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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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326 Ratings
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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 157
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: 326 | Reviews: 157
Photo of beefandbean22
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of tchenery
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle to pint glass. Nice head on the beer, very white, and about 1/4 inch. Consistent carbonation makes me thing this will stay throughout. Beer is a nice orange/yellow pale color. I expected this beer to be a darker color and malt character just by looking at the bottle.

Smells slightly fruity/earthy, which is probably from the hops. The taste is pretty tart at first, but smooths out a bit through the drink. The bitterness hits first and doesn't let any of the malt come through. It's carbonation gives the beer an almost thin taste which makes me think they used some sort of priming sugar instead of more malt for bottle conditioning, even though the label says it's made with 4 local ingredients.

I like the idea of this beer and I'm glad I tried it because I've often thought of growing barley and am growing hops right now in my backyard. I don't think I would reach for it again based on flavor, but I might. It is a well disguised high gravity beer.

Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Xul
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden with some orange hues, capped by a billowing two finger white head. Retention is good and some light lacing is left down the glass.

S: Aroma is somewhat muted - light malt base with earthy hops and some strong citrus notes, predominantly lemon zest and a touch of orange.

T: Light grain base up front, followed by a strong lemon character and some light green apple. Piney and earthy hops come in strong and dominate the second half of the sip, leading to a bitter and slightly citric finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly prickly on the tongue.

D: Goes down fairly easily, but not interesting enough to want more than one of.

Photo of Kylemif
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of beaulabauve
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of enfield249
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at the local bottle shop for 30% off. The appearance is a light cloudy gold in color, with a thick white head. The smell is a nice fresh hop aroma. Slight spiciness. The flavor continues in that vein, but adds a subtle sweetness, and the spice now tastes more like a pepper/rye. The mouthfeel is fine, if slightly cloying. Overall a nice blonde ale, and certainly one of the better blonds I have had.

Photo of TTAmod
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into pint glass.

A: Vibrant golden orange color. It's opaque with some sediment floating around. I got a nice thick off-white head. Lots of carbonation. Good lacing.

S: Smells of fresh cut grass, lemon, grains, and apple.

T: Very malty with crisp notes of lemon, apple, and grass. Hop bitterness is fairly minimal. Overall refreshing and enjoyable taste.

M: Creamy, yet almost light body. As with the taste, the body amplifies the refreshing quality of this brew.

O: I like the idea of these Chatoe Rogue beers.

This particular one is overall refreshing, balanced, and enjoyable. However, nothing really stands out. It's about average to slightly above average for the category.

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

A: Glowing golden yellow, short pale white head with weak retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Smooth hops, pine, yeast and lemon zest. Sugared fruits and some malt. Overall, light aroma.

T/M: Bitter hops, yeast and sugared fruits. Hop and lemon zest are bitter while the fruitiness is sweet. Nice balance. Not much more to the flavor, relatively flat. Light bodied with medium carbonation.

D: Decent.

Photo of WillyMac
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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 12owls
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of goblin7704
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of coachdonovan
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

big WOOSH when the cap is pried off leads to one of the biggest heads i've seen on a beer in a long time. poured into a mug, foam fills almost 2/3 of the glass. this is a ton of fun watching it settle. all kinds of lacing on the side of the glass, and the head settles eventually to what looks like a fluffy marshmallow atop the pale straw liquid. the beer is pretty clear and there are still bubbles coming up from the bottom of the mug.

both the aroma and taste are very clean and awfully reminiscent of a lager. i know this is technically an ale, but i'm not sure that i'd be able to pick it out a kolsch/pils lineup. you get that pilsner-like bite at the end but otherwise it's very balanced. although abv is unknown, i'd be shocked if it was north of 5.5%, so it's exceedingly quaffable. i can't get over how carbonated it is - my glass nearly overflowed on every pour throughout the bottle - so that makes it a good choice on a hot day. i'm not sure that "single malt" does for beer what it does for scotch, but this one's a winner.

Photo of Doppelbockulus
2.81/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

WTF!? I figured by the name "Single Malt" that this would be a malty brew, but I was surprised again.

This is a hazy gold color. Definatley unfiltered.

This is one of the best smelling beers I have come across. It is super cleansing. It's like a palate cleanser for your nose. I smell a garden full of flowers, pizza dough, and environmentally friendly cleaning fluid (because it is a friendly cleaner smell). The hop aroma is tremendously on the floral side, I have smelled candles that smell like this.

Oh no, then the taste is like, Hops Hops Hops, Hops hops. I get no malt, damn it. The name is misleading. I get pine and water with bunches of hop oils in it. America needs to calm down with the hop obsession. Really dry taste, and a hint of grapefruit juice. I have a hard time identifying flavors in overly hopped beers.

It feels like Sprite with all sugar and syrupy sensations removed and replaced with grass.

Sorry Rogue, this one isn't doin' it for me.

Photo of kgotcher
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very hazy, blonde, fizzy but sturdy head and carbonation. White lacings.

Aroma of graperfruit, fresh pine, cracker and slight sweetness

mouthfeel is pretty light, wet and tart

Taste is very hop forward. Must be a lot of late addition and dry hopping involved here. Hoppy from start to finish with a slight maltyiness in the middle. It takes couple sips to get used to it but the citrusy hop flavor is really good.

The hops really take over this beer. It is good as a lighter beer that lets the hops do the talking but I could imagine a few of these would be enough.

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 gbrill
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of andrewborstein
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of SlickestWilly
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of weller1js
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

appearance: pours a hazy golden yellow with heavy carbonation, heavy bubbly foam leaving just-as-bubbly lacing.

smell: light hop scent with floral undertone, maltiness is subdued yet smells consistent.

taste: first impression gives off an readily mistakeable subdued taste, hops have adequate flavor and complementary bitterness, and the malts came off as nothing spectacular. But after a few sips, it becomes apparent how consistent in flavor and bold in character the taste is. Well-balanced and not hoppy for the sake of being hoppy.

drinkability: while it can be assumed that a single-malt ale is intended to be consistent in its attributes, it is definitely recognizable and pleasant to drink as such. It has everything it needs.

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 emceecue
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of laurastradford
1/5  rDev -72.6%

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Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.