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Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale - Rogue Ales

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Reviews: 102
Hads: 156
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Docer on 09-19-2009

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.

65 IBU
75 AA
14º Lovibond
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Reviews: 102 | Hads: 156
Photo of eric5bellies
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of perrymarcus
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

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Photo of phantomwyse
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of AlexanderSelby
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
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.

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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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $5.49 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clouded, light mahogany-hued body with an off-white cap of suds on top.

Smell: Dry, day-old biscuits tops with mellow notes of tired spices, oranges, and, well, that's about it. It's a pretty mild aroma, really.

Taste: Biscuity, bready malted barley accentuated with a touch of toasted grains and a modest sweetness. Apricot fruitiness early on. Earthy spiciness, very slight leafiness, and a pinch of citric orange zest from the hops with ample bitterness. Mild yeastiness of Rogue's house strain throughout. Final, brief displays of biscuit crumbs and a bit of cooked sugars before the spicy, earthy finish. Very mild bitterness lingering into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-light, soft carbonation.

Drinkability: As with the other GYO brews, it's reasonably decent, albeit simplistic and straight-forward, though the Dirtoir Black Lager was pretty tasty. So far, a batting average of .200 for the series.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got this beer on a whim thinking it was the First Growth Creek Ale. Still good to try at 2 bucks for a 5oz sample.

A - Pours a light amber in color with a nice bit of foamy head. According to notes it had a nice bit of lacing sticking to the sides of the sample glass.

S - Wow that smells earthy! I get some mild citrus hops in the back as well.

T - Wow this would have to be the maltiest wet hop ale I ever had but it's not bad! I get a strong earthy malt along side of a balanced citrus hop base. I could maybe detect cherry but it maybe in my head thinking it was the other rogue ale.

M - It was definitely medium bodied. I was able to get his one down third so an easy drinker.

D - Not something I would seek out or pay for elsewhere (8.75 a bomber?!?! F-that!) but it was really cool to try for around 2 bucks. Still I prefer my wet hop ales well... more hoppy. Good overall.

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Photo of BurpingtonDC
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
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!

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Photo of csiewert
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This american pale ale pours a hazy bien color with not much head at all. The aroma is Rey week and consists of some citrusy hops. The taste begins with some matly sweetness and the finishes with a citrusy hop bitterness that hits you in the mouth... More IPA flavor. The mouthfeel is good although slightly over carbonated. Overall a good beer I think... And organic!

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Photo of Dawkfan
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pour is a hazed amber. Small off white head, retention is decent, modest lacing.

S- Aroma is very earthy and herbal. Fresh cut grass and perhaps a bit citrusy. Nice mix of sweet and bready malt.

T- The hops really don't come through until the end, fairly balanced. The malt flavor is mainly bready. Different tastes going on with the hops, it's grassy, earthy, peppery, piney & citrusy. There's almost a sweet sugary fruit taste in here as well. A decent hop bite that carries on the palate for awhile.

M- Body feels fairly full for an APA, carbonation is average. Dry finish.

D- It's alright, but not quite what I look for in an APA.

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Photo of david18
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've been drinking this beer all week and I'm still not exactly sure what I think of it. It's a pale ale but has a lot of interesting malt flavor, like an amber. Color is a very dark and cloudy amber brown. Head is usually very low but there is plenty of carbonation in the beer. The flavor is quite complex. It's definitely not a typical pale ale in flavor, with much more malt and tongue effect. I'm enjoying that this beer is at my local and i'll miss it when it's gone but I'm still not sure what I think.

Definitely try it.

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Photo of RJLarse
2.44/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Flying Goat. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance is a rich copper color and hazy with a great foamy off white head.

Smell is faint with maybe a hint of malt.

Taste is malty but a bit off somehow. There is a stale bourbon flavor and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfee is OK. Medium body and clean.

Drinkable bit for the taste. I'll probably pass on having this again.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of HugePlume
2.74/5  rDev -23.7%
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.

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Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of sprucetip
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of hopheadjuice
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

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Photo of vkv822
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
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!

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

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Photo of tempest
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of Xul
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.