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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
good

307 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 10
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jsh420 on 03-13-2010)
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Reviews by salvo:
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salvo

Indiana

4.83/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Update 5/14/2011:

I would say the beer pours slightly hazy gold/orange (had said crystal clear). The head was crazy: big, fluffy, fully three inches before it started falling off. I continue to think this is a near-perfect beer and will try to stockpile what I can along with Sierra Nevada Estate.

I'm standing by my assertion that some reviews seem to be reviewing how they felt about the name ON the bottle and not the liquid IN the bottle. Now that the anti-Rogue hysteria has passed somewhat (with Goose Island's InBev deal taking the heat now) perhaps we can get some meaningful reviews.

Original Review:

Pours from the bottle golden with a ful inch of light head. Beer is crystal clear with lovely tiny bubbles rising from the glass maintaining the froth for quite a while.

Smell is rich: healthy, earthy, sweet, biscuit malts supporting sharp, piney, tart hops that grow drier as the beer warms to room temperature. Taste is deep: starts with richness and earthy bitterness with tastes of dried grass, plum, honey, oats, and cereal grain; rich and fruity with a mineral complexity like produce harvested from a virgin field: all the elements of the soil are imparted to the grain. The hops are spicy with subtle citrus and pine, but those are later, lingering hints and the first wave is a spicy oscillation from black pepper to coriander seed.

Maddeningly drinkable, the body is medium. I wish it had more butteriness, but that is my own quibble with this near-perfect beer. Lovely, and I was happy to share it with an appreciative group.

My response to this beer is unreservedly positive, and I have to think that some reviewers are allowing their negative feelings for Rogue to cloud their palates. I shared a 22oz. with friends, and the response was overwhelmingly positive among a wide range of beer appreciation, from hopheads and homebrewers to "Miller Lite treats me just fine."

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 15:58:32 | More by salvo
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3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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07-07-2014 02:59:16 | More by merzbeer
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4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
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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.

Serving type: on-tap

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Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.