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25 IntegrityAle25 IntegrityAle

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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by oberon on 11-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 122
Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into signature pint glass; no bottle dating, but was a recent release. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, grape, honey, biscuit, cracker, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop, malt, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, grape, honey, biscuit, cracker, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, grape, honey, biscuit, cracker, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of malt, hop, and fruity yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, bready, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good blonde ale. All around good balance and robustness of hop, malt, and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Opened 1/6/15... seeing as how this was brewed in 2013, it's probably well over a year old. Here we go...

A: Pours a copper color with 2 fingers of fluffy head that slowly fades down to a decent cap that leaves some nice lacing

S: Herbal, tea-like hops and apple stand out the most. Plenty of general fruitiness as well, plus some light maltiness and sweetness. Not half bad given the age

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the tea-like herbal hops plus the apple notes, as well as some grape notes as well. Fruitiness comes in along with a wave of maltiness that provides a light sweetness that cuts the hops. Finishes with a very light bitterness and a bit of a musty quality (my guess is some oxidation from the age)

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Surprisingly holding up great with the age, which is a rarity with lower abv brews like this. Very drinkable and approachable, with nothing offensive or off-putting. Time to crack it open if you're still holding on to it for whatever reason

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear darker copper, not sure if this would still be considered a Blonde. A head a light lemon shade of cream, fluffy and fine, of decent retention. Smells of caramel, resin, biscuits, esters. Tastes (and looks) like an English Pale to me. Caramel, light almost apple-like tartness, toasty or biscuity notes, and tea, peppercorn, leaf matter, and rind in the finish. Medium-bodied, fine bubbles, sloshy, velvety, moderately crisp.

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Photo of RyanPoff
3.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber from Libation Station.

A: Foamy orange off white head that pours a kind of copper color. Appealing, but rather standard.

S: Malts leading with faint hops. Notes of caramel linger.

T: Well-balanced APA between malts and hops. Very drinkable and tasty, but nothing very memorable or offensive.

M: Very well balanced between smoothness and carbonation. Medium bodied. Again, above average, but nothing that exudes the flashiness of the bottle.

An above average, very drinkable, but run of the mill beer. At $6.99 for a 22 oz, it's just way overpriced. There are plenty of $8-$10 6 pack options that are offer much the same experience.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.64/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the metallic silver bottle into a shaker pint glass. Darker than blonde, a light ruddy amber color with a rich, billowing off-white head. Aroma quite mellow and downplayed, sweet honey malts, a little graininess, dry pears, very faint pine. Initial sips closely match the nose, honeyed breakfast cereal-like grains that are perhaps a tad coarse and husky, maybe some burnt caramel, but as one proceeds some grapefruit and gummy candy flavors develop nicely. Rather low carbonation and although the body is rather thin, the whole thing translates as a little syrupy on my tongue. Finish is grains sloshed with grape juice, ends abruptly. I don't know. This brew is a different direction for Rogue, less aggressive hopping and more dry grain that is usually the case, with some mouthfeel issues. Too thin and undercarbonated yet with considerable residual sweetness that is just kinda left there on its own, insufficient hops providing meager backup.

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Photo of cpolking
3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours orange honey golden to light copper in color. There is over an inch of thick, creamy, foamy off-white head. It does leave rings of sticky lacing down the glass.

The aroma is malty, malted barley, touch of honey sweet, orange, a touch spicy/herbal.

The taste is fairly true to the aromas, hitting all the same notes, and then barreling to a surprisingly bitter finish, fairly dry.

It drinks smooth, medium-bodied, with refreshing, but not overdone, carbonation.

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Photo of ZakFaruki
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Poured from the distinct Silver bomber into a pint glass, pours a dark gold with a nice white head. a slight amount of lace around the glass

S: A bit of caramel malt and citrus hop, nothing too crazy

T: Semi-sweet malt on the nose, paired with a bit bitter malt, a slight citrus zing as well

F: Rather light, and flat to be frank

O: A mediocre pale ale for an anniversary beer, its stayed intact fairly well for a two-year old beer.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired this big silver ceramic bottle from the local beer store. The name of this beer is actually just Rogue Integrity Ale, according to the Rogue website, so someone should fix that. Anyway, it's been a little while since I had anything from Rogue, but my expectations are good.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours just over two fingers of fluffy soapy off-white head on top of a beautiful light honeyed orange colored body. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is pretty light. Honeyed graham cracker malts, hint of creaminess, & a hint of herbal hop presence, but this is mostly just a malt bomb.

T - Taste follows the nose: bready pilsner malt taste, some honey, graham crackers, biscuit, and faint citrus / earthy herbal hoppiness. Again, mostly a straight forward malt showcase.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with good frothiness, and good duration of flavor. Dry, bready honeyed malt lingering long and hard on the palate. Light bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, I was expecting more hops, and more complexity with this one, but it's a simple well-made pale ale. Definitely seems a little bit tame and "normal", especially by Rogue's standards, but it was a solid drinking experience. Glad to have tried it.

Rogue Integrity Ale ---3.5/5

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the bottle in a snifter. This blonde pours a hazy blondish amber with a firm white head that lingers a good while till it dissipates to a thin layer of foam and a thick ring. Nose of herbal and floral hops, sweet malts, some lemon and apple notes as well. Flavors are up front bitter sweet with waves of sweet light caramel malts crashing into bittering hops with some notes of lemon zest, green apples, and floral hops rounding it all out into a rather approachable brew that finishes lightly bitter and moderately dry. Smooth quaffable mouth feel. Nice.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With its roots burred deep within the loins of Rogue's history, every now and then their Integrity Ale rears its beautiful head. And for their 25th Anniversary, the occasion presents itself!

As the exuberent ale pours, it does so with a solid gold color and a light haze that saturates its glimmer of gold. Perhaps strewed as straw or hay-like, the ale casts a frothy eggshell white foam that caps the beer with confidence from sip 'til finish and laces the glass with broken rings along the way.

Its aromatics are a soft blend of honey and fresh baking bread to start. But its bouquet really opens up as orange blossom, honeysuckle and citrus notes command the nose. Yet heading into taste, its straw and herbal hop portrayal adds earthy tones.

Its taste is alive with the citrus and straw flavors as both hops and grain play a major role in the beer's start. Light cracker-like crispness leads to a quick citrus, herbal, floral bit that opens up with pink grapefruit, orange zest, straw, lemongrass, coriander and tea leaf before heading head-first into a pithy bitter finish with an aftertaste of lemon leaf and citrus peel.

Its mid-light body kicks off mild starch and grain. Yet its carbonation carries away much of its maltiness as the ale quickly favors biting vegetative bitterness and skim alcohol dryness.

This ale really harkens to time when brewers like Rogue established their origins. These are fantastic beers that simply get lost in the flavor spread that is today's craft beer scene. Thanks for a trip down Memory Lane, Rogue!

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.51/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a hazy orange amber color with a small head of white foam floating atop the brew. The head fades rather fast leaving a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of some honey and a bit of a grainy smell. Along with these smells are some caramel and citrusy aromas of grapefruit and some orange. Overall very mild and light.

Taste – The taste of the beer begins with a rather crisp and smooth bready taste with hints of a caramel and honey sweetness and a lighter hop flavor of a grapefruit nature. The grapefruit grows stronger as the flavor moves onto the end becoming the predominant hop flavor of the brew. The grapefruit never gets too overpowering however, always staying in pace with the malty flavors of the brew. The malty flavors upfront are of a more bready flavor transition to a more grainy like flavor with a bit of a hay-like flavor more toward the end of the taste. With a little bit of a grassy and herbal flavor also joining the taste at the end, one is left with a crisp but somewhat citrusy and grainy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness, creaminess, and carbonation for a brew of 5.2 % abv. It balances the citrus and grainy flavors of beer nicely and makes for a rather refreshing brew overall.

Overall - A rather refreshing beer for the most part. I am glad however that I tried it on tap as I paid $ 5.00 for a pint, where if getting a bottle I would have been rather disappointed at spending ~ $12 for a “lighter” beer of its nature. Refreshing and nice but not worth the big price tag for a bottle. Try it on tap if you get the chance.

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Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not the same as the old Integrity Ale,this is brewed as an American Golden Ale.Pours into an imperial nonic a clear medium golden with a sticky one finger white head atop that leave globs of lace as it settles slowly.Fruity malts in the nose along with more malty biscuit,leafy hops linger.Sweet caramel malts with light toast,a bit of soapiness and light leafy hops in the finish.This to me is much more malt driven than usual for Rogue,not bad.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle at 41 F poured into a pair of chalices. No date or bottle codes that I can find.

Pours slightly cloudy, ambery/orange, smallish head, some fine carbonation. Smell is mild, very little to say about it.

Taste is pretty mild, but it's a blonde I suppose. I think it's richer and more interesting than most blondes I've tried. Somewhat bready, slightly citrus.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, not sticky. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.47/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml silver painted bottle. As usual the label is bravado-heavy, with absolutely no mention of what the beer inside this marketing trope is. And why is the name mashed together here, when the otherwise useless label displays it as otherwise (ya know, in standard English?)

This beer pours a hazy medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of foamy, rocky, and mildly frothy ecru head, which leaves some drooping limestone arch lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of biscuity pale malt, middling orange citrus notes, understated earthy field honey, and grassy, herbal hops. The taste is semi-sweet caramel malt, a touch of biscuity breadiness, floral, soapy, and grassy hops, weakly fading honey, and some meekly lingering orchard fruitiness.

The bubbles are light, and mostly just plainly and agreeably frothy, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and smooth with very little other caveats, good or bad. It finishes barely off-dry, the grainy malt holding tight, while the mixed fruitiness waxes and wanes, and the weakly bitter leafy and grassy hops peter out much more consistently.

Another Rogue offering where the outside turns out to be way more sassy than the insides - which here involve a basic APA - decently malty, and yet a bit too underwhelmingly hoppy. A hard to explain criticism, as usual for this brewer - the quality isn't lacking, it's just hardly up to the price and overbearing machismo of, well everything about what I see before me now.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Found a bottle on sale, so likely well past prime...

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is amber, light tan head, fine bubbles.

Smell is very pleasant, bready, biscuity, a little yeasty.

Taste is aged, but bready, neutral, a little yeasty.

Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonated, a little drying.

overall a decent brew, but not out of the ordinary flavors or balance.

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Photo of Ego
3.11/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

quite the foamy bastard, almost three fingers of slightly off white head, clingy head made up of nice micro bubbles, a good amount of carbonation is present which of course feeds the head, slight orange hue and clear, pretty standard to above average fare

somewhat musty, mild caramel malts, very mild spice from the hops

taste etc...
pretty mellow, a mix of some spice, some sweetness, the malt profile is probably what jumps up first, Am I supposed to be wooed by the subtlety here... or bored by it ? this is so underwhelming on so many levels, just real middle of the road, a nice malt flavor and a hint of the hops really...

disappointing. I don't mind going with a non psycho style for an anniversary ale but this is just average at best

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Photo of Beermanmiles
3.07/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer makes me upset. First of all, it has a way higher alcohol content than this website says. I believe it is around 9% in fact, I do not have the bottle anymore so I am unsure. Either way this beer cost me like 25 dollars for only like a 16 oz (estimated) bottle. This is not that good. In fact is worse than most beers I have had in this category. Which by the way, I am not quite sure if this is a blonde. It has a much darker color than a blonde would. It taste like strong ale as apposed to blonde. This beer is not worth the money. It kind of sucks. If you buy it, buy it for the bottle. The beer itself looks nice but that doesn't matter at all when it tastes like a 7 dollar bar beer not a 25 dollar distributor beer. If you got a pint of this at a bar, it would run you like 35 dollars. That may be a bit of an exaggeration but not a large one. If you order this, you are wrong, nuff said.

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Photo of rdilauro
2.88/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Poured a hazy amber with a creamy semi-white laced head. There really wasn't anything in the nose for this one. Couldn't distinguish any hops, malt, citrus, etc
The taste was ok, not hoppy or malty as the nose sort of made you figure that.
But what I REALLY liked about this beer was that the mouthful was ENORMOUS. Full, inviting, enjoyable, filling each part of your mouth with good honest beer
That alone made you come back for another sip

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Photo of q33jeff
2.72/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle to pint glass for super bowl 50. Gold, slightly hazy. Nice white head. Aroma is light yeast, light hops, malt, mold, honey. Taste is veggie, honey, light breadyness.

Unimpressive to start, But I grew into it a bit. Ok.

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Photo of RickS95
2.39/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It's a pretty beer. A burnt coppery orange beer, not dark, but dark enough to be opaque. Very fluffy head, tiny bubbles with just a few larger bubbles around the edge. Half a finger thing, bright white, and retains well. Thin lace eventually fades away.

Very malty nose with some floral and fruity notes. Think Germany with the pils malt/savory floral hop scents.

There's nothing special about the taste. It's not that it's bad, but you can find this anywhere. Very pilsnerish taste. Took points away because this is supposed to be an anniversary beer. Disappointing.

Slightly better than a macro. Light bodied, mostly bitter. Probably a thirst quencher, but doesn't work for me. Grainy feel, reminds me of rice adjuncts.

A total swing and a miss...and for an anniversary beer. Poor beer by Rogue.

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Photo of Bitterbill
2.25/5  rDev -33%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Bought locally.

It pours a 24K gold, has a 2 finger head of foam that does well with the lacing.

It has a grassy smell to it along with some earthy malty notes and grain

I can't say I taste any grassy hops; a mild, hard to describe bitterness, with an earthy maltiness that hits my tastebuds like umm..rotten fruit? Rotten vegetables? Man, I can't go on with this one. It's the drain for yee.

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25 IntegrityAle from Rogue Ales
3.36 out of 5 based on 122 ratings.
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