Integrity IPA - Rogue Ales
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4.09/5 rDev -0.2%
What a nice find at the Pizza Plant on Main last night,poured a hazed lighter orange with a thin white head that didnt last to long.Whoa momma the aromas were Ammarillo's all the way intensly piney and resiny with a barely noticable sweet caramel malt note but its far beneath the hop attack,big grapefruit and pine needle flavors but the malt profile shows thru a little more in a toasted lightly sweetness but the big hops steal the show here.Good going down and a hop lovers dream here,a damn fine IPA.7.2% alc according to the board at the bar.
05-26-2006 12:46:04 | More by oberon
3.73/5 rDev -9%
Appearance This is light orange in color with a nice, clingy head.
Smell This is a classic PacNW hop nose. The stiff pine, light grass, and good citrus are mixed with some subtle grainy undertones.
Taste The grain is here at the taste as well, but its the nice orange and pine that carry the day.
Mouthfeel This is medium-bodied and very bitter with some leafy characteristics.
Drinkability This is a bit unbalanced but otherwise a good-drinking IPA.
05-20-2006 02:06:41 | More by RoyalT
4/5 rDev -2.4%
Slightly hazy orange-caramel body. 1" of white head that reduced to a 1/8" layer. Nice lacing down the glass.
Light aroma of citrus and pine. Very light malting comes through to try to offer some balance. Smell is fine but its weak and one dimensional.
Flavor is nice and bitter. Pine and pine resin dominate, especially in the finish. Has an earthy finish.
Medium mouthfeel that coats well with a lingering flavor. Has the right amount of carbonation. Slightly dry finish.
Super easy to put down if you're in the mood for a hoppy, piney beer. Quite refreshing.
06-17-2007 20:01:49 | More by blitz134
4.3/5 rDev +4.9%
In a growler filled at N.Y.C.'s New Beer. Pours into a Belgian type tulip, just a few hours later. Clear, burnt copper, glowing amber, Initially soft and tiny bubble head, moderate retention showing and then just a tiny bubble sheen on the top and some super fine spotty lace left behind. Nose is of malt and bitter hop notes. Quite hoppy brew. Initial maltyness is quickly overtaken by a bitter, resiny hop assault. Being a hop fan, the overall impression is of a quite pleasant, hoppy AIPA, more high quality west coast style ale from the creative brewers of Rogue
12-07-2008 03:14:40 | More by Billolick
4.45/5 rDev +8.5%
Yes... oh yes. Rogue's anniversary series hits full stride after a couple recent stumbles. The bottle is dedicated thus: "To the many vendors who have stood with us over the last 15 years..." followed by a list of suppliers of both beer ingredients and beer paraphernalia. Hazy but sunny gold with very large head that lasts and lasts. Lather down the sides of the glass as it empties. Quite a lot of sediment in the bottom, which I gather is derived from this recipe's cask-conditioned origins. Fragrant hop bouquet of bright flower aromas and zesty citric hops. Malts are quite sweet, and admirably persistent in their caramel and bread crust flavors. Hops dominate, of course, with a heaping ton of grapefruit. Juicy, succulent, delectable. The sweetness and bitterness are both ample enough to provide great balance. Mouthfeel juicy from the hops, but there's a grainy quality (from the suspended yeast?) to provide friction. Aftertaste lingers with tart grapefruit and orange flavors; the tongue curls. I haven't been closely following each monthly beer release, but thanks to the recommendation of others I was able to make sure Integrity did not pass me by. This deserves a full time spot in Rogue's stable of beers, especially for the reason that, while Rogue make a large number of hoppy ales, they don't have a regular IPA that I can think of.
05-20-2004 01:09:09 | More by Thrasher
4.78/5 rDev +16.6%
Thanks to cupbeerman for bringing me this brew from KClinger's on the Harrisburg trip. Appearance: Orange cloudy amber hue large frothy head caramle toned leaves thick upfront lacing throughout my pint. Aroma: Pine and citrus galore, they consume the aromatics a very hoppy brew utilizing one of my favorite hops Amarillo the malt profile is there to balance somewhat but this is one hoppy IPA. Taste: Strong hop bitterness nice citrus hop bursts, Amarillo hops definitely apparent my type of aggresively hopped beer wish this would find it's way into regular rotation. The flavor was a bit one dimensional, but I loved it wish I could have licked out the inside of the bottle for more hop bitterness. Mouthfeel: Raw resinous mouthfeel where hop oils flow down the palate some sediment chunks with hop leaves are evident giving it a slightly viscous texture, medium bodied great carbonation no complaints. Drinkability: To me it was amazing, I love the hop profile it brought out my true hop head side I could have definitely sampled another bottle, damn good IPA.
07-06-2004 19:46:10 | More by WVbeergeek
3.48/5 rDev -15.1%
I obtained this bottle from Kclingers Public House in Etters, PA along with several other 15th anniversary beers. I poured the bottle into a standard pint glass. The beer poured a bright and relatively clear golden color with a medium white head and very active bubbling action. The aroma is of floral hop bitterness mixed with a bit of citrus refreshment, lemony. The taste is very very bitter. I bit much for my normal taste but the taste is also balanced fairly well with some citrus notes. Overall I found this to be a bit more bitter than I expected but with a medium body it is pretty easy to drink.
04-19-2006 01:48:42 | More by ggaughan
4/5 rDev -2.4%
Rogue- Integrity IPA
On tap at Isaac Newton's- Newtown, PA.
Appearance-dark yellow orange with a decetn head. Moderate lacing.
Smell- strong bitter citrus. Light sweet malt.
Taste- Big grapefruit flavor. Light pine blended with stong grapefruit rind.
Mouthfeel- bitter and dry but pleasing.
Overall- A nice citric IPA, maybe not the best beer on a 90+ degree day but a good IPA nether the less.
07-04-2006 17:55:20 | More by NJpadreFan
4.18/5 rDev +2%
On-tap at Clark's Ale House in Syracuse.
Order a half pint and it came in a wine glass looking a hazy orange with a thin, delicate white head. What stuck me about this beer was the incredible balance and smooth drinkability. Citrus and apricot hops still dominated enough to satisfy and hophead, but it could also appeal to the IPA-shy crowd. Quite tasty with a lingering aftertaste. Yummy.
07-23-2007 02:03:41 | More by tempest
4.35/5 rDev +6.1%
Appearance: very nice color with a nice thin head. It is quite hazy from the yeast. great pale color.
Smell: Very grassy from the hops with a malty smell.
Taste: very nice taste with lots of hops that jump out at you from the start. its pretty bitter but wonderfully balanced with a nice malt content.
Overall a great beer that I wish was going to be around for awhile.
05-18-2004 03:17:16 | More by Elemental
4.65/5 rDev +13.4%
Growler from State Line in Maryland.
One finger white head sits atop of a murky orange body that screams "IM A IPA...DRINK ME" Kick ass lacing that leaves rings as I drink my pint.
Very California citrusy,piney hop notes.
Citrus,piney hops leads to a small amount of malt.They may not have even put malt in this brew.Dank hop flavor attacks your palate.
Mouthfeel is heavenly and goes down pretty easy.
I like this stuff alot.Reallyeasy despite the abv. I will have again when I find it again.
09-16-2007 04:46:32 | More by MmmIPA
4.25/5 rDev +3.7%
Went into Barleys for Brooklyn launch, but as usual was abit early. Always looking to see what the new Lockerstock offering is, and was pumped to say the least to find out it was the integrity IPA! Being the die hard hop fan that I am, was looking forward to this to say the least. Poured a deep hazy amber with a big white, sticky head that had very nice retention and left a large gooey and dripping presence of lace down the side of the glass. This one looked like it meant business, and I was all about diving into it while chowing on my pizza for dinner.
Smell was awesome, rich juicy pine resin hops, with hints of orange, tangerine mixed in to add a subtle sweetness. Very strong smell, you could almost pick up the stickiness in the aroma alone. Very much a hop bomb waiting to go off, and I am not one for keeping it waiting any longer. Diving right in, first impression was hot damn, we have a winner! Super sticky and strong on the gums, with a pine hop you could chew. Very smooth delivery, not overly carbonated, but not syrup like either. Great mix of hops here, as the first thing you taste is a huge grapefruit or tangerine like bitter aroma, but it is the stick pine tar like feeling that stays with you. Great finish, so dry it make you pucker your lips. As it warmed there was a definate malt presence trying to break its way in, and the sweetness even in the beginning alluded to this, and it was very nicely done, balanced but a bomb none the less.
Overall I loved this and it was a great way to start my evening. It was exactly as I had hoped a gooey sticky, resin filled, IPA, that threatened to tear your lips off. Hats off to another fine offering from Rogue, I really love this series they put together, nothing ever seems to dissapoint, and this was never more evident. If its the hops you desire, and they have this on tap, go for it, it is definatly worth the price of admission!
06-28-2007 01:14:12 | More by mikesgroove
3.13/5 rDev -23.7%
My first Rogue Integrity IPA, served on-tap at Barcade, pint glass.
Appearance - Truly beautiful head, rocky and inviting; very strong lacing; light brown/honey color. Enticingly hazy. An attractive beer.
Smell - First impression: iced tea(!), some herbal hoppiness, very mild aroma, not expected for this style.
Taste - Reasonably balanced, still getting some tea notes, for real (no, I know what you're thinking, but StonyB's just a nickname). Hop bitterness more pronounced in aftertaste, even more so as the beer warms.
Mouthfeel - Slightly chewy, well-carbonated. Pleasant enough.
Drinkability - Average. The increasingly bitter aftertaste doesn't lend this to being a session beer. And I really, really like hoppy beers.
Rogue Integrity IPA is promising at first glance, a very nice-looking beer. However, the taste doesn't deliver upon repeated sips, aftertaste too bitter I think, even for most hopheads. Overall an adequate beer; try it if you'd like but don't move Heaven, Hell and Earth to find it...
06-21-2006 02:47:05 | More by StonyB
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
On tap @ TPH 5/29/06. Served in a pint glass.
This is a nice IPA from Rogue. The smell is a little fruity and foreshadows the hop attack to come. It is very piney, almost abrasively so. I like the way that the pininess the the hops interact without creating a sticky mouthfeel. Overall, it is a very interesting and tasty beer.
06-02-2006 04:27:40 | More by bignick
3.68/5 rDev -10.2%
On tap. Poured into a pint glass.
A: Hazy bright orange in color. Dense off white head pours two fingers thick with good retention. Nice sticky lacing clings to the glass.
S: Citrus fruit. Pine sap. Asprin. Sweet malts. Yeast.
T: A clean cirus juice flavor is quickly muscled out of the way by a strong cirtus and pine hop bitterness that leaves a medicinal blast on the tongue. Rich caramel malts balance things out well and are followed by the taste of more citrus juice. Fresh baked bread and a soft earthy presence cap off a dry finish.
M: Smooth and clean. Moderate carbonation. Drying finish.
D: A very nice use of the Amarillo hop and this beer is tasty indeed. Just a tad over the seesionable mark because of the dryness factor. A slightly different IPA that is a hop head's delight.
03-29-2007 22:44:36 | More by Tyrawlings
4.45/5 rDev +8.5%
A clear and deep amber beer with a 1/4" white head. Smell is wonderfully amarillo hops. Tons of hops in the nose and plenty in the taste as well. A strong bitterness and hop flavor stand strong. A decent malt body keeps it from being too much. The mouthfeel is moderate. I only had one but definitely wanted another.
07-28-2006 17:16:40 | More by rtratzlaff
4.47/5 rDev +9%
On tap at the Sanctuary in Iowa City. These John's Locker Stock beers always keep me coming back. Great stuff through and through.
The beer pours to a nice orangish amber color with a mid-sized collar of white head. Retention is alright. Lacing could be better. Some carbonation apparent.
The smell is wonderful. Very grapefruity hops aroma with a bit of a lemon zest on the end. Fairly piney and resinous. Great malt profile in the background with a nice caramel flavor as well as just a hint of bready malt.
The taste is every bit as good as the nose suggests. I wouldn't have guessed it was 100% amarillo, though I can definitely taste a distinctive amarillo flavor, it just seems like there is also something rougher there, like chinook. Anyways, a great IPA. Nice and bitter, just like I like them, and not too grassy like many West Coast IPA's tend to be. The balance is skewed more to the hops, obviously, but it is just the type of balance I tend to enjoy in an IPA: has a great malt profile that isn't completely hidden by the hops, nor is it overly obtrusive.
The body is medium with a strong lingering bitterness. Crisp carbonation. Very good. Despite the fairly high alcohol content, I could drink this all night, as I demonstrated on my friend's recent 21st birthday.
07-03-2007 22:35:23 | More by neonbrown82
4.93/5 rDev +20.2%
Driven from the brewery in coastal Oregon to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Almost didn't make it past Nevada.
After drinking this beer, I truly believe that John Maier and the genii at Rogue might have gotten their hands on some Three Floyds. I say this not because of the Amarillo connection, or striking similarities between this beer and Gumballhead, even with that beer's wheat malt. They just seem like spiritual kin.
Integrity IPA evacuates the bottle much like the Gumballhead; the yeastiness creates a vacuumingly white, meringuing head. The bubbles are abornally large and spacious but still manage leaving behind evidence of their presence. Color is TANG-y gold amber and beautifully marbled once the lace is in.
The nose is absolutely wonderous - fitting the color, the nose is purely grapefruit juice. Heady citrus notes of tangerine and apple peak through on repeated tastes and re-sniffs. The Amarillos are truly stealing the show here. The sweet, eclectic blend of malts brings forth images of Alpha King. Single-hopped ... but so widely infused with flavor.
On my first bomber of this beer, I felt like everything was Pac-man destroyed and uninspired. The hoppiness was good, but seemed excruciatingly bitter and lacking roundedness. When I primed my palate with a Dead Guy first, this beer seems like a wickedly juicy hop-bomb.
Clean as hell and forgetting basically about malty sensation, this isn't a one-beer beer. Go for a Dead Guy first (or something else rich and malty) and you'll be blown away. Otherwise this is just a decent, prematurely ripened IPA.
10-04-2004 17:27:19 | More by GreenWBush
4.43/5 rDev +8%
I've had this one on-tap a few times but today I really focused on the qualities of this beer and took note.
Pours a deep cloudy glowing orange color with a nice medium frothy semi-tan head. Head maintains its foamy edge in clumps while the lacing seems to be average.
Aroma is strong on the hop notes. I knew this was an amarillo showcase beer going in but it's fairly apparent. Quite citric in an orange way with notes of grapefruit acidity and piney bitterness but its not out of hand. A deep grassy element lies in there as well but it takes a bit to really notice it. A bit of fruity malty sweetness makes its way out a few sniffs in.
Taste is also amarillo dominated. There's a slight doughy cookie like yeast flavor lying underneath but the malts seem to contribute very little except a slight body with orange notes and the alcohol. Amarillo is quite biting in its citric qualities. Never sweet but the beer dries more and more the further one imbibes to the point of thirsting for another sip immediately. Notes of pine and grapefruit throughout, yet the acidity and bitterness are well restrained while letting you know they're there. An excellent showcase for the amarillo.
Mouthfeel is solid with the excellent carbonation Rogue always seems to provide and the controlled crazy hoppiness. Only the malts are weak and the yeasty cookie dough flavor gets a bit odd at times but not too often.
Drinkability is ridiculous. 7% or something like that and this went down like butter. I continually need another sip and I am always craving another pint once I have finished my first. I have never sessioned this though and I think it may get out of hand if I tried. Maybe soon I will give it a go. And you should too!
07-09-2006 23:22:14 | More by granger10
3.83/5 rDev -6.6%
Hpefully I'm reviewing the right beer, as with Rogue it's all to easy to get confused. This beer was listed on the beer menu at Collins as John's Locker Stock, and I was advised by the barkeep that the style is IPA/DIPA. Sounds like this is it.
Unfortunately, I had this beer in the company of the Boundary Bay DIPA and the Big Phat Homo. John's Locker is a very good beer, but it was clearly outclassed by those two behemoths. No matter, this was still a very good beer, with a lot more malt and less hops then your typical DIPA. The hops in this beer were still quite noticeable, but there wasn't too much citrus to it, and no pine notes. I have to say I was surprised by the (relatively) low abv., as I thought the beer quite warming with noticeable alcohol. This is a good solid IPA, though nothing really to rave about. Another fine effort from Rogue nonetheless.
03-20-2007 15:12:32 | More by John_M
Integrity IPA from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.