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St. Rogue Red - Rogue Ales

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St. Rogue RedSt. Rogue Red

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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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Rogue Ales visit their website
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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Ratings: 1,040 | Reviews: 678
Photo of phishgator
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. Nice large tanned head with a deep copper/amber with slight chill haze. A bit of grassy/herbal hops, toasted and or smoked malts, carmel, and that somes up the aroma. The taste is bitter throughout. There is a astringent metallic taste that creeps into the aftertaste (bitterness). There is carmel to add to the balance, but this brew is not well balanced and the hops take over. The mouthfeel is chewy with a suprisingly light body. I would say that I wouldn't turn it down. It is not their best.

Photo of pweis909
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a reddish brown with a tawny head that dissipates in a few minutes. Pretty much like other reds, which I always find pretty to look at.

S- Aroma promises caramel malt sweetness.

T-The sweet malts give the initial impression. Nice, but not as interesting as Rogue's Hazelnut-Nectar Brown. Now there was some delicious sweet malt. This one doesn't have the same wow factot. After a few sips, the maltiness seemed to become less noticeable, and some bitterness crept through.

M-Somewhat creamy in the mouth

D-For some reason, this one doesn't "wear" well for me. By the time I was onto a 2nd one, I lost interest. I guess it is a but one-dimensional.

Photo of hanco005
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz single bottle purchased at Cellar’s at Larp and Lex, poured into a pint glass

A—slightly hazy ruby brown with a sizzling sandy tan ¾ inch head, dissolves quickly leaving a thin layer of foam, lacing is non-existent

S—malty, sweet, over ripe dark fruits, some Belgian aroma, I think, but on the milder side

T—some caramel and a bit of toffee, just a touch of hops, it’s good, I don’t want to describe it, I want to drink it

M—a bit slick, medium in body and carbonation

D—it’s good and possibly a good session choice.

Photo of EStreet20
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

A - Pours out a dark reddish copper color with a one finger bubbly off white head. Head stays nicely. Not much lacing present.

S - A nice malty aroma leads in. A hint of some subtle sweetness.

T - Has a nice roasted malt flavor. A bit of hoppiness speaks up and provides a nice balanced smooth flavor. Has nearly the roastiness of a brown ale.

M - A nice medium body. Decent carbonation supports the flavors well.

D - A nice quaffer from Rogue with a nice toasted malt flavor.

Photo of kmpitz2
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz pint. From notes. This beer arrived a solid amber color with a small half finger of head. Clarity was very good with small bubbles periodically working towards the head. that head maintained well into the beer. The nose on this beer was awesome. It had a very solid foundation of caramel malt, but the hop that followed was AWESOME. If there were ever candied hops, they would smell like this beer. Sweet and citrusy. There was a light toasted breadyness, but the hops are what define this one. Flavor initially brought caramel and melanoidans but moved very quickly to solid and chunky citrusy hop flavor. It finished with a mild, but very pleasing bitterness, with sweet grapefruity hop and mild caramel malty sweetness. Very very tasty beer here. The feel was moderate with a very fine carbonation, that really added to the experience. This was an excellent beer with bold flavors that knew exactly when to stop short of being too much. The bitter lingered just enough to keep me coming back for more, draining the pint in record time. This one blew my mind.

Photo of jackorain
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this 22 oz bomber at BevMo in pleasanton, CA. Poured it into two 11 oz. pilsners and shared with my wife.

A- very nice amber red color, a little cloudy. Nice 5/8 inch head somewhat foamy with a nice little peak that rose over the rim of the glass. Dwindled to a thin coat that provided a nice lacing during consumption.

S-Malty sweet, a litte bitter green hop. Could have been a little stronger.

T- Malty carmel up front, followed by a little green hop. The finish was a very strong lingering sweet carmel. Very, very good

M-Smooth, perfect carbonation, medium body-also extremely pleasing

D-Very drinkable

Photo of fisherman34
3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of pine, sweet malt, spent hops, and a bit of sour citrus fruit. Lots of caramel malt flavor, along with some earthy hops and a bit of roasty chocolate on the finish. Fairly creamy body with a solid bitter finish. Overall, the aroma wasn’t as good as I had expected (the spent hop note really put me off), but drinking the beer itself was quite nice.

Photo of bwyker
4.65/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear maroon red, with a golden hued head. Moderate head retention, leaving a nice lace around the glass.

S: Molasses and hints of alcohol, with a noticeable piney hop bouquet.

T: Earthy hop flavor upfront with a tangy malt backbone. Hops stick around in the finish.

MF: Smooth with a kind of dry, bitter finish. Lasting hop bite that is much enjoyed.

D: Highly drinkable. Full of flavor, yet not overwhelming. Looking forward to trying the dry-hopped kegs!

Photo of 1whiskey
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber poured into a standard pint glass.

Appears rather hazy, but a very reddish-brown. Somewhere between copper and garnet (like an old penny). Big frothy head.

Smell is underwhelming...just a mild piney hop scent.

More piney notes are notable on first taste. There is some molasses like malt sweetness, but it is subdued. There is a notable tea-like bitterness that seems a little to forward compared to everything else, though it is not entirely unpleasant. Very dry finish.

Crisply carbonated, this beer has a medium-light body and is highly drinkable.

This is a much more subtle brew that I expected from Rogue, but I still found it very enjoyable. Great on a hot day like today :) I probably would not seek this out, though.

Photo of Mitchster
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Brewed with 2-row Harrington, Klages, and Munich malt with Hugh Baird 30-37, 13-17 Carastan and Crystal 70-80 malts with a yield of .39lbs of grain per bottle. Hopped with Chinook and Centennial.

13 Plato, 44 IBU's, A.A=73, 27 Lovibond.

12 oz bottle. ~$2 at Jack's. Pours out to a slightly hazy very dep crimson, forming a modest yellow head with average retention and sparse lacing. I didn't really pour this as aggressive as I should have. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is intense with caramel and honey with a ton of vanilla and spicy hops. The caramel is very strong but not buttery, thank heavens. The taste is very interesting. The first thing that stands out is the amount of grainy husky caramel and munich malt in here....tons of it, leaving a roasted husk taste on the tongue from beginning to end. Despite the intensely sweet nose, it's not overly sweet and there is a fair amount of Centennial flavor in the middle as well as a mild to moderate bitterness which sustains through the aftertaste. There are alot of residual sugars which I love about Rogue's brew thanks to the Pacman yeast. The hop presence is quite large in the aftertaste..the Chinook piney bitterness stands out.

Hrmm...this one is a mixed bag. This is definitely a quality brew, but the combination of caramel, pine and excessive grain husk leaves me not wanting to drink another. This is a very rich brew for my tastes. Definitely worth a try for those interested in red's as it's quite unique.

Photo of rabsten
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a pint glass, dark red-brown amber with medium head, no lacing.

Malt doninates the nose with floral hop undertone. Smells familiar.

Dry maltiness with minor hop character. Tastes familiar too.

Mouthfeel. Fullness to it, with crisp beginning (first sip) followed by balanced, round finish. Nothing much going on. Drinkablilty is pretty good. This one went down quickly and I could easily have another one.

Hmmmm. I've got it! This brew tastes like "Arrogant Bastard Light." And that's a good thing, since SAB is on my short list. It's not as pretty as the Bastard, and not as assertive in the nose or palate, but it's definately in the ballpark. Add in the fact that at 5.1% it's available in WV... this is one worth coming back to.

Photo of garymuchow
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A birthday gift from my y. brother. Many thanks. :)
Aroma has a great mix of malt and hoops. Nice chocolate quality to the malt with a sweet/sour hops in a light side.
Beautiful amber of mahogany. Clear. Full dense, rockly tan head.
Again with the great mix, although this one leans more towards hops/bitterness with the softnesss in the touch of chocolate, semi-sweet malt character. The bitternes is rather intense and extremely long in the finish. Grapefruit taste notable too.
Extremely fine carbonation that lends both sharpenss then smoothness (beyond a somewhat soft malt character). Seems a bit watery at times.
A lot going on and not all blends well. Would never turn it down, just tough against the standards this brewery has set. Bitterness not balanced that well.

Photo of ScarletLady
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice dark copper color. A bit of a head and pretty much no lacing. That may have just been the tap system. I noticed that most of the beers poured that night were like that. It had good carbonation though. The taste struck me a mainstream. While good there was nothing unusual about it. Very drinkable and worth a try but certainly not on my top 3 favorite Rogue list.

Photo of nickg902
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up as a last bottle to complete a sixer. Was not too sure about this choice but was plesantly surprised. Pours an amber red color, with a small head, leaving little to no lacing on the glass. Aroma is of citrus and hops, perhaps a little brown sugar. Taste is heavy on the brown sugar, citrus fruits, apple and hops. Very balanced however, with no one flavor being too overpowering. Nice mild bitter hop aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth with medium carbonation. Drinkability is high - very tasty brew with a complex taste. Not too overpowering, but enough flavor to keep you guessing. Would buy again, but definitely not the top amber ale out there.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of wcudwight
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of BeerRun13
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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.

Photo of soulgrowl
4.37/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Photo of Avagadro
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
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

Photo of Mandrake
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Photo of jhammerly
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
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).

Photo of tgbljb
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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