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Red Fox Amber Ale - Rogue Ales

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Red Fox Amber AleRed Fox Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by rangerred:
Photo of rangerred
3.19/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

rangerred, Mar 13, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Deep amber red hue with an inch of eggshell head and a bit of lacing as well. Active carbonation rises up. Aromas of deep caramel and toasted malts. Herbal forward, slightly citric hops. A bit of diaceytl hanging out in there as well, but doesn't detract. A bit bready too. Overall really nice aroma.

First sip is a mix of caramel and toasted malts with a touch of fruitiness. Flows down with a touch of bitterness from the herbally hops. Slightly citrusy with some breadiness on the way down. The aroma led me to expect a more robust flavor profile. Overall, a decent amber but nothing out of the ordinary.

Creamy, smooth and easy to drink. It has a medium body and is basically spot on for an amber. Picked this one up as a random single and I can't say I'm upset I tried it, but it's not one I'll be going back to again.

orbitalr0x, Sep 28, 2007
Photo of Moo5152
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Moo5152, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

LXIXME, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of tweeder263
3.78/5  rDev +5%
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.

tweeder263, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of crlipnickas81
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

crlipnickas81, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of Trent
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Trent, May 03, 2013
Photo of blindpiggie
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

blindpiggie, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

gillagorilla, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a brilliantly clear amber with a frumpy/rocky light beige head that was moderately lasting leaving a broken layering of lacing behind. Visible carbonation was medium.

S: fresh citrus and fresh pine needles. Not much else was detected, fairly clean and light overall.

T: The initial flavor yielded some citrus, pine needles and caramel. A nice citric hop flavor and some flowery hops fair well against a rather semi-dry caramel backing. There is a good balance of malts and hopping nicely fit to style and finishes with a wet citrusy kiss.

M: light, with dry flowery hops, lightly carbonated with a light flowery residue lacing gracing the tongue.

D: An easy drinking amber and would probably make for a good session. A solid amber, nothing outstanding, but still a good honest brew that is respectable well balanced and decent enough for a six pack purchase.

beerthulhu, Apr 30, 2008
Photo of Spikester
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Spikester, Mar 20, 2009
Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Two fingers of rich tan head erupt with a vigorous pour. Body is a murky brown amber. Nose while soft is inviting with hints of spicey malt and chocolate covered nuts. Bitter nutty feel is the first thing you get on the tongue. A nice hop feel is really well represented but balanced by the malty richness. Mouthfeel is a balance of bitter bite, mineral hue and slight malty richness. Nicely drinkable. Overall unique for the style. Fans of hops will atract more to this version of the amber style.

SPLITGRIN, Oct 30, 2007
Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3/5  rDev -16.7%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

smakawhat, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

First off I had never heard of it, and being a Rogue I had never heard of made it even more intresting. Then you see how practically the entire bottle was written in Japanese really made the whole thing intresting. Then I find out it was a limited release, now we are getting somewhere. This is exactly the type of thing I love. I could not wait to get it open, so I figured, opening night for NFL action, there we go, now we had a reason!



A – Poured a deep,, dark amber, with a nice reddish hue to it. Really dark color which is always nice to see. A good solid inch to two inches of head formed at the top and ever so slowly settled down into just a thin layer across the top that stayed pretty much throughout the entire session. Great side glass lace as well. A ton of carbonation came rippling up throughout and was lasting until the very last drop, great presentation for an amber.



S – Very hoppy actually for what I thought would be a totally malty based ale. Lots of hints of pine dominated with the ever so slight hint of orange peel in the back. Behind the hops it was clearly evident that there was a nice caramel sugar base to it with hints of earthy typle grains and fresh grass. A nice pleasing aroma that was just light enough not to overwhelm.



T – Now this is a fine session ale if I have ever had one. Just a great light abv, crisp full flavored ale. Wow. Well done indeed. Opened with a nice bready taste, kinda musty with a touch of a cereal grain. As you moved past it became locked in with a nice hop assault. A good amount of pine flavors ripping on through and lingering for a long slow dry finish. Great mix of flavors here as nothing really domintated but everything was clearly present.



M – Super smooth and crisp. Great feel here. Right smack in the middle as far as weight as it was neither thin nor thick. Awesome carbonation that lasted straight through until the end. Never did get dull and never came across as slick in any way. This was a mean little one.



D – Perfect here, and it will get a five. I could have had 10 of these with ease. There was just something about it that I wished it would not go away. It was just so smooth and soo full of flavor that I really cannot say enough good things here. It was the perfect sessionable ale. It would just keep on going and never get stale.



Overall this was one of those that I really felt it was a shame I did not have more of, and that does not happen often. If I saw this in the store I would probably grab a case, and there is just no telling how good it would be on tap, wow, I don’t think I oculd handle that one. This was just a really quality little bottle, and I will defiantly remember and look for it again sometime.

mikesgroove, Sep 10, 2007
Photo of SixpointJMH
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'd call this one solidly good but unspectacular overall.

It pours a very nice amber colour wit ha medium sized foamy head that lieaves a mild residue on the glass.

The aroma is malt all the way: a touch sweet but overall some earth notes with some oil and rubber tire thrown into the mix.

The flavour is more of the same: malt, malt, malt. I want more hops in my amber ales, dammit. Hop flavour is here in the back but is fairly minimal overall. Mouthfeel is good: it is medium to full bodied with just the right amount of carbonation in my mind.

This one is well crafted, but just veeers in an opposite direction than where I would have taken it, with hops leading the way over the malt. Still, its a tasty brew that has no real flaws and is a nice quaffable brew overall.

SixpointJMH, Oct 14, 2005
Photo of Proteus93
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Proteus93, Aug 01, 2009
Photo of tzieser
4.7/5  rDev +30.6%
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.

tzieser, Jan 13, 2009
Photo of Dovers
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Dovers, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of PicoPapa
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

PicoPapa, Jan 18, 2011
Photo of Monkeyknife
2.65/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle a dark reddish amber with a fluffy off-white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

Aroma is malts and pine.

The taste is washed out which I did not expect. The flavors of the malts and hops are missing to me. Nothing really there.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly flat with nothing in the carbonation department.

I noticed that the beer is retired and I wonder if maybe I have an old bottle. If not, enjoy the retirement. I won't miss you.

Monkeyknife, Aug 24, 2007
Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Danny1217, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of alexhahn82
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

alexhahn82, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of jdhilt
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

jdhilt, Sep 29, 2009
Photo of Vylo
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Vylo, Feb 25, 2012
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Red Fox Amber Ale from Rogue Ales
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