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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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306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 10
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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DarthMalt

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dude! Talk about living the beer dream.

Grow your own? Roll your own? Smoke your own?
[DISCLAIMER: Mr. Darth has never tried the Bud]

This is like some kind of Golden Delicious beer! I would say session beer, but it's much too wholesome for such a whoreish moniker. I'm pretty sure this is the kind of homebrew I always dramed of making: malty, creamy, lightly hopped--good stuff!

No techs on this. It's a Rogue. 'Nuff said.

Time for Darthy to start trolling the farm co-ops.

Inspirational!

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2010 00:04:15 | More by DarthMalt
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GIVEMEBACKMYSON

Alaska

3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale copper in color with a two finger, not dense head that settles out to a wisp in short order but laces nicely considering it's a blonde ale.

Whispered smells of biscuits, pines and Juicy Fruit gum.

Flavor is largely grassy and husky, with somewhat of a jagged hopping. It's mostly back of the tongue. Up front it's got something of an acrid, aspirin type of notion. The malts just aren't quite doing their job here. It does finish off really clean so the notions don't linger at least.

The mouthfeel saves the day here, washing out quick and easy, with carbonation leading to a dryness that makes for repeated full cheeked quaff.

As for drinkability: This is homebrew-esque. If a friend made it, I'd give them compliments. But, while I'm certainly not here to tell the fine folks at Rogue how to brew, I think this one could use a little tweaking, and a little balance.
As silly as it seems to say, I think this one would be made great by honey.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 23:54:07 | More by GIVEMEBACKMYSON
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prosper

Alberta (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light gold, slightly hazy. Has a pillowy off-white head with good retention.

Smells of sweet malts, with some candy-like hops in balance.

Taste is excellent - sweet malts, caramel, citrussy hops. It's got a bready character to it, and cascade-esque american-style hop to it, with a very faint toastyness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is interesting - it's sticky, yet finishes dry and has a moderately light body. Moderately high carbonation.

Drinkability - mmm. It's delicious, moderately strong, and interesting. Extremely well balanced and drinkeable.

By the numbers:

12* plato (o.g. 1.048)
77% AA
10*L
35 IBU

Doing the math, that means an FG of 1.011 and an ABV of 4.9%

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 21:16:52 | More by prosper
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rx-beer

Puerto Rico

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-03-2013 00:42:40 | More by rx-beer
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

09-01-2013 18:48:42 | More by fullmoonbeer
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LADYBEAST

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-13-2014 06:52:58 | More by LADYBEAST
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BieresDesMoines

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle at Hy-Vee on Grand in Des Moines. Pour a hazy blonde with a very loose head. The aroma is citrusy and piney with some honey and good fruitiness. The flavor is grapefruit with a little saltiness and a nice all around citrus rind bitterness. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 05:58:24 | More by BieresDesMoines
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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-17-2012 00:54:25 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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Moo5152

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-14-2013 16:55:24 | More by Moo5152
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numenor1

North Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the first review i've written in years.

Do not drink this beer too cold!!!

Consumed at near room temp. Pours a pale hazy shade of yellow, and shows gorgeous lace. Maintains its head incredibly well. Very floral nose with honey and lots of pine. You gotta keep in mind the ABV here, under 5...The nose is alright, just subdued. Hits the palate with honeyed toast, and fresh baked bread. Hops take control through the middle with pine, earth, lemongrass and flowers. Mouthfeel is quite dry with chablis-like minerality, but airy, soft and slightly creamy carbonation. Really dry, and clean. Makes me wonder what the apparent attenuation was, there really can't be much residual sugar here at all. This dry backbone offers an excellent stage for the malt and hops. Hops win out in the end leaving your mouth watering for more. Drinkability doesn't get better.

Very expressive beer, and very impressive balance, though for sure skewed towards the bitter end.

I really like this beer. I've been through a lot of beers and i've seen my tastes change a lot through the years, but at some point in time i really got off the high gravity beer roller coaster. There are exceptions of course, but so many are overdone and completely neglect balance. I'm really tired of beer shakes with too much residual sugar, caramel malt, concentrated hop juice, coffee, indiscriminate use of rye/spices/fruit/honey!...you name it. And there are exceptions to everything, but i've really found that my tastes have migrated, permanently it would seem, towards drier styles where balance and subtlety become most important. Often this turns me towards lower alcohol styles...pilsners, bitters, hefeweizen, saisons (ok not lower alcohol, but certainly dry)...inevitably old world styles where balance takes precedence.

Anywho, this beer exemplifies those ideas, and unfortunately i think most of the reviewers are probably just drinking it way too cold. You should really be approaching this as if it were an english bitter, 60ish degrees fahrenheit. If this were ever served on cask, it'd be a showstopper for sure. Best new beer i've tried in recent memory.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 05:35:39 | More by numenor1
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gyllstromk

Belgium

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden and cloudy. A piney, fresh hop aroma on the nose. Flavor is a mild fruitiness of pineapple or melon and a delicate bitterness. A sticky, hoppy flavor lingers between sips. Comes across wet and refreshing. Not overly flavorful and quite sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 17:43:46 | More by gyllstromk
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smellandsip37

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured at 45F into a pint glass

A: Golden yellow and a little haze, really deep white head, nearly 4 fingers

S: Piney hops like a good pale ale, malt comes through a little later and gives some balance

T: Flavor is light with some hop tones, malt comes through, and then hop aftertaste. None of these were really stand out or over done, good balance

M: Lots of carbonation, not sticky or thick, smooth

O: Good flavor and balance, I hope future brews of this ale come out even better as the recipe improves

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 17:19:43 | More by smellandsip37
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Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-19-2014 03:47:35 | More by Tivlavrie
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JordanEllwanger

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very nice semi-transparent golden straw with a thick crisp clean white head and a little ring of sediment.. Smell is sweet and crisp. A wonderful German pils smell. Taste is malty upfront with an interesting grassy hop after swell. An earthy hop taste that allows itself to be what it is after the malt has rushed by. Medium bodied. Over all not a bad beer but a little less grassy would make it better.
Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 03:55:02 | More by JordanEllwanger
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inflatablechair

Idaho

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-12-2011 00:21:00 | More by inflatablechair
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blivingston1985

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-23-2014 22:56:10 | More by blivingston1985
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madjr80

Massachusetts

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

Poured from a 22 bomber straight into a perfect pint glass.The was an uruption of carbonation once I popped it open,so I lost some of it. It poured a hazy, golden color with plenty carbonation. The taste was vey smooth with a solid hop kick. It had a very earthy mouthfeel and plenty of residue was left on the empty glass. Overall, a quality brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 01:15:12 | More by madjr80
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illiniipa

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.8%

10-02-2012 14:39:48 | More by illiniipa
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mitlinks

Switzerland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-03-2013 15:57:45 | More by mitlinks
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kaufmaal

Alabama

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 03:09:10 | More by kaufmaal
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Phi_Psi_OR_Beta

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-25-2014 05:52:18 | More by Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
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outdoor7or24

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-07-2012 00:59:49 | More by outdoor7or24
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NStLincoln

Nebraska

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

This beer pours a hazy gold with a big, blustery white head.

Getting a bunch of sourdough bread with lemon zest.

Mostly malt and citrus on the palate too. Very refreshing. The Revolution Hops that are grown by Rogue add a nice bite at the end.

Good carbonation, smoother on the mouth than I thought it might be. Easy drinking, I had no problem putting down a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 01:31:34 | More by NStLincoln
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MarkQ617

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2014 21:01:18 | More by MarkQ617
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thesarahfuller

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Bright cloudy yellow with a very white head and nice lacing.

Smell is almost nonexistent - pretty disappointing.

Taste falls a bit short. There's a bit of bitterness from the hops (it was dry hopped maybe?), but I'm not really tasting any malt to balance it. Very crisp and clean, but not particularly exciting. I'd like to try another beer with these hops.

Mouthfeel is too light for my taste.

I love the concept behind this beer, and imagine this could be nice and refreshing on a hot summer day, but it's not really hitting the spot on the October evening.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 00:02:35 | More by thesarahfuller
Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale from Rogue Ales
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