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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

312 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
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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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A solid, but not overly aggressive pour into my 25cl tulip glass still produces four-fingers of lightly tanned froth that leaves a touch of lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a bright, dark copper / red color that shows a brilliantly clear, red-stained, copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of grapefruit zest and a hint of pine (much like Cascade hops), but finishes with a touch of soapy malt and grassy grain. The hop notes seem to have a touch of juniper to it at times, but the nose on this is fairly clean and perhaps a touch simplistic, but certainly enjoyable.

Again a Cascade hop like flavor is found here in my first sip. The beer is a touch warmer than cool and has a bit of a fizzy texture to it, but has a lightish body overall and is fairly quaffable. The finish has a light'ish, but still slightly biting, smooth bitterness to it and there is also a touch of menthol and pine like hop flavors mixed in that linger on the tongue as well. A touch of menthol adds some interest and there is a fair amount of biscuit like malt character underlying the more dominant hop character. More specifically the dominant character here is definitely the fruit hop character; it is most like Cascade, but does have a few more touches of lychee and perhaps some tangelo notes that Cascade doesn't have and it is quite a bit smoother without the cattiness that Cascade often has.

A fairly simple beer in some respects, but this is actually a very nice drinking Pale Ale. I almost wish it was a bit bigger so that I could better zero in on the Dare(TM) Malt and the Revolution hops. I could see myself enjoying quite a few pints of this brew. My biggest gripe is that it is a bit over-carbonated, but luckily a few swirls of my glass can get rid of the excess carbonation.

Gueuzedude, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of yesyouam
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rogue First Growth Single Malt Ale is cloudy, bright, golden and very lively, with a foamy, white head that has outstanding retention. Oh, outstanding lacing and sip lines, too. It has a bright, fruity aroma that's recognizable as Rogue. There are notes of lemon and tropical fruit. It has a super smooth medium-light body with a crisp, clean finish. There's a nice, resiny bitterness and hop flavor that veers toward pineapple and mango. The malt pretty much stays out of the way and isn't really sweet or dry. It's really yummy. This is a spot-on American Pale Ale. I had this after working all day in the yard in 90-degree weather. Talk about quenching and refreshing!

yesyouam, Apr 17, 2010
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +9%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of rinhaak
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a Sams Perfect Pint glass.

I rarely comment on the appearance of the bottle itself, but in this case, I think it deserves a mention.

The bottle is extraordinarily informative, giving the exact latitude/longitude of all their hop yard and Barley farm. They list every malt used, every hop used, the yeast used, the plato, ibu, and alpha acid.

But they don't list the ABV. ???

The beer pours a very clear light gold. There is a big head that lingers for a few minutes, but fades away leaving a nice lace behind.

The nose is crisp and clean - though simple - that really displays their hops.

With lots of carbonation in the mouth, the taste is citrusy and hoppy, but this evolves beautifully into a wonderful toasted malt finish. For me, this finish is really what elevates this beer from an average beer to something a bit better.

Overall a well made, and well balanced beer that really doesn't try to do too much. It's clean, it's refreshing, it's got a very pleasant (though not complex) hop profile that takes center stage up until the finish, at which point their Dare Malts shine. Additionally, the beer has a great value: I only paid $6. Well worth the price, and a nice refreshing brew.

rinhaak, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +9.6%

mrosenfeld32, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. Single Malt (in this case, their proprietary 'Dare' varietal) - surprising it took this long to make the single-estate/ingredient connection that wine and whisky producers have been capitalizing on for a while now.

This beer pours a frosty pale golden amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and loosely foamy off-white head, which renders some sticky curtains of dried suds lace around the glass in its seemingly rushed wake.

It smells of semi-sweet crackery and grainy pale malt, a touch of bready caramel, dry citrus, and grassy, floral, and haystack-esque hops. The taste is pleasantly biscuity pale and caramel malt, softly aged lemon, a hint of black pepper, and crisp grassy, faintly piney, and earthy hops - not a lot of complexity, but agreeable enough in its converse simplicity.

The carbonation is quite laid-back, but firm enough, the body a barely adequate medium weight, a wee bit creamy, and within chipping distance of smooth, I suppose. It finishes on a weird drying trend for something so malt-focused, and clean, the hops substantially mellowing out.

A pretty tasty and drinkable blonde ale, one way more enjoyable than the anemic standard for the style, and propped up with the malt and hop characteristics of, well nearly a properly rendered Czech Pilsener, of all things. Well, revolutions often have a side-effect of recalibrating expectations, and Rogue has provided at least a glimpse of that here.

biboergosum, May 30, 2010
Photo of WillyMac
4/5  rDev +9.6%

WillyMac, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

jaydoc, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

golden yellow with a thin off white head. Decent lace left behind from a sparkling clear liguid. A nice bit of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom.

Smell was light, with the biggest hints coming from grain, and a nice bread tone. Slightly sour tones present as well, maybe some sour grape or apple.. Nice play on the palate and a decent hoppy aftertaste. Biggest flavors were by far malts and grains

mikesgroove, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of CraigTravor
4/5  rDev +9.6%

CraigTravor, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

tclapper, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Travisnin
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Travisnin, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Telestic
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Telestic, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

njable, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Vylo, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of creamy, somewhat long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, malt, and a bready quality.

T: Tasted of malt, a little citrus, malt, and a slight biscuit component as well. Much more complex and vibrant than most blonde ales out there.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: While this beer won't win a whole lot of prizes for complexity, it is likable and easy to drink.

avalon07, Jul 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

inflatablechair, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

fizzyted, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

hoesweizen, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

JVan, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

BugTownPub, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

hopfiend666, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

loupap, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

lupercmda, Sep 18, 2012
Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.