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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

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very deep reddish copper color with off-white head. Perfect retention and beautiful lacing.
Smell is richly malty, dark fruity with a profound grassy hop background.
Taste is also highly malty with with rich fruit notes. nice complimenting hops that do a nice balancing without being overpowering.
Finishes full and creamy, with a perfect balance of malt and hops. Great taste retention.
This was truly an excellent beer, probably one of the best I've ever enjoyed. Great job. Wish they would brew this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2006 00:10:27 | More by tgbljb
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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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Trent

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

05-03-2013 00:04:10 | More by Trent
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JDK

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Sam Adams glass and the light tan head dominated the top 3 inches. Medium lacing that lasted throughout.
Slightly cloudy amber color with very nice carbonation
Tastes and smells of oranges and cloves, much more hoppy than I was expecting from an amber but very good.
Overall a very good brew and worth a try. BA shows it's retired but my daughter found it in Findlay OH for this past Fathers Day.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2008 22:32:44 | More by JDK
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2007 00:11:23 | More by mikesgroove
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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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WesWes

New York

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

The beer pours a dark amber/ruby red color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a very malty scent that boasts of pale and loads of crystal malts. It has a nice roasted aroma along with a fruity yeast scent. The taste is good. It has a very bitter hop flavor laid over a solid roasted malt base. It's got a complex malt bill, but the hops overshadow it. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This looks like a limited edition beer that is for Japan. It's got outstanding aroma and a good flavor. It's just another fine offering from Rogue.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2005 21:13:13 | More by WesWes
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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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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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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-16-2012 03:56:33 | More by Danny1217
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voxhumana

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-18-2014 01:02:08 | More by voxhumana
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SamanthaMarieee9


4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-02-2013 02:34:00 | More by SamanthaMarieee9
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-23-2011 05:06:32 | More by JAHMUR
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Irrationalist

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-23-2012 06:08:39 | More by Irrationalist
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JDLucas2000

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-12-2012 00:35:05 | More by JDLucas2000
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younger35

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 12oz bottle of this stuff back on Labor Day at Rogue. Had no idea this brew was retired so I'm not sure how old this little guy is. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale tulip.

Appearance- Pours a darkish orange/red with a nice fluffy bone white head that recedes fairly quickly leaving behind a nice collar but no cap. A bit of lacing is left but not a ridiculous amount.
Smell- Very fruity and sweet with a west coast citrus style. Grapefruit and pineapple are certainly present along with a candied apricot sweetness. Something reminiscent of cotton candy and brown sugar hang around in the background. Pretty nice and definitely not what I expected from an "Amber Ale".
Taste- Gently bitter (less than what I was expecting from the nose anyway) with a sweet malt presence. A bit of grapefruit and lemon lend the bitterness while the malt is plenty present with a warm toasty malt. Brown sugar is a plenty in the finish before the sweet nuttiness fades and the slight bitterness returns.
Mouthfeel- Very crisp with a medium body and sharp aggressive carbonation.
Drinkability- This is more of a west coast IPA than an Amber Ale but either way it's fairly tasty. It's too bad this brew is retired because I think others would enjoy this quite a bit as well. Another pretty tasty offering from Rogue.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2008 23:31:18 | More by younger35
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BMoney575

Texas

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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sleazo

New York

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a sucker for all things Japanese and Rogue, i could not resist this one when I saw it.

A-Pours a cloudy brownish red. A two fingered creame coloured cap sits there and dissipates into a nice slick. Lacing is phenomenal, sheets cling to the glass.

S-A deep rich nutty sweet caramel malty aroma is pretty strong.

T-Caramel and nuts hit you first followed by a subtle bitterness. The aftertaste however leaves pine cones throughout the mouth with a pleasing hop presence. As it warms notes of vanilla appear. A definite Rogue presence is felt.

M-Slightly thick with a tingly small bodied carbonation.

D-This drinks more like a highly hopped brown ale. Tasty, I wish I had more.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2007 02:01:57 | More by sleazo
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lpayette

Vermont

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Couple of paragraphs on the back in Japanese which if I were more patient I'd try to translate, and probably fail.

Appearance- Pours a bright amber red. Excellent coloring. Head retention is a bit weak. Some lacing.

Smell- HUGE aroma. Very surprising- wasn't expecting this. Very malty and quite floral... but mostly malty. Suggestions of fruits. I like the big smell, but it is a bit one-sided.

Taste- On the malty side but the hops are also quite strong as well. Tastes fairly similar to goose island honker ale, but with a stronger malt mix. Maybe just a little bit fruity.

Mouthfeel- Plenty of body for a red. Just a little too biscuity at the finish.

Drinkability- fairly good. A nice malty red.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2007 03:21:02 | More by lpayette
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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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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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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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Duffman

Minnesota

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

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Beer poured a deep amber color with a nice brown hue to it. Dense, tan, creamy head at the top.

A delightfully pungent aroma for an amber. Cherries and some mild floral tones as well. A bit like a lambic, but more restrained.

Taste is slightly woody. Cherries still, with a fine wheaty taste base. Hops add a nice tinge of bitterness to the flavour profile.

A medium-bodied and lasting mouthfeel.

Drinkability is solid. Refreshing and smooth this one. A nice package from Rogue and thanks to Blue Max for this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2008 00:15:16 | More by Duffman
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Moo5152

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-14-2013 17:06:48 | More by Moo5152
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-02-2014 17:44:27 | More by LXIXME
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Red Fox Amber Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.