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Red Fox Amber Ale - Rogue Ales

Red Fox Amber AleRed Fox Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

76 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.6%


Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 09-08-2005)
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.19/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy dark red with a rocky two finger off-white head. Very good head retention and lacing.

The aroma is very malty right off the bat. Lots of spice and rye character with a touch of earthiness thrown in. Pretty good.

The malt is very nice in the flavor but there is a noticeable lack of hops. More rye spiciness a earth dominates and there is a very light bitterness in the background but not what I was expecting. I think some of the earth in the flavor is from the hops possibly. Silky smooth mouthfeel but a bit chalky.

Overall, a nice try from Rogue but it barely misses the mark. If this beer had some more buttering hops it would kick it up a notch and make for a very good brew. As-is it is just ok.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 00:54:13 | More by rangerred
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Burley Oak snifter. I realize this is an old beer and not really suitable for aging, but I got it for the bottle.

A: Dark hazy brown with a decent 1 finger head. There was a lot of head coming out of the bottle even when I opened it. Nice lacing.

S: Malty with a bit of caramel. Some crystallized sugar smells as well. No hops at all.

T: Malty with a weird flavor in there. For its age, it isn't too bad, but there are no hops here at all.

M: Slightly prickly in that you can feel the bubbles structure but overall though they are still quite smooth.

O: Eh. It was all malt but with no sweetness to carry it well. Fine for what it is, especially with the age on it.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 23:21:15 | More by gillagorilla
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

At 5.2%abv., coming in a 355ml bottle; BB 09/14, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a dark copper colour with very good clarity, coming with a thick off-white frothy head settling slowly to a thin cap to last, on top of steady streams of mild carbonation.
S: burned caramel malts dominate the nose, with hints of roast barley, bitter chocolates, crushed roast tea leaves, and gristy biscuits; behind the maltiness, a swirl would bring up the aroma of restrained hop aroma as in dried citric hops and peachy-flowery notes, while esters remain at the lowest-possible level, apart from a light tinge of plums or other types of dark stone fruits. More well-balanced with a good depth than being complex.
T: lightly effervescent, the bitter-sweet maltiness is thick-bodied initially, not sweet at all but full of deeply-toasted malt or roast barley’s aromatic, dry-ish feel on the palate, as well as an almost toffee-ish, melted dark sugary and dried nutty aroma as in caramel/crystal malts in support underneath; the swallow also shows a subtle feed of aromatic hops, but not in such an abundance as Rogue’s other more hoppy beers, and it fast proceeds to an aftertaste which is dry-ish, herbal&nutty bitter with a chewy mouthfeel and subtle acidity in the end.
M&O: the mouthfeel is generally soothing and refreshing, given the fine but constant flows of carbonation, while the body stays moderate, fairly balanced in flavour profile overall. The flavour balance points to quite a few British Best Bitter type of beers I’ve tried in the UK, as a result I actually find this much less hoppy copper-coloured ale rather “familiar” or approachable.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 17:05:18 | More by wl0307
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy red-brown with two-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a couple minutes and left a nice film. Nice lacing.

S: Caramel malt and slightly earthy hops.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Caramel malt and hops.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth and refreshing.

O: Pretty good red ale. It looks really nice in the glass and is otherwise a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 13:54:14 | More by SolipsismalCat
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

An off white foamy three finger head is presented off the pour. Some retention but seems to fall at a good clip. Body color is a hazy dark dull amber brown. Some faint lacing while drinking

Nose is some chewy malt, faint brown bread. Fairly straightforward.

Palate is somewhere between light and mildly rich. Nice malt balance, with a simple body. Some mild tight carbonation. But nothing exceptional.

Overall not much to really say here, just ok.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 23:29:31 | More by smakawhat
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a hazy, almost opaque copper coloring with no head whatsoever. Aromas are smokey and caramel sweetness all through the nose, and very light and well balanced. Flavors are light initially, with a strong sweet caramel malt backbone and a hopping that is spicy and peppery, with a roasted character. The hops start off light, but gain a ton of momentum, and are a strong blast by the end of the palate. Tasty beer. The aftertaste is roasty and hoppy, with a nice, slight linger. The finish has a nice, dry, palate cleansing effect to it. Good brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 03:45:46 | More by GarthDanielson
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Boto

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle: This one pours a somewhat hazy amber color. There was a bit of an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Caramel and toffee notes to the nose. Slight pine and breadiness. Good taste. Bitter with just a faint caramel sweetness behind it. Some roastiness, caramel and pine. Hint of Belgian breadiness. Not bad. I would definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 19:36:38 | More by Boto
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ADZA

Australia

3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is 5.1% and it pours a cloudy copper hue which leaves a two finger bubbly head that slowly dies down to a one layer of froth with sporadic clingy lacing,the smell is boiled candy,piney hops and caramel,the mouthfeel is light bodied and has tastes of sticky toffee,boiled candy,marzipan,grapefruit and finished with a hit of piney hop bitterness and overall its very drinkable but not memorable cheers.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 12:50:13 | More by ADZA
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Red Fox Amber Ale pours a slightly hazy dark copper color with a thick, frothy head on top. The foam dissolves slowly to a thick sheet on the beer, leaving behind a coating of lace on the glass.

The aroma is malty with notes of bread, pale malt and a touch of pine.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. The flavor has a taste of pale malt, bread caramel and rock candy. It finishes mildly bitter with a lingering caramel sweetness.

This is a tasty beer, but there's something lingering in the background that reminds me of an extract homebrew. It's sort of like a rock candy sweetness. It's not a bad thing. Just seems out of place.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 23:33:42 | More by WanderingFool
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alexhahn82

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A -- .5 finger head that dissipates at a medium pace, Nice carbonation coming up from all around the bottom of the glass.

S -- Medium malt smell with an almost belgiany yeast smell to it.

T/m - Incredible amounts of carbonation that leave you with a dry bite at the end. A mild malt flavor and a hint of watered down carmel. Very tame in flavor in a good session like way.

O - Overall a slightly above average Amber Ale in flavor and mouth feel. Based on average Japanese beers (like Sapporo, Kirin, etc) I could see this being a good step up for the local.

PP (Price Point) - Paid $3.99 for a 12oz bottle in Rock Springs Wyoming at Liquor Depot. A little steep, but would be a decent price at a bar.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 03:36:22 | More by alexhahn82
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with a semi-clear, copper-orange body...visible carbonation bubbles...the head stood two fingers tall and was off white in color...it was creamy and shower nice retention...lace work was left on the glass

S - Caramel malt is in the forefront backed by some bready tones...piney hops are lingering and making things nicely balanced

T - Flavors pretty much follow suit to the aroma...caramel kicks things off with some sweeter notes...the malts in the middle lend themselves to tasting bready and grainy...as in the aroma, the hops are lingering in the finish and they are not big enough to take over the malts...leaves with an earthy finish

M - Medium bodied...sweet yet drying...coming up watery at points

O - I picked this beer up because 1) the label art was pretty cool and 2) because I had never seen/heard of the beer before...it was just a pretty run-of-the-mill Amber Ale...it lends itself to the sweet, bready malts and has just a touch of piney hops

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 20:30:14 | More by thain709
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tweeder263

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A very nice looking amber ale with a one and a half inch head. Medium to high carbonation. Smells semi malty with quite a bit of hop aroma. Tastes the same mild malt, a bit of hops but not highly bitter. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. A highly drinkable beer, seems low on alcohol, is pretty damn tasty, ive never had a bad beer from rogue.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 00:58:07 | More by tweeder263
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Pours a medium to dark brown with a thin layer of head. Aroma of piney hops, caramel, bread and some other sweetness. The taste has a lot less hops to it than I thought it would. This one tastes like some sort of dessert pastry with some caramel on/in it. Not bad but not great. Taste wise it has a decent drinkability since it is not overly sweet. I'm not sure what the ABV is so I can't take that into consideration. This beer has been retired and that's not breaking my heart.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2011 05:06:17 | More by PicoPapa
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BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a 12oz single from Harvest Fine Wine in West Hartford CT for $1.79. Served cold in a chilled pint glass.

A heavy pour gives a small 1/2" of light tan head from this brownish copper brew. Smell is sweet and thick with brown sugar and honey, candied cherry and lemon. The taste isn't nearly as sweet... in fact it's pretty dry, very earthy with notes of leather, tannins, moldy grass hop and hay. The body is moderately thick, carbonation on the robust side but not offensive, fairly filling. After it warms a bit the nose comes into alignment with the taste. Perhaps there were some volatile esters or fusels or something that burned off early and that's what I smelled at the beginning. There's still a subtle cherry aroma, but dry like kriek.

Not a bad brew, glad I tried it, but not something I think I'll have again.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 22:25:49 | More by BeerNinja007
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nickfl

Florida

3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a four finger head of off-white foam on top of a clear, amber-colored body. The head settles slowly and leaves thick residue on the glass.

S - A light aroma of pine hops backed by bready malt with a hint of caramel.

T - Toasted malt with moderate citrus and pine hop flavor. Some increasing caramel in the middle with dry toast. Finishes with more bready malt and moderate bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - This beer is characterized by a strong malt presence with an emphasis on dry, toasted grain flavors. There is a moderate hop character with more than enough bitterness to balance the malt. A drinkable amber ale, but not something that I would go out of my way to have again.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 07:19:16 | More by nickfl
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THORN

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Fl. Oz. bottle poured into pint glass. Served 45-50 F.
A: Dirty brown and red around the edges. Muddy appearance with a high amount of suspended particles. Pours half inch head and retains about a quarter. Head is bubbly and sticky. Thin bubbly lace left around pint.
S: Brown sugar, sweet cherries, and cayenne. Toasted malts and slighty sour.
T: Dark fruity start leads into thick toasted malts. Malts are topped off with good floral hop kick. Fades with a lingering bitterness.
M: Medium to medium light on tongue. Somewhat syrupy, bitterness leaves a very dry feeling on tongue, almost making you want to drink more.
D: Very drinkable and easy on palette.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2010 06:36:49 | More by THORN
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rootbeerman

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into boston lager glass.

A: pours dark amber with a at first creamy two finger light tan head that slowly fell to foamy. leaves lace after each sip.
S: sweet like honey, with a hint a fruit. light hops. roasted malts
T: malty sweet, light hop bitterness. honey like fruitiness
M: not to sound bad but like watery lightly carbonated syrup.
D: if i come across another bottle i will buy it...easy to drink but hard to find.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2009 06:11:36 | More by rootbeerman
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger cream head that fades to a chunky thin layer leaving some lace. Nearly clear amber color. Slight hoppy nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is more citric hop with the malts in the background. $2.49 for a 12oz bottle from Barb's Beer Emporium Concord, NH.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2009 22:21:51 | More by jdhilt
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GRPunk

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into an imperial pint.

A- A liberal pour left a 1/2-finger, tan head that quickly dropped to a lightish lace. The body was a hazy amber that was more on the brown side than red with medium carbonation. There are some decent sticky spots left on the glass.

S- Sweet malts give the impression of caramel. Upon further inspection, there are some earthy hops in the background. Overall, the aroma seems a touch muted.

T- More of the caramel mentioned in the aroma. The hops are grassy (though I picked up some grapefruit qualities after a few sips) and finish the flavor nice and cleanly. Both flavors pack their own punch, initially sweet and ending in the earthy hops. Together they really balance out the flavor.

M- The feel was pretty clean and light with considerable carbonation. The hopping leaves a dry feel.

D- It's alright. The late hop flavor comes across a tad stronger than I'd expect out of an amber, making me think of something like an English pale ale. Overall, it's a pretty serviceable amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2009 01:14:08 | More by GRPunk
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Proteus93

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a standard Rogue pint glass, and quite nicely at that. A very clean looking amber hue, topped with a nice, frothy head. It rolls a little as it recedes, looking like something that was whipped and is breaking down.

S: A pleasant malt profile, mellow and toasty smelling. A soft hop aroma follows, along with a touch of fruitiness that is somewhat buried but offering its presence nonetheless.

T: The flavour comes across as the opposite of the aroma, strangely... more hops on the front, giving it a lasting bitterness while the malts take a step back. Soft fruitiness again, adding almost a tartness that's very delicate and subdued.

M + D: Medium bodied, with a sparkling carbonation that is just a little shy of being crisp. Not overly boozy, helping to make it easier drinking... not too bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2009 03:31:00 | More by Proteus93
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BMoney575

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 7-14-09

Pours an extremely cloudy orange color, with a nice white head that stays around as a thin film. Lacing is big and sticky.

Smell is fruity hops and sweet malt, with nice notes of caramel and toffee. It does not smell old at all, like it might be.

Taste is sugary malt at first, followed by a big hoppy kick and a smooth bitter finish. The aftertaste is clean, but becomes very bitter after awhile. Taste is fresh and sharp.

Mouthfeel is tart carbonation, which adds to the hoppy character.

Drinkability is very good, the bitterness and balance are very refreshing.

Overall, either this is a new batch or this beer has aged better than any I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 22:58:54 | More by BMoney575
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Spikester

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very cool bottle with yellow aisian writing and the artwork in red. Probably Rogue American Amber repackaged for the Japanese market. Takes fine though and since I just purchased this 12 ounce bottle I don't think it is retired. Might be a new run. Good looking beer, easy drinker, and good session choice.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2009 00:41:58 | More by Spikester
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Dotcubed

Arkansas

3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An old note I wrote 8/23/07

How old is this beer? When did I buy it? Jan, Feb, Mar?

Amusing Japanese label with just enough English to sell it in the states. I don't read the language but great beer will translate.

Pors crystal clear [translucent] dark foxy mahogany with furry foam head (or is it tail?)

Plesantly bitter, foam is gone quickly but still fizzy.

A light style good for salty foods.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 19:51:33 | More by Dotcubed
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AdmiralDiaz

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass

A: Pours a deep amber color with a beautiful two finger off-white puffy cloud-like head that has very good retention and a nice amount of lacing all the way down..

S: Smells quite bold. Pretty hoppy with a bit of malt and caramel.

T: Hops are pretty strong and fairly bitter there's a decent amount of malt balance though.

Nothing special here, I'll buy again if I can find more.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 00:38:56 | More by AdmiralDiaz
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tzieser

Arizona

4.7/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

i bought this at Canal's in Mt. Holly, NJ of all places. I love Rogue's American Amber Ale and I like japanese handwriting, so this one certainly caught my eye.

Pours a nice deep red color with a solid two finger head. I love the smells in this one. Cascade hops are very present, with nice hints of malts for balancing. The smell reflects the flavor-- the perfect balance of hops and malt. This would go great with some BBQ (maybe asian BBQ just to fit the theme haha).

Summery: Rogue's American Amber Ale is by far my favorite amber ale out there. It's not too hoppy or "thick", making it a great session beer. There is no difference between this Japanese version and the American Amber. I just happened to dig the packaging and thought it was worth the buy. Highly Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 00:19:15 | More by tzieser
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Red Fox Amber Ale from Rogue Ales
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