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Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale - Rogue Ales

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148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 DeanMoriarty
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

DeanMoriarty, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of sprucetip
4.08/5  rDev +14%
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.

sprucetip, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of Ego
4.08/5  rDev +14%
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.

Ego, Mar 31, 2010
Photo of beer2day
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
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?

beer2day, Feb 09, 2010
Photo of vihila
4/5  rDev +11.7%

vihila, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Fatehunter, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Beertracker, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of richbrew
4/5  rDev +11.7%

richbrew, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev +11.7%

calcnerd, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +11.7%

nmann08, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of fuzzbalz
4/5  rDev +11.7%

fuzzbalz, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of crowbar540
4/5  rDev +11.7%

crowbar540, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of notdriving
4/5  rDev +11.7%

notdriving, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Wasatch, Jan 17, 2010
Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark orange with a decent head. The aroma is herbal, somewhat waxy, and with intense tropical fruit notes, particularly guava. The wet, green herbs take on more prominence as the beer opens up. The taste has even more of the guava, plus fresh squeezed tangerine juice and more wax in the backend. Less herbs here. Definitely has the flavor profile of a fresh hop ale, but the guava is very interesting. I also love the idea of chateau beers. Nice.

Georgiabeer, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of Kaars
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Kaars, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of JustinMatthew
4/5  rDev +11.7%

JustinMatthew, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +11.7%

rab53, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Gu3mom
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Gu3mom, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of TheFlern
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: The beer is a nice amber that pours with a decent amount of head. A disturbing trend I've noticed with Rogue beers is that the head disappears almost immediately and leaves zero lacing. This beer continues that disappointing trend.

Smell: Luckily the beer smells great for an APA. Very balanced with a nice fresh hoppy scent that meets your nose. This mixes nicely with the barley/malt notes.

Taste: A nice balanced beer that is quiet juicy tasting.

Mouthfeel: Nice and juicy from the hops. Doesn't finish dry but leaves your mouth feeling refreshed. Perfect amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: A decent ABV for an APA but that doesn't prevent me from wanted another pint as I relax tonight.

TheFlern, Oct 15, 2009
Photo of rapidsequence
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle for $6.99.

Appearance: Really nice looking beer. Clear bright orange-gold. Decent retention of a white head and some reasonable lacing.

Smell: Sweet biscuity, caramelly malt. That pacman yeast smell is there too, which I like. Very subdued citrus hops for a wet hop beer, although it is a few months old. For an APA, its above average, but putting wet hop on the label makes me expect more.

Taste: Again, the juicy hops explosion isnt there, but its a solid APA. Sweet citrus and a nice caramelly and slightly crackery maltiness. Quite a bit of bitterness through the back, then a little sweet and bitter on the finish.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is really good. Smooth with a slightly resiny feel. Nice carbonation.

Drinkability: Well, for the fourth or fifth time-- good for a pale ale, subpar for a wet hopped beer. Some of that may be the few months of age on this one. Would I pay more than 20 bucks for a sixpack?? Never.

rapidsequence, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of Kegatron
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear copper, with 2+ fingers of soapy looking off-white head. Retains with a smooth layer of foam, which leaves some decent swathes of frothy lacing behind. The aroma is mostly grassy and herbal smelling in the nose, with citric tones and bready malts giving this a tangy backing. More herbal qualites carry into the back of the profile. Just very dank and earthy overall.

That dankness carries over to the taste, with an earthy and spicy bitterness sticking on the tongue and leaving a gritty dryness behind. Some bitter resins, citrus, and toasted grains hang on the edges, working themselves inward but this is mostly about the hops here. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sharp prickly carbonation that sits on top of a much smoother feel underneath. The sharpness of the feel up front gives the bitterness a bit of extra oompth. Alcohol is nearly undetectable.

While this wasn't absolutely dripping with the resins and oils that you would normally associate with a Wet Hop Ale, this overall wasn't too bad. Plenty of herbal dankness and spice kept this interesting and the body felt spot on in the mouth. Hopefully they will tweak this up for future releases and really let that fresh hop character rip.

Kegatron, Dec 23, 2009
Photo of magictrokini
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First beer ever at the SF Rogue Ale House. Poured clear orange-gold with a bubbly white head. Good lacing. Fresh pine hops. Kind of that "wet forest" smell that is so nice. Sweeter malts, but overall a light nose. Crisp, effervescent mouthfeel with a dry finish. Very fresh hop taste. Piney, bitter, with just a little sour grapefruit and white pepper. True to the single IPA style gives it a refreshing quality. Liked it.

magictrokini, Nov 20, 2009
Photo of Spikester
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a bomber. Pours full amber with a strong off-white head. Good amount of lacing. Aroma is resins, pine, bready.
Taste is immediate bitter piney citrus hops that are quickly subdued by the large amount of malts. A bit of alcohol is apparent but mainly when warmed up a bit. The hops are very full and complex which is expected in a wet hop beer. Mouthfeel is spot on for a Pale Ale. Drinkability gets a slight hit due to the fairly high abv for a Pale. Not extreme but I have had many tasty PA's right around 5% and I think if they cut the malts it would both reduce the covering up of the tasty hops and lower the abv a bit. Value wise this is a spendy Pale Ale but not out of line with Rogue's usual premium pricing. I believe I paid about $5.29 for the bomber. I don't mind at all 'cause I want to support locally grown hops (about 20 miles from where I live) and local farmers.

Spikester, Oct 14, 2009
Photo of BurpingtonDC
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Imperial pint glass.

A - Excellent deep amber/carmel coloring. Creamy 2- finger thick long-lasting head yielded a good amount of lacing.

S - Smell is delicate but lovely. Malty sweetness with a fresh, citrus hop aroma.

T - I liked this APA. It was fresh tasting, not as hoppy as some, not as cloying as some.

M - Light body, not overly carbonated, light and refreshing on the tongue.

D - I find this a very nice, drinkable APA. I enjoyed it!

BurpingtonDC, Jan 01, 2011
Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale from Rogue Ales
81 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.