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St. Rogue Red - Rogue Ales

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1,033 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,033
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
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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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001)
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Photo of Kendo
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the bomber into a Harpoon pint glass. Body is clear coppery-red with a 1-finger fluffy, rocky beige/khaki head that lingers for awhile. Good rings of lace left behind.

S: Not terribly strong on the nose -- grapefruity, citrus rind-hops and a hint of honey or caramel malt underneath.

T: First impression is that there's a slightly metallic taste. That seems to go away, however, and I get toasted and caramel malt laying a solid foundation for a nice dry hoppy bitterness at the end. Piney and grassy hops with a lemony dryness linger.

M: Lighter than expected for some reason. Fairly spritzy on the carbonation and thus pretty creamy.

D: Very good. Pretty tasty but light in body and smooth enough in feel for it to go down easy. If this were cheaper I'd buy it all the time.

Kendo, Apr 23, 2008
Photo of blackie
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: big khaki head with killer retention, quality lacing, rich amber-red beer

s: nice aroma of red malts, big grassy citrus hops, smells almost exactly like the iced tea with lemon you'd find in a paper carton at the grocery

m: medium carbonation, body on the light side of medium

t: on the dry side with a touch of sweetness, big grassy hop flavor is a little overdone and kills most of the red and pale malt flavor, the tea and lemon found in the aroma are here as well, moderate bitterness

d: easy enough...I like it and would drink again, but a red needs a little more malt for my tastes

12 oz. single from Total Wine

blackie, Apr 21, 2008
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste is starts with a nice burst of piney hops bitterness which is quickly followed by sweet flavors of citrus fruits and caramel. There's a hearty malt character that help balance things out, even though the hops presence comes back into dominance as the sweetness fades. The after-taste is hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, I was unsure of what to expect of this beer but was very pleasantly surprised to find that I liked it quite a bit. This is a beer that I could drink for a whole evening.

TheManiacalOne, Apr 17, 2008
Photo of GClarkage
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

04/15/08- Purchased at Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA.

Presentation- 22oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Off brown color, myabe a tad towards red or a deep copper. Possible contamined bottle as I lost about 5oz due to a foam over. So, decent head I guess you could say. After it calmed down it left a nice 1/4 inch hold over and some light lace markings.

Smell- Hops and more hops...and a bit of roast malt thrown in for good measure. Grapefruit and pine with a heavy and intense punch in the face.

Taste- Rogue and hops? Who'd have guessed? Yes, hops o' plenty. Burning hops I might add. Simcoe? Or something like that. Not as burning as the Weyerbacher Simcoe I had, but put a nice whammy on my stomach. Despite the whopping hop punch, the sweeter malt came through and made it somewhat balanced in the end.

Mouthfeel- Despite the burning hops, the carbonation level was fairly right and the aftertaste wasn't quite as bitter as I thought it was going to be.

Drinkability- Strong stomachs need only apply. If you got one, you'll probably enjoy it. Otherwise a touch too harsh for a lightweight like me. Although I secretly did kinda enjoy it. Guess I enjoy the pain?

GClarkage, Apr 17, 2008
Photo of garcia2a
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This tasty poured a deep golden hue and clear. Very light carbonation. A whispy head that eld to the glass nicely.

A wonderful bouquet rich in malt, hops and grains. This translated directly to the taste, which is initially bold on the tongue. The hops lend a delicate back taste that is complex. The body on this is sublime allowing for the complexity of this brew to shine through. This, like all of Rogue's beers is tasty. This is a fine sippin' beer that, again like all of John's beers, I will be enjoying again and again!!!

garcia2a, Apr 14, 2008
Photo of 1759Girl
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Dry-hopped Red aka St. Rogue Red, with a punch of hops that you'd expect from a good dry-hop.
Appearance> DARK red, with a tiny rich vanilla head
Smell> Herbal and hoppy.
Taste> Bitter start, full hops almost too full for an American Red, herbs, with a very bitter hang.
Mouthfeel> Full bodied, enjoyable.
Drinkability> Fab for one, but I'm just not man enough to have more than one.

1759Girl, Apr 12, 2008
Photo of GJ40
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 12oz bottle in a tulip glass.

An amber color with hints if red, good clarity and a decent head. Nice aroma with the hops jumping right to your nose and some yeast coming through as well. The flavor is excellent with the hops balanced nicely with the malt.

I'm a big fan of Rogue and I liked this beer quite a bit.

GJ40, Apr 09, 2008
Photo of wheelinshirt
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle purchased from Abe's in Bethlehem. I have seen this one on the shelves for a little bit, finally decided to pick it up. I think it is fairly fresh, but no true way to tell for sure. Poured into a pint glass and enjoyed with dinner.

Pours a very clear amber red, big light tan head that stuck around for some time and left tons of lacing.

Smell is disappointing. Not a whole lot there, especially considering the fact that this is so ostentatiously marked 'dry-hopped' Actually kind of smells like water (is that possible?).

Taste is much better than the smell, fairly bitter, nice hop flavor, some malt in there but not really enough to balance out the slightly more than modest hops.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, some extra residual sugar could have helped this one a bit, but not a lot more. No need to get sweet and syrupy.

Drinkability is good, its thinner mouthfeel makes it easy to drink and nothing on this one is played to the extreme. A very solid beer in need of a little tweaking (and a freshness date).

wheelinshirt, Apr 08, 2008
Photo of JDV
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours transluscent maroon with a fizzy beige head. Smell is metal and tea scented malts. Taste is like malty tea with some gooey sprucey caramel. Kind of a hibiscus tea hop flavor, and gummy bear fruitiness in the finish with a nice bitterness. Medium bodied and nice carbonation. Tastes better than it smells, but could be an old bottle as I picked it up in Vegs. Not bad, and a hoppy amber for sure.

JDV, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of Drewcifer
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very solid dark amber with a finger or so of off-white head.

Aroma is a mellow, floral hops. A little bit of malt, not overwhelming. A very pleasant aroma.

Taste is bready malts, a bit of a dried-apple hint, very little in the way of hops. Was expecting a little more balance.

Medium bodied, possibly a little more carbonation than it should have.

Overall, a fairly drinkable brew. Not the greatest example of an amber ale, a little unbalanced to the malty side, but still pretty decent.

Drewcifer, Mar 23, 2008
Photo of goochpunch
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big 22 oz. bomber with a blurb about frozen bull semen.

Pours out a deep caramelized hazel with a few, lazy, small bubbles making their way to the top of a thin head that leaves some scattered lacing. Aroma is rich and malty (reminiscent of a bock) with toasted grains and a heavy raisin and date presence. I pick up a touch of apple too. Flavor is a mix of fruity esters, dark, dried fruits, chewy, caramel malts, toffee, honey, bread, and some citric hops. Flavor tends to fade out a bit, however, in the finish in a seltzery way. Mouthfeel is solid all around and has a decent weight to it. The carbonation could be a little more relaxed for my tastes. Good drinker all around and a great example of an amber ale. After a while, though, I'd probably want to switch to something else.

goochpunch, Mar 22, 2008
Photo of Gehrig
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the magnificent Blind Pig, St. Rogue Red pours two fingers of off-white froth on a deep amber-red body--splendid. More hopped than I expected the nose, it combines well with a malty, sugary aroma. The hops really dominate the taste, in a very good way, but don't completely nudge out the fruity malt. Definitely impressed with the depth of the taste, this is easily one of my very favorite amber/reds, right there with Brian Boru. Rogue has it going on.

If red ale were all this good, I would quickly add it to my growing stable of favorite styles. Until that's the case, I can easily sate myself with Brian Boru and Rogue's St. Rogue Red. It's terrific.

Gehrig, Mar 22, 2008
Photo of churchillps
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 550ml bottle into a Weisse glass.

A: This is really interesting. Thick, creamy, almost beige head that disipates slowly and good stickiness. The color is red when held to the light, but almost a chocolate brown away from direct light.

S: A light floral hop note with something sweet I can't put my finger on. Candies. Very light and sweet smell.

T: Sub-par for what the A and S made me think was going to happen. Toasty biscuit, but a lot of sweet and yeast flavors. Not very balanced flavors. The aftertaste is reminiscent of a trip to the dentist and a fluoride treatment.

M/D: Medium, a bit of carbonation, really watery. You could have a lot of these--in the same sense as having a lot of Miller Lite.

I wouldn't get this again. After the first glass I may pour out the rest of my bottle so my stomach has room for a tastier brew.

churchillps, Mar 19, 2008
Photo of crayphish
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew surprised me. It pours a nice amber hue. Sparse cap, but plenty of lacing. Smell is a bitter floral hop punch. Grass. Taste is a hop punch, which gets somewhat muted by a strong malt secondary. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. A very drinkable brew. I loved it.

crayphish, Mar 17, 2008
Photo of RJLarse
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a bomber of St. Rogue Dry Hopped Red Ale at a grocery store. Poured in to a ppint glass.

Pours a garnet red color and is slightly hazy. Foamy off-white approaching beige head forms and is fairly resilient. Nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

The smell is interesting, and earthy combination of sweet malts and roasted grain.

The taste is very good. A sweet bread flavor upfront, with a mild bitter coffee flavored finish. It has a full and complex flavor to it.

Mouthfeel is smooth, yet light and thin. Mild carbonation, but the hops leave a bit of a sting in one's mouth.

A drinkable and full-flavored brew. Another quality offering from the folks at Newport, Oregon. I would have this again for sure.

RJLarse, Mar 17, 2008
Photo of mattcrill
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Biscuity and toasty malt aroma. Light citric hop note settles in. A good bready base to support the hops.

Appearance: Cloudy amber with golden edges. Sticky white head that clings to the tumbler.

Flavor: Good bready, biscuity malt flavors with a lemon rind citric hop note to balance. Finish is clean and bone dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. No astringency or alcohol heat detected.

Overall impression: A highly balanced, highly drinkable Amber Ale. Probably the classic West Coast version of the style. Recommended.

mattcrill, Mar 15, 2008
Photo of BigJTrucker
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours into my pint glass a clear, slightly brown amber, with a thick foamy off white head. Aroma is very hoppy, as expected, a bit of malty sweet tucked in the back. Taste is initially very hoppy but fades and allows a pleasing light caramel malty flavor to peek through. Mouthfeel seems a bit chewy, lighter in body. Drinkability is quite good. The high level of aroma hops make this beer come off initally like a hop bomb, but it seems more bark than bite. A bit more malt sweetness would be nicer, but it's still preety good. RIP Fukutsuru! =)

BigJTrucker, Mar 12, 2008
Photo of fitzy84
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap; once settled it had a dark red appearance with a thin head through most of the drinking. The smell was of faint aromas of some spice and citrus. I liked the taste: sweet and light with the malt. The beverage had a medium body which allowed the malty-citrus flavors to be more enjoyed than a bitterish rush to the head. Overall, pretty good.

fitzy84, Mar 10, 2008
Photo of illidurit
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Poured into my Rogue pint glass. Coppery-brown with a tan head that leaves nice lacing. Toasty malts on the nose, with a nice spicy and floral Centennial hop aroma. Taste is very similar, with toasty malt cut through by hoppiness, although here the hops take on more citrus character. There's also an awful metallic note here that throws everything off. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry but the metal hurts the drinkability.

illidurit, Mar 09, 2008
Photo of csmiley
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a nice amber color. Ended up with a generous inch of head that stuck around for a little while. Lacing was good.

S - Citrus aromas dominate the nose. There is also a strong syrup smell that reminds me of maple.

T - Hops are dialed back some in the flavor. They still dominate though. There is some molasses and caramel that back up the hops. The distant background has some pine flavors. The hop / malt balance is just little off.

M - Light bodied with dry finish. The amount of hops really should have some more body behind it.

D - This is an average beer. Not totally bad but I had higher hopes for this one. Given the other choices from Rogue, I will probably not seek this one out again.

csmiley, Mar 09, 2008
Photo of charlzm
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled, consumed on 01/18/08.

The beer pours a gorgeous, clear, dark amber. A rocky, light tan head that lives a long, long time forms. The aroma is rich grapefruity hops. The flavor is resin and pine hops up front, followed by a subtle roasted malt (almost chocolate) and nut note. The finish is very clean and smooth, with some lasting bitterness. There's a just-right amount of carbonation astringency.

I really dig this beer, though it's way hoppier than I usually like my amber ales. Another great Rogue beer.

charlzm, Mar 04, 2008
Photo of brewdoc75
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I've been looking for a good American Amber Ale lately and thought I would give this one a try.

This beer pours very vivaciously into my imperial pint glass. Very strong carbonation that creates a masterful head atop this beaut. Succulent dark amber color is noted. The aroma is also very nice. Mostly a strong fruity hop aroma, with some floral and citrusy undertones. There is a hint of malt as well. The flavor of this beer let me down a little. The citrusy and floral hops dominate the beer. I really can't say there were a great deal of malts noticed. Not quite bitter enough to be an IPA, but the aroma and flavor hops make this beer seem like an IPA. I was really upset by the lack of malts. Being a hop head I did really enjoy the flavor, but it just doesn't quite fit the style to me. The mouthfeel is also a bit thin. I know this beer shouldn't be heavy, but it just seemed like I was drinking water when it came to the mouthfeel.

Overall a good, solid amber ale. Not my favorite, but definitely worth a try. If I found a 6 pack, I might pick it up again. I probably won't run out and buy another bomber immediately.

brewdoc75, Mar 01, 2008
Photo of Homerbag
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium copper body with a one finger head that quickly turns to a lacing ring.

Smells like a weak IPA. Citrusy hops at the forefont followed by some light malt for characer. Tastes about the same citrusy hops some nut tones. Feel is pretty light and refreshing, easy to drink and enjoy.

This is one is hard to put a label on. One half IPA and the other half a nut brown ale. Great compliment to dinner. Not my favorite, but worth getting again for something a litle different.

Homerbag, Feb 27, 2008
Photo of hardy008
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a copper color with a 1 finger foam head which dissipates quickly. Leaves very little lace on the side of the glass.

Smell - Grapefruit with some caramel malt.

Taste - Grapefruit, some caramel malt, and not much else

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation.

Drinkability - Decent drinkability, nothing special though.

hardy008, Feb 24, 2008
Photo of turbine2475
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Deepsouth for this brew:
A - Pours a dark copper with a murky nature that scatters the light. Has a nice amber head that lingers for a while before fading into a decent lace
S - Lotsa hop presence with some slight nutty and spicy hints
T - Good hop bite that smooths out to an earthy malt that is decently enveloping
M - light and smooth with a finishing dryness from the hops
D - Good beer with an ABV that allows you to enjoy a brew with out worrying if it will sneak up on you.

turbine2475, Feb 16, 2008
St. Rogue Red from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 1,033 ratings.