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Rogue Santa's Private Reserve Ale, $18.99 a sixpack!?!

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by cpjtr9559, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. cpjtr9559

    cpjtr9559 Initiate (0) New York Nov 30, 2007

    i love this beer.my favorite red but why is it 18.00dollars a 6-pack?
  2. In my opinion, this is by far one of the worst beers I've ever had. I dont know if I had an "off" batch or what, but I know I wont be throwing my money away on it again- even at $12 a sixer..... sorry dude, but it looks to me like you've way over-paid.
    whendeathsleeps likes this.
  3. This was a near drainpour for me.
  4. Lordquackingstic

    Lordquackingstic Advocate (560) New York Jun 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    Never seen it for that much, that's a complete ripoff. I probably wouldn't buy it for 8 bucks a six pack, though...
  5. jtierney89

    jtierney89 Initiate (0) New Jersey Aug 15, 2011

    i think the beer is pretty good but rogue six packs in general are expensive. I'm the beer buyer at a liqour store in nj and our case cost is 40 bucks, so with the average retail markup of 30% it should be 12.99. you definitely overpaid and i guess the cost is on rogues side since the price seems to be high everywhere not just nj. also you dratically overpaid.
  6. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (675) California Dec 29, 2008

    The obvious answer is because it's a Rogue beer.
  7. BB1313

    BB1313 Poobah (1,010) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    That sounds like a major ripoff.. I've never seen it close to that much..
  8. $9.99 here. That sucks.
  9. frankb34

    frankb34 Savant (265) Massachusetts Sep 10, 2009

    I paid about 2.50 for a single and thought it was damn good. 12.99 for a six would be a fair price, certainly not 18 bucks.
  10. fehrminator

    fehrminator Advocate (570) North Carolina Jan 26, 2008 Beer Trader

    Maybe it was aged on a rare, first-edition novel.
  11. I like the bigger bomber style bottles just like with Mad Elf 6ers can get pretty expensive but a nice bomber does me just right price wise and drinking size wise !

    BEERMILER12 Champion (995) Maine Sep 11, 2010

    1) Rogue is fairly expensive in general and 2) Your store completely ripped you off
    chuckstout likes this.
  13. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    $18!?!?!? Wow, that's evidence of inflation!!!:eek:
  14. Wow. I'm so sorry. You contributed to Rogues Federal Reserve.
    audioserf and Jules11788 like this.
  15. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

    Que the next 40-50 posts about Rogue being too overpriced relative to the competition...

    which I totally agree with.;)
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  16. Jules11788

    Jules11788 Savant (420) California Feb 15, 2011

    I wish I could like this post twice
  17. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (630) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Beer Trader


    Dude, did you see you see the 13$ Sierra Nevada 12 packs right next to you? Bingo...
  18. I actually really enjoy this beer and it is 8.99 in Spokane (Total Wine), for a 6 pack. Not bad, especially for Rogue
  19. Rogue seems to have the biggest West to East coast price disparity I've ever heard of.
    I always got confused when people call Rogue overpriced, 6 packs are $9 and bombers are $5 here on the best coast.
    Bung likes this.
  20. Thats almos twice what I paid!
  21. e30todamax

    e30todamax Savant (355) Virginia Oct 5, 2012

    boo rogue?
    chuckstout likes this.
  22. $14.39 at The 'Garten...Last year was around $12.49 wich is just a tad over this year's cost! It has went up considerably...
  23. Sam_E

    Sam_E Aficionado (185) Ohio Oct 11, 2012

    NW ohio singles were about $2.50. so that $18 seems way too high
  24. I got a single for $1.79. You got ripped off.
  25. Damn, I just spent $16.99 on it. Didn't realize until I looked at the receipt. It never cost this much before. What gives? It's just a red ale. A fine red ale, but still....
  26. Schmuck82

    Schmuck82 Initiate (0) Texas Nov 13, 2008

    Typical Rogue.
    chuckstout likes this.
  27. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    I am only typing this much, because I think I have a minimum character to hit.

    F that.

  28. That and Yellow Snow are $16.99 where I live. I'd love to give it a try but not at that price. I like Dead Guy but its $14 a sixer. Too many other good beers for $10 a sixer.
  29. chuckstout

    chuckstout Savant (255) Ohio May 22, 2006

    Damn straight! I see a bunch of Rogues 11.99 six packs gathering dust at the beverage store I frequent.
  30. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Savant (315) Ohio Jan 24, 2010

    Rogue is a good beer, not a great beer, and receives more love than is warranted. Over priced IMO, I enjoy their brews, but rarely buy, as I get more bang for my beer buck elsewhere. $12.99 here, is too steep for nothing overwhelming.
    chuckstout likes this.
  31. My local bottle shop can't give them away!
    $8.99 a six pack just to clear inventory...
    powz87 likes this.
  32. Sounds just about right up here in lovely Edmonton, Alberta. Sigh.
  33. 51mmz0rz

    51mmz0rz Savant (320) New Jersey May 5, 2006

    $18.99 for 6 is the same as $5.75 for a 22oz bottle. Good to keep this in perspective, since most people don't flinch at a $6 bomber. (Though with people reporting lower prices for this beer in different regions, it does seem unfortunate.)
  34. semibaked

    semibaked Champion (830) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007

    It's Rogue, any price is too much.
  35. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Advocate (605) Ohio Feb 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    That's pretty steep! Here in OH it's about $12 for a 6-pack. I don't buy Rogue often though because it's fairly average stuff as far as craft beer goes.
    chuckstout likes this.