Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Single Malt AleRogue Farms Single Malt Ale

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331 Ratings
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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | 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: 331 | Reviews: 158
Photo of kini
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thought I'd give this a try. I assumed a malt beer would have a strong flavor of malt. I was wrong. A totally unremarkable beer given the price. For a blonde I much prefer the very less expense GB Blonde.

Color was very nice. A nice golden amber, a nice head of off white color. Again taste was nothing more than average. Kind of disappointed.

Photo of StoneTSR
3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: Gorgeous, crystal clear copper color with a very nice, thick head...part of the 22 oz. bottle poured into a 16 oz. pint glass left a solid finger-full of fluffy head. As the beer sat it became more opaque. Lacing was heavier at the top of the glass than further down and the lacing up top clung to the glass throughout the entire 22 ounces.

SMELL: Not a very strong aroma, but instantly bitter and hoppy - a dry hoppy smell. No
Scent of sweetness at all, which in my book is exciting.

TASTE: The taste is surprisingly similar to the smell, not an overpowering taste by any means. In fact, some light beer drinkers might be capable of enjoying this beer while people who actually have a palate can still do the same. The hops stay bitter and dry throughout the sip, but do also stay crisp and refreshing. This is not as bold a beer as I thought it would be, but could be perfect for a long, warm, summer evening.

MOUTHFEEL: The Chatoe Rogue jumps around on the tongue almost immediately upon the first sip, tickling the roof of the mouth. The tiny bubbles continue to provide a lively feel all the way down helping to make this a very refreshing brew.

OVERALL: My first estate beer was from Sierra, and maybe I was spoiled, but given that this one was from the Great Northwest I was slightly disappointed. That said, I was looking for something more bold, hoppy and rich. That prejudice may have led me to not quite fully appreciate the fact that as a nice, crisp and refreshing summer beer the Chatoe Rogue would be absolutely ideal.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an attractive, if typical, clear amber with a very thick, fluffy, and rather persistent white head. Aroma is malty, yeasty and a little fruity, and not particularly strong. Malty flavor has a bitter, slightly tinny overtone and a hint of fruit Texture is smooth and has average body but not much fizz. Not one of Rogue’s better efforts, but still palatable.

Photo of GrumpyJunglist
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel Tulip

A: When first opening it let out a loud carbonation release, however no foam came out of the bottle. When Pouring it had way over 5 fingers of head. It foamed up real fast. Once I got past all the head on this, i noticed the beer was a semi dark golden yellow with some haze to it.

S: Aromas of piney hops, almost like an IPA. Malts show up towards the end of a big sniff of the beer.

T: Very light taste some citrus, and again some of that nice hop in the aftertaste with a heavy dose of malt.

M: Very carbonated, but doesn't bite the back of your throat. the hop linger more then the malt.

O: This is a perfect summer beer in my opinion, very refreshing and light, not overpowering at all. I think this would be a nice beer to go along with a pizza.

Photo of dosher
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving Type:
Bomber

Appearance:
Hazy gold with a white, pillowy head that soon dissipates into a thin skein.

Aroma:
Slight yeast ester, sweet malt. Slight piney hop aroma.

Taste:
A lightly sweet malt flavor quickly gets KO'd by a lasting bitterness. A lot of pine here, a little too much, maybe?

Mouthfeel:
Soft carbonation, medium-light body.

Drinkability:
Not Rogue's best, but not a flop either. It's a little too bitter for a non-IPA - I finished the beer 10 minutes ago, and I can still taste the hops. I'd love to see more from the GYO series, just something a little less unbalanced.

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.

Photo of GIVEMEBACKMYSON
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Photo of LukeD23
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is straw yellow with a touch of vibrant gold. pours brilliantly clear with very little head.

Aroma herbal with notes of sage and lemongrass, backed with a grainy lageresc aroma

Flavor is really straightforward and crisp. Very dry, with a firm bitterness. Flavors of pine and grapefruit rind dominate, husky grain flavors come through on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium to thin. Not much, but good

Overall this beer is a really easy drinker, I like the simplicity of it and really like the crisp finish.

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

Bought a bottle of this from the Rogue Garage Sale at the Rogue brewpub near Portland State University.

I opted for this over two of the other BYO Rogues present at the sale because I prefer a straight ale over a rye or a black lager.

Pours a honey yellow with a good medium think white head and decent lacing.

The aroma is pleasant - nice and floral; however, the malt really comes through and colors the whole scent. The same can be said of the flavor. At first taste straight from the fridge, the malts seemed really downplayed. It came across as a nice light and floral golden ale with the Revolution hops really shining through. As the beer began to warm up, the Dare malt began to show its face; very biscuity. The after taste reminds me vaguely of a Lagunitas IPA.

This beer is super drinkable. A nice beer to have on hot summer day (like today). Not very interesting, but that's probably the idea with a SMASH like this. If I could find this for $2.00 again, I'd buy it.

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.

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

Poured into a pint glass, hazy golden in color with good carbonation and a nice, thick head. Light, malty and baked bread aromas with some citrus and hops in the background. This is a very drinkable beer, with a firm, metallic body and mild hop flavors that make it refreshing.

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

While the whole grow-your-own Rogue venture is an interesting concept, this resulting beer is a bit lackluster. Moderate malt with pleasant grain and some honey sweetness. Not that everything this brewery makes has to be over the top, but here the level of restraint makes for a rather one-dimensional and unengaging beer.

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.

Photo of onewetpaw
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Light crisp and hard to describe hop aroma.

A- Pours a very light golden color. Stock white head. Very mild haze that fades with warming.

F- Crisp almost sharp flavor that reminds me of a pilsner. Firm bitterness that seems a little out of line for the amount of body present.

M- High average carbonation.

O- A cool idea and a nice drinking beer. There's not too much that jumps out at me in the beer, but I do love the idea that it is from their hops and their malt. Keep it up guys!

Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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

22 oz bomber poured into pint glasses.

Medium amber pour with a touch on the lighter side. Immense cascading white foam. 2 fingers of it settles slowly.

Faint malt hop blend smell. Nondescript.

Tastes like a Lite Pale Ale if such a thing exists. Hop throughout, but not domninant. Well blended.

Light in the mouthfeel. Small bitter remnants.

Good drinker, nice brew, great concept.

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.

Photo of womencantsail
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a slightly cloudy golden orange color with a finger's worth of white foam.

S: The nose is nose is primarily sweet and bready malt, but it is not all that powerful. There are also some mild spicy and floral hop aromas.

T: A sweet and bready malt backbone defines this beer with plenty of piney and bitter hops with some light citrus.

M: The body is medium with plentiful carbonation that is slightly creamy on the tongue.

D: This isn't normally my favorite style, but this wasn't too bad for a blonde. I was pleasantly surprised by the bitterness.

Photo of kristiekatk
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First Growth Single Malt Ale is a blonde ale that comes to us in a 22 oz. bomber. It pours a slightly hazy yellow, with a billowing, creamy white head. The nose is light citrus with a mild and floral hop presence.

This beer begins with a light toastiness from the grains and but then delivers some great citrus notes and a hop kick in a bitter, crisp finish. It’s very bright, but at the same time, also earthy. The PacMan yeasts even give it sort of an English ale dimension. This is a medium-body beer with lots of carbonation and a slight creaminess.

A very easy drinking beer; simple in its flavors, but I think it does what it intended to do; showcase the freshness of the ingredients and the essence of beer itself. I’m really looking forward to trying other selections from the Chatoe.

Photo of Mic-Lee
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright golden/straw color and medium head. Inviting appearance. Smells bready and yeasty. Good lacing. Very light mouthfeel. Refreshing. Malty with light floral hops, but tasty hop flavor. No booziness. A little bit of bitterness in the finish.

Overall: This beer is very refreshing and is overall, enjoyable. It has all the elements you’re looking for: maltiness, hoppiness, bitterness. However, the mouthfeel is soooo light, and the bitterness so mellow, that it lacks the profoundness necessary to raise it to the next level. Tasty hop flavor, though light. I would definitely appreciate this beer on a hot day or when I need a good swig of something refreshing, but it is not a real standout.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a medium foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of caramel malt is nice enough with some piney hops with light citrus undertones. Taste is also a nice enough mix between caramel malt with a light bitter finish with medium piney notes and some citrus as well. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad with good drinkability factor.

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Coopers Craft & Kitchen Bar, New York, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that eventually completely faded away, leaving a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of spicy hops and earthy yeast in the nose. These become stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Flavors of biscuit and pale malts are present in the taste along with a light amount of bitterness. There are also some hints of hops and yeast. At first, the taste seems a little bland but it improves as it warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Nothing really stood out about this beer that would make me want to try it again but it could be something suited for a hot summer day.

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.

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

Cloudy golden body, white head. Toast, lemon peel, and yeast on the nose. Same on the palate. Light toasty grain, moderate citrus hop flavor and a very dry finish. Light body. I enjoyed it, but nothing I would seek out again. Quite ordinary, uninspired.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, fruits, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it's pretty basic for the style.

Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale from Rogue Ales
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