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Integrity IPA - Rogue Ales

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Integrity IPAIntegrity IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

58 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 16
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 06-07-2006)
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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm here to say that this fantastic IPA is anything but retired because I just had a hyperfresh pint at Des Moines's own El Bait Shop, a new 105-tap beer bar. It was listed only as 'John's Locker Stock' so it took a call to the brewery to figure out what it was that I drank earlier this afternoon.

Pristine, sun-fired tangerine capped by a fat one finger of beige foam after a gentle bar pour. The head lasted about as long as I had a right to expect one finger to last. It left stray scraps of lace that turned into thick rings with drinking. Integrity had a clean, straightforward look.

The nose was purely, brightly, brilliantly hoppy... full of fresh grapefruit and orange zest. My guess on the hop bill was Amarillo, Cascade and Columbus. As it turns out, it's 100% Amarillo. Yet more evidence that Amarillo is one of my all-time favorite hops.

In my opinion, the recipe for success when it comes to IPAs is to use just enough pale malt (no caramel) to provide a sturdy base, and then to add a single American hop with the generosity of a drunken sailor. That is exactly the blueprint that Rogue has followed with Integrity IPA and it works like a charm. A very, very hoppy charm.

The malt bill is an odd and interesting lineup: Beeston, Chariot Pils, Melanoiden, Cara Foam. But that's not why any of us is here, is it? IPAs are all about hops and Integrity is nothing if not a showcase for the Amarillo hop.

The beer was impressively bitter right out of the chute and the resinousness increased with each successive sip. The crucial difference (and the thing that separates average beer from great beer) is that the bitterness was fused with a remarkably bright, remarkably fresh citric hop flavor. Think exploding white grapefruits and exploding tangerines.

The finish was lingeringly bitter and parchingly dry and the mouthfeel was *just* big enough considering the style. I like my IPAs to be a bit more viscous, but there's no denying that the lightness of this one kept drinkability on the ridiculously effortless side. That is, if your hop tolerance knob is continually set on '11'.

I had never heard of Integrity IPA before today, but it's easily one of the best Rogue ales that I've ever had. The brewery needs to keep sending it to Des Moines for starters, but they also need to bottle it again, this time on a year-round basis. I doubt that I'll ever have a beer at El Bait Shop as delicious as my first.

BuckeyeNation, May 21, 2006
Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good to see some of Rogue's retired beer re-surface to sample again. Thanks to Rich O's for serving up these rare treats. The new edition of Integrity is one big IPA! Boarderlining on a Double IPA, this beer explodes with citrus, pine, and mint; evident in the aroma and flavor. Light colored malts add a protein haze and great head retention, looking somewhat like a Hefe. The flavors (after the hops) contribute sweet, light maltiness that is completely overtaken by orange and lemon rinds. Stopping short of astringency, the beer offers a big bitterness that adds more than just balance. Clean to the core and powerfully drying without becomming overly alcoholic. Heavy, creamy, and smooth on the mouth without becomming thick. Thanks to Rogue for the resurrection!

BEERchitect, Jun 07, 2006
Photo of mikesgroove
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

mikesgroove, Jun 28, 2007
Photo of oberon
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, May 26, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Jason, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

WVbeergeek, Jul 06, 2004
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I know before I crack the crown on this special Anniversary IPA that I'm going to like it...the only hop is Amarillo...I like my amarillos. Let's pry this sucker and see for sure!
Gorgeous golden color, hazy, beneath a big, bristling, very active head, that assuredly settles down.
Aroma? Aw, there it is, the vibrant, fresh, very citric, very piney character I love in an IPA...it could go stronger and I'd be happy with that, but this is nice. Wonderfully dry, bracingly bitter, but well put-together. That really is the stuff for me, but I'll have to pry my nose away and take a taste...
Mmmmm! Big bitterness, bright citric/ tropical flavors, a buzzsaw on the palate, that mellows soon enough and leaves a pleasant tingle, after all.
Yum! I'm going to keep wanting to say that, so let's shelve and move on to other matters. Hops are hugely on top, body is medium, finish is long and fruity, and this card-carrying hophead is plenty satisfied. Pretty well-balanced, too, although that's coming from someone who loves the hop-heaviness. A curious blend of malt, too...""Beeston Stout, Chariot Pils, Melanoidin, & Cara Foam Malts"...what a menagerie! It works, though, and somehow delivers great taste and that bold, blistering bitterness we require in our big, fat IPAs.
I am very glad to have the opportunity to sample this bottling and would even urge Rogue to make it a regular offering! It would surely find a place in a rotation among my other favorite IPAs!

feloniousmonk, Jul 28, 2004
Photo of tempest
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

tempest, Jul 23, 2007
Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Billolick, Dec 07, 2008
Photo of John_M
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

John_M, Mar 20, 2007
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful translucent, dark golden honey-brown. The aroma is nice and hoppy though not strong. Taste is wildly hoppy, with hints of lemon and honey-like sweetness. Bitterness is restrained. Decidedly drinkable and enjoyable, this is another winner from the Rogue brewery.

Cyberkedi, Jun 16, 2007
Photo of RoyalT
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 it’s 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.

RoyalT, May 20, 2006
Photo of francisweizen
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, The Rogue anniversary series is really hitting its stride now! An excellent cloudy golden with a huge frothy white cap of foam. The aromas are fresh floral hops, with citrus and pine notes in there as well. Wow, this beer smells so darn fresh that it is begging to be sampled! The taste delivers what one would expect from such an awesome aroma. The earthy, piney hops hit hard but the subtle biscuity malts provide just enough backbone to make this brew balanced, or as balanced as a brew from Rogue can get! The mouthfeel is sharp and creamy and the drinkability is amazingly good. This beer is quite reminiscent of Hop Wallop in many ways...and for that I give praise! Another excellent beer from the folks at Rogue Nation!

francisweizen, Jun 18, 2004
Photo of tpd975
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy bright orange in color which is expected in an unfiltered brew. The tiniest of heads was noted along with very little spotty lace.

S: Sweet fruit and tons of floral notes. From fresh cut flowers to grass this one covers the floral spectrum.

T: A clean grassy floral flavor with a blast of nice sweet malt. Tinges of sweet fruits can be noted and believe it or not a touch of yeast.

M: Smooth and clean. Very crisp on the tongue.

D: I really enjoyed it. Enough to have two pints. One of Rogue's finest brews. Try it if you can find it.

tpd975, Jun 14, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

tommy5, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of NJpadreFan
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

NJpadreFan, Jul 04, 2006
Photo of Crosling
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Clear light peach, with a giant head of frothy and never ending foam. Pure Amarillo love in the aroma, with hints of biscuit powder, pancake batter, peach and lemon. Mildly bitter, phenomenal hop flavor with huge suggestions of mint and lemon and an adequete malt flavor and body. Nice feel on the palate. This is a very special beer.

Crosling, Mar 20, 2006
Photo of Tyrawlings
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Tyrawlings, Mar 29, 2007
Photo of JDV
3.15/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Good medium honey amber pour with lasting white head. Smell is of big grassy, fruity, floral hops. Taste is grassy, hoppy, pretty bitter, and not as sweet malt or caramel backed as I prefer in IPAs, but this wasn't bad. Nice hoppy taste, a touch bland and feels like it needs something...Bit watery body too.

JDV, Feb 13, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

ummswimmin, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of granger10
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

granger10, Jul 09, 2006
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4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy orange amber color with an inch tall off-white head that left really nice lacing. Clearly looks the part of an IPA.

The aroma was mild at first with a light level of flowery hops. As the beer warmed, it became far more aromatic as the malt asserted itself in a roasty presence.

The taste was unabashedly citric in its mouth puckering glory. Grapefruit, mandarin orange, pine resin, caramel, and pepper flavors literally leaped off the glass during the first sip. Assertively bitter, but highly drinkable at the same time.

The carbonation was perfect for the style, and made the mouthfeel exceptionally creamy. The malt was sticky (not Imperial IPA sticky, but more like butterscotch syrup). Medium in thickness with a spicy bitter aftertaste, and a warming level of alcohol. I believe this beer to be contraband in the state until July 1st, but who’s keeping tabs anyway.

This was an exceptional IPA that was a rare single day special at the Summit’s Wayside Tavern. For those who can acquire this during its fleeting lifespan, go get some.

rajendra82, Jun 16, 2004
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3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Flying Saucer here in Houston...

Appearance: Pours a hazy orangish golden color with a thick 1/2" head of small off white bubbles. There are not that many bubbles rising, but somehow the head manages to stick around for quite some time.

Aroma: There is a pretty nice blend of American citrus variety hops in the nose to dominate. More subtle in the balance is a sweet toasty presence from the malt.

Taste: The flavor is really disappointing when compared to the aroma. It is really dry and minerally with a chalky aftertaste that simply won't go away. There is a whole bunch of hops in the flavor and finish of this beer even thought there is a toasty malt contribution that is slight but present. There is also a mild caramel noticeable after the beer warms a bit. The hops and minerals dominate the finish.

Opinion: I didn't care for this beer. It has a nice aroma and appearance, but the flavor is off. The water is not suitable for a beer like this. I guess the guys at Rogue have gotten used to the minerally flavors that they produce as this is almost a signature in their non-stouts. I won't be drinking this beer again anytime soon.

SkeeterHawk, Jul 23, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Auror, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of mmmbeer
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. on-tap at the Capital House in Richmond - brewed with 100% Amarillo hops and the menu declares it 6.2%. It arrives a clear copper, with low carbonation and a thin, khaki head that leaves nice lacing. Tropical and fruity in the nose, with sweet oranges dominating, but there are also earthy and caramelly notes. On the palate, the hops are quite bitter, tasting herbal and minty, with a touch of orange and pine flavors on top of toasted, biscuity, and caramel malts. Its medium body is quite dry, with medium carbonation, and imparting a long finish. Overall, it's a nice, West Coast IPA that is a treat on-tap.

mmmbeer, Dec 25, 2007
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Integrity IPA from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.