Red Fox Amber Ale - Rogue Ales

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: WesWes on 09-08-2005

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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 49
Photo of tgbljb
4.7/5  rDev +29.8%
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.

Photo of tzieser
4.65/5  rDev +28.5%
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.

Photo of JDK
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.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

Photo of WesWes
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Photo of THORN
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Photo of Spikester
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.

Photo of SolipsismalCat
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.

Photo of younger35
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.

Photo of sleazo
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.

Photo of BMoney575
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Photo of lpayette
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Photo of Boto
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of tweeder263
3.8/5  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.

Photo of Duffman
3.8/5  rDev +5%
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.

Photo of Proteus93
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.73/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of JayQue
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up 2 at Half Time Distributors in Poughkeepsie, NY. Unusual bottle with Japanese writing. Served in a pint glass. Small off-white fizzy head, disappears fast. Hazy brownish color like iced tea. Leaves some lacing on the glass. Fairly strong hop smell. Taste is very quick hops bitterness followed by a predominantly strong malty taste. Mouthfeel about average, a bit on the thin side but crisp, not watery. Drinkability is pretty good...not a memorable beer but pleasant tasting enough and apparently a fairly low abv.
Won't be in any great rush to drink the second one, but I will enjoy it when it comes up in the rotation. Not a bad beer at all.

Photo of nickfl
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of wl0307
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of rootbeerman
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.

Photo of thain709
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
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

Photo of EPseja
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Banzai! Thanks to Ego for scoring me this odd bottle.

Served at just below cellar temperature in a regular old pint glass.

A - Well, the name is right. Sure is an amber beer - but with hints of crimson that peek out when the light hits it just right. Head starts out at an inch, but quickly falls to a thick mat. Some slight haze from bottle-conditioning. No real lacing to speak of.

S - Candied cherry-like sweetness along with a very nice creme brulee torched sugariness. I think that was a really long way to say, "caramel notes". Some fig and praline. Definite toasted maltiness. Hops are not overly present in the nose. Malt dominated. Smells very faintly like an under-powered Quad.

T - Not as sweet as I would have assumed this one would be, which to me is a good thing. Definite cherries jubilee on the tip of the tongue (sans sugar), followed up with a nice roasted maltiness that gives this beer some nice body. Some floral hoppiness is easy to pick out during and after the swallow. Quite dry in the finish. Aftertaste is as if you just had some espresso and cherry chocolate cake for dessert.

M - A tinge too much action on the palette, but other than that, everything's pretty much right in place. Creamy and appealing with a slick and throat-coating swallow.

D - To me, the lack of sweet in this beer makes it very easy to drink, although it would have been nice if it were a bit less drying at the end. Interesting take on the style.

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.62/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Red Fox Amber Ale from Rogue Ales
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