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Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Wet Hop AleRogue Farms Wet Hop Ale

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Ratings: 147
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.

65 IBU
75 AA
14º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Docer on 09-19-2009)
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Photo of DocJitsu


3.68/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

11-04-2012 02:53:31 | More by DocJitsu
Photo of hosehead83


3.68/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

10-25-2010 17:03:46 | More by hosehead83
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.7/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

01-06-2011 19:41:12 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of csiewert


3.73/5  rDev +4.2%

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!

12-29-2010 20:26:00 | More by csiewert
Photo of IronCitySteve


3.73/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

11-11-2010 11:58:37 | More by IronCitySteve
Photo of jondeelee


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

08-01-2011 17:09:40 | More by jondeelee
Photo of Telestic


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-03-2012 22:56:43 | More by Telestic
Photo of riored4v


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

11-20-2012 02:00:14 | More by riored4v
Photo of Dotcubed


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Indeterminate age. Recent purchase at a store I'd never been to to check out the selection.

Light color, golden.

Good bit of foam. appetizing amount.

Smells like there were hops in this at one point.

Tastes malty. Definite biscuits, some bitterness. Heavy handed at one point, this has significantly aged. Medium body.
UnBalanced, there is much left to enjoy on the hop end.

04-30-2010 02:16:53 | More by Dotcubed
Photo of jmdrpi


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-17-2013 03:01:02 | More by jmdrpi
Photo of Elprico


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-01-2013 00:49:53 | More by Elprico
Photo of beerpadawan


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-26-2012 22:47:04 | More by beerpadawan
Photo of chefhatt


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

07-12-2013 01:34:05 | More by chefhatt
Photo of goblin7704


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-11-2013 21:48:48 | More by goblin7704
Photo of PopnLoads


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-04-2012 04:39:53 | More by PopnLoads
Photo of afsdan


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-22-2014 17:55:03 | More by afsdan
Photo of RBuckley73


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-04-2014 05:36:50 | More by RBuckley73
Photo of Paccamacca


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-02-2013 03:42:36 | More by Paccamacca
Photo of athomasPSU


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-18-2013 15:48:53 | More by athomasPSU
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%

Another one I seemed to miss out on down here, sent to me by Rich. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 01/15/2010.

The pour was about what I expected. Nice medium amber in color with a light cloudiness to it. A nice one and half inch head of white foam rises up from the bottom of the glass and caps the top very nicely. Smooth and even break down leaves behind a nice bit of side lace. Aroma was light, piney hops with a light touch of orange mixed in. Warming up brings in a medium amount of biscuit like notes and a smooth bready aroma. Medium feel here, coats the tongue with a sticky pine hoppiness at first sip. Mellows considerably after a few moments and settles down with a lightly dry, and considerably balanced profile. Incredibly drinkable as the flavor really seems to be well balanced against the feel and overall led this one to be quite sessionable.

While not the best harvest ale I have ever had, it certainly was enjoyable and that is all I could ask for.

01-16-2010 15:22:18 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of vkv822


3.78/5  rDev +5.6%

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!

11-02-2010 02:37:17 | More by vkv822
Photo of sixerofelixir


3.78/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

05-20-2011 04:35:52 | More by sixerofelixir
Photo of snaotheus


3.78/5  rDev +5.6%

750ml bottle poured into a large mug. Pours slightly cloudy orange/amber, with a light beige head, heavy lacing, and significant carbonation. Smell is not particularly floral, just heavy malts and slight yeast, a little spicy hops smell.

Taste is reminiscent of their Imperial IPA -- super bitterness coming through in the aftertaste, strong bitterness in front, with a thick malty backbone. Nothing delicate about this.

Mouthfeel is slightly thick and slightly gritty. Overall, I'm satisfied with this beer, but not delighted.

10-26-2012 00:25:15 | More by snaotheus
Photo of Risser09


3.78/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

04-11-2011 01:30:26 | More by Risser09
Photo of jbowers56


3.8/5  rDev +6.1%

Firstly, should be said that I had this beer described to me as 'more of an ESB'. This helped. It doesnt stick to the APA style as much as it seems people would like.

Good brown appearance. Not clear (which i like). Good head with fine lacing throughout, reasonable retention.

Smell was lacking. I got some hops. A little malt. thats it.

Taste was good. Piny, rich fruit hops mixed well with a caramelish slightly biscuity malt. Not overly bitter.

Felt really nice in the mouth, enough carbonation to lift any lingering malt off the palate making it highly drinkable.

12-08-2009 07:06:55 | More by jbowers56
Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale from Rogue Ales
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