Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPARogue Farms 7 Hop IPA
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Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.77%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In a bold collaboration with Mother Nature, we grow our own varieties of aroma hops at Rogue Farms in Independence, OR. We also string, stake, train, test, trim, separate, sort, kiln and cool them. Brewmaster John Maier meticulously selected and blended 7 varieties of our aroma hops to create the bold and balanced profile of our 7 Hop IPA.

Added by oberon on 01-24-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
183
Ratings:
1,384
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.23%
 
 
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Photo of Kinger22
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first thing I noticed when I opened this beer was the strong, tropical aroma that burst from the can. It poured a beautiful hazy, burnt irange with a quickly dissipating head. The taste is very similar to the smell, with added levels of caramel and hops. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of Milesdig
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Stopped in Average Joe's tap house by work and they had this brew on tap and just finished the first one. I have two words for you....
Fucking Delicious.
This beer a beautiful dark amber gold with sexy creamy head that lingers. When my nose hit I can smell right away the awesome dank bouqet the brewmaster selected. Very very nice and piney and floral and dank amd earthy. Each hop seems to shine thru on this one. Just enough malt to balance it all out nicely. I love this beer so far. Well into my second one now. Does not dissappoint at all. Feelin the well hidden alcohol already too :) cheers

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Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A nice bubble show brings on the two inch head with the hazy amber liquid beneath; decent retention leads to strands of lacing

Smell: Toasted bread and caramel, buttressed by orange peel and pine

Taste: Toasted bread and caramel forward, with the sweetness building on the tip of the tongue; through the middle, the candied orange peel and pine flavors build, with the hops in balance with the malts in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Decidedly old school but nothing to seek out among the current IPA offerings

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Photo of Monkey-D-Luffy
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Four pack of 12oz bottles, purchased warm, chilled and poured into an IPA glass.

L - Deep amber color with a 1 finger head that dissipates slowly and laces the glass well

S - Overtly dank pine front and center with bready malts saying a quick hello in the background

T - Deep dank pine and hop resin, malty backbone but the pine overpowers all

F - Medium bodied, light carbonation. Resinous and a bit oily.

O - Holy hops batman! You can taste and feel the 7.77% ABV in this one, a bit of a belly warmer that doesn't hide the ABV. This isn't a beer for the novice IPA drinker, or the faint of heart. Big dank pine notes roundhouse kick your taste buds with bready malt bringing up the rear to steal your wallet and shoes. Another fine offering from Rogue, but if you're not a hardcore Westcoast IPA drinker this won't be your bailiwick.

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Photo of JakeScully
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased this one online, and poured the 12oz bottle into a teku.

A great west coast IPA, not sure if it was as fresh as other Oregon BAs have the chance to get them but it was a good one. These kind of brews is what lack in Europe.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Unknown vintage; drank 2/6/16 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque orange rust appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice off-white head; a frothy curtain of lace.

Pine needle, caramel, banana & grapefruit notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Caramel & grapefruit flavors up front; dry pine needle notes on the finish. Bold flavors, but this is not my IPA profile. I've had my last.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. The aroma and taste both feature a lot of sweetness from the malt that is balanced nicely with fresh hop notes/flavors. There ia little too much warmth that sneaks into the finish from the alcohol.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is amber, a little dense looking, but the head is light tan and made up of fine bubbles; some light lacing on the glass as its emptied.

Smell is malty, citrusy, light honey, some caramel maybe some toffee, some earthiness. I think the aroma is where this beer is most unique and presents the depth of the 7 hops - though hard to pin point, the interplay of malt/honey/caramel with citrus/earth/grass/pine is subtle but pleasant and enticing.

Taste is follows the aroma with a lead of some sweeter flavors: honey/caramel are dominant, then some light toffee and transition to hops and citrus prominent with some lighter earthy notes.

Mouthfeel is bitter, not over carbonated - as some others have eluded to the flavor and balance are similar to a strong ale - maybe its time for a an american strong ale category to bridge amber ale/ipa/dipa - strong, malty, hoppy ales.

anyway, overall a good beer with some strong malt flavors for an ipa and subtle hop complexity.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rogue Ales "7 Hop IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating

Carefully poured so as to leave the lees behind, 7 Hop Ale delivers a mainly clear amber-copper body beneath a massive head of off-white froth. The head retention is good, which is nice because there really aren't that many bubbles rising from below (it's got a soft carbonation and medium body which leaves it smooth across the palate like a "real ale") and the lacing is remarkable, leaving intricate broken sheets and foamy rings throughout the entire glass.

The aroma displays a decidedly caramelish malt along with floral, herbal, woody, and spicy hops with a hint of grapefruit and lemon, as well as a very light touch of pine and grass. I initially though of English East Kent Goldings, but I think I was led in that direction by the malt (although it is woody and floral). I then changed my mind to think of it as more Germanic and "noble" with its floral and spice combination, but then I found hints of citrus which are clearly American - and which then brings us full circle! It's really interesting, and charming, but not that bold overall (so don't expect to be wowed).

The flavor follows the aroma, and the malt and yeast are really quite reminiscent of English strong ales, but the spicy and floral hops remain Germanic. And, again, the gentle citrus (which quite often appears more like orange than lemon or grapefruit) brings in a Pacific northwest component. A solid bitterness backs it, balancing the honey-like sweetness of the malt, and it finishes dry, and not surprisingly, hoppy. The alcohol shows neither in the aroma nor the flavor, although it may be contributing something to the spiciness, and if that's the case it's only helping to balance it and doing no harm. You will, however, feel its strength about 3/4 of the way through a glass. I initially thought that the "7 hops" with "7.77% ABV" was a little gimmicky, but in the end if it works out with such balance I don't really mind.

Conclusion: Quite enjoyable! I've tended to avoid beers that claim 'this many hops' or such-and-such fearing that they'd be unbalanced hop-bombs, but this is entirely the opposite. Despite its strength it's remarkably drinkable, and if the alcohol didn't stop me I could easily see enjoying three or four of these while out at the local with the lads.

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Photo of delta490
3.36/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A deep cloudy orange-gold with a big foamy off-white head. The head has great retention and leaves hunks of a small sticky lacing. Both the aroma and the taste are OK. There is faint hops (maybe pine) and a little bit of malt sweetness. It has a medium-weight body, not too heavy or thin, with a mostly smooth feel, a little carbonated, and a faintly dry finish,

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Photo of RJLarse
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I bought a bottle of 7 Hop IPA in a bottle shop. Poured in to a schooner.

Pours a tarnished gold color, chill haze, and a modest foamy white head.

Smell is a lot of pine, turpentine aromas, as opposed to citrus.

Taste is a lot of caramel up front, with a bitter pine finish.

Mouthfeel is wet, but slightly cloying.

Overall a good IPA. I make closer to an Imperial than a regular IPA. Not as good in my opinion as the 6 Hop.

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Photo of TerryW
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looking beer, big heac, really impressive lacing. Nicely balanced nose, hops and malts, neither really dominating, but leaning to the sweet side from malts. Sweet up front, bitter hops to finish. Tasty but not a serious hop bomb. Balance again. Pretty nice drinking.

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Photo of Craig-er
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful copper orange color displayed in my Duvel glass. Nice ale smell. Prior review I agree with the sweet tangerine taste. Lovely. Nice semi bitter aftertaste. Overall, a nice beer that improves as the beer warms. Worth a taste.

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Photo of FFreak
3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A fairly clear copper color with a two-finger white head that dissipates slowly and leaves minimal lace. Smell is pine, citrus and malt. Taste is malty and bitter. Feel is medium-full, slick, nicely carbed. Overall, a fair to good example of the west coast style.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at Mellow Fellow in Reno across from the Aces ballpark before a game. This is basically a brutal bitter ale with more variety hop wise.

Nice copper appearance, small head on the top. Aroma was hoppy, a unique mix of stuff, not easily identifiable given the interplay of 7 different varieties.

Essentially taste was the usual mix of crystal malt, pacman yeast, and different hops you don't always see. Its a viscous mouthfeel, hides the alcohol kind of. Its one of their better hoppy beers, something they don't do all that often (or well) usually. Notes of pine are most prominent from the hops. Wouldn't buy it in bomber format, expensive price per oz for what you get. There isn't a lot of ways you can reinvent the wheel from a double ipa standpoint, so this does have a little bit going for it in the unique hop bill, but it doesn't produce results that say rush out and buy more.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I pour this beer in a beautiful handcrafted IPA glass from Orrefors Sweden. Craftbeer in craftglass!

It has a nice dark amber/orange color with a three finger hig, white/yellow head. The beer is hazy. It looks very tasty!

Nose: Orange marmalade, Pine, resin, hops, syrup, honey and caramel malt.
Taste: Orange, grass, resin, caramel malt, lime, grain and dried fruit.
Mouth: Full body and medium carbonation. Oily and thick, almost creamy texture.
Great bitterness at the end. Dry.

A great beer!

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Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep golden amber, very cloudy, and almost syrupy look. A single finger head with loads of lacing. Smell is all hops, citrus, and pine. Lots of differing subtle hop hits on the palette. Not as strong and hoppy as I was expecting. For the ABV, it drinks quite smoothly. Moutfeel is heavy and syrupy - almost like you're chewing it. Very good IPA and would definitely have again.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle copped from Total Wine and More. I was rather let down by this latest Rogue offering. Didn't do much for me. Alcohol was not well masked, and the beer seemed unbalanced. Strong pine aroma definitely was noticeable, but the flavor was lackluster.

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Photo of teromous
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bottle I have is 12 ounces with a recycled paper looking label. I don't see any bottle date listed.

Appearance: The body of the beer is very hazy and I can barely even make out a shadow through it. The body is a tawny amber and the head is a lightly tobacco stained white color. The head is fluffy and it has good retention. Excellent lacing.

Aroma: There is a sweet smelling caramel candy aroma with some pine and a bit of lemon. It is not the strongest smelling aroma but it is nice.

Taste: A lemon flavor comes through at first and it gives this bright opening to the beer. With the sweet malty aroma I was half expecting a lot of sweet malty flavor but it is not; it is very bright from the onset. It then transitions to a bit of pine with somewhat of a lime flavor. The finish has a bit of grain flavor that is nondescript but the added flavor helps to brace the beer and give it a bit of support.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is on point. It is bright and tingly right as the lemon and lime flavors of the beer start to peak which gives it this great elevation. It has a slightly off-dry finish and a nice bitterness.

Overall: I really liked this beer. It had this sweet smelling malt aroma and then this bright lemon-lime flavor with a bubbly character all wrapped up with pine. If that is the kind of IPA you are looking for then I really would recommend it. I wish I could tell how fresh this beer is because while I would drink it again I am a bit concerned that the drinking experience might not be the same. It is worth the risk of buying it without knowing though.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy burnt orange with a dish soap foamy head that lasts forever. Citrusy, candy, menthol hops in the aroma, bit of biscuity malt as well. The taste is hops first with a minty and coarse edge to the citrus and pine onslaught. Lemon and herbal hop notes also show - you can tell many hop varieties were used in this beer. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and somewhat cloying. Lots of fruity hops and moderate bitterness in the off dry finish.

A decent IPA with a bit of coarseness in the hop profile. Still very nice and worth a try.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.84/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-draught @ Rogue San Francisco. Collab with Mother Nature.

Sweetens on the finish, delving into a fruit sherbet flavour I'm none too keen on. Coating mouthfeel. Medium-bodied.

C (2.84) / AVERAGE

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Slightly hazy, medium gold in color, white head. Some lacing. Nice hoppy aroma - mix of flavors. Not overly bitter, nice hop flavor. Light malt component. Smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of TrueOregonian
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L- Hazy amber with 2 inches head that lasts

S- pine, citrus, Hoppy

T- Hoppy, resinous, floral, slight grapefruit finish. Well made beer.

O- Great hop profile on this beer and you can pick out the tastes easy.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy amber color, one finger off-white head, low carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits!

T: Hoppy, sweet, fruity. Bitter aftertaste.

F: Smooth, drinkable.

O: Very nice IPA, really enjoyed on this scorching hot Greek summer :)

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Dark, glassy orange coloring with a healthy dose of carbonation. A foamy, light beige colored head is 2 fingers and stood proud and sturdy with a porous and bubbly consistency. Love the coloring. Mulitple band lacing down the vessel.

S: Sweet tangerine and tropical fruit. Similar to their 4 hop this was a touch softer in strength and i think a bit less complexity wise. A bit of citrus flower hops on the close of short duration.

T: Dank orange and grapefruit, nice zesty and fresh, wet offering upfront, settles to a lightly dry tropical hop and citrus finish. Pine and crystal malt adds spiciness and a lightly toasty flair with a respectable amount of hopping. A bit of a sour twang of lemon-grapefruit hops were flowery on the finish and swallow.

M: Medium body, lightly syrupy feel, nice thick consistency, oily and light carbonation.

O: a nicely hopped ipa, layered with some complexity, quenching with some citursy pine hops and toasted depth gives this alot to be thankful for.

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