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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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83
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304 Ratings
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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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JVan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

08-16-2013 19:05:22 | More by JVan
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Braz

Washington

3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 09:33:40 | More by Braz
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Belittle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-29-2014 17:39:01 | More by Belittle
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber served into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Pours a nice looking shade of light-amber, bordering on yellow. It isn't completely translucent but you can easily make out the stream of bubbles rising upwards. The head shoots out at two fingers and settles down at one. It never fades from that one finger; impressive staying power. Decent lacing compliments the whole package. Impressive.

This beer smells of light hops and lightly nutty malts. Rogue's own proprietary "Dare" malt is the only malt used in this beer and it makes for a beer that doesn't give off any strong aromas. It is pretty average for a amber/blonde ale.

This beer tastes fairly floral from the hops used. Light bitterness and honeysuckle flavors accent the nutty, faintly butterscotch flavors of the "Dare" malt. This is very straightforward but well-executed.

Mouthfeel is nice; inoffensive, some carbonation, some slickness, doesn't give you anything to think about. I really think this is a VERY drinkable beer. Light and refreshing; this would be a lovely beer to bottle in six-packs.

Sometimes you just want a straightforward beer with a clean flavor profile. "Chatoe Rogue" First Growth Single Malt Ale fits that bill. The politics of the beer - sustainable, estate grown ingredients - is icing on the proverbial cake.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 04:03:22 | More by Reaper16
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

05-10-2013 04:28:56 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Bookseeb

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 02:34:16 | More by Bookseeb
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
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

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2012 18:17:46 | More by Arithmeticus
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-26-2013 22:08:59 | More by JMS1512
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Irrationalist

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

05-06-2012 06:46:37 | More by Irrationalist
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Ego

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

eyes...
a quick "schwipt" sound as the cap is popped and the head immediately begins to rise (this has been sitting in the cellar for a few days now undisturbed, if I don't interrupt this sentence it will flow out of the bot....
whew, save that keyboard.
obviously the carbonation is active, and man I can already smell this from 2 feet away... we'll get to that, 2 big fingers of craggy white head crackle subtly at the top, lacing is on par, cloudy and with a light burnt orange hue, nice.

nose...
holy sourdough batman, really assertive bread notes with some honey sweetness on the back end, a little funk like wet grass, buried deep is ever the hint of grapefruit, this smells great.

taste etc...
pretty standard fare, the carbonation does lend some refreshing smack, the flavor is subdued, a mild hop bitterness with the bread character lightly taking charge on the initial sip, smooth drinking all the way, I could imagine macro drinkers being able to handle this one. Nothing ground breaking here, very straight forward.

verdict?
well executed for the style, but not exactly on my list of favorite styles. if this was in 6'ers for the pool party summer it would be a better fit.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 03:43:22 | More by Ego
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-17-2012 00:13:32 | More by ridgeline23
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Single malt pours a hazy golden to orange color with a thick white head that slowly settles to a few millimeters thick. Lacing is decent, and carbonation is lively.

S: Honey and biscuity malt notes are prominent, with a hop aroma of grass and floral character. Overall not very strong on the nose.

T: Grainy cereal malt flavors, with some hints of toffee. Hops give the beer a slightly dry finish, with herbal, grassy characters.

M: Typical smooth Rogue mouthfeel, however still lacks something.

D: Not a bad beer, but it just doesn't have alot to it. It's just boring, so to speak. Of all of the beers Rogue had produced over the years, I've liked most of them. I have to say I'm a bit dissappointed.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 03:45:26 | More by WYVYRN527
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Risser09

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a pilsner - fridge - 2010

Appearance: Pours a very slightly hazy golden yellow color. A large heads asserts itself and is off-white in color. Good retention and a sticky sensation for the head, overall. Very cavernous head formation after a few minute shows that it doesn't want to go anywhere. Plenty of lacing on the glass. Could be one of the best looking beers I've ever seen. Beautiful.

Smell: I immediately get that metallic, biscuity malt aroma upon popping the cap. Cereal grain and pilsner malt succumb to a burst of hop nobility. A fresh smelling beer.

Taste: A clean beer. The taste is not very powerful at all. I get a dull, fizzy sensation at first, followed by a cereal grain and pilsner flavor that dictates the beer. The hops are different, and quite bitter. They don't actually have a lot of flavor in them.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, heavily carbonated, bitter from start to finish, with some alcohol burn.

Drinkability: I'm glad I picked this one up. I fully support the use of terroir in beer. Less transportation cost, more locally produced products, etc., but this beer is lacking in flavor. It is fully adequate in every other area. I guess it just needed some tweaking to find itself. I would purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 06:24:12 | More by Risser09
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

07-10-2013 23:42:40 | More by MarvinSnyder
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brownbeer

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden amber with a sustained white head. Fresh grains and grassy hops aroma. The taste is balanced but predictable. Malt flavors are smooth and grainy, some pine is present. A well cared for beer, I'd peg it for more of an amber ale. It should be in a six pack at a lesser doller per ounce ratio.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 18:49:56 | More by brownbeer
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-08-2012 18:18:02 | More by cbcrunch
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-27-2012 18:41:24 | More by PhineasGage
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Travisnin

Idaho

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-15-2011 07:21:59 | More by Travisnin
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-24-2012 21:24:34 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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watermelonman

California

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2013 06:23:08 | More by watermelonman
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

1.98/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

Opening this beer lets out a violent hiss of CO2. As I pour, the glass quickly fills with foam, leaving maybe 25% beer and 75% foam in the glass. Volcanoes of bubble rush to the surface... First impression is that this is likely infected.

Aroma is harsh, mediciny, aspirin, fusel alcohol. First sip very astringent, bitter, and extremely dry and watery. There is something seriously off with this beer. There is absolutely no residual sweetness or mouthfeel, just a fizzy bitter taste, and then nothing.

Yuck. I'm not drinking this one. I gave it several healthy swallows, and I'm throwing in the towel. Down the drain it goes. A huge disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 01:33:44 | More by FickleBeast
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lightly hazy straw yellow with about a fingers worth of bubbly white head. Head disappears down to nothing but tiny swirls. Grainy (an extremely pale malt), grassy flowers. Flavor is crisp and carbonated biscuit malts, which are very pale but on the caramel lightly toasted side. Hops character is huge with floral grassy hops starting to creep in right after the first couple seconds. Some fruity hop notes start the finish but it becomes grassy and overly dry. At first the finish had great flavor changes but finishes off too dry.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 03:04:58 | More by DrinkingDrake
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errantnight

California

3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Well, I was expecting more after enjoying Sierra Nevada's Estate Ale, but this is another beast entirely.

Comes out of the bottle looking quite nice, and orange hued straw. Nice retention and moderate lacing in my Spiegelau tulip.

Downhill from there. A musty graininess with some light esters predominates, only a hint of citrusy, earthy hop.

On the palate this is pale malt up front, light toast. Flinty and firmly, strongly bitter that settles in on the tongue and predominates. Dryness sweeps up a bit of lemon on the fringe.

Body and carbonation are spot on, right in the medium-light range, although I wonder if it is slightly overcarbonated given the bitterness.

It's not hard to drink, but the mineral, metallic bitterness is the strongest flavor, and the aroma speaks to a flaw either in process or some weakness in the ingredients that I'm not quite putting my finger on.

Certainly not worth the price, and really doesn't work as a pale or a blonde. Love the idea of the series, but this needs some adjustments in next year's batch.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 04:36:52 | More by errantnight
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mpenning13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-23-2013 18:41:01 | More by mpenning13
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twelvsies

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Trying a new one from an oldie but goodie, Rogue. I like the concept - malt and hops grown by Rogue, beer brewed by Rogue. Nice sturdy looking beer, blonde, slightly hazed, thick rocky head. Not a lot of character to the aroma, but clean, crisp, and grainy. Mmm... much more going on here than the nose suggested. Yes, pretty basic, but really bright flavors here. Nice crispy malt, light dry hop. Nice fresh grain and hay flavors. Light and lively on the palate, smooth, highly refreshing and schwillable. The best quality of this beer is it's simplicity. Could be easily summed up in three words; crisp, clean, fresh.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 01:21:13 | More by twelvsies
Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale from Rogue Ales
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