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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPARogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

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.

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

Pours dark, with a very respectable head/effervescence for its high ABV.

Aroma is stronger and more hop-forward than the 4-hop variety, but the profile is still along the same lines: earthy, piney, a bit of spice and minimal fruit.

Tastes sharp. Hops up front. The hops are piney, the malt has a little sting of tobacco to it, and the finish is very yeasty. It's good, but not as good as the 4.44% variety.

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Photo of vladdswrath
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy honey with lots of carbonation in the glass with a big sudsy head. Smell is faint, but swampy and resinous, with a hair of citrus and floral notes. Taste is a nice straight forward IPA, sweet undertones with a nice cutting bitterness to cap it off. There doesn't seem to be much unique about it, despite the inclusion of seven different hops, but it's quite tasty nonetheless. Mouthfeel is nice, if maybe a little over-carbonated. Overall, it's a really tasty brew, but not quite unique enough to justify the big price tag. ($7.99 a bomber around here.)

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Fruity. Hard candies, melon and tangerine. Orange. Sweet, eathy Malt background. Not terrible, but not very good. Dry. Eh. Think Two Hearted but only not as good.

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Photo of itsmarkalbert
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Eh. What can I say. It kind of just falls flat. Appearance marginal. Nice honey color. Residual protein and yeast cells pollute its cleanliness if you have a rough pour. Head is minimal and settles too quickly. Slight lacing on the glass. Smell is good. Like warm dough as it rises. Feels crisp and light on the tongue. Slightly over carbonated. It finished bold and bitter like it has plenty of the 7 hop varieties that it lends its name too but, this single fact alone takes it into the abyss. It tries to be everything and, in turn, lacks identity. It's attempted complexity becomes a testament to its failure at just trying to be what it wants to but, will never, achieve "a good beer."

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank in Café Académico.

A: The body is orange-y opaque with a white head that has some retention and lots of lacing.
S: Orange and resinous aroma with a minor but interesting yeasy profile that I wasn't expecting.
T: The taste is fruity, with mango undertones and orange points on a hoppy basis.
M: The body is great, medium to high with an awesome carbonation.
O: My first Rogue, I won't forget this mouthfeel. Great stuff here!

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Photo of stevoj
3.37/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draft at Lucky 13 - Boise. Mildly hazy, thin head, streaky lacing. Aroma is part floral, part soapy, part pine, which I guess should be expected when blending so many hop varieties. Taste reflects the aroma, with the soapy characteristics rising to the front. That's also what lingers, for quite a while. Not for the hop squeamish.

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Photo of do_ob
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle into a snifter. Copper in color with amazing clarity. Topped with 1.5 fingers of soft, dense, white foam. Weak aroma, but I get hints of mango, tangerene, hop resin, citrus, and pine. Incredibly fruity on the taste, but not a typical tropical profile. This is like grapefruit, mango, pineapple, etc infused with artificial sugar, almost like a tropical bubblegum or something. Definitely on the sweet side, and a touch malty. Despite the name, little hop bitterness is there. Decently creamy mouthfeel, and a damn near perfect weight.

Overall, it's okay. Not what I was expecting by any means.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured in chalice at Cut in Las Vegas

Copper color, clear, of white one finger foam cap , good lacings

Aroma of citrus, tangerine, orange hops

Taste of citrus hops over malt base

Good beer

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