeu
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Chill-hazed burnt orange with a rocky and pock-marked khaki head. Gigantic pine and citrus hop aromas from the dry-hopping (although I've not yet sampled the "regular" St. Rogue Red for comparison). Bitter grapefruit pith and bergamot flavors dance around the tongue up front; then a bready malt structure makes its presence known until a piney bitterness returns to puncture the palate at the end. Citrusy spruce burps, but nothing "nostril-stinging". Chewy mouthfeel, medium body, but under-carbonated (most likely from the growler not being sealed tightly enough right away). Delicious beer all around. A super sessionable red ale that's *almost* worth the slightly high price ($11.99 a 1/2-gallon)

Photo of oberon
4.64/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of Deconstructionis
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There are many Rogues I prefer to this red ale, but this is another example of why Rogue is the premier nationally distributed brewery in North America. Even it's "average" offerings are better than the beer produced by all but a handful of loca/regional microbrewers.

As the name suggests it's red-- on the copper side of the spectrum; it's mostly translucent with a slight haze. Pours a thick head but a "bubblier" head than most Rogue beers and subsides to an inch or so rapidly. I prefer a finer beaded, stiffer head, but that's quibbling, I suppose.

Taste is robust, malty, caramelized stands out, sweet, with a certain crusty bread note, not particularly hoppy and not quite as bitter as I generally prefer. It's a medium/light bodied beer with significant carbonation. Very drinkable I'd consider this an excellent session beer as it goes down easy but it's not as flavorful and interesting as many Rogue beers.

Photo of maek228
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Ruby red in color....quite murky. Decent orange hued head fizzed up when poured. Looks "sludgy"

Smell: Smells faintly of sweet malts

Taste: Upfront, it's sweet toasted malts that have notes of caramel. Hop finish is dry. Taste is good, yet more complexity is desired.

Mouthfeel: Thin...has a flat soda feel to it at times.

Drinkability: Easy to drink, but gets boring.

Overall this beer is weak

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