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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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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 BierReise


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

Yet another fine ale from Rogue. A beautiful deep reddish amber ale with a magnificent frothy tan head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium to full bodied. An excellent treat this is. Flavor is almost half malt and half hops with a bitterness that is well blended. A malty flavor that is a bit sweet like a scotch ale almost. Excellent work guys.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2003 00:38:15 | More by BierReise
Photo of TinusTime


4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

While I am not usually a fan of Red Beers ( cant get over Killians i guess) I decided to try the St. Rogue Red as it had just arrived in my store. The sample I was a 22oz bottle.

The beer poured a nice ruddy reddish brown colour. Kinda like a strongly brewed Iced tea. The head was a light tannish colour, but it seemed to dissapate rather quickly with not much lacing. The aroma was one of slight caramel and nutty notes with a dose of floral-citrusy hoppiness.

As I said earlier I have never been a fan or Red ales before, but this could make me a convert. The taste started with nice maltiness with slight caramel and nutty undertones, followed by the lovely dry hops flavour.Most Reds I have had before have had to much sweetness. The hoppiness at the end definately balanced this out and gave it balance and enhanced the overall mouthfeel . While not my favourite Rogue, this beer was better than expected and a very very nice brew

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2003 15:26:43 | More by TinusTime
Photo of fattyre


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

This beer poured a slightly hazy medium dark reddish orange with a large rocky tan head. The smell is of mild maltiness with a pronounce cedary/sprucey hops. The taste is slightly breadlike with a strong but pleasing cedary hoppy finish and a nice full and rounded mouthfeel. This is a very nice bitter red ale with lingering hoppiness.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2003 03:42:38 | More by fattyre
Photo of francisweizen


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

#14 - bomber bottle

An above average red ale with a hoppy bite. This beer pours a nice dark red colour with a dark white head. The aromas are of straight-up hops, malts, and alcohol. The taste is hoppy, but very malty as well. The mouthfeel is quite thick and the drinkability is quite good.

a nice one.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2003 05:24:57 | More by francisweizen
Photo of vitesse


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

served on tap at redbones in boston...

this was my first rogue beer and expected something way more "extreme." i wasn't disappointed though. they seem to be doing their version of a west coast-style red ale, which was nice.
wonderful rich red color. decent bubbly head. floral hops aroma.
taste was very balanced. some hoppiness, but that wasn't over the top. some sweetness from the malt and grassy/herbal flavors as well.
very crisp, carbonated mouthfeel.
overall, a very solid red ale, and not a hop bomb, either. (and i mean that in a good way.)

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2003 18:34:29 | More by vitesse
Photo of charlesw

New York

2.35/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Presentation: 22oz bottle. Pours very dark for a red - a deep mahogany color. The head mounts readily: a slight reddish tinge to the creamy, dense foam. It disappears quite quickly.
Smell: very light malt smell.
Taste: er, this is a red ale? Color me confused! It's very light and fruity (light citrus flavor). There is very little malt flavor (ok, I don't taste any at all). The aftertaste is all light citrus veering to heavy citrus with time. Oh, ok, there is a bit of hop bitterness to the aftertaste, but not much.
Mouthfeel: again, quite light. It IS pleasantly light. It is NOT the firm creaminess I expect from a red ale.
Drinkability: I'm not pleased at all with this beer. I expect a red ale (my favorite style) to be quite malty and perhaps a bit hoppy but definitely without the fruity (citrusy) side. In fact, I am disappointed to the point that I shan't even make the effort of trying it again. This is not what red ale is about AT ALL (ok, aside from the color), IMO.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2003 14:41:11 | More by charlesw
Photo of longpondbeerman


4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got this growler from Half Time Beverages in Puoghkeepsie, N.Y. (You have simply got to go there if you can--what an incredible place! See all the beerfly reviews.). Anyway, this hoppy brew pours a dark ruby amber with a light tan head. The smell is understated; I didn't really know what to expect. Yes, there was hops and a touch of rosy sweetness. The taste, however, was far more intricate. I loved the first blast of hops bitterness, which then mellowed into a balanced semi-sweet finish. Good mouthfeel. Definitely worth it. (and my wife loved it too)

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2003 15:24:36 | More by longpondbeerman
Photo of Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark reddish brown pour with a medium head that held up pretty well. The nose was malty. Good hoppiness as well with underlying hints of fruit. The taste was nicely hopped. Good maltiness and a slight fuity sweetness to follow. Good overall balance and body. An enjoyable beer. Not my favorite from Rogue, but good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2003 11:51:48 | More by Popsinc
Photo of feloniousmonk


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

Appearnace: deep, dark reddish, nearly copper hue, and an impressive, fluming creamy tan head atop, softly crumbling down.
Aroma: terrifically sweet, creamy, nutty, with a hint of spice.
Wonderfully filling mouthfeel, a sense of flooding and washing over the mouth, tongue, and all applicable areas. Good'n' malty, but very little hop presence.
Delicious, sweet, giving and warm texture. Long, sweet, happy finish. A refreshing occurence of flavor occurs again and again, a constant supply of tastiness, with a nice emergence of fruit in the middle.
Hops show up a little late on the palate and are well-appreciated.
One of the better tasting Red Ales I've ever drunk and down, and I'm sure I'll revisit it again, and again. Quite a nice little beer! (The 22oz. serving size in the typically handsome Rogue bottle was a bit short, I felt. Maybe Magnums are in order?)

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2003 02:19:21 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh


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

On tap at the AOBF 5/24/03

Listed as "St. Rogue Red Dry-Hopped" in the program for the AOBF.

Cloudy apple cider in appearance. Minimal tan-colored head laces quite nicely. Aromas, predictably, are of hops. Not quite as "heavy" as expected, but distinctly hoppy, with just a slight sweet undertone in the background. Taste was not as over-the-top Rogue-esque hoppy as I' d expected, especially for a beer that was dry-hopped. Hoppy flavor with a surprisingly-balanced malt sweetness noted as well. However, there was an almost "iced-tea" flavor to this beer as it warmed. Mouthfeel is smooth, though slightly on the thin side. Drinkability is tolerable. I was slightly disappointed by this offering from Rogue, given my typical love for most of the beers I've had from them.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2003 18:22:02 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
Photo of MJR


3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled at the Art of Beer Festival on 5/24/03...

Appearance: The beer poured a wonderfully deep red with a tiny tan cap.

Smell: Weak aroma of faint hops and sweet malt. I was told that this keg was dry-hopped with Centennial, but the aroma sure doesn't show it.

Taste: Thin and lacking... What was there was a good balance between the sweet, slighty roasted malts and the piney, resiny hops.

Mouthfeel: It had a smooth, buttery mouthfeel, but was a bit thin in body.

Drinkability: Average... I was quite disappointed by this brew.

While I didn't plan to review any of the brews I tried at the AoBF, this one just stuck in my mind because it was such a disappointment coming from a brewery that puts out consistently great beer. What I find strange is that I really like their double-the-hops, winter version of this, Santa's Private Reserve.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2003 13:06:57 | More by MJR
Photo of Reidrover


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

OK bought in the 22 oz bomber with a rather cool looking "saint" on the screen printed label.
This beer certainlly surprised me in how it looked..deep dark red almost brown with a nice sized tan coloured head that shrunk to leave great lacing.
Great smell of lightly roasted and chocolate style malts..smell the hopping also.
nice tasteing beer..nice sweet chocolaty taste to begin then a slight bitterness..theres a sort of "zingy" after taste which I like also.
Nice and smooth on the tongue..nice after taste .
Very easy drinking beer..a good summer beer in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2003 17:40:21 | More by Reidrover
Photo of Quaffer


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

22 oz. Bottle

Appearance: This beer poured a hazey red color with a rough, two-finger head. I settled down fairly quickly, leaving a thin, tan layer over the top of the beer for most of the drink. Lacing was minimal.

Smell: Right after the pour, this beer smelled like lake water. Not good at all. After it settled down, though, that aroma went away (thank God) and smells of caramel, malt, and dark fruits wafted up from my glass. There might have been just a hint of hops on the nose, but it was very faint.

Mouthfeel: This was a medium-bodied brew that was buttery smooth at the front of the mouth, but with a bite along the edges of the tongue.

Taste: Upfront, this beer was all caramel malt and butter. Then a plum and tart juniper flavor kicked in that intermingled with a mild piney-hops bitterness that arose on the finish. Very straightforward and full flavored, but without much complexity.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2003 16:52:57 | More by Quaffer
Photo of kunzbrew


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

This brew pours a deep red color with a big creamy tan head that for a bit then settles to a minimal head, leaving a sexy lace behind. Moderate to high hop aroma along with a pale malt smell fill the nose. Light bodied red ale makes for a strong hop flavor along with a earthy tones fill the palatte. A musty sort of taste is not to bad either. Overall this is a pretty good brew from a great brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2003 17:12:56 | More by kunzbrew
Photo of bewareOFpenguin


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

I bought this beer because I wanted to see how Rogue handled the Red style. Instead what I sampled was just an over hopped IPA. All I could taste was hops, and plenty of them. It did have the red color, but it tasted like an IPA. If Rogue could just turn the hops down, I'm sure the finer quality of the red style will shine through.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2003 06:47:22 | More by bewareOFpenguin
Photo of Todd


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

650ml brown bomber bottle; painted label; no freshness date.

Pours a deep garnet coloured beer, crowned with a biege foam head; decent head retention. Sweet-ish/candied/fruit aroma, with a malty base and light floral hops.

Smooth mouthfeel, very light in the body; even a bit watery. Malty, but not in a big way. More of a light sweetness (subdued caramel, touch of roasted) and dominant grain character that's both coarse and dry on the palate. Crisp, and even more so with the beer's fizzy carbonation that provides a good palate cutting edge. Hops have a slightly woody/herbal note about them with a bit of sharp cheese thrown in and a citric/bitter base. Hop and grain tannins mass to form the finish, which is rather dry and a tad bitty.

Not a bad brew, a bit unbalanced, lacking and average; leaning heavily towards to the hop character. Malty aroma is deceiving, too. Overall not one of Rogue's best, but certainly drinkable and appealing here and there. Worth a try, but don't expect a lot from this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2003 10:40:39 | More by Todd
Photo of scottum


4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not exactly what I was expecting since it was listed as an IPA. I don't think this is an IPA; correct me if I am wrong. A sweet fruity taste was unexpected, but welcome. The hops are quite strong as well. I never thought a beer so packed with hops could be so sweet. The balance here is superb. Hats off to Rogue!

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2003 13:17:53 | More by scottum
Photo of Shiredave

New York

4.78/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Not to be confused with the non dry hopped version. This beer, while it may look the same as the original, is definately not the same beer. It seems Mr. Maier and the hopheads at Rogue actually stuff a "tea bag" full of Centennial hops in every keg of the St. Red and let it steep in order to transform it into this rich and hoppy ale.
Deep russet color, crystal clear ( tho I've seen bits of hops in other samples) with lazy trickles of carbonation. The creamy, tan head sticks to the beer and the glass all the way to the bottom. Aromas of caramel and spruce with hints of old campfire and dried fruit. Initially, flavors of over ripe fruit; apples and apricots, roll over the tongue but quickly a blast of pine and roasted grains takes over.
Medium bodied w/ an interesting grain nuttiness that blends with the sharp hop and subtle fruit flavors, then fades as the lingering bitter aftertase leaves your mouth feeling hot and peppery. Its like eating a green pine cone covered in brown sugar.
Much more complex than the original St. Red. draft version, which always seemed to have more substatial body than the bottled version. And while the hop infused keg does add a whole new dimension and level of hop charactor, the caramel and dark malt flavors hold thier own to keep this beer somewhat in balance. Intense blend of flavors and highly drinkable. My guess at alcohol content is approx. 6%/ vol.
If you like the St. Rogue Red, or just like hoppy beers, try this if you can find it.

Serving type: cask

02-20-2003 20:24:45 | More by Shiredave
Photo of Gusler


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

The beer as it sets in my glass a sanguineous color, the head reasonable in size, spumous in texture, light tan in color, as it evanesces, the lace nice thick clinging sheets. The aroma of hop flowers, cotton candy sweet, malted grains, fresh, crisp and clean a very labyrinthine nose to be sure. Sweet start, lots of malt, top is middling in its feel to the palate, finish stinging in its acidity, dynamic in its hop spiciness, dry hop bitter aftertaste seals off a very interesting and quaffable brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2003 16:42:23 | More by Gusler
Photo of mickeymac


4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap and was most impressed with this beer. It's a good-looking red with a nice sticky head. The smell of hops is very pleasant, with notes of pine. The taste is a delightful blend of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Keep 'em coming.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2002 18:42:58 | More by mickeymac
Photo of HossMcGraw


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

The numerical part of the BA rating system has become more difficult for me tonight after tasting so many great beers. Well, actually only two, the Corsendonk and now a bomber of this. I'd like to rename this beer "Arrogant Bastard Light". That's just my opinion though. It pours a a nice brown color with large rocky had that goes away kind of quickly. As for the taste, if you'e ever tried Arrogant Bastard, you could say that this tastes like a light version. Not to say that this beer isn't good, and doesn't have a certain unique characteristic, but Arrogant Bastard Lite is all I can think about. As a rule of thumb however, you can't go wrong with any Rogue product.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2002 18:06:27 | More by HossMcGraw
Photo of Jason


3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22 oz brown bomber with no freshness date. List of ingredients and specs on the brew are on the label.

Appearance: Thick yet cropped bubbly head does a fine job of sticking to the glass, rusty amber hue shows a mild chill haze.

Smell: Mild malty aroma with notes of toasted grain and sweetness, some hop and yeast as well as fruitiness is in the back.

Taste: Sturdy medium body and smooth carbonation. Raw but rounded maltiness, toasty with husk undertones. Mild fruitiness with signs of yeast, hops are there and balance more than anything else at first. Flavours from the hops are modest but broad though the citric flavour is light with more piney notes on top. More lazy toasted malt flavour linger in the finish with some residual sweetness and hop flavour.

Notes: A decent red ale, actually it is quite tasty in a laid back way though I like its alternate ego “Dry Hop Red” which is the tapped version that is dry-hopped to the hilt. I found this to be a perfect pairing with my Hell’s Fire Beef Stew.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2002 18:18:07 | More by Jason
Photo of Mark


4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was very pleased with this ale as red ale is usually not my favorite. Color is a deep reddish amber and a thick tan head leaves exceptional thick rings of lace. Smell is earthy and "healthy". Taste is very smooth and mouthfeel decent. Excellent drinkability makes this one a winner in my book.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2002 12:15:27 | More by Mark
Photo of TheLongBeachBum


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

A great looking 1 Pt. 6 fl.oz screen printed brown glass bottle “Bomber” (or is it a Canon?). A very altruistic “Jesus-like” looking character be fronts the bottle, fittingly attired in an angelic red robe, wrestling with his saintly halo (or is he pulling it off?), and raising a jug of the finest at the same time.
The huge paragon like rocky brownish head follows one of the 10 Beer Commandments and soon settles down very quickly. Pours a deep luminescent holy red color, with a disciple like brown hue. A relatively clear beer that looks like it has never sinned once in its short life. Starts with an ecclesiastical sweet maltiness, but we are not talking about being fooled by the moneylenders, for this soon makes way for the Good Samaritan – ‘Hops’. What a great hoppy finish, I love the way that this comes through the beer at the end.
Let he who is without Rogue – buy the first beer.
I certainly won’t be hanging around when it comes to nailing another bottle of this beer tomorrow.
A “straight” -4- from the Judges, a very good Red.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2002 21:06:56 | More by TheLongBeachBum
Photo of HopheadEd


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

The label is right, it's red. Pours a bright red with a fairly big head, dissapates quickly. Leaves some lace. You taste the hops right off the bat, smooth taste and mouthfeel, and again a hoppy finish. Not over done on the hops though, just enough to let you know this is an American ale, brewed in the Northwest. Good beer, I haven't had a bad one from Rougue yet, still, there's tastier ones out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2002 04:59:37 | More by HopheadEd
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