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St. Rogue Red - Rogue Ales

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1,013 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,013
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 21
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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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.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2006 02:55:46 | More by Crosling
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2006 15:31:34 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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%

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2006 13:46:16 | More by Naerhu
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'.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2006 03:56:55 | More by NEhophead
Photo of MrHolland

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2006 05:24:56 | More by MrHolland
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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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2006 06:15:15 | More by jasonpeckins32
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2006 05:54:58 | More by Tupperwolf
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New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2006 04:37:09 | More by beveragecaptain
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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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2006 17:59:14 | More by HugoGrim
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!

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2006 23:53:31 | More by Vancer
Photo of Naes

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2006 01:40:37 | More by Naes
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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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2006 14:54:49 | More by jakester
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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazy, coppery red in hue; I really like the color depth. Beige head, the bubbles united long enough to form one finger of head. Head retention was good; it slowly faded to a soapy cap. There wasn’t much subsequent lacing, which is a bummer. I do like the color of the liquid; this aspect saves the appearance from being completely average.

The nose is malty. Is this really a Rogue beer? Where are the boatloads of hops? There is tons of caramel in the bouquet; it smells like a fresh caramel apple. The sweetness is the loudest aroma; there is a mix of sweet apple pie, cotton candy sugary, and kisses of berries. At the back is a suggestion of citrusy hops. Moderate potency; I like what I smell. It is very sweet and malty, very atypical for this brewery. Dare I think that this beer might actually be a Red Ale! Inviting bouquet, I’m looking forward to taking a sip.

The palate is hoppier then the nose ever let on. Bitter upfront, abrasive in the middle, citrusy at the finish; the malt is secondary to the hops. I am very surprised; the balance is still good though. Caramel malts dance with some toastiness; in play is a mix of fruit like red apples and berries. The finish is much stronger and tastier then the start. The aftertaste is long and intricate. Overall, this is a very likeable Red Ale; there are good hop flavors, moderate bitterness, and juicy maltiness with flashes of fruit. Really, this is everything I’d want in the style; while I didn’t detect any lovely biscuit maltiness (like, say, Fat Tire) but this Red Ale is going in a different but recognizable direction. Solid.

Medium/medium-light in body, low but moderate carbonation; the mouthfeel is relaxing but filling enough for the flavor profile. A bit more bubbles might do a better job of scrubbing away some of the sweet residue. I’m thinking this beer would be very good with sweet BBQ sauce or even pizza. This seems like a versatile beer.

No doubt, this is a drinkable beer. It is a tickle sweet for me but I will happily drink a bomber or two in the course of a setting. This beer is fairly new to the Omaha market. It is a welcomed addition for sure. Tasty and likable, I have no qualms with it. I purchased a bomber in Omaha, NE. Try one if you have not.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2006 19:18:36 | More by bditty187
Photo of watermelonman


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

This arrived as a nice dark red with a small head. It's leaving a modest amount of lace.

The smell is mostly of hops, with malts coming through as well. The taste starts with malts but is quickly taken over by hops. The mouthfeel is very appealing while drinkability is high.

I think this is really improves the regular St. Rogue Red.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2006 05:19:24 | More by watermelonman
Photo of TheEclecticGent


2.68/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A dark amber American Ale with a mildly sharp smell. This ale is mildly hoppy but has a rich and long-lingering sharp aftertaste. I wasn't overly impressed mostly due to this beer is a little focused on the hops for my taste. There are other Rouge beers that I enjoy better than this one.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2005 04:15:53 | More by TheEclecticGent
Photo of carln26


3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was a Christmas present from a good friend. It poured from the bottle a deep, clear mahogany with some red highlights. It’s topped by a thick, fluffy off white head that clings to the side in clumps as it settles back into the glass. The nose has a mild grapefruit citrus aroma backed by a hint of caramel sweetness. The taste has less citrus than expected. It’s a pleasant blend of caramel and toffee sweetness and the ruby red grapefruit from the hops. Just a touch of the PacMan tang on the finish. Nice, smooth mouth feel. Good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2005 20:28:55 | More by carln26
Photo of rebel1771


3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lovely red color with decent head. Aromas of sweet malts, caramel, and of fruity hops make up the nose of this brew. The taste has less malt flavor then what I expected and seems to consist mainly of the same fruity hops noted in the aroma. This is a good brew, nothing more nothing less.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2005 02:18:57 | More by rebel1771
Photo of BEERchitect


3.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2005 19:56:06 | More by BEERchitect
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle at just below cellar temperature.

A - Pours a very slightly hazed copper-auburn color with a decent, well formed 1/2'' light tan head that diminshes to a gossamer mat after several minutes. Lacing is sticky and thick, clinging to the glass with real purpose.

S - Nice, fragrant floral west-coast hoppiness riding atop a mellow but robust caramel maltiness. Nice hop profile for a red ale.

T - Slightly metallic, fresh-hoppiness right off the bat, with a malt profile that grows toward the middle without becoming overstated. Very light and crisp finish that leaves a distinct, drying hoppiness. Well balanced!

M - Tingly carbonation in the light and watery beginning is easily subdued as the beer lightly foams in the mouth. The finish is clean and refreshing.

D - The is an excellent and very well-balanced red ale that separates itself from other boring red ales in its class. Easy to drink and enjoy. Nice job Rogue!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2005 01:37:27 | More by EPseja
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This bottle was a gusher! So much so, I wondered if it might be off (infected). Fortunately, it's great! (I wonder if they bottled to soon, or used too much kraussen?) Mountains of head... had to pour this one in stages!

A: Dark ruby-brown/black. Pours with an INSANE amount of head. Fluffy, off-white, decent retention, plenty of lace. There's so much head, it's difficult to pour (thus it's not exceptional). It looks like a Belgian brew (abbey dubbel).

S: Quite malty, nutty caramel & bread. Subtle, piney-bitter scents.

T: Taste is nothing like a dubbel (the name & look is a little deceiving). You can tell there's a malty backbone, but the taste is overwhelmed by the hops. At 44 IBU, it's fairly bitter. The rough, piney chinook hops are held at bay by the Centennial hops. There's not a lot of different flavours, but this brew seems much bigger than it really is (~5.2% ABV). Balanced to the bitter side, but still nicely rounded.

M: A little syrupy (residual sugar from the carastan and crystal malts), yeilding a moderate body (seems heavier than it really is). PLENTY of carbonation.

D: Plenty of character for it's size. I like it.

Bold, but brilliant. My complements to the brewmaster.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2005 23:15:45 | More by Derek
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4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ah, if only all red ales were this good.

A very hoppy red ale, which is always a good thing. There's a decent, bitter kick in the flavor, which was a pleasant, unexpected suprise.

There is a sweetish, strong scent to this beer.

The mouthfeel is also strong and hearty. Good and filling.

Drinkability: definitely worth having more than once. I certainly will have it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2005 00:14:56 | More by chOAKbarrell
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North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What a beautiful beer, deep garnet with a slight chill haze and a thick, creamy beige head that is very clingy, leaving gobs of lace everywhere.

Aroma is a sweet perfume of amber malts, caramel, and honey. There's a awesome floral glow to it, with spicey pine and light citrus hops. Great nose!

Flavor is no let down either, with a power-struggle between sweet chewy malt and floral and pine spice hops. Great balance is achieved with in this struggle. Nice hoppy finish. Straight up yummy! Reminds me a lot of Glen on tap.

Body is mediem, very smooth, with a chewy and slick texture. Way too easy to drink, it dissapears quickly!.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2005 23:29:59 | More by AlexJ
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4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark red/amber in color, nice carbonation, nice little head, very nice lacing through out. Scents of malt, and sweet caramel. Very nice taste, different than other Amber's I've had, maybe more sweet with a little bite at the end. Medium body. This is a very drinkable beer/ale, not sure of the ABV though, but would most likely make a nice short drinking session.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2005 00:05:32 | More by Wasatch
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4.63/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amber to red in color, leaning towards a deep red. Bomber pours a rich tan head that leaves a partly cloudy afternoon skyline on the way down. Picked up a rich malted aroma that seems beautifully constructed.

Hops are much more evident in the taste and are actually slightly more the dominant ingredient in this brew. Rich malty mouth is balanced by this crisp hop and carbonation balance. Caramel sneaks its way in the background and really rounds this out. It's almost like a kicked up amber ale with a bit more hop presence and more well rounded out. Once again the mouthfeel is awesome from this brewery. Smooth and highly drinkable/desireable.

Another brew I've passed up way to many times on my beer shopping ventures. I just started consuming this brew about 6 months ago and wish I had not waited so long. In my opinion this is the best Red I've had the pleasure to gobble at this point. Still room for improvement (?maybe, maybe not?) I think if it just kicked in a little more malted/thickness to the body but no complaints here.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2005 02:20:04 | More by DogFood11
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Quebec (Canada)

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2005 17:01:36 | More by Phyl21ca
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