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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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156 Reviews
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Reviews: 156
Hads: 336
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 19.45%
Wants: 14
Gots: 15 | 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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Reviews: 156 | Hads: 336
Photo of peensteen
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy pale blonde, one finger of white head with pretty good retention as well as a fair bit of lace. Smell is full of lemony citrus hops followed by cereal malts, more hop and a bit of earthiness, not overly complex but a nice mixture of light citrus and malts. Taste follows the nose, lemony citrus up front, bready malts follow, hoppy and lightly bitter throughout, citrus aftertaste. High carbonation , medium body though watery at points and a bit thin. This was pretty enjoyable although simple, not a whole lot going on here to make this a great beer but certainly something that I could drink a few glasses of throughout the day.

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Photo of pkalix
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

beautiful golden color, nice little creamy head, with tight bubbles on the glass as you tilt to drink. no lacing, except for the previous Duvels i had poured in before this one which have since stuck to the side of the glass like a carb-y rice film.
strong malt malt and hop aromas, with a hoppy finish on the tongue. a coating of maltiness in the beginning, but some definite mild hops at the finish.
minor carbonation, medium viscosity, and overall a decent brew to have a couple of or more. since i heard Rogue was brewing strains of yeast from the master brewer's beard, i've been a little hesitant about all their beers. i mean, can you imagine the more 'common' areas they might have already chosen for their previous beers . . . . ? yeah, you know . . . .

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: blonde/honey yellow,
mild cloudy body, floating white head,
patchy lacing

S: mild malt, honey, citrus

T: sweet orange, lemon peel/grass, honey,
malt, mild grain bitter finish

M: med/light body, smooth mouth
mild oily/hint of semi-dry

O: Very nice session brew. Would
get again, but not must have.
Recommendable. Enjoy Rogue
and glad to see an American craft
brewery GYO their own raw beer
ingredients. Not really a fan of this
style, but works quite well.


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

Had this at the local bar as part of their incentive program. I was happy to see an Oregon beer as part of the program (go Ducks!).

The look fits the profile of a blonde beer. It is nice and light with fluffy foam on top. You can tell that it woudl leave some good lacing right off the pour.

I smell what right from the glass. It is a refreshing beer. The flavor is very complimentary. I would say that this would work as a great entry level beer for people graduating from BMC.

Pick up a bottle. Hopefully it isn't priced too high. Unfortunately most Rogue beers are pretty expensive in New Jersey.

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Photo of BretSikkink
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, orange color with yellow highlights. Small glass, small white head. Decent lacing and retention, but not much lace left over when it's done.

Pale, grainy malt sweetness, with only a hint of leafy hops. Bready, but not very strong. The flavor is not overly powerful either, with some metallic notes mingling with the citrics, grassy, and pale malt sweetness.

Tinny mouthfeel, good carbonation, with decent heft. Just a hair on the watery side. Slightly bitter, dry finish. The hopping is just on this side of blonde ale. Understated and a little boring.

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Photo of david131
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- An ever so slightly hazy orange liquid that has a slight luminescent quality with a craggy white head that leaves some nice lacing.

S- Honey, caramel, and oats. A little tame and mild, but it isn't bad.

T- Honey, oats, caramel, and a bit of earthiness. Sweet and slightly bitter. There isn't much here.

M- Clean and bitter with a lasting dryness.

D- Drinks rather nicely, even though if it is uninteresting.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rouge Single Malt Ale pours an almost hazy golden color, with a small but lacing head. There is a sweet crisp malty aroma, with just a hint of hop. The taste is the same way, good balanced mellow malty flavors, with just a hint of hops mixed in. Good full bodied flavor. Overall this is a slightly hoppy blonde ale with full flavors, very enjoyable for this style.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This very nice blonde comes out of the bottle looking a little dirty with some nice head. The aroma is mild and appropriate for the style.

The taste is also right where it should be - slightly over the top. It is a nice mild hoppy taste, but truly unique. The aftertaste also sticks with you in a nice way.

Unfortunately, this brew cannot overpower strong flavors and I just killed my taste buds with some hot jerky. Time for some cheese so I can appreciate this good beer.

I would buy this again.

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Photo of crossovert
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650ml bottle.

It pours a light gold with a frothy white head that leaves a few spots of lacing.

The smell is candylike with a decent hop overtone that has a bit of citrus and herbs.

The flavor is clean. It is pretty nondescript, a hint of bitterness, perhaps a bit of cattiness. It is okay.

Not too bad of a beer.

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Photo of mntlover
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber/orange with a thumb sized white head that leaves some sparse lace.

Aroma is malty light caramel malts with light fruity citrus notes.

Taste is is wow lots of citrus hops grapefruit right away makes the malt even seem bitter. Some lingering minty notes also after the grapefruit calms. All these hops are on a malt base but its overpowered by the hops. Not really to style but good none the less.

Mouthfeel is medium lightly slick/slimy carbonation.

Drinkability is good an enjoyable brew. Want to thank merlin48 for sharing this one with me.

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Photo of draheim
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle (no dates or codes, but I think relatively fresh) poured into a tulip. Pale straw/golden color with a 2-finger fluffy white head.

Aroma is very floral and fruity with a background of citrus and pale malt. A little spicy, funky yeast aroma too. Aroma reminds me a little bit of a witbier.

Taste is light, a little lemony, with plenty of hops and the clear presence of Belgian yeast. Some coriander and white pepper maybe. Mouthfeel is a little weak.

Overall this is a drinkable, refreshing beer but nothing extraordinary.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color with slight amber hues, lively with a very impressive thick and fluffy head, slow to dissipate with some minor lacing left over.

Citric, tangy and earthy hops, light honey in the malt with some very nice crispy wheat aroma's.

A very lively and crispy bite right off, earthy wheat in the malt, the hops are very tasty and complex, nearly wet-hop style flavor's with hearty aspects, dry earth and tangy. Really good balance overall.

The feel has a fresh, clean bite, full of life and really easy going down. light and then medium in body, the "Dare" malt imparts major flavor and smoothness. The only downside to the feel is if this is not consumed within a short period of time it becomes a bit lifeless and flat feeling.

GYO indeed!

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Photo of BDTyre
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not a bad beer, and I salute Rogue for trying to use all local ingredients - especially when they've grown some of those ingredients.

I'd venture that this looks more like a pale ale, albeit cloudy. Sweet malty smell with a very low hop character. Bitter-sweet malt taste, somewhat reminiscent of some of the Old Yale beers. Very PNW character to it, but somehow a bit heavy on the bitter side and some what metallic.

Carbonation could be toned down, and this is a bit thick, but over all a good, solid Rogue brew and something kind of new.

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Photo of yesyouam
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
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!

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

Pours out a cloudy amber to orange yellow with two fingers of off-white creamy suds. Not a lot of lacing here.
Smell is weak hop with a little lemon peel and grapefruit rind. Some alcohol and burning yeast to the nose.
Taste is weak and bitter. Kind of like a budweiser married with an english bitter.
Mouthfeel is clean for the most part but the bitter is really strong and stays with you for a while.
Drinkability is OK. Would be so much better if it had a tad more flavor diversity.

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Photo of Braz
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Photo of brendan13
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a slightly hazy dark golden colour with a 3cm white head that hangs around.
S - Herbal hop aroma & muted caramel malt hints. Pacman yeast is dominant.
T - Much like the smell; herbal hops with light caramel malt notes.
M - Light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Bit of bitterness.
T - Great concept but fails to deliver anything to get excited by. Better beers at the same price from both Rogue & other breweries means I won't be buying this again.

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Photo of beer2day
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Basic apricot gold with the sparsest 1-finger of head I've ever seend. No retention and faint lacing.

Faint malt nose with a decent hop backbone. Pine and toasted malt come through.

Thin veil of sweet malt up front, then thicker malt with biscuit, and finally a suprisingly dry, sour malt finish. Pine hops do creep in. Better than I expected from the nose.

Feel is more lagerish, like a good octoberfest.

Easy enough to drink and goes down well on a hot day, but not my favorite.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light and clear amber under a thick head and spotty lacing.

S - Fresh citrusy hops, sweet bread malts, earthy spices.

T - Malts up forward balanced against the orange peel hops and peppery spice, hints of booziness.

M - Crisp and clean, medium body and carbonation.

O - Not quite as sessionable as it should be at 5.3 % abv but worth a try if you spot it.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with a fizzy white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smells of sweet malts and grain.

Tastes of a good dose of graininess and light hops. Hops give a faint lemony flavor. Malts are honey like in sweetness and offer a certain graininess as well. Some peppery spiciness comes through as well. Finishes fairly dry.

Mouthfeel is light-medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

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

L: Pours a pretty clear yellow orange color with a medium sized and medium bodied white colored head that laces the glass a bit on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet malt, some yeast aromas, and then a nice citrusy, piney hop aroma at the end.
T: The malt was sweet upfront and then it moved to bitter while mixed with yeast flavors and a piney/citrusy hop finish. Not a bad taste and certainly an interesting idea with using only one malt variety.
M: Pretty smooth, fresh, perfect amount of carbonation, medium bodied, pretty good feel.
D: Pretty drinkable, overall it is an interesting beer.

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Photo of Docer
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found me a bomber at Whole Foods in LaCamas, WA off Mill Plain..

- Nice golden yellow, every so slightly cloudy... nice fuzzy and creamy white head... settles down to a nice ring, and a few floating continents....

- Nice roasted grain, sweet malt... spicy and zesty hops.. little pine and some bitterness... smells yummy.

- Nice subtle sweet grains, mild oat flavor... loving the hops... nice super bitter zesty hop, touch of citrus zing with a nice pine.... fantastic standard ale.. wish it would be just a flagship 6-pack just called "Rogue Ale".

- Light bodied, and bitter.. makes the mouth water....

- Overall this is a fantastic fresh tasting brew... and it's great to see that a single malt and single hop ale can come out so good. Great job to Rogue, for yet another great beer.

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Photo of Seanibus
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It is interesting that breweries are going the way of high-end wineries and going for an "estate" kind of concept - growing and brewing and bottling the entire product in house. And in this case, Rogue has managed to take the concept and produce ... a perfectly good beer.

Pours a light, clear, straw yellow with a fluffy white head. The aroma is sharp, sprightly, and bitter, with straw and slight lemon. The flavor is primarily bitter, with a sharp pine sting. The flavor has a light, pilsner character, with a lemony edge and some pine. The mouthfeel is prickly.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

This pours a semi-hazy, straw yellow color with a slight white head. The aroma is grassy/grainy. The flavor is well-balanced for the style with the prefect texture. There is a decent amount of earthy, organic flavors. It finishes with a lingering, grassy grain flavor. Interesting and yet quite simple.

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Photo of bort11
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a standard shaker pint. Tall billowing head expands throughout the glass. Nice stair-step lacing down the glass leaves even chunks with each sip. This a dark dirty blonde color that still has good clarity. Very active carbonation streamers race up from the bottom of the glass.

Smell has a light dry graininess blended into a lemon zest hops profile. Taste has a strong citrus punch from the hops and the Pacman yeast gives it an extra bite. Finishes a dry and a little astringent.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, which I think I really think it could use more malt character. A little more malt sweetness would really round out the experience.

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Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.