Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Single Malt AleRogue Farms Single Malt Ale

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Reviews: 156
Hads: 335
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: 335
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the COOP today.... thick foamy white head... great lacing... the brew is hazy lite golden..

Nose is mainly bready/biscuity pale malts with something in the hops that make me think lemon oil.... clean ... no yeasty esters or phenols.

Again... the biscuity malty essence is pretty pleasant... bit of citric tang... very good for a style I normally don't appreciate... medium body and an abundant small bubble carbonation..

Not alot else to say... it really does highlite the ingredients... good, but I doubt I will buy again.


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Photo of gpogo
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Brilliantly clear(bottle conditioned, pour carefully) golden body with lots of carbonation. Fluffy sticky off white head.

A- Mild sweet earthy malt. Slight sweet notes of bread. Light hop notes.

T- Sweet malt with a light hop bite, but not overly bitter. Finishes with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

M- Sweet smooth crisp medium body. Moderately high carbonation.

D- A cool idea, probably not worth the price. It's a tasty brew, but not great for the price.

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Photo of madjr80
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of mstyne
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark golden amber with a substantial, thick, creamy head. Not much to write home about in the sniffer department, as best as I can tell, but not unpleasant either. Light, hoppy flavor and exceptionally easy to drink. Definitely an interesting offering from one of my favorite breweries, especially when you consider that this is a true DIY brew.

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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.

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Photo of Kromes
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy pale straw color with a thick white head that sticks to the glass.

S: Soft biscuit malts with a grassy and citrus hop aroma.

T: The citrus hops really come through up front and continue through the finish. The malt in the background is nice and subtle and sweet and provides a good backbone for the hop. Finish is a little bitter.

M: Soft and smooth with a light body.

O: A very good Blond ale. Nice hop flavor in this beer.

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Photo of Brad007
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mild-blonde color with a one-finger head into my pint glass. Looks interesting already.

Aroma is full of sweet, buttery malt and a hint of grassy hops. Blonde ale? You gotta be kidding me.

Taste is full of grassy hops that seem to dominate a bit, followed by light, buttery malt underneath.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering hop bitterness. Hops take over palate. Very nice.

Certainly not a blonde ale in my opinion. Delicious and worth the price. You can't go wrong.

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Photo of WesWes
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pale malt scent along with a powerful hop aroma. It's bitter as hell and totally dominates the nose The taste is decent as well. It has a solid pale malt flavor with a very bitter hop taste. It's light and quaffable; an enjoyable blonde. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking blonde ale. It's simple in composition, yet flavorful and sessionable.

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Photo of strangemusic
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a cloudy orange-gold, with a really lush head. No complaints!

The smell is quite muted, but has some citrusy and herbal notes. It is a clean, fresh aroma, but not very exciting.

The taste is similarly clean (even a bit soapy?) and herbal, with mild hops, tart grapefruit and a nice malt presence.

Mouthfeel is light and not all that carbonated, but the beer has a refreshing tang to it (and a noticeable astringency.)

Drinkability is great! It's very light and refreshing and I had no problem going through the bottle.

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Photo of CaraAndMike
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a highly drinkable beer due to its integrated hop and malt taste. As a blond ale, it had interest, but is not a hybrid ale or IPA. So, if you need a lot if complexity, you'll be disapponted. However, for an interesting blonde that has some different flavors & aromas, she's worth taking for a spin.

As an example of an integrated agricultural product highlighting both a particular region's raw ingredients and approach to brewing, it's a very cool opening salvo in the Chatoe series.

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Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honeyish appearance, with mild floral hop aroma. A nice controlled bitterness, citrussy, a little grassy. Average plus mouthfeel. Very drinkable.Easy mouthfeel from the caramel.Suitable carbonation.I am guessing about 6% a.b.v.Thanks Presario.Refreshing for summer.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on July 3, 2010. It pours a golden-yellow color with about two fingers of fizzy, bubbly white head and lots of lacing. The aroma is an enticing concoction of barley malt and thin hops. The taste is almost a polar opposite with a noted bitter hoppiness and a thinner sweet maltiness. Decent mouthfeel. I love "liner notes" and this one declares the actual latitude and logitude of where the barley and hops were harvested. You can't help but to wonder if the taste would have been different if these ingredients had shifted a couple of degrees. Likeable beer altogether.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light hazy golden pour, 2 finger head of foam, some lacing.

It smells like a typical adjunct lager...some sweetish malty notes with some grain, light hoppy notes.

The taste is better than the smell. Nice malty notes paired with a spicy Pilsner-like hoppy profile, it has a nice dryness that finishes crisp and clean. Without looking up what this was brewed as, or looking at the label, I would have guessed this to be a Pils.

An interesting brew that's an easy quaffer and has some good taste to it, I like it. Probably more than most. ;^)

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

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.

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.

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.

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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 ChainGangGuy
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a delicately hazed, orange-copper body with a goodly-sized, near-white head.

Smell: A nose that's chiefly lemony with a backing of fine white pepper in the fore and the grainy-scented, homegrown malts bringing up the rear.

Taste: Initial taste of well dried-out biscuits and simple whole grain bread. Particularly small touch of honey-ish sweetness that's quickly knocked out by the lemon pepper hop taste, a medium amount of bitterness, and a hand-hewn hay character. Modestly acidic. Finishes fairly dry with a bit of lasting bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight creaminess to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I'll admit, it's a cute concept. Decently drinkable and not quite as simplistic and one-dimensional as I'd first anticipated. Let's see where they go with this whole "GYO" idea.

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

This bottle cap came off like a champagne cork. It exploded. It poured with a TON! of head that would not go down. Foam continued to come up out of the bottle too. Eventually got it to drink. Leaves a good amt of lace. White, thin top foam remains.

Golden appearance with an abundant but thin haze.

Aroma of hops. Slight earthy and floral. Malt sweetness pokes through. Soft citrus notes.

Tastes sharp of carbonation, malt undertones with a hoppy finish. Sweet but not dry. Bitterness is not at all overwhelming.

Mouthfeel is a touch puckery due to hops. Pleasant and moderately clean.

I hope they continue something like this.

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

For the record, This is not a Blonde ale. If anything its more like an English pale ale or an American amber ale. Definetly not Blonde by any sight or taste.

A straight up pour shows a copper and gold ochre color. Nice three finger sponge of bone white hea that recedes to a nice film o' foam. Hardly any visible bubbling.

Simple weed wacker cut, wet grass on top of fresh fallen orange bitterness with toastd nwhite bread fresh from the toaster. Simple yet happy aroma.

The taste is pretty simple, like the ingredients. Fresh toasted bread an biscuits with a mild orange hop bitterness and a little wet grass. Thats about it.

Dry pop rock palate upfront, but a gypsum and resin dry palate i the finish.

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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 Brutaltruth
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the bomber in a pint glass. This single malt blonde pours a lightly hazy light amber with some yellow highlights and a thick luxurious off white head with excellent sudsy lacing. Nose of sweet pale malt, aromatic herbal hops, and some moderate grain notes. Flavors are up front lightly sweet malts to the front with a fading malt to a lightly bitter hop character blending in well with a moderate grain note. Very drinkable, high carbonation makes for a lively mouth feel, while the finish is lightly dry and grassy. Solid brew from an excellent brewer.


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Photo of tapman
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Clear, blonde in color with tiny helix-like strings of carbonation. A styrofoam head that subsides slowly tops this brew. Looks like a decent blonde to me. Fantastic head retention, simply fantastic.

Popcorn and honey dominate the aroma. Hops have an earthy pacific-northwest profile. Not much sign of the neutral pacman yeast, which I suppose is a good thing. Even a little bit of cream corn in this one. Hard to judge this one as there are not too much going on, but what is is quite interesting, though I don't know if I am a fan if any of these smells turn into flavors.

Thankfully no popcorn or cream corn, but I do get some mild bitterness in the middle and finish with a delicate pale malt flavor. Hops and yeast are similar to the aroma, subtle and mainly support the malt.This brew is actually quite bland and, like the Oregasmic of the same 'Chatoe' line, feels like a great homebrew experiment. I like to brew single ingredient brews and this one especially is quite interesting, but not $7 interesting.

Nice creamy texture. Carbonation doesn't bite too much and actually feels like the head looks.

I will keep buying these brews because, as a homebrewer, they are doing some of the work for me by doing experiments like these. However, at $7 + per bottle, I could make 5 gallons of similar brew for the price of 5 or 6 bottles.

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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.

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Photo of brownbeer
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.

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