Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Carawheat, Carafoam and Rogue Micro Barley Farm Daretm and Risktm Malts; Rogue Micro Hopyard Freedom, Revolution, Independent, Rebel, Alluvial and Liberty Hops; Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

15º PLATO
65 IBU
75 AA
14º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Docer on 09-19-2009)
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Photo of rogueleonardi
4.68/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Cloudy amber orange color, small off white head, however the lacing left perfect rings for about 3/4 of the glass.

S - Good amount of sugar and sweet malt, Nice wet hop aroma, with some other citrus as well.

T - Nice sweet taste, Good bitter from the wet hops, Malt adds a nice balance between the bitter and sweet.This reminds me of the Chatoe Rogue Creek Ale, without the cherry bitterness.

M - Very different from most beers, a very unique feel. It has good carbonation, but has a much thicker viscosity then most APA's. It doesn't have the thickness that a stout or porter would have, but still a full bodied beer.

O - This was a great beer, the flavor and aroma blended fantastically. I'm still not sure about the mouthfeel though, it's just odd to me, but in the future it could grow on me.

Photo of sludgegnome
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of AlexanderSelby
4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just coming off a sub-par pilsner (Victory's Prima Pils, which I understand most everybody else likes), this brew made my mouth water. Nothing special in appearance, kind of cloudy burnt orange, and the nose is pretty subdued, too. But let's be real. The look of a beer matters mostly for aesthetics, and although smell can make a beer great, generally, if you are not put off by it, then it's all good. I tried the OREgasmic GYO last night and was thinking that this would be an other overindulgent attempt to "show off" their home-made ingredients. In fact, this "wet hop" ale is malt heavy, with hops only slightly adding to the body (because the AAs are usually harder to extract on wet hops, which means you'll need to add more to get the desired IBU, but in turn adding body), a very slight earthy taste, and a touch of bitterness that hits upfront and in the aftertaste. The malt body is the shining star here, with a sweet pop right away that transforms into a sort of chocolate/toffee/peanut-butter candy bar toward the end.

Every sip makes me want another. This beer is happy, sweet, slightly bitter in just the right places (like a good piece of dark chocolate), balanced, and pleasant through and though. Very impressed and may just run to Sam's Quick Shop to grab a bunch before they go away from Durham forever.

Photo of vfgccp
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle fresh from Rogue's Hop Yard

A - Excellent looking beer. Dark marmalade. Beautiful, creamy off white head with stellar retention and lace.

S - Pop of fresh herbal hops and pine. Edge of orange. Touch of grass.

T - Super smooth. Surprising balance with a big caramel malt body. Lemongrass, grassy herbs, and waxy bitters ramp throughout the profile. Nice resiny backbone. Great staying power.

M - Full body. Creamy. Perfect carbonation.

O - Loaded with flavor for a sub 7% ABV IPA. Awesome drinkability.

Photo of jnoelani
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Reidrover
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly murky dark amber ale,with a small,delicate yet handsome light tan head. Aroma is of very fresh citrusy hops,manilly i get for some reason,broiled pink grapefruit with demerara sugar scents! Taste? very smooth,yet very hoppy.Great use of the malts to enhance the juicyness of the hop.Quite peppery near the end. Delicious and thick palate,coats the tongue and roof of the mouth..in a good way. Very drinkable stuff. I see I rated this much higher than others on here..i suppose sitting at the window overlooking the Pacific waves does that!

Photo of cbarrett4
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the better wet hop brews available locally.

Light brown appearance with some haziness, medium head. Great, fresh, piney, hoppy nose. Flavors of medium roasted malt, fresh hops, hay, and pine. Great balance with a noted presence of bitter, fresh hops. Great finish with the acid, alcohol, and tannins in balance.

Photo of argock
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a 13oz tulip at Sunset Grill (Boston, MA).

A: Dusky auburn with soft cap of off-white, foamy head with good retention and several thick rings of lace.

S: Hops are resinous with sopme pine and orange rind while that malts provide some light caramel/toffee.

T: Flavor is an explosion of resinous hoppiness -- pine, orange citrus, and plain old-fashioned resin without the leafy, grassy dank character that I am not such a huge fan of. Malts are even and fairly complex to lend some caramel sweetness and provide balance to the resin attack. The bitterness is medium-high but not over the top. The Pacman yeast mybe contributes some light fruity esters, but it is hard to pick up with the resin character.

M: Smooth creamy mouthfeel with medium body and even carbonation.

O: I was very pleasantly surprised by this beer -- big resiny hoppiness if tha's what you're after.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a slightly hazed copper amber hue with a nice large bubbling beige head, chunks of sporadic lacing. Aroma contains citrus, earthy notes going on. A nice malt driven breadiness, with hints of yeast and a touch of diacetyl. Sugar coated earthy hops, mild citrus tones subtle hop flavors but excellent home grown malts backing up the adventure. Flavor is nice not overly aggressive with hops but very nice and subtle mix of earthy citric hops. Great malt base almost sugary sweet but very nice once blended with the hop base here, earthiness, citrus stand out. Mouthfeel is medium bodied carbonation is upfront sturdy but never overdone, not a lot of resins just a nice malt base girth to it. Drinkability is super solid easy to drain a 22 ounce portion without effort, one of the better all around organic beers I've ever had to date.

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a small snifter. Big, off-white head, high retention atop a bright copper body, slightly hazy. Soapy, sticky lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma has an air of freshness with pine and grass dominating. Taste is pretty spicy, bitterness throughout, mild sweetness in the back but faint compared to the very forward hops. Smooth mouthfeel, easy to drink, very tasty brew.

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 22oz bomber for $6.49 at Olive Tree Market here in Ocean Beach, and poured it into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: Pours a nice copper, slightly amber hue with a fat head and big patches of fluffy lace from start to finish.

S: Big brown ale smell - earthy and grainy, roasted malts, sweet dark chocolate, with a prevalent smell of fresh cut grass.

T: Real similar to the smell, but the hop is there from start to finish, but at the same time not dominating the flavor at all. This is a real nice Fall ale - fresh and tasty!

M: Medium bodied, buttery smooth, slightly sticky and perfectly carbonated for this style ale.

D: Ridiculously easy to drink - the overall freshness of it makes it quite enjoyable and easy to drink in large quantities.

Photo of sprucetip
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes. on tap at Belmont Station in Beervanna.

Very attractive clear copper ale, with moderate activity and head that fades fast.

Deeply floral and slightly fruity with a surprising nip of booze and some malty sweetness. Enjoyable.

Malty sweetness is prominent and the hop flavor is subdued. Very balanced and only vaguely bitter. Super smooth.

Smooth, creamy, medium body and viscosity, clean finish.

Super clean, smooth and easy drinking. I really enjoyed this one, though I am more of an IPA/DIPA kind of guy when it comes to pale ales. I probably caught it in just the right mood. It didn't strike me as exceptional, or anything to write home about. But it was well made and probably hit the mark for what they were trying to do.

Photo of Ego
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

sitting in the cellar for a few months now.. totally forgot about it actually..

eyes...
rises to 2 fingers of head, retreats quickly, good to decent lacing, caramel towards orange clean hue, amply carbonated, nothing outstanding, nothing detracting.

nose...
soft citrus and pine, almost more of the malt profile is lurking here, caramel sweetness, very inviting, everything is blended and intertwined into a nice soft pillow, almost smells chewy.. diggin' it

taste etc...
slightly prickly carbonation, the smell matches the taste to the letter, what a balance! I immediately wanted more after the first swig, full bodied for the style but that is not a negative, mild hop bitterness rounds out the flavor, the bitterness is sharp but not bracing/over-powering, easy drinking and satisfying.

verdict:
if this was available for a reasonable price in my market year round.. damn nice option for easy back yard/hang out drinking. Is this the best beer ever ? errr, certainly not but man this would be what my "bud" would/should be. Enough flavor, enough body, easy drinking, and just good. You can really taste the quality here, it may not wow you but it is just plain solid.

Photo of beer2day
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours medium amber with very active carbonation. 1-finger medium bubbled head. Excellent head retention.

Nose is much more muted than expected. Weak floral hops with a very light citrus touch. Light tangerine and a scant whiff of pine are all that comes through. It's very nice, just wish it had more oomph.

Now I know where the tangerine comes from. Never had a pale ale with orange or tangerine flavors and this one does have that as part of the profile. Initial hit is very smooth and creamy. Picks up the citrus midway through with the aforementioned flavors, along with a light tart fresh grapefruit and a twist of lemon. Very refreshing finish, tart and dry.

Body seems just about right for the style and their interpretation. Smooth and creamy enough to balance the hops.

Very easy drinker. I only got one 22oz'er of this?

Photo of vihila
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Fatehunter
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Dark amber, almost brown color. A good inch of dirty white head. Lots of bubbles. Not quite transparent.

S - Very fragrant. Sharp citrus and softer floral smells.

T - Moderate hop bitterness. The different flavors of the hops roll over my tongue in waves. The malt and hops battle it out at first with some nice sweetness followed by the bitterness... and then more hops. It is quite nice.

M - Going towards a softer feeling. Not as carbonated as all the bubbles suggested; moderate carbonation and body.

D - Very drinkable. I would have to concentrate but I think I can taste each of the five different hops as they flow across my tongue. Great use of the hops without going into the "hop bomb" mode.

Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of richbrew
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of fuzzbalz
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of ILuvBeer
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of crowbar540
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of notdriving
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice slighlty hazy golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with a slight malt note, nice citrus note. The taste is hoppy, bitter, slightly sweet, malty, nice citrus note. Medium body. Drinkable, another nice one from Rogue.

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Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale from Rogue Ales
81 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.