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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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BA SCORE
83
good

324 Ratings
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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jsh420 on 03-13-2010)
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Photo of Braz
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
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 GeorgeCarroll
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

Photo of bort11
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Photo of BMoney575
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 5-14-10

Pours a hazy golden orange color, with a foamy white head and epic huge bubbles of lacing. Very nice.

Smell is lightly sweet malt with a subtle hoppy kick. A little sweat sock, the malt adds an almost sour quality.

Taste is very tame, not much going on. Very light hops add a little citrus and bitterness, with not much malt to back it up. Slightly fruity, which helps.

Mouthfeel is very slick with tart carbonation, and slightly flat at the same time. A little odd.

Drinkability is good, easy and light.

Overall, not anything special or anything I'd seek out again.

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 CaptainNomihodai
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of ommegangpbr
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I seem to enjoy this style more than many others do. For me it merges aspects of English pale ales and well hopped pilsners. This rendition happens to be a tasty example of the style.
The hop character here reminds me very much of Saaz. The overall feel strikes me as a hoppy pilsner. Very light bodied, very drinkable but still with a lot of flavor. There's a freshness to the drinking experience, perhaps due to the First Growth ingredient tactic. I was curious as to what Rogue itself had to say about the beer but the Rogue site seems to have accidentally listed one of the First Growth beers twice to the exclusion of this one.
This is the kind of beer I'd like to have a six pack of in place of a fizzy yellow lager.

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ridgeline23
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of dalepryor
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Kromes
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
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 DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of hustlesworth
4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

american blonde ale? ok. seems more similar to an english style pale ale. and if it were, it would be the best american version of one i have ever had.

A- hazy dirty swampy golden orangeish brown. nice puffy buff colored head is stable and buildable. it's got that raw biscuit look. decent amount of webby lace as well.

S- sweet caramel toffee malt with a berry tartness and light citric hops. lemony-orange. and a touch of meaty pork. not too forward, but light, pleasant, and welcoming. woodsy, some vinous notes, and cookies.

T- delicious malt profile, its got that marshmallow thing goin on. herbal hop flavors linger continuously in the background hand in hand with a savory meatiness. caramel toffee butterscotch perhaps intentional diacetyl which i think is delicious. it is that characteristic that i associate most with english pale ale here. hops are like oregano and thyme, with some pine and lime pith. very well balanced. finishes with the same balance and lasting flavor. hops and cookie malt swing back and forth until they both fade away.

MF- soft medium carbonation, rolling feel, fitting to whatever style i feel like it is. grainy texture, not too light and not too heavy, falling somewhere on the fence of mouthfeel associated drinkability. dry enough, kinda sticky on the lips, and leaving a leafy feel in the back of the palate.

D- tastes very fresh and very rogue. estimating the abv at somewhere round 5% i think this bomber is da bomb. D through the roof homey! flavorful and modest, i dig the organic nature.

Photo of cbcrunch
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Reaper16
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber served into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Pours a nice looking shade of light-amber, bordering on yellow. It isn't completely translucent but you can easily make out the stream of bubbles rising upwards. The head shoots out at two fingers and settles down at one. It never fades from that one finger; impressive staying power. Decent lacing compliments the whole package. Impressive.

This beer smells of light hops and lightly nutty malts. Rogue's own proprietary "Dare" malt is the only malt used in this beer and it makes for a beer that doesn't give off any strong aromas. It is pretty average for a amber/blonde ale.

This beer tastes fairly floral from the hops used. Light bitterness and honeysuckle flavors accent the nutty, faintly butterscotch flavors of the "Dare" malt. This is very straightforward but well-executed.

Mouthfeel is nice; inoffensive, some carbonation, some slickness, doesn't give you anything to think about. I really think this is a VERY drinkable beer. Light and refreshing; this would be a lovely beer to bottle in six-packs.

Sometimes you just want a straightforward beer with a clean flavor profile. "Chatoe Rogue" First Growth Single Malt Ale fits that bill. The politics of the beer - sustainable, estate grown ingredients - is icing on the proverbial cake.

Photo of Irrationalist
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Pizza Paradiso, DC (Georgetown)

A: light orange; semicloudy; thin head, mixed-size bubbles; decent lacing
S: bubblegum, hoppy, persistent and very inviting
T: hops prominent--grass, hay; the (single) malt stays in the backseat, seems to be a medium roast; grapefruit rind on the tail end of the swig
M: silky, nice

Really good table beer

Photo of Bookseeb
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance has a slightly hazy golden straw color supporting a nice steady head leaving a nice curtain of lace. Smell has a nice floral hop aroma over the Dare malt. Taste having a bold, but not overassertive bitterness blending well with the sweetness of the malt. mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. An easy drinking PNW ale.

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Ego
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

eyes...
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.

nose...
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.

verdict?
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.

Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.