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Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Single Malt AleRogue Farms Single Malt Ale

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BA SCORE
83
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328 Ratings
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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 12
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jsh420 on 03-13-2010

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Ratings: 328 | Reviews: 158
Photo of Zorro
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear yellow beer with a full sized snow white head. This looks like a lager.

Smells strongly of toasted grain. Lesser scent of caramel and scorched sugar. Mild noble hop aroma that is mostly lemon scent.

Starts out neutral with a little bit of bitterness and a stronger grass flavor. Mildly sweet and a little astringent. That is about it tastes like they steeped the grain too hot.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall a average beer.

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the bomber in a pint glass. This single malt blonde pours a lightly hazy light amber with some yellow highlights and a thick luxurious off white head with excellent sudsy lacing. Nose of sweet pale malt, aromatic herbal hops, and some moderate grain notes. Flavors are up front lightly sweet malts to the front with a fading malt to a lightly bitter hop character blending in well with a moderate grain note. Very drinkable, high carbonation makes for a lively mouth feel, while the finish is lightly dry and grassy. Solid brew from an excellent brewer.

Cheers!

Photo of Lemke10
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

This pours a semi-hazy, straw yellow color with a slight white head. The aroma is grassy/grainy. The flavor is well-balanced for the style with the prefect texture. There is a decent amount of earthy, organic flavors. It finishes with a lingering, grassy grain flavor. Interesting and yet quite simple.

Photo of JLSIV
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Good crisp flavor, a little dry hop pines with a great flavor and finish.

Photo of seedyone
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

05/16/12 Too bitter for my taste. Not as cloying as most so perhaps the hop-heads might like it.

Photo of merzbeer
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a bottle of this from the Rogue Garage Sale at the Rogue brewpub near Portland State University.

I opted for this over two of the other BYO Rogues present at the sale because I prefer a straight ale over a rye or a black lager.

Pours a honey yellow with a good medium think white head and decent lacing.

The aroma is pleasant - nice and floral; however, the malt really comes through and colors the whole scent. The same can be said of the flavor. At first taste straight from the fridge, the malts seemed really downplayed. It came across as a nice light and floral golden ale with the Revolution hops really shining through. As the beer began to warm up, the Dare malt began to show its face; very biscuity. The after taste reminds me vaguely of a Lagunitas IPA.

This beer is super drinkable. A nice beer to have on hot summer day (like today). Not very interesting, but that's probably the idea with a SMASH like this. If I could find this for $2.00 again, I'd buy it.

Photo of MarkQ617
4.26/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draft at Mellow Mushroom while waiting patiently for the Mrs. It poured a hazy golden color, I didn't realize it was a blonde ale given then name when I ordered it, so that came as a bit of a surprise. The taste was floral almost under yeast and malts, and was actually quite nice. There was decent lacing on the glass, but not a ton of staying power. Good stuff.

Photo of kaufmaal
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one was on the discount table, no date. Pours a cloudy bright yellow with an off-white, slightly tan, foamy head. The head sticks around, 1/2 an inch, for the duration. The lacing is OK - little, dry spots of popped bubbles, like sea foam on the beach. The smell is fairly one-dimensional - nothing objectionable, nothing out-of-this-world: sour grain, some citrus/vinegar. It's a clean-tasting, dry beer. If this weren't the coldest night in November in Alabama but rather, oh, JULY, then this would be an amazingly refreshing ale. Sharp, metallic hoppiness, grapefruit rind, basil, lavender. This one doesn't leave you parched, and the carbonation's just about right. There's a bit of density to it that is welcome, as it's not watery or thin. A good go at it.

Photo of watermelonman
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bright blonde with a minor head that stuck around, this looks nice. There is a slightly opaque glow that gives it some character, while lace is minimal but present.

The smell is simple yet delightful, a plain mix of light malts and pine hop flavor that may not be intriguing but it certainly is pleasing. The taste leads with light biscuit flavors, followed by yeast, cleaned up with a touch of hop bitterness. If this is what I expected when I saw a blonde on the menu at a new establishment, I would order the style much more frequently.

Photo of Bookseeb
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance has a slightly hazy golden straw color supporting a nice steady head leaving a nice curtain of lace. Smell has a nice floral hop aroma over the Dare malt. Taste having a bold, but not overassertive bitterness blending well with the sweetness of the malt. mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. An easy drinking PNW ale.

Photo of RyanTeeter
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

a: A slight haze to a straw colored beer. Very unique and cool to look at. Held up to the light you get faint tints of copper. Thin white head that is gone in moments.

s: Watery smell, with hints of lemons. Decently pleasant.

t: The bitterness was very fresh however seemed to slightly over power the rest of the flavors. In the background there is some bitter lemons and earth.

m: It is a strong medium mouthfeel Very enjoyable.

o: I enjoyed this beer very much. I wish the flavors balanced themselves out a little more however overall, it was not a bad finish to the flavors. I would drink this beer again. Would not be the first thing I purchase however should I be in the specific mood for a beer with a solid bite - this it is.

Photo of estlinska
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A commercial SMaSH brew! Poured into a shaker from the bottle. Pours a fairly hazy golden straw color with thick, rocky head on top. There is tons of good lacing to the glass. The nose is nice and simple and revolves around some fresh bread, light yeast smell, and very lemony hop smell to the nose. The taste is a nice flow from the nose. There is good sweet malt up front with an oily lemon zing to it. The malt and the hops play nicely together. The mouthfeel was a little thin, but finished nice and dry overall. I think this a good beer, something I am doing in my own homebrews. I think the only detriment comes from the haziness on the appearance and the thin mouthfeel. It was a good beer and a good concept.

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rouge Single Malt Ale pours an almost hazy golden color, with a small but lacing head. There is a sweet crisp malty aroma, with just a hint of hop. The taste is the same way, good balanced mellow malty flavors, with just a hint of hops mixed in. Good full bodied flavor. Overall this is a slightly hoppy blonde ale with full flavors, very enjoyable for this style.

Photo of peensteen
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy pale blonde, one finger of white head with pretty good retention as well as a fair bit of lace. Smell is full of lemony citrus hops followed by cereal malts, more hop and a bit of earthiness, not overly complex but a nice mixture of light citrus and malts. Taste follows the nose, lemony citrus up front, bready malts follow, hoppy and lightly bitter throughout, citrus aftertaste. High carbonation , medium body though watery at points and a bit thin. This was pretty enjoyable although simple, not a whole lot going on here to make this a great beer but certainly something that I could drink a few glasses of throughout the day.

Photo of Muhly
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle poured into a chalice glass.

A-Pours a golden straw colour with about two fingers of off white head. Head stays up for a decent amount of time and leaves behind a very solid white lace on the glass.

S-moderate hoppy aroma. Probably just the marketing, but I also get a whiff of barnyard or haystack.

T-grassy hops with rustic cereal.

M-nicely carbonated. Bubbles seem to allow the flavour to wash over the tongue.

O-quite liked this one. Simple an refreshing. Would love to kick back on a porch in the summer with a bottle of this and a steak. Probably not the best beer for the winter season, but I knew that going in.

Photo of schoolboy
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This very nice blonde comes out of the bottle looking a little dirty with some nice head. The aroma is mild and appropriate for the style.

The taste is also right where it should be - slightly over the top. It is a nice mild hoppy taste, but truly unique. The aftertaste also sticks with you in a nice way.

Unfortunately, this brew cannot overpower strong flavors and I just killed my taste buds with some hot jerky. Time for some cheese so I can appreciate this good beer.

I would buy this again.

Photo of Braz
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pretty straw/blonde color. Rather clear for most part with a tall snow white head. Pleasant light citrus and floral notes.
Light sweetness and lightly bitter. That’s about it. Good body as Rogue always has, but not much else going on. Very minimal hop presence.
Nice body but fairly boring in flavor. This beer is by no means bad or repulsive, just bland and uneventful. Taste like a higher quality adjunct lager.
I do really like the simplistic approach to this beer. Most of today's craft brews seem to have 6 kinds of malt, 6 kinds of hops, aged in this, blessed by that etc. This actually reminds me alot of the first home brew I ever made come to think of it.

Photo of kristiekatk
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First Growth Single Malt Ale is a blonde ale that comes to us in a 22 oz. bomber. It pours a slightly hazy yellow, with a billowing, creamy white head. The nose is light citrus with a mild and floral hop presence.

This beer begins with a light toastiness from the grains and but then delivers some great citrus notes and a hop kick in a bitter, crisp finish. It’s very bright, but at the same time, also earthy. The PacMan yeasts even give it sort of an English ale dimension. This is a medium-body beer with lots of carbonation and a slight creaminess.

A very easy drinking beer; simple in its flavors, but I think it does what it intended to do; showcase the freshness of the ingredients and the essence of beer itself. I’m really looking forward to trying other selections from the Chatoe.

Photo of GiantMidget
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought at Total Wine in Claymont Delaware.
Continuing my Rogue journey, having now had just about all of the Chatoe Rogue selections.

Poured into a tall beer mug, a cloudy yellowish orange with about 2 finger head, bubbly and off white. Minimal lacing.
The malt scent jumped out at me immediately, with almost a breadiness evident.

First sip, noticed the lighter mouthfeel which is to be expected for a single malt American ale.
Mostly noticing the maltiness in flavor with the Revolution hops adding the bitterness that I enjoy very much.
I could see this being a good session beer in the summer as it's a smooth drink with a low ABV.

As a hop head, I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this, but it did deliver.
And as others have said, I always respect the process of Rogue growing their own barley, malt and hops. It adds authenticity to this selection. Try it!

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, fruits, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it's pretty basic for the style.

Photo of Mic-Lee
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright golden/straw color and medium head. Inviting appearance. Smells bready and yeasty. Good lacing. Very light mouthfeel. Refreshing. Malty with light floral hops, but tasty hop flavor. No booziness. A little bit of bitterness in the finish.

Overall: This beer is very refreshing and is overall, enjoyable. It has all the elements you’re looking for: maltiness, hoppiness, bitterness. However, the mouthfeel is soooo light, and the bitterness so mellow, that it lacks the profoundness necessary to raise it to the next level. Tasty hop flavor, though light. I would definitely appreciate this beer on a hot day or when I need a good swig of something refreshing, but it is not a real standout.

Photo of jwhancher
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought a 22-oz yesterday from Total Wine. Looking at the label, I just love this concept: a single malt ale with homegrown Rogue farms malt & hops. The malt is "Dare" and the hops are "Revolution". Poured into a tulip glass for review. Small sticker on bottle says 6/27/12.

Pours a cloudy yellow with nice little fluffy head that fades to a thin lacing. A few suds cling to the glass. Some larger carb bubbles could be seen on the glass sides that lent add'l carbonation after the pour.

Smells of doughy malt. Reminds me of taking pizza dough out of the breadmaker. No hops evident in the nose - I'm assuming the hops were used mostly for bitterness. There's a slight lemony character and the slightest of sweetness.

Tastes purely malty but is evened out with some firm bitterness. Feels light, maybe a tad medium. Has some nice waves of grain toward the back end. The Pacman yeast seems somewhat evident, but the single malt is the showcase in this one. After checking out the suggested food pairing for this beer off Rogue's website, I enjoyed this bottle with some spicy fish, broccoli, and a baked potato and it really hit the spot.

Overall, I really dig this beer for the concept of Grow Your Own (GYO). For that alone, I give an overall score of 5. Having just homebrewed a wet hopped beer a few weeks ago, I really admire what Rogue did with this one. I think a tad bit more hop character would help in the aroma & nose profile, but I'm Rogue is attempting to showcase the malts, not the hops, in this finely crafted ale.

Photo of pkalix
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

beautiful golden color, nice little creamy head, with tight bubbles on the glass as you tilt to drink. no lacing, except for the previous Duvels i had poured in before this one which have since stuck to the side of the glass like a carb-y rice film.
strong malt malt and hop aromas, with a hoppy finish on the tongue. a coating of maltiness in the beginning, but some definite mild hops at the finish.
minor carbonation, medium viscosity, and overall a decent brew to have a couple of or more. since i heard Rogue was brewing strains of yeast from the master brewer's beard, i've been a little hesitant about all their beers. i mean, can you imagine the more 'common' areas they might have already chosen for their previous beers . . . . ? yeah, you know . . . .

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 8/21/2012 at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ, served in a US pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering hops presence. Then some mildly sweet flavors of citrus and caramel come in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.29/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Pizza Paradiso, DC (Georgetown)

A: light orange; semicloudy; thin head, mixed-size bubbles; decent lacing
S: bubblegum, hoppy, persistent and very inviting
T: hops prominent--grass, hay; the (single) malt stays in the backseat, seems to be a medium roast; grapefruit rind on the tail end of the swig
M: silky, nice

Really good table beer

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Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale from Rogue Ales
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