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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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Fatehunter

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2010 01:17:36 | More by Fatehunter
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HugePlume

Washington

2.78/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber poured into a pint.

A- Nothing amazing here. Muted caramel color, almost a tan hue to it. Did pour with a surprising amount of head given its a pale at heart.

S- Misses the mark here. For a wet hop ale I was expecing to get kicked in the face with fresh hop aroma. Next to nil. This would be expected if I had sampled this late in the season but two months after bottling isn't enough time to completely wipe out the fresh hop. Very dissapointing as this is the raison d etre for these beers.

T- No fresh hop oils to tickle your pallet here either. Comes across unbalanced and a little too malty.

M- No problems with mouthfeel, good carbonation. Finishes very clean, typical Rogue style.

D- Its drinkable, but it misses the point. Im quite dissappointed. Rogue usually crafts a supreme brew and is one of my favorite breweries but this misses the mark, especially since this is one of my favorite styles.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2010 05:10:33 | More by HugePlume
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smcolw

Massachusetts

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

Amber color with a modest chill haze. Long lasting, but modest head. Leaves some large-bubbled lace on the side of the glass.

Surprisingly malty for a beer that emphasizes the hop on the label. The malt is similar to caramel. The hop is very muted to the nose.

The hop makes a decent showing on the taste profile, but the malt is very present resulting in a well-balanced beer. Very good body (meaning "full") with a lower than average carbonation. The hops provide enough bitterness to linger a long time in the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 23:37:44 | More by smcolw
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sprucetip

Alaska

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2010 23:23:22 | More by sprucetip
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy amber color, with a small off-white foam head. There is some spotty lacing.

S: Not as potent on the nose. Some citrus and earthy hops, but mostly bready, caramel malts with some hints of yeasts.

T: The malt is the backbone of this beer. Lots of bready, caramel and brown sugar malt with a decent amount of citrus hops.

M: It is a light to medium body beer, seems a little thin to me, with a slightly bitter taste on the palate.

D: Overall a decent beer to drink. I could have a few in a sitting, but would want to make sure this is fresh before doing so.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 11:58:37 | More by IronCitySteve
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hopheadjuice

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ox bottle, no freshness date.

Pours a dark amber copper red with a slow rising 1 finger head that holds tight and laces modestly.

Smells pretty balanced for a beer that's supposed to be showcasing "wet hops". slight bitter hop presence with more of a rounded caramel malt profile.

Taste is a bit off to me for some reason. Strong hop bitterness with almost no flavour and a big malt backbone that makes this ale a bit thick.

Full bodied with moderate carbonation and a creamy tongue coating finish.

Drinkability was okay but for the 6% or so ABV it drank more like a 10% ABV with the thickness aspect. I probably will not seek this offering out again but i would drink it if offered to me.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 17:26:21 | More by hopheadjuice
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to copper color with an off white head. In the aroma, fresh pine like hops. In the taste, quite watery and a dry fresh hop in the end. A smooth and light to medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry pine hop like aftertaste. Nice aroma, thin body, a nice hop in the end, but still lacking.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2010 20:47:25 | More by OWSLEY069
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vkv822

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into tulip pint.

Pours a slightly hazy copper orange with lightly rising carbonation, and a thin off white head.

Aroma is of mostly pine and citric hops with some caramel malts in the backing, though it is overall fairly subdued.

The taste is of breaded caramel malts upfront with earthy, pine and citric hop notes creating a good backing. Though while this is a great APA, the hops while present and enjoyable are not quite shining as much as I would expect from a fresh hop ale.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and a crisp clean finish.

This is an extremely drinkable beer, I felt the 22 went by too fast!

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 02:37:17 | More by vkv822
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 20:48:43 | More by WVbeergeek
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle at Abe's Cold Beer for $7. I like what Rogue's been doing with their First Growth beers, but this is my least favorite so far. The hops are a mellow and spicy citrus blend, but there's none of the crisp, bright notes of a classic we hop ale or typical pale ale. There's a bit of toasty malt to balance things out and while it's not a bad beer, it leave something to be desired from a Rogue beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 00:11:00 | More by tempest
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Xul

California

3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber, capped by a finger of frothy eggshell colored head. Retention is good as it recedes slowly, leaving light lacing down the glass.

S: Subdued earthy and piney hops followed by lemon zest and some light citrus notes, caramel and sweet bread. Overall a rather weak nose.

T: Sweet bread and caramel up front, some lemon zest on the mid-palate followed by earthy and piney hops that ramp up towards a reasonably hoppy finish.

M: Medium bodied with creamy, moderate carbonation. Probably the high point of the beer.

D: Nothing offensive but not particularly inviting or interesting.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 01:22:05 | More by Xul
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Kolsch

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Fresh Hop Ale - Grow your own.

Not exactly sure what this beer wants to be? Very malty upfront, sweet tart and fruit like. Hops are dialed almost non-existent. I just don't get the fresh hop smell or taste. Beer is rather fresh so don't see an issue there with QA.

No off tastes to this just don't see why this is called fresh hop ale. I am not expecting a hop bomb, but the label is rather mis-leading.

Overall: Quite disappointed with this one and a dammed shame I spent 11 bucks for a bomber of this.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 22:05:39 | More by Kolsch
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DeanMoriarty

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 18:05:05 | More by DeanMoriarty
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a "bomber" bottle into a wine goblet.
Deep, burnt-orange in color, with a moderate head of white foam
Aroma-Piney hops, citrus note
Taste-Onrush of fresh hop leaf flavor, biscuit, a rather soft hop bite leading to a pretty clean finish. Overall, a bit light-bodied and clean finishing for an APA. Hop flavor is good but without much teeth, however, not bad for first growth hops.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 17:03:46 | More by hosehead83
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 02:45:06 | More by Georgiabeer
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Brad007

Vermont

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

Pours a mild golden/amber color with a two-finger head into my glass. Very nice hues present here. Otherwise, nothing that's out of place.

The aroma is sweet with bread and a light amount of hops. Feels a bit fresh than other examples. Otherwise, moving on.

Taste is a mix of sweet and bready malt with just the right amount of hops. They don't overwhelm or disappear within the mouth.

Mouthfeel is decent as well with lingering sweet/bready malt and hops.

Honestly, I find this a tad bit boring. You're either crazy about wet hopped beers or you're not. It's not bad by any means. Check it out.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 01:54:43 | More by Brad007
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rtepiak

Poland

3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

an average quality APA with a proper look and a mild head. nose is a bit more grassy with a delicate hushiness about the yeast. not an outstanding malt. not particular memorable in palate to some other wet hops. just a bit of pine and a bit of grass and a pop corn bitter finish. a bit flat and the yeast protein fingernail quality is accentuated by the lake of malt and carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2010 02:53:05 | More by rtepiak
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Could the name of the specified hop varietals be any more Red State, belying Newport's rural standing, in the metro Portland dominated Blue Beaver State?

This beer pours a hazy medium burnt amber hue, with two fingers of foamy, creamy ecru head, which leaves a smattering of lace around the glass as it recedes. It smells of bready caramel malt, a bit of bitter citrus, and musty, dusty hops. The taste is bready malt, a wee bit of caramel, and noticeably bitter leafy, citrusy hops. The carbonation is on the soft side, the body just shy of medium weight, with just a late-arriving prickliness on the palate to spoil the smoothness shutout. It finishes off-dry, but with a decidedly biscuity, bitter hop edge.

A reasonably decent, but all-around middling pale ale, with a certain mirror-worldliness to it, which I would imagine to be due to Rogue's in-house, well, everything.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 00:19:28 | More by biboergosum
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a hazy peach amber color with a decent head yellows and red colors mix in with a beige collar looks good..smell is bland of citrus ,tropical and floral smells nothing overwhelming or indicating of a wet hop..taste was a disappointment it just average not alot of wet freshness in this minimal hops and citrus are meet by doughy bread and dull malts..mouthfeel is light ans medium carbonation..this wet hop lakes big bold citrus hops and just nothing jumps out or grabs you in smell or taste i would say pass on this one as this time of year there are many harvest/wet hops that lap this one

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2010 21:16:55 | More by gatornation
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jim at Sherbrooke for the sample. Comes in a 650 ml brown bottle. Abv listed on this bottle as 6.1%. Very hazy coppery amber hue in appearance, with a spongy, creamy light beige head with good retention

Bright piney and citrus aroma, with bready notes and some light toasted caramel.

Dry toasty malt up front in the flavour, mildly earthy, while the hops remain fairly tame as well with herbal and spicy notes. Some citrus lingers in the aftertaste already.

Medium-full mouthfeel, a bit slick, moderate carbonation.

Somewhat reminiscent of a higher end ESB, tends to lack the depth of what Rogue is capable of producing. It's not until I've let it warm for over an hour and am near the end of the glass that any of that depth of character from all those different hop varieties even remotely starts to appear. I give the Rogue marketing dep't credit, they're great at building a lot of fanfare for products that sound good on paper (and on the label), but aren't delivering the goods anymore.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 06:00:21 | More by IronDjinn
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troutmask96

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Being a big fan of Rogue's sensational lineup of brews, I was quite disappointed with this offering. Pours pretty enough, but that's where the romance ends. There's just nothing remarkable about this beer other than the packaging. I migh come back at $3.99 a bomber, but at $6.99 it's one and done for this cat...

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 01:49:47 | More by troutmask96
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stonermouse

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From a bomber into a Sam Adams glass.

The look is an amber that looks yellowish and/or reddish in different lights. Interesting. Good persistent head with pretty solid lacing.

The smell is super mild, and doesn't really give anything away. I took a couple of good whiffs to try to get some suggestion of what's to come, and nothing really shows itself.

The taste was good, if only representative of an ordinary style. There was nothing overwhelming here, but maybe that's part of it's charm. Just a little bitterness, and a little bit of floral. Otherwise, it has a lager-like cleanliness that belies the "wet hop" on the label.

Again, the lager-like qualities to this beer make it pretty smooth, and it has a surprisingly (disappointingly?) clean mouthfeel. Each sip disappears without much of a trace.

The drinkability here is quite high. It's too bad this isn't available in a mass-produced six pack, Sierra Pale Ale style. It could be a successful go-to sessioner if it were a little more available.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 01:43:16 | More by stonermouse
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biggred1

Indiana

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

Orange amber with a fluffy tan head of different sized bubbles that leaves scrappy lace on the glass. Pacman yeast and fresh minty hops in the aroma. Sweet and malty up front with leafy, herbal hop flavor and a mild tea-like bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. An easy drinker and a pretty good 6% ABV APA.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 00:50:48 | More by biggred1
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Cresant

Kentucky

2.65/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured this 22 oz. brown bottle into a Samuel Adams glass. No date. There was some haze in the body. Copper/amber in color with a huge head of rich tan.

The smell was caramel-like. Typical Rogue yeast smell. Hints of sour dishrag. Bread crust. More on the malt side, rather than hops aromas.

The taste was also caramel-like. Low on the hops flavors too. Seemed a bit hollow, not well balanced. What happened to the hops? kind of bland.

The mouthfeel was rather light and less carbonated than expected.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 13:14:39 | More by Cresant
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salvo

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brown ale arrived effervescent under a half inch of off-white head, dissipating slowly, and laced the glass nicely as I drank. The smell is richer that other Rogue beers, sweeter malts and a thick mouthfeel, with the fresh hops remaining mostly in the nose and the finish. Astringent finish lingered nicely, but was lost in the malty middle. Well worth tasting.

While I was disappointed with this beer, I wasn't as disappointed as some, and certainly not willing to pour it down the sink! I'm concerned that reviewers are confusing fresh hops with strong or overpowering hops flavor. Just saying; not flaming.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2010 17:28:26 | More by salvo
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81 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.