Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA
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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPARogue Farms 7 Hop IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,465
ABV:
7.77%
Score:
88
Ranked #9,374
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 10.13%
Reviews:
205
Ratings:
1,458
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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPARogue Farms 7 Hop IPA
Notes: 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.
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Photo of WanderingRonin
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy appearance with an almost muddy amber/ brown color to it, pours with a half finger worth of anemic looking head that has poor retention to it and leaves watery lacing that runs down the side of the glass.

Nice aroma to it, a bit more ale character then most IPA's with a good amount of caramel malt to it, as well as some fruity hop notes of apricot, citrus and melon.

Good amount of fruity hop flavors forward, mildly bitter with a nicely balanced blend of apricot, grapefruit and marmalade flavors to it.

Smooth bodied malt base with a good amount of sweetness to it's dark amber caramel flavor, some hints of toasted biscuits with a faint coffee bitterness and ghostly hints of amaretto towards the back end.

Finish is a bit more of the IPA expected with a bitter, pithy orange flavor that has a faintly astringent, pine hint to it that lingers on the aftertaste.

Medium bodied with a fairly below average amount of carbonation to it keeps if from really feeling “bright” but it is well balanced with a fruity, caramel ale sweetness forward and a moderately bitter IPA finish to it.

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Photo of tone77
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a burnt orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of melons, some tropical fruits. Taste is melons, light pine, a strong malt backbone, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of KooVee
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle, both fresh and almost a year old.

Gold side of amber, nice half a finger foam that only fades slowly.

Aroma is tropical fruit when fresh, turning towards stone fruit as the beer ages. Pine with just a hint of citrus.

The taste is delightful.. the hops in perfect balance with the body until the end of bb. Just the right amount of sweetness, even whe mature. Aftertaste of sweet stone mixing with a complex bitterness.

Overall a very good 1 1/2 IPA. No alcohol even when close to 8%. Aging potential to explore.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.96/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

**
03/13/14
Bright orange color, with a small white head. Aroma Is Hops, flowers. Taste is smoke, ash, bitter hops. Some citrus in the aftertaste. Very smooth, but I don’t love the flavor."

**

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Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Opened two months after Christmas - got as a present. Definitely the malt has taken over. But I've been corrupted by the Mosaic hop. This is ok, I'll have to try it more fresh.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got this beer for Christmas from my cousin and decided to have it tonight as the bottle that's breaking up the Greenpoint cans that I'm slowly going through. Haven't had a Rogue beer in ages (I love the Shakespeare Stout!) but this one was a good brew to get back into the groove with. Full of hops, oil, and flavor, it went down easily without feeling too heavy and the 7.77% ABV was a nice touch as well!

This had a nice, amber pour to it along the line of the Troegs Nugget Nectar (which used to be my gold standard) and with plenty of sudsy head to top it off. Slightly hazy, this left behind a nice amount of soapy lacing on the side of my pint glass, along with one fat ring a little less than halfway down. Nice amount of metallic burn, earthy bitterness, and crystalline sweetness in the very muted but steady nose as these all came through a bit stronger in the taste. With so much going on here, it was tough to pick out various notes but this felt like an Amber, an IPA, and a Barleywine all thrown into one; with a hint of barnyard funk thrown in for the hell of it! Fairly slick and very oily, this felt nice on the palate as each slip slid right down without me even attempting to have that happen. A dank, earthy, and weedy aftertaste lingered but that too, wasn't terribly potent.

Plenty of alcohol in this but not enough to overpower everything else that was going on. Quite an interesting brew, this was a step up from how I remember Rogue beers tasting. Ideally, this would get a 3.77 from me but this was better than that, and enough to ask for an 8 or 9 hop beer down the road. If it had this balance and well-rounded nature, I'd give that a go in two seconds!

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Photo of TheHexIsReal
4.89/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As you crack open the bottle you’re hit with a month-watering aroma of malted orange rind, and star anise imparting light malted citrus note that's crisp and almost peppery, yet refreshing. The brew pours a very hazy golden cooper with a light head.

Upon sipping the month feel is medium bodied, mildly carbonated and exceedingly smooth. The medium bitter melody of the hops blend seamlessly before tailing off into the mild citrus end note. Each slip imparts a crispy mouth feel that pleasantly coats your month. A hint of malt rounds off the experience and encourages a second slip.

I was worried the milder bite of the hops would be overwhelmed with the building sweet malt, but the beer remained crisp and balanced to the end. Landing it off the charts on the drinkable scale.

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Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber color with an orange hue. One can tell that this is a hoppy drink considering towards the end of the pour, hops sediment is visible. Minimal head for the style, it soon dissipates but leaves a thin collar that retains. Nevertheless, despite the thin head, it’s an attractive looking drink.
Tropical fruit greet the nose in all their juicy sweetness. I detect mango, papaya, guava, pineapple and passion fruit. The malt aroma hints at crystal/caramel.
First impressions in the mouth are of a rather clean and dry palate brew that belies the juicy sweetness of the aroma. The malt texture feels full and bready. However, the 7 varieties of hops soon make their presence felt. They provide a moderate bitterness and flavors of pine and tobacco in the finish. Unlike the aroma, they hint more at citrus, grapefruit pith and light lemon tartness, rather than tropical fruit. Also, as the drink warms, the sweetness opens up and reveals a silky caramel flavor.
Medium bodied with a supple malt fullness. Oily and slick, yet, dry. The carbonation is soft and gentle. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light amber, cloudy with a little carbonation, and topped with 2 fingers of creamy, beige head.

Smells fruity and hoppy. Caramel and lilacs, oranges and pine. Lemon zest, and apple sauce.

Sweet and caramel like, but full of tropical fruits, oranges and children's aspirin. Pineapple and jackfruit, pine and a dull, bitter finish. Getting lemons and lemon zest as well.

Medium, slightly resinous and sticky body, with medium to low carbonation.

Got this yesterday at Namton's, drinking it today at home. Very balanced and flavourful beer. More of a showcase for hops, but not overly hopped compared to some brews.

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Photo of LifesAnesthesia
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - opaque amber/orange with a very big, think, and dense frothy head that sticks around and leaves behind some lacing. It's pretty rare you see a head like this on an IPA. Very nice looking beer.
S - piney hops, citrus, and malt - not too strong.
T - Follows the nose. Hop forward with nice notes of pine, citrus, and a nice malt backbone to tie it all together. There's also a slight note of caramel throughout.
F - Medium to full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Somewhat creamy as well - not surprising considering the dense head.
O - This is a really nice IPA that puts together some great hop, pine, and citrus notes. While it's nothing crazy in terms of being something experimental, it's definitely a solid IPA from Rogue that everyone should try.

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Photo of csmrx7
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I can't put my finger on this one.

Colour is nice, nose is great but the taste is leaving me something synthetic, almost fake minty.

Might be the strong sweet caramel malt mixed with the resiny pine hops.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From Elcervecero. In Teku glass. Playing Mirrored Ch1 + Watching Games of Thrones 7x03. Bomber. More pine soup, resinous and alcoholic than their 6 hops version. I think I prefer that one over this, as it was more balanced and drinkable

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a hazy amber with a thick, durable, light tan head. Initial impression is citrus, pine, caramel and bready malts, some floral stuff going on...I'll admit that my palate is not sufficiently finely-tuned to discern all that is going on, flavor-wise. Seven hops indeed. Mouthfeel is just short of chewey, and carbonation is just on the light side of medium. Finish is sweetish, but with a residual hops bite in the back of your throat. Alcohol (7.77% - really?) is nicely hidden. Quite tasty, although a little cloying and too malty for my tastes.

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Experienced on a fiery twilight, after gardening. Brew and sweat!
Poured into a pint glass (Falstaff Beer glass, family heirloom, from the 50s or 60s!)

Nice smoke from the bottle. A smokey, murky orange, tint of brown. Thin head, tuns of lacing.

Malty citrus scent.

Bountiful bubbles on the foretaste, and then some! Creamy malt, which smothers the pine, followed with hints of caramel. A sour bite on the aftertaste, which works! With an epilogue of sharp citrus, this brew is a flavor maze!

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Photo of scrooge-mcduff
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 660ml bottle into IPA glass (best before date was 01/05may/2017 and drunk on 31/5may/2017)

Look: Off white creamy 2 finger head, good head retention and high lacing. Cloudy with a caramel/amber colour (15 on the BJCP chart). Low moderate carbonation.

Smell: Straight off the bat pine and a caramel sweetnes present, floral notes, followed by some grapefruit (and maybe pineapple) and floral notes, typical of American IPA style. Ethanol very slightly.

Taste: Floral and citrus notes much less present, with the hoppy bitterness very forward (unsuprising for 76 IBU) malt balance. Ethanol subtle but more present than in the nose.

Feel: Creamy but not as smooth as competitors, noticeably carbonated, ethanol present throughout, combining to a chewy mouthfeel overall.

Overall: For a beer that had "expired" this was a very enjoyable beer. On nearly every page apart from BeerAdvocate this is listed as an American Imperial/Double IPA and I feel this has more in line with that than a traditional American IPA. The price tag at AUD$9 (possibly owing to the expiration date) was more enticing than the AUD$22 normal price though.

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Photo of MackT
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy amber/honey from the bottle. Slight head, minimal retention. Hints of honey & malt up front. Aftertaste is a bit off, slightly resinous, but certainly not a deal breaker. Nice IPA, would buy again.

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Photo of haines710
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a six pack in Wilmington Delaware since I was intrigued. Now on my second bottle and have to say that this is an enjoyable beer. Pours a burnt orange color. The taste and feel of this beer is similar to Lagunitas Brown Sugga. This is a rich malty beer. I enjoy as a night time slow drinking beer.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a pint glass at Dog In Yard, Bangkok.

Translucent amber orange in color, it comes with thick creamy off-white head that withstands with great retention before slowly sinking to an eternal foamy crown and leaving plenty of sticky lacing here and there.

Loads of fruity and juicy hop in a nose, there comes citrus, tropical, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, lime, as well as spice, resin, and intense pine. Malt is also significant with its caramel and sweet candy.

Big and bold hop through the palate sensation, it nicely discloses with notes of tropical, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, lime, spice, resin, and solid piney bitterness. Malt plays as the supporting role with its rich sweet candy, bread, and caramel. The end and aftertaste is lasting with persistent hop bitterness together with some residual malt sweetness.

Medium body with low carbonation and only a little bit of crispness through the palate, the feeling is quite smooth with a typical dry finish. Oh yes. 7 heaven!

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Photo of donspublic
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into pint, massive 2 finger light caramel head, lives forever, great lacing. Hazy Amber in the glass. Smell knocks you in the face with pine and pineapple with some caramel malt sweetness pushing thru there is an underlying dankness here also. Taste is pretty much like it smells, pine and Crystal malt. As it warms there is some citrus peaking out. Great beer, great creamy mouthfeel, no alcohol heat coming thru

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Photo of Kinger22
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
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 +11.9%
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 -3.5%
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 +5.8%
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 Shanex
3.99/5  rDev +1%
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 -8.4%
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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