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Oregon Golden Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
83
good

221 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 17
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-14-2001)
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BeerAngel

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden/amber with a medium sized slightly off-white head. Aromas of semi-sweet wine-type notes with malt fill the nose. It is not a highly complex smell. The taste is lightly sweet malts with mild hops. Again it is a pretty basic beer, but not bad. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and finishes with a lightly bitter taste and slightly sticky at the end. There’s just not a lot to write about on this one. Rogue is still a top notch brewery in my book, but this is not the reason. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2003 17:29:09 | More by BeerAngel
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Morris729

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden amber color with a creamy white head that dissipates into a nice amount of lace. Nose is fresh sweet malts and grains with a hint of fruit. Taste is sweet malts up front followed by a bready and biscuity flavor. Nice amount of hop bitterness in the finish to balance things out. Another great beer by Rogue. I just wish that more Rogue beers were available here.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2003 17:26:44 | More by Morris729
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johnrobe

Tennessee

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

By color, and more importantly taste, I think this brew would be much more accurately categorized as a Blonde Ale. It pours a light gold in the glass with a densely knit bright white head. Both citsrusy and English style hops dominate the nose. The taste has a pretty good hops bite, but there's also some light caramel malt and a tiny bit of butteriness (diacetyl). This brew reminded of Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold (although I think the GL brew is better). It's a very lager-like ale. It's light-bodied, yet fairly full-flavored. This brew would make a great summertime quencher.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2003 23:25:43 | More by johnrobe
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mzwolinski

California

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, golden/light copper in color, with a finger-thick head which quickly dissipates into a silky thin top. Aroma is quite mild, a bit malty with very light citric hops. Taste starts slightly sweet, a bit sugary, with a pleasantly mild hop spiciness toward the finish. The label describes this as a "hop bite," though it's hardly the sort of bite one would expect from a "shark's tooth." More like a mildly ill-tempered guppy. Light bodied with a slightly dry finish. Munich malt lends this beer something of a European character. Drinkable beer, but nothing too exciting.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2003 20:44:09 | More by mzwolinski
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jackndan

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Rogue Oregon Golden Ale: Nice looking Golden hue, with a creamy off-white head. Very noticeable aroma, I can smell it from at least two feet away. Malty aroma, with a hint of apples in the background. Very aggressive malt tastes, sweet and even a little smoky. The taste is consistent throughout and leaves a very long lingering after taste. The hops are understated, and assert themselves primarily toward the end. Tangy carbonated mouth feel. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2003 14:49:40 | More by jackndan
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chill hazed golden in appearance. A thin light beige head recedes to a thin coating and a nice collar. Nice lacing is noted. Floral and spicy nose. Malty as well. The body is surprisingly close to full for this style. Smooth, lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Taste is a nice balance of hops and malt. Some nice malt tones blend with a spicy, yet herbal, hop mix. A very slight lingering bitterness and dry finish begs one to take another drink. That I will. Solid brew.

Bighuge Thanks to Budgood1, ZAP and ZAP's buddy (Road Warrior) for the combined effort to bring to myself a wonderful mixed package of Rogue Goodies. Still 7 or 8 to go of Rogue beer's I haven't tried before or haven't rated.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2003 19:02:24 | More by Bighuge
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marc77

California

3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear copper hue, w/ copious tiny specks of yeast. Fluffy, ivory white head slowly recedes into a thin and tight layer. Loose lace remains. Hop nose is mostly floral, w/ citrusy notes of Cascade secondary. Pronounced toasted malt, with trace caramel in aroma. Assertive grapefruit laced bitterness upfront in flavor, immediately followed by mellow, dryish, toasty Munich malt and pseusosweet residual dextrins. Understated malt character, with a minimal caramel malt presence. Well rounded, lightly citrusy hop flavor. Dextrinous and slightly slick mouthfeel perhaps from a high mash temperature. Finishes cleanly bitter w/ note of dry crackers perceptible with an exhale. Yet another unique Rogue brew. Take a golden ale grist, mash high to favor alpha amylase, hop it very well and you'll have this brew. Tasty and very drinkable, though not a beer to be sipped and savored.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2003 14:11:52 | More by marc77
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This doesn't seem to be a red ale to me....definitely the lightest bodied and flavored Rogue I've tried...a grainy nose....taste has some sweet graininess up front but then a real dry hop bite emerges....I like it...refreshing...easy to drink....thirst quenching...a nice every day ale from Rogue...not terribly complex but still enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2002 21:34:47 | More by ZAP
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ElGuapo

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

orange with a little cloudiness to it. the head is small, but it holds strong and will leave you a little lace. the aroma is dominated by hops with a little kick of pine and some sweetness in the back.

the beer was extremely smooth with very mild carbonation. it was very light, but it had enough body to keep it as a good ale. there is a very nice citrus flavoring combined with the malts to start you off. the malts dominate while you also get zaps of hops, and maybe a little bit of yeast here and there. this is a very interesting ale from rogue

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2002 16:06:53 | More by ElGuapo
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Brent

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is one of Rogue's special "aquarium" support editions. I checked Rogue's website and learned that this is a 2001 edition of their Oregon Golden Ale. The silkscreened bomber bottles are a thing of beauty - I feel guilty tossing them into the recycling bin.

Poured a nice golden bronze color, which, rather surpisingly, did not deliver on the promise of malt heft. Quite tart, and somewhat dry, almost astringent. Hops are moderate, and hit the back of the tongue in a rather wheat beer like manner. Overall, the beer is on the thin side.

Perhaps I'm just drinking this at the wrong time of year. What seems thin in December might be "refreshing" in August. But for now, this Rogue seems a little sub-par.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2002 20:16:20 | More by Brent
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Murph

Arizona

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice hazy golden orange with a decent white head and some nice yeasties floating around. Nice citrus and piney hop aromas dominate in this brew with the faintest of biscuity malt in the background. Smooth malty qualities provide the backbone of this brew from start to finish. some nice biting hoppiness towards the beginning of the brew with definite piney qualities to it. The brew finishes with a nice biscuity maltiness that leaves you yearning for more. Very nice creaminess that combines with the hop bite to make this brew rather crisp and very refreshing. Nice medium body to this on. This would make a superb session brew as I could drink one after another of these.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2002 23:52:07 | More by Murph
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Gusler

Arizona

3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A lightly "Hazed" copper color, the head mammoth, but is does seem to settle a bit quickly, the lace is in thin sheets to coat the glass. Nose is mostly malt, light citrus tones. Begins malt, and somewhat sweet, the top is unsubstantial, the finish insignificantly hopped, slightly dry, and middling in acidity, drinkable, and pleasant enough.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2002 16:12:35 | More by Gusler
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Pegasus

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow-brown color with a large off-white head, lots of tiny bubbles constantly rise, good lace. Aroma is dominated by sweet malts and perhaps a slight mustiness. Taste begins with well-balanced malts, neither too sweet nor too grainy, followed mild bitter grapefruit flavors from the hops, finishes with a slight sweet note and bread flavors. Mouthfeel is very smooth, quite a bit better than usually seen in this style. Would make a nice warm weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2002 19:40:06 | More by Pegasus
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Jon

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here's another solid offering from Rogue. This golden ale actually pours to a deep honey color with a pretty durable head. The smell is, as is characteristic of Rogue, hoppy with some solid malt lingering beneath. The taste is of hops, honey and some tasty malt. The mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy, making this a pretty easy drinking beer. This has to be one of the better blonde/golden ales produced in the US.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2002 10:56:42 | More by Jon
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dpend

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's good to a least see that a brew called a "Golden Ale" is actually gold and not a heavy variation of yellow.It had nice color and good clarity. I found this ale to pour a little aggressively, but developed and maintained a substantial head for at least 4-5 minutes,which made for sporatic lacing.
Aroma had to be coaxed when cold, but as temp increased so did the presence.I look for full balance in an ale, but this one just didn't invite the front of my mouth to the festival.Mouthfeel was smooth with good weight.The brew had a quick increasing bite as it finished(which I like), but almost as if it was digging its nails in on the way down.
Don't get me wrong about this ale, I live in Florida and I should be grateful I can even get beers like this here.The container laws have been lifted but the "Evil Empire" still has a large influence on distribution.
Rogue in general is a welcomed label and I will gladly consume many more of these watching the summer storms roll in.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2002 12:39:28 | More by dpend
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

re-review.

pours out a slightly hazy copper colour with a nice thick pillowy head that laces down the glass. rogue hop aroma, some spiciness and sugary sweet maltiness. solid malt backbone...a little light on the hops for a rogue but very drinkable. a soft buttery undertone delivers the deliciousness. slightly "english" in feel. mouthfeel is on the lighter side. a nice summer ale, but a bit lacking in all the things that make rogue so delectable. for a "blonde ale"...not bad. within the style one could easily put down multiple bombers of this stuff. mostly average but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2002 15:01:19 | More by budgood1
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Wildman

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Okay this beer poured a light amber color with a off white head which left some lace. The aroma held elements of hops and malt in it. The taste also held elements of hops and malt. The finish was lighter and not what I usually expect from this style. Not as good a some of their others, but still a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2002 17:45:09 | More by Wildman
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inebrius

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had smaller APA's than this Golden Ale. Deepstraw Gold, pushing light amber with a decent lace. Considering the fact that many brewers make a Golden Ale for the swill drinking masses I give a nod to Rogue for a tastier gold. Malty and slightly fruity with a mild citrus hop finish this ale works well as summer brew. Refreshing when cold but tastier as the sun warms the brew and the brew warms you.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2002 17:26:42 | More by inebrius
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22 oz brown bomber with a silk screen painted on label, and oxygen cap is fitted for a longer shelf life. No freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Deep golden in colour with a wispy white lace that keeps well.

Smell: Sweet malt with hints of fruit and a very mild whiff of buttery diacetyl.

Taste: A malty brew to start off with, crisp mouth feel with a touch of chewiness. Hop bitterness does its job to balance quite well with a slight citric note. Though there is a punch of sweetness and biscuity malt that shows off a bit. In the finish is more lingering residual sweetness, some grain and a light herbal hop flavour.

Notes: Tame on the hops for a typical Rogue brew yet still holds its own with a bigger than average malty body. Better than decent and enjoyable to say the least.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2002 22:11:28 | More by Jason
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aracauna

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had an odd experience with this beer. I popped the cap and the head wouldn't stop coming out of the bottle. I was going to just take this one out of the bottle, but I ended up pouring it anyway to keep from having to clean up a mess from the ever-increasing head. Even after poured, it took a bit for it to stop increasing. Good beer though. Not much special, but I'd very likely buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2002 16:24:32 | More by aracauna
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hooligan

Florida

2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Beautiful golden with slight chill haze, clinging thin white foamy head. Strawlike yeasty character with definate mild herbal hop and sweet malt aroma in the nose. Buttery, with thick malt and a mildly grassy, strong citrusy hop bitterness throughout. Very clean strawlike yeasty taste. Very one-sided, no true blending or complexity. Thick mouthfeel for a golden ale... Not very impressive in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2002 15:25:03 | More by hooligan
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Oregon Golden Ale from Rogue Ales
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