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Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale - Rogue Ales

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146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | 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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KYRed

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-04-2013 22:17:14 | More by KYRed
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a glass. It has a burnt orange color body with a 2" white creamy head, that hangs out for a lttle bit and leaves a sticky foam on the glass. The smell has a very nice hop aroma and some malt coming through also. The taste has a very bitter hop flavor with a malt backbone. The mouth is very smooth and leaves a bitter after taste on the tongue. Overall this beer is really good.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 01:34:05 | More by chefhatt
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kojevergas

Texas

3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-draught into an Oskar Blues pilsner glass at a restaurant in SoCal. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a three finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and great retention. Colour is a vibrant copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Delightful floral hops, clean pale malts, and bright fruit. A pleasant aroma of mild strength.

T/Mf: Heavy floral and bittering hops. Accompanying naked bitterness is murky; decently hidden by the malty sweetness. Shockingly light on the palate and refreshing. Quite light on the palate. Fresh and refreshing. Very wet and smooth. Quite well executed.

Dr: Very drinkable and enjoyable. A tasty IPA from Rogue. I'd have it again - but only on-draught. Surprisingly solid stuff from Rogue; I remember it being worse from the bottle.

B

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2013 00:14:14 | More by kojevergas
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goblin7704

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-11-2013 21:48:48 | More by goblin7704
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Paccamacca

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-02-2013 03:42:36 | More by Paccamacca
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-27-2013 19:57:14 | More by Kelp
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-26-2013 23:43:25 | More by calcnerd
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-21-2013 17:06:01 | More by chugamugofsud
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-17-2013 03:01:02 | More by jmdrpi
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-14-2013 16:10:15 | More by vcoggins
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jtyson

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-10-2013 18:53:57 | More by jtyson
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Gu3mom

Georgia

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-07-2013 20:15:32 | More by Gu3mom
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jnoelani

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

01-23-2013 23:26:16 | More by jnoelani
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

01-21-2013 13:41:30 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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Kaars

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-12-2013 00:26:29 | More by Kaars
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chefduff2

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

01-05-2013 21:08:01 | More by chefduff2
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AleVana

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-23-2012 00:12:52 | More by AleVana
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vihila

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-15-2012 00:46:56 | More by vihila
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-28-2012 17:35:52 | More by BMart
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C-Dog


3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-27-2012 05:46:40 | More by C-Dog
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riored4v

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle looked a bit different than the one pictured (solid green bottle). This one states it was brewed with Freedom hops.

Poured in to a tulip. Deep copper colored body. 2 finger, rocky, off-white head. Very nice lacing.

Aroma was floral. Not real pungent. Some maltyness, a bit bready and some light citrus notes.

Taste was floral with some orangey citrus flavors. Turned to medium malty sweetness, bready and a bit grainy. Some light caramel. Finish was lemony, orangey and floral. Mild lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel was medium body, medium carbonation and a slightly chewy finish.

Overall a decent beer. Mild bitterness was pleasant and paired nice with the sweetness. Felt the hop intensity for a Fresh Hop beer was lacking a little.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 02:00:14 | More by riored4v
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argock

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2012 20:32:45 | More by argock
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half finger head with excellent lacing on a cloudy amber body. Aroma wet sock hops, light pine hops and breads. Flavor is both very resiny and piney with a nice bready and caramel malt base. This one is piney to the point of being very metallic and medicinal. Medium body and moderate carbonation with an oily finish. This one grows on you. This one seems like its hopped more as an IPA than APA

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2012 21:01:24 | More by kylehay2004
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DocJitsu

California

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed orange light amber color with a lingering off-white head. It's a little dark here in Small Bar in central San Diego, so forgive the appearance description if it's not entirely accurate. A lot of lacing around the edges of the glass appear as the beer is consumed. The bouquet is comprised of citrus and heavy cream. This flavor is difficult to describe. Sweet lemon esters. Everything blends well. The first few pulls yielded some harshness at the finish. I had some Stone PTSD. But, everything blended and got smoother as I worked my way through it. There might be some apricot in there. Midlle of the road. Maybe just a little north of that.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2012 02:53:31 | More by DocJitsu
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As the "grow your own" movement sweeps across local farmer's markets and backyard gardens, Rogue brings such sensibility to the brewing community. Using their own hops, fresh from the hop fields and straight into the brewing process, gives the beer a decidedly fresh unadulterated hop taste.

With a firm copper-amber pour, the beer casts golden highlights through a yeasty and hoppy haze. A dense blanket of foam caps the beer with tremendous staying power and clumped lace.

Balanced aromas of malt and hops intertwine with medium intensity, neither allowing the other to dictate the taste. Caramel, honey, bread, peanuts, and fresh kilned barley provide the malty base while pungent grapefruit, grass, and wood deliver the hoppy counterpart. Complementing esters of oranges and fig attach to the malt scent and give a richer impression.

The taste of the beer resonates similarly- firm malt flavors of thin caramel, honey-soaked bread, biscuit, cashews, fig, orange, and peach give a sweet and fruity under carriage that blends well into the hop complex. This is where notions of orange zest, white grapefruit, and citrus pith begins to extend from the sweeter components of the beer and steer toward drier fruit taste. Finishing with the resinous bitterness of pungent grasses, leaf, and stem- it seems that the chlorophyll of the moistur-rich hops are playing a major role in the beer's overall taste.

Medium bodied, the beer's malty weight also plays a big part- allowing the beer to give richer sweetness than is probably there. The lingering residual sugars and dextrin-rich proteins extends deep into the finish before the stern bitterness and detected hop astringency comes into play, just ahead of mild alcohol warmth and fading sweetness.

The Wet Hop Ale is certainly a very rustic type of pale ale, with its English yeast-derived flavors and biscuit malt taste. But as the fresh hop are injected into the brew, I would prefer to see less influence from malt and more "juicy" hop flavors that favor citrus and tropical fruits instead of the highly grassy versions here.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2012 16:51:35 | More by BEERchitect
Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale from Rogue Ales
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