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Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale - Rogue Ales

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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | 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 sludgegnome
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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 nickfl
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Telestic
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of JustinMatthew
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of richbrew
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of jondeelee
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rogue's Wet Hop Ale--which proudly states that the hops were picked and immediately driven seventy-seven miles to be pitched into the brew kettle--smells far less hoppy than such a description would imply. There are hops, yes, in rolling sweeps of grapefruit and light pine, but sugars and malts make up the larger part of the nose, bringing seas of toasted grains, brown sugars, bread, and apricots.

On the tongue, the immediate flavors are sugary and lovely, swirling in light fruit esters (grape, apricot, apple, berry), brown sugars, toasted wheats, and unbuttered toast. The hops, though present in 65 IBU strength, are surprisingly subdued for most of the mouthful, peering out meekly from behind the wheat fields. This doesn't mean that they aren't present, but that the normal hoppy bitterness seems accompanied by taming plant flavors; the fact that the hops are fresh has made them less wild and concentrated, and more subtle and nuanced. Late in the mouthful the sugars die off, and more hop bitterness does come through, partnered with a slight grassy note, or the taste of biting into vine. The aftertaste is a continuation of these latter flavors, and fades with moderate quickness. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, while this brew doesn't provide the intensely hoppy buzz that comes with many wet hop beers, the flavors that are present are good, and the beer is very drinkable. Still, something seems ever-so-slightly missing, as if the beer needed that extra kick--whether sugar or hop--to round out the picture.

Photo of doubleipa
2.58/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: frothy, mostly diminished head, clear body, brown.
Aroma: Moderate malt, light bread, toasted, molasses, hops, (what hops), nothing there. Palate: medium, oily/creamy texture, very little carbonation.
Plenty of head, just no real hoppiness. My be moving towards "skunk" state.

Photo of philerman
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from bomber into British Pint glass. Like others have noted, no freshness/bottled on- information.

A: Darker amber color with about an inch of head.

S: Mainly caramel/malt. A bit of a chemical off-smell in mine.

T: Barely discernible hop taste. Much more of a malt.

M: Nothing too disagreeable. Very little alcohol burn.

O: Had higher expectations than this. The description above (and on the label) made it look more special than it is. Probably would not go to again.

Photo of sixerofelixir
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle with no freshness info.

Pours a dark, brick-amber with a khaki head. Smell is "wet" and leafy, some tartness too. Taste is pretty mellow for the 65 IBU claim, actually way more balanced toward malt than I would believe. Don't get me wrong - it's good though. Finish is bittersweet. Reminiscent of a few other Rogues I've had, this is a tasty pale ale.

Photo of Risser09
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a white wine glass · fridge temp · 2010 harvest?

Appearance: A strong amber color is gorgeous. A generous 3" head grows and settles with an ivory head. Great retention and lots of spotty lace.

Smell: Nougat malt aroma. Nuts, biscuits, fresh barley. Not much hop action on the nose.

Taste: A very tasty malt flavor. Cereal, figs, raisins, almond. There is some hop bitterness, but not a whole lot of hop flavor complexity. Think donuts.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, ample sweetness, very little alcohol. There seems to be a lot of residual sugar.

Drinkability: This is a good beer. I like supporting farmers, so I had to try another on of the GYO series. This is a solid beer, but the term Wet Hop implicated a hoppy beer to me, which this certainly isn't.

Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden burnt orange color with a slight amount of foam. Leaves a large amount of thin lace. Not too much hop in the nose but some strong caramel tangy wheat malt. Almost a rye aroma. Flavor is light on character. Some sweet and tangy malt notes. Wheat definitely with a light metallic middle. Crisp, lightly floral hop finish. Body is light and crisp with a good amount of carbonation with a dry finish.

Photo of eric5bellies
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Duvel

A - Pours a hazy amber colour, with an of white head that hangs around and laces.

S - Not as hoppy as I would have expected, but hoppy nonetheless.

T - Plenty of hops up front followed by malts and a decent dry finish.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

D - An interesting beer but not exciting.

Photo of perrymarcus
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650ml bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a slightly cloudy dull amber/copper color with a solid finger of beige head. middling retention; patchy lacing.

nose is subdued, definitely not as aromatic as i typically look for. notes of citrus hops... a bit biscuity. the 3.0/average rating here is a bit charitable.

flavor mostly follows the nose. hoppy/earthy with some balancing malt characters. a touch of hops bitterness in the finish. it's decent - by no means a drainpour - just a bit underwhelming.

medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. goes down easy enough, but with more tasty beers out there i probably won't be gunning for this one again.

Photo of phantomwyse
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours out a light brown hue with orange highlights. Thick, thick, thick, two finger head subsides to a crown of large bubbles

S: Light pine, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, malts are like cinnamon raison bread.

T: Very similar to the smell. Light pine flavor with luscious tropical fruits like mango and guava. Malts and brown sugar and cinnamon breakfast bread.

M: Medium bodied with a slight creaminess to it.

D: Quite a subdued and dense IPA. I'm enjoying it, but once is probably enough.

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 atsprings
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a Hopus glass pours a crisp bubbly dark orange with a nice frothy khaki head that lasts as a thin layer and leaves decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is some crisp citrus hops and mild sweet malts. The taste is a decent kick of citrus hops with some very sweet malts coming through in the finish. The beer is on the light side of medium with decent carbonation. This one was a decent wet hop ale, but not likely one I'll have again.

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