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 lacqueredmouse
3.01/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the brewery in Newport, OR.

Pours a very pale yellow hue: very mild and light. Head is very frothy and egg white; it leaves firm rings of lace down the glass. Carbonation is streaming, but quite mild. Not bad all up.

Nose is very, very light and very, very dull. Some maltiness comes through along with a very faint hint of lemon, but it's not exciting or bold, and doesn't really give me anything insight into the malt itself.

Pale light entry on the palate, with a clean but empty mid-palate. There's a touch of bitterness on the finish, along with some husky grain. It's not unpleasant, it's just, well, not there. Feel is extremely weak. Almost watery.

I don't have a lot to say about this beer, because this beer doesn't have a lot to say about itself. Single malt? Is that interesting? Certainly not this one.

Photo of FickleBeast
1.97/5  rDev -46%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

Opening this beer lets out a violent hiss of CO2. As I pour, the glass quickly fills with foam, leaving maybe 25% beer and 75% foam in the glass. Volcanoes of bubble rush to the surface... First impression is that this is likely infected.

Aroma is harsh, mediciny, aspirin, fusel alcohol. First sip very astringent, bitter, and extremely dry and watery. There is something seriously off with this beer. There is absolutely no residual sweetness or mouthfeel, just a fizzy bitter taste, and then nothing.

Yuck. I'm not drinking this one. I gave it several healthy swallows, and I'm throwing in the towel. Down the drain it goes. A huge disappointment.

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 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.

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. ;^)

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.

Photo of Brand
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This and The Good Chit by Chatoe Rogue are the two best beers I've ever had for general beer consumption. Occasionally I like heavier and lighter beers, but for the standard, their single malt ale and the good chit are the best. Since I first tried these beers no other beer satisfies me, in the general range of beers, excluding heavies and true lights.

Here's my E=mc^2 description of this beer, and 'the good chit', which are both nearly indistinguishable, btw:

OMG, amazing, the best beers. The only beers that I have thought "How can I make these beers, these are the best I've ever had!" Because the balance of the flavor-nourishing-quality-feel is the best I've ever had.

Poured into a Jameson Irish Whiskey glass:
- Light golden liquid, medium white head.
- Beautiful light hoppy floral fruity aroma. Top quality.
- Amazing balance, only lightly sweet, grapefruity flavor, noticeable acid, but not too acid(whereas for example, S.N. Hefeweizen is too acid). For the alcohol content it has, it is not 'too sweet', and it is not 'mellow'. This is a lively refreshing and very nourishing feeling beer(though on the lighter refreshing side, but not too light, it has standard punch),...as part of a balanced diet.
The best. Amen!

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 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 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 brewdlyhooked13
1.69/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - uncaps with a major rush of air. Pouring into a DinkelAcker half-litre, I am greeted with eight to nine fingers of rocky off-white foam. With some patience I am getting the beer into the glass, but I can't help thinking that this may be a waste of time. As the beer goes, it has a coppery honeyed color, some haze to it. Nice-enough looking but these foamers usually are a bad sign.

Aroma - a bit funky but rather non-descript.

Taste - somne of the lower rated reviews state this as very bitter and astringent. That with the runaway head, I have a feeling the bottle is infected. It has that classic acrid, dry and bitter taste. Against my better judgment I take a healthy pull from the glass anyway (hey there's no pathogens in beer, right?), and I am rewarded with the faintest hint of fruitiness/hoppiness in the back but this is very dry, sharp, and unpleasant to me otherwise, and way gassy. I can taste parts of the beer that I think I'd like, but this bomber is a goner.

Mouthfeel - uber-crisp of course, the body has a medium feel and a layer of smoothness that I like.

Drinkability - probably pretty good with an intact bottle. I can't totally bottom out the score, I'm still nipping at the beer as I type, maybe got a third of it down, but I am always disappointed with infected bottles as I can't always find another sample easily. I'll keep my eyes open for this one though and give it another shot.

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.

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.

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 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.

NICE, NOT MUST HAVE!

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 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 mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

golden yellow with a thin off white head. Decent lace left behind from a sparkling clear liguid. A nice bit of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom.

Smell was light, with the biggest hints coming from grain, and a nice bread tone. Slightly sour tones present as well, maybe some sour grape or apple.. Nice play on the palate and a decent hoppy aftertaste. Biggest flavors were by far malts and grains

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 JordanEllwanger
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of smellandsip37
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
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

Photo of thesarahfuller
2.99/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

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.

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 rinhaak
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a Sams Perfect Pint glass.

I rarely comment on the appearance of the bottle itself, but in this case, I think it deserves a mention.

The bottle is extraordinarily informative, giving the exact latitude/longitude of all their hop yard and Barley farm. They list every malt used, every hop used, the yeast used, the plato, ibu, and alpha acid.

But they don't list the ABV. ???

The beer pours a very clear light gold. There is a big head that lingers for a few minutes, but fades away leaving a nice lace behind.

The nose is crisp and clean - though simple - that really displays their hops.

With lots of carbonation in the mouth, the taste is citrusy and hoppy, but this evolves beautifully into a wonderful toasted malt finish. For me, this finish is really what elevates this beer from an average beer to something a bit better.

Overall a well made, and well balanced beer that really doesn't try to do too much. It's clean, it's refreshing, it's got a very pleasant (though not complex) hop profile that takes center stage up until the finish, at which point their Dare Malts shine. Additionally, the beer has a great value: I only paid $6. Well worth the price, and a nice refreshing brew.

Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.