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St. Rogue Red - Rogue Ales

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1,026 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,026
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 21
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001)
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Photo of Phatz
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a golden coppery color leaning strongly towards red. Thick creamy beige head lasts for a good while and leads into a sticky lacing. Nice.

Smell: Some toasted malts and brown sugar or caramel come through in the nose; with a clean light hop greenness as well.

Taste: Interesting. This beer is heavy and thick sweet malts through the center, but it starts off crisp, and ends with a bitter hop kick. The bitter sticks around for a bit but it is not overly piney. There is nothing cloying in the beer but seams to swing back and forth. If you like the sweet malts and the dry finish; it is simple and tasty.

Mouthfeel: A bit sharp but after the initial bite it is pleasant but certainly not as smooth as could be. It does have a very solid malt backbone.

Drinkability: Decent. With outstanding beers in this style this one doesn't measure up to the greats, but is without a doubt tasty and refreshing and worth trying. It is easy drinking.

Hope this is helpful.

Phatz, May 19, 2006
Photo of scruffwhor
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a light beige, one finger head eventually leaving a ring around the beer. A little lacing but nothing spectacular. Colro was a deep, rusty, brown/amber homoginized into one.

Smell- Cascade hops, which is trademark of most Rogue beers hits the nose first with resin, smokey abundance. Then some old school bread from Panera hits the ole olfactories.

Taste- Natural, zesty hops mixes well with amber malts roasted to perfection. The Northwestern hops offers some citrus notes to meld with the malts in this red brew.

scruffwhor, May 18, 2006
Photo of BurnsTau
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red/amber color, and I have to say it is a very appealing looking beer.

A sweet malty smell is most prominent with a good flowery hop aroma.

Taste was surprising. Immediately I noticed the hops which were very tasty. There is also a pretty decent malt presence as well, not in perfect balance, but still tasty. Overall a really good beer.

BurnsTau, May 11, 2006
Photo of wcudwight
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Canyon's in Blowing Rock NC

Came in a pint glass a cloudy dark amber with a 1/2" off white head that retained well. Smell was sweet malts. This was strange but still pleasant. I was expecting a much more hoppy aroma. Taste intitially was caramel, but the hops quickly dominate. Piny and grassy hops with a nice hop finish. Very drinkable, session brew. Nothing overly exciting, but good none the less.

wcudwight, May 07, 2006
Photo of BeerRun13
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear reddish auburn with a small bubbly off white head that fades aliitle. little speckles of lace line the glass.
Smells great. Malty and butterscotch/caramel. A little pine or spice.
Tastes very crisp. A malty sweet backbone with a little caramel. Some good hops in there to add a little bitterness. kind of earthy.
Medium to light boddied, but this is where they didn't get it. It is very watery to me, and low carbonation takes away from the friction that it could provide on the palate.
Overall I'd say this is a decent beer. I'd try it again, esspecialy to see if the low carbonation and watery sensation I picked up was just from my bottle.

BeerRun13, Apr 27, 2006
Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Woodman's West here in Madison.

Pours a dark garnet red with a finger or two of khaki head. Nose is a mix of fruity hops and vanilla/bready malts. Taste starts off with a citrus-hop bitterness that is evened-out with the vanilla/caramel/bready malts. Mouthfeel is creamy-smooth and lightly carbonated. On the rich side for an amber ale, but plenty of flavor in there to keep you interested. Not a bad beer at all.

Golden2wenty1, Apr 25, 2006
Photo of soulgrowl
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: One of the darkest reds I've ever seen. Fall leaf brown, translucent and deep. Head is a nice, light latte beige, creamy with good retention.

Smell: Quite good, nice and toasty, whole-wheaty caramel malts with pleasant citric hops. Diacetyl makes a surprise cameo in an understated walk-on role. There's also a hint of red grapes.

Taste: Balanced but not boring. Woody/grapefruity hops live in perfect harmony with earthy, almost cocoa-like malts. Really good! Slight mineral taste, which appears in many Rogue brews, also comes through.

Mouthfeel: Full and chewy but still refreshing!

Drinkability: Exactly what a red ale should be: flavorful yet relaxing and extremely drinkable.

soulgrowl, Apr 23, 2006
Photo of Avagadro
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass and out of the fridge for about 30 minutes. Poured wiith a nice brown-tinted head. Nice brownish-red color and good head retention. The smell is dominated by the citrusy smell of hops. Very nice citrusy taste coming from the hops, with a sweet malty flavor to follow. Nice and creamy in the mouth. This is drinkable to begin with, but when I get a few brews under my belt I tend to not like hoppy flavors, if you don't have that same problem then this is a drinkable beer. Overall I would recommend trying this beer atleast once, it's a very enjoyable American Red ale

Avagadro, Apr 21, 2006
Photo of Mandrake
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, cloudy red with a tall and thick beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a fair amount of rocky lacing. Smells of grains and sweet malts with caramel and light hoppiness. Tastes malty, with a candy-sweet tone and some slight hop bitterness, though not as much as I'd expected or hoped for. Mouthfeel is good and full, but not as satisfying as I feel that it could be, and drinkability is good. I had their other amber ale last night, the American Amber, and with that in mind I'm less impressed than I might be. Still a good example of the style, but a pretty middle-of-the-road one.

Mandrake, Apr 21, 2006
Photo of jhammerly
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An easy drinking beer that has a very dark amber body and a nice sized tannish head. A real looker. I couldn't smell much. Taste is easy on the tongue, a slight hop feel that lingers a bit with some malt. This would make a great social beer, one that isn't too complex but isn't simple either (or nasty).

jhammerly, Apr 06, 2006
Photo of tgbljb
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pouered a deep garnet with massive tannish foamy head. Left nice lacing while slowly falling to a thin coating. Very attractive. Smell is mainly summer fruits (pears, apricots) wiht a slight piney hop note also present. Taste is very strong on sweet malt with a nice firm fruitiness. The hops begin to show their presence, and develop into a nice combination with the malt sweetness. Excellent balance. The finish is more dry then sweet and causes a strong desire for the next taste. A very enjoyable beer with easy drinkability. Nice session beer.

tgbljb, Apr 06, 2006
Photo of russpowell
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep rich red/copper with a 3 fingers+an head. Good lacing and head retention

Smell: Fruitty & malty

Taste; Bitterness, both grainy & hoppy up front. Pronounced fruitiness follows. Hoppy finish

MF: Good carbonation, not balanced enough to the malt side

Pretty drinkable, but doesn't quite pull together as good as I thought up front. I will try again to make sure freshness wasn't a factor (don't think so)

russpowell, Apr 04, 2006
Photo of JohnnyDuvel
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had three "reds" tonight, and this was my least favorite (the other two were Red Seal and Avery Redpoint). Kind of an off flavor, not nearly as "bright" as the other two. Looks great, goes down easy, but didn't have the nice malty backbite of the other examples I had tonight. I've had Dead Guy several times, and I prefer that over the St. Rogue. Never had a bad Rogue, but this is one of the least impressive of their brews, IMO.

JohnnyDuvel, Mar 25, 2006
Photo of Crosling
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Burgundy. As soon as the bottle popped and I gravitated my snout toward the neck, I could instantly smell the usage of Centennial and Chinook, even before I noticed the two being noted on the bottle. I’m getting better at identifying hops. The nose is moderate and improves drastically as its agitated. Piney, resinous hops combine with a pretty lackluster malt body to make this distinctly Rogue offering. I was hoping this would be better.

Crosling, Mar 25, 2006
Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting brew to say the least. Strangley, there was is an epitate for a bull on the side of the bottle. Not sure of the reason, but I can only guess that the brewer is suggesting that you have this beer with beef!?!?

Beautiful red body, slightyly laced, held through the life of the beer. Maple sugars on the tongue, pine and fall seasonals on the nose.

Another interesting offering from this brewery.

FLAbeergutinMASS, Mar 11, 2006
Photo of Naerhu
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful dark deep red body, with no visible carbonation.
Nice big soft caramel maltyness and with a huge bouquet of floral hops.
Very dry with a lot of hop bitterness. From the aroma, I thought there would be a lot more sweetness, but not so, and I think that this lack of sweetness throws this beer a little off balance, something more needs to be there to balance out the austere earthy, tabacco, brazil nuts flavors and hoppyness. Very clean
The body is a bit light, but this is refreshingly low on the carbonation.
The malt profile is extremely British and I was pleasantly surprised.

Japanese bottle states that the ABV is 5.1%

Naerhu, Mar 06, 2006
Photo of NEhophead
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Auburn, maple-mahogany in color. Creamy, off-white head that recedes to a whispy sheet. A few trails of lacing.

Semi-sweet, caramel toasted malts. Hazlenut and creamy, freshly roasted coffee. Fresh, floral hops; mild earthy tones.

Creamy caramel; toasted hazlenuts and coffee beans, a touch of toffee. Earthy, floral hop character; a touch of pine. Remarkably well balanced. A gritty, husky bitterness followed by a creamy coffee aftertaste.

Medium bodied; well rounded and full. Creamy and smooth on the palate.

A boring style that really comes to life in this offering. Good flavors, nicely balanced, and highly drinkable = an old standby. A typically solid product from the 'Brewers on the Bay'.

NEhophead, Mar 02, 2006
Photo of MrHolland
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark mahgony color with a 1/2" off white head with lace down the glass. The smell has some hops to it but cannot pick anything else out. Taste has a mild hoppy upfront with a malty aftertaste not as roasted as the american amber ale. Great mouthfeel goes down very smooth. Could drink quite a few of these.

MrHolland, Feb 19, 2006
Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice shade of mahogany or stained cherry. It has quite a red appearance. Minimal khaki colored head dissipates quickly. The nose is a bit quiet, but carmelled malts are present. The taste is malty and toasty, with a bit of pine in there as well. It finishes a bit yeasty with nice bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Medium mouthfeel is adequate. Nice drinkability also.

jasonpeckins32, Feb 18, 2006
Photo of Tupperwolf
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out red, definitely, with an eggshell head that leaves behind reasonably nice looking lacing - spotty walls and curls.

The scent surprises me because it's very familiar, but not familiar enough that I can place it. There's a scent there that I don't usually associate with beer. I think it might be ginger.

Caramel, slight smokiness, fruity hop profile; A slight woody note, half-caramel half-bitter aftertaste.

Hard to say much more than that about this beer. Some of Rogue's beers have such similar characters to one another that the only thing keeping me going back to them is the bottles.

Tupperwolf, Feb 15, 2006
Photo of beveragecaptain
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. St. Rogue Red pours out a clear, dark red color with a large yellowish head. Malty caramel aroma with a large dose of hops. Thin malty flavor with piney hops and an alcoholic bite. A little burnt sugar flavor, but this beer is mainly bitter. Finish is piney hops. I'm a little surprised to have a Rogue beer with such a thin flavor. Not that this beer is thin, it's just thin for a Rogue beer. Drinkability is good. Not a bad beer, but there are plenty of other exceptional beers from this brewery.

beveragecaptain, Feb 13, 2006
Photo of HugoGrim
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a standard pint.

Body is a deep red/brown with a thick and fluffy cream colored head. Some lace down the glass.

Fruity aroma with some floral hops.

Flavor is a nice malt & hop balance, though I expected more from a Rogue brew. I like that the hops are strong, but not bitter. Nice piney, citrus flavor, but the bitterness is toned down.

HugoGrim, Feb 12, 2006
Photo of Vancer
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking clear amber pour, with a lacey tan head. Good start, even though no bottled date, damn.

Spicy and malty notes in the aroma, followed by a quaff that included those items – along with a very strong and tangy mouthfeel. Very dominant taste, it also has an earthy, leathery appeal, and I do believe I detect some pepper in there. Strong hop backbone.

Very rich and robust.

Just another fine Rogue offering. Hey! A little bottle conditioning yeast on the bottom – excellent!

Vancer, Feb 11, 2006
Photo of Naes
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This ale is brown in color with some red/amber hues around the edges. It has a tall frothy off white head that has good retention and some lacing.
The aroma is of caramel malt with a trace amount of floral hops.
The flavor has a solid malt base and is mildly bitter, but I detect an almost herbal presence near the finish. The aftertaste seems to overpower the overall flavor.
Mouth feel is medium in body and it is moderately carbonated.

Naes, Jan 31, 2006
Photo of jakester
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. It came in a pint glass.

Arrived a mostly clear red with light brown tints. A nice 2 finger head of off-white foam rests on top. This is a pretty beer. The head eventually falls to islands and a ring, with very good lacing.

Aroma is grassy hops, big and bold, with a good caramel malt smell right there. Some faintly fruity smells, but the grassy hops are strong.

Flavor is grassy hops right up front, followed by a fairly intense hop bitterness, and caramel/toffee candy. Maybe just a wee bit thin in mid-sip, but still pretty damn good. Not much residual sweetness. Aftertaste is a nice combo of grass and bitter and caramel.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, but dries out a little in mid-sip. Carbonation is medium, and adds a nice bite to the beer. Finish is on the dry side.

This, to me, is a session beer par excellence. It's complex, not too strong, and tasty as a sumbitch.

jakester, Jan 23, 2006
St. Rogue Red from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 1,026 ratings.