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St. Rogue Red - Rogue Ales

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St. Rogue RedSt. Rogue Red

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1,040 Ratings

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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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001

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Ratings: 1,040 | Reviews: 678
Photo of PSUDREW
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark rich deep red color, it had a solid head. It's somewhat, but not totally creamy, but some it dissapates quickly and leaves little lacing; there was a hop presence through and through the beer, i don't think there was a sip without something present in the flavor. It doesn't smack you in the face by any means, but, it is nice to have that kind of hoppy bitterness.The malt provided a solid backbone to this beer. highly quaffable and extremely drinkable, the yeast provides a nice balance in this brew. More than standard, but less than phenomenal, this a very nicely and well put-together ale. If you can, drink it. You can go the distance with this brew. It is another finely crafter product from the boys from Rogue. Well played, gentlemen. Well played, indeed.

Photo of pheurton
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours the deepest shade of red, leaning more toward rusty brown. sizeable tan head recedes to an ever-present coating foam. crystal malt and light PNW hop aroma. sturdy medium body, carbonation is just right. toasted caramel malt sweetness mixes well with a good but not overwhelming dose of chinook hoppiness. bitterness is there, but not over the top. characterstic rogue aftertaste (must be the pac-man yeast). certianly quaffable, in a style that for me is hard to define.

Photo of winomark
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice medium reddish copper with a good thick forthy, slightly sticky head.

Hoppy bitterness fighting with the rich malt. Great balance. Slight alcohol sweetness.

Hops rule throughout, with a very tannic, dry finish. Grainy, malt flavors also make an appearance. Odd contrast to the hops.

Light and dry. Quite fleeting, but pleasant. Interesting to say the least.

I like this beer, but not sure why. Unbalanced, tannic, somewhat short on character, but surprisingly interesting. Definately worth a try.

Photo of TheJudge
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drank this in the standard Rogue big bottle. I was surprisingly not impressed. I was expecting a lighter, crisper Red, and this felt like an english pale ale in the mouth. It was very heavy, and the taste lingered without a clearing hop finish. A deep cooper color and heavy malty smell, I found it to be somewhat overwhelming. I did not find it particulary drinkable, and had to fight to get through the bottle.

The head was unimpressive, although a nice copper/white color. This was on the bottom end of the Rogue brews that I have had.

Photo of nomad
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A dark copper beer, quite dark in fact, it has a thin off-white head and lots of messy thick stain. Smells like thick dripping malt of sweet cherries in toffee, and some spruce hints. Tastes of smooth Vienna and Munich malt flavors, a grape-like fruitiness, and a roasty sense that combines well with the pine-flavored dry hops. Finish is more of the same but not too drying.

Nice malts but not interesting, much prefer its bigger brother, the Santa’s Private Reserve.

Photo of rkhaze
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy reddish/copper with a medium sized beige head. Left good lace. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel, floral hops and some fruitiness.
Initial tastes of malty sweetness and floral hops that give away to some citrus and fruit notes and a nice bitterness in the finish.
Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Good drinkable ale.

Photo of Foxman
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours slightly cloudy, a rich, brownish ruby red. it's well carbonated, with a multiply textured light head that ebbs promptly, leaving a translucent vellum. There's considerable serpentine lacing.

The aroma delivers a genuine malt sweetness mediated by fragrant floral and citrus hops, with grapefruit coming to the fore. Way in back there's a mellow berry presence.

The sip brings swirling eddies of flowers and citrus, the hops ventilating the back of my mouth then settling on the tongue. Next, the malt jealously asserts itself, pressing its subdued sweetness into the mix. A dry grapefruit essence brings Florida instantly to mind. A mellow bitterness finishes gleefully along the backside of the tongue.

Medium bodied and mildly sinewy, the liquid coats and slithers, feeling almost active, then finishing with a dry hops glow.

The hops in this beer lend an almost tropical air, something initially rather unexpected, but certainly not a bad thing. The malt pushes its way into the limelight in time to stop the hops from stealing the show. There's a saucy, spicy balance that draws you into looking for the next one. The grapefruit presence almost delivers the sensation of pulp. Wonderfully quaffable, I like the way it plays, and I'll definitely come back for multiple acts.

Photo of Gavage
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a deep dark amber color with an 1 inch off-white head. Lacing is produced during the drink. The aroma is of simple sweetness. The taste is great, as the thick malt coats your tongue while some bitterness tingles the roof of your mouth. Some light nutty qualities are there too.

This has a candy like finish, and then the bitterness seems to reappear after swallowing. Definitely a heavier bodied red ale (which is a good thing) and this is a very drinkable session beer.

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

Deep reddish copper with a rocky beige head. Sprucy hops and sweet crystal malt aromas. Sweetened tea maltiness with a good bit of astringency from the hops. This beer is very quaffable, strong enough and hoppy enough to make it a sessioner on draught, probably. Very sweet malt to this red ale. Slick on the tongue. High alpha hops are sweet, too. Rogue's got my seal of approval on this one.

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

Appearance: Very well crafted deep amber red tone with a nice biege head lacing appears coating the entire side in very fine nicely patterned specks. Aroma: Soothing caramel malts very grainy cereal sweetness, with spruce toned hopping in the finish. Taste: Remarkably similar to the Santa's Private Reserve just less hops here the same malt character, I think this beer is incredible with the semi sweet caramel/biscuit malts tasting of cereal grains with a nice touch of piney hops and signature Pac Man yeast breadiness this beer is a classic balanced session brew in my opinion. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied smooth carbonation classic. Drinkability: My go to Rogue product from now on, of course I'm still a fan of Dead Guy but this one is so balanced and reserved yet flavorful and filling I love it.

Photo of tavernjef
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark hazy amber brown with a overall reddish tone with a finger high tannish head of thick froth, top becomes whipped as it settles slowly a favorable hazy skim and thick collar, sparitic lacing in webby sheeting. Smell is a nice mix of caramel dipped biscuits, a bit dry of woody pine comes through underneath. Flavors are a nice meld of the same with more of the woody drying coming through by quite a bit. Caramel is lessened and barely detected as the hops make a home in a hugely drying wood flavor thats actually quite nice. Bitterness in check, not overwhelming in any regards. Slight dulled fruit skin notes pop in nearer the finish. Good light fluffy textured mouthfeel thats medium in body and dry throughout with woodyness. A fine amber I'd have again and again.

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

Pours to a deep copper-red color with a thick tan head. It leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is spicy, and of caramel malts, and also a bit of a fruity, resiny hop aroma. The flavor is of caramel malts, and spicy hops. It is a bit fruity and resiny in the finish. It has a nice bitterness in the finish too. It is a smooth, well-balanced beer. Very nice.

Sampled 10/26/03

Photo of Weissenheimer
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour out a pint from the bottle and you're holding a column of dark cherry-colored glass. It has a satisfying head which slowly dimples its way down but, impressively, never fades completely. As you drink it, the head leaves thick horizontal ridges on the glass like spatters of melted marshmallow. The rounded aroma is well-balanced between hops and malt with an inviting caramel character.

Like other Rogue brews, the persistent head lends this beer a wonderful creaminess which dominates the initial taste. The middle is moderately nutty, but with hops peeking out from behind the nuts. The taste is full, balanced, malty, and round. The smooth way in which the malty creaminess gradually passes the baton to a restrained - hell, almost polite - nutty bitterness reminds me of a sine wave. That bitterness fades in a mildly effervescent flourish.

This is a damn nice beer. I am becoming more and more impressed with Rogue.

Photo of IrishRedRock
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Innnnteresting. A deep ruby brew with a thin layer of white lace atop. This doesn't smell like a Rogue brew! Malty aroma with notes of caramel. Where's the hops in the nose? Oh wait, I just took a sip and I found them. Lacking hops in the nose, it gives you a pretty rich amount in the flavor. A bit of sweet malt as well, but not all that much else. An easy drinker that would make for a nice session, while not being a hoppy tongue destroyer (note: hoppy tongue destroyers rule). This is a nice brew, but for the caliber of a brewery like Rogue, it's about average.

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

A very solid red ale that is very solidly hopped. The deep tawny amber body hints of ruby and is slightly hazed. It comes topped with a nice off-white head that never completes disperses, but does shrink back somewhat quickly. Nonetheless it thoroughly coats the glass with great lace.

The nose is highly aromatic and combines a most lovely caramel malt with strong whiffs of floral hopping. Quite a nice aroma to this little beauty. The taste is failry full and has, at once, a strong malt sweetness that is overtly pushed around by very strongly bittering hops. These hops are a strong surprise in a red and even more so at this strength level. The feel is very good and gives a nice crisp end to each draw. Very nicely drinkable ale.

Photo of SixpointJMH
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

an overall good yet slightly uninspired brew from the folks at rogue. it's certainly not a misfire, but not amongst thier best. it looks like your typical red ale after it's poured...medium amber in colour with a medium head. the smell and taste are hoppy and hint at a fruity sweetness as well, but at times are a bit too hoppy and a bit too bitter for my liking. this in turn takes away from the overall smoothness that i associate with a red ale. it's a bit different and still tasty, but just not in the league of other rogue brews.

Photo of barleypop
3.24/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the SF-Rogue outlet.

Apperarance was a clear burnt umber colour with a filmy head.

The nose was very faint. I could detect some sublte pruney scents with much effort.

Some roasted nut and toffee flavors hit your tongue and don't get overpowered by the hops that jump into the fray. That said, It still felt like something wasn't quite in balance.

The mouthfeel was good. Smooth but just a wee bit watery.

Overall a decent beer. It somewhat reminds me of a british style IPA. Call me crazy.

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

Appearance – Extremely dark ruby red in color with a decent had that dissipated slowly.

Smell – Nice mix of bitter hops and malts. The hop aroma is a little stronger, but both come out nicely.

Taste – Very crisp red ale. The malt flavor, along with just a hint of sugary sweetness, ends up at the finish. The crux of this ale is the bitter and floral hops, which are excellent.

Mouthfeel – There’s a slight carbonation to this medium-bodied ale. It is extremely refreshing and thirst-quenching.

Drinkability – I’m not a big fan of the red ales, but I really like this one. It went down well, hit the spot, and found a place in my regular shelf spacing.

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

pours a nice amber with a mid sized bubbly head. smells lightly matly and fruity with a pleasant hop overtone. the taste, lightly fruity and malty (go figure) with a moderate amount of piney hop bite taking over. not overpowering at all and very enjoyable. medium body and very smooth. nice stuff, i really dug it.

$3.49 a bomber.

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

22 oz. bomber

An above average Red Ale, which is pleasent seeing as its a style that has been beaten into the ground making it real hit or miss. This was a hit. Poured a orange-brown infused with a ruddy copper perfect for the changing leaves and a loose off-white head. Smelled of deep piney hops and a fruity peach like malt with just a hint of bready notes, but still typical hopped up Rogue aroma. Taste was tons of juicy grapefruit hops and a toasted cracker malts. Reasonably effervesant bordering on creamy. Went as a good compliment to the quatro formage pizza with waaay too much garlic. Another quality Rogue brew.

Photo of BeerResearcher
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This red-tinged, dark brown/amber ale with a full beige head is beautiful to behold. The fresh floral and tea-like hop aromas are fairly potent. A sweet malt and faint chocolate aroma are noticed early, but fade rather quickly. The lightly caramel sweet malt melds with a fresh biscuity flavor. The hop bitterness is made up of grapefruit, tea-like and a faint metallic bite. Fruit notes and a light lime taste appear late as does a bit of honey sweetness as it warms.

Photo of avylover
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber. This pours a deep reddish/amber, hence the name with a good creamy white head. The aroma of bitter, slightly citrousy hops hits you first, with some bready maltiness in the background. This is a bitter beer. Not so much mega hoppy but the weak malt taste seems to almost add bitterness as opposed to balancing it out. As a hop head I'm enjoying this. As far as red ales go I can't say I've had better. Nice slick mouthfeel that dries up into a bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable.

Photo of rastaman
2.58/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Like the Dead Guy Ale, this felt a little out of place. Caramel and choc, with a typical Rogue hoppyness on the finish, some earthyness notes. Nice flavours, just didn't excite me i guess, nothing really jumped, and althought it was drinkable, it didn't really do anything for me in the end (Bottle-GBBF 03')

Photo of byrd
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

An employee at a tasting at a local beer store told me St. Rogue Red is the only beer to have ever been canonized by the Catholic Church. I got a kick out of the comment despite the fact that only people (not beers) are eligible for canonization. So, I bought a bottle anyway...

This one pours with a medium head of orangey tan foam that doesn’t remain very long and doesn’t produce much of a lace. True to its name, the beer is clear reddish-copper in color. Roasted malts are apparent on the nose, as are some slight notes of hops. The flavor starts with fairly mild malt notes that have very small hints of caramel and maybe a little bit of nuttiness. Big roasted malt character then hits the palate. Hops become more noticeable towards the end and mingle well with the roasted notes. The dry finish is of hops and some roasted bitterness which lasts into the aftertaste. St. Rogue seems a little thin in the mouth, with moderate carbonation. This is a good brew that is pretty easy to drink, but not my favorite.

Photo of beerguy101
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium red color, medium head. Medium bodied red ale. Roasted malts, slightly sweet. Nice flavor. Slightly hoppy. Spicy with a touch of spruce. Good balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice tasting beer. Etched/painted beer bottle.

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