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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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Reviews: 176 | Ratings: 1,338
Photo of justintcoons
2.53/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Golden amber with 1 finger of loose bone-white head. Good clarity with moderate carbonation.

Honey, honeydew, cantaloupe, pine, grapefruit, caramel, and toffee.

Honeydew and cantaloupe. Firm caramel and honey backing. Finishes with some smooth pine and grapefruit zest. Residual sugars linger.

Medium bodied, crisp, oily, sticky, and semi-sweet with a medium-light bitterness.

The hops and malt are in perfect balance. It's a Rogue IPA, better known as an Amber Ale.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
2.93/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bright orange body, plenty of haze, topped by four fingers of billowing white foa. Dense lacing.

Big inviting mixed aroma. Apricots, pine, grapefruit and I'm not sure what else.

The malt doesn't really get a foothold, and there is an overriding piney hop taste from beginning to end that makes this surprisingly one dimensional considering the aroma and variety of ingredients. Slightly unpleasantly astringent aftertaste.

Ok medium mouthfeel.

I am not a Rogue brasher by any means, I'm a big fan of many of their beers, but this is a miss for me.

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Photo of Belekinbeer
2.94/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Smelled toasted bread with a earthy citrus. The toasty malts hit me first and the a spicy hop bit turning bitter. Not much head and no lacing. Good body. It was ok.

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Photo of Mini4x
2.94/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Nice to try a different option from Rogue, but yhis beer is definitely not worth going oug of your way to find. Ihave nothing really bad to say about it, but also nothing good either. Malty but not overly so, a bit syrupy mouthfeel. Its ok for a Monday night, but I would suggest passing on this one.

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Photo of Bitterbill
2.99/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This pours a bright and clear 24K gold with a 2 finger head of foam that does well with the lacing.

It has a good citrus and piney nose that smells like this bottle is really fresh; I assume that as Rogue does not believe in any sort of dating system for their bottles. For shame.

I get citrus grapefruit up front, some pine and grass following, and a heaping helping of caramel malt right before the finish. I find the overall tasting experience a bit on the rough side despite an attempt at some balance.

Medium bodied, same for carbonation, the mouthfeel seems harsh?

I'm not a fan of this IPA. 1 bottle and done.

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Photo of Braz
3/5  rDev -23.3%

A bit bland and flat. Might be the first Rogue beer I'm not nuts over. The flavors are there but somehow hidden at the same time. I'd say mainly grapefruit.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.01/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Hops and Pie. Slightly hoppy aroma. Malty flavor, some hops, reminds me of barleywine. Sub par IPA and not surprising considering the source.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.08/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

Heavy orange color, clear with now fog. White/slightly off white head.

Citrus in the nose, but very little in the taste. I am disappointed with the amount of citrus and hops in the taste of this. Very smooth malt with a light mouthfeel making this easy to drink, but does not have the amount of bitterness, citrus or hops that I was hoping would make this beer stand out.

Would like to try this on draft, but this one is just not for me.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.14/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bros say I have to review because my rating is an anomaly. Well, this beer was stale, nearly flavorless, funky aftertaste in the malts. Blegh. It isn't very good. Drink something else.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25


22 picked up tonight at the coop... clear orange with an okay white head.. spotty lacing and minimal retention. Nose shows pithy citrus hops but has a bit heavy pale malt with some heavier background caramel. Flavor is bigger bitter bite with an okay CCC hoppiness that moves into sorta watery toasty maltiness.. really doesn't ever mesh.. Good beer, but miles behind many/any proper IPA's coming out of the PNW.


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Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright amber/orange hue, white sticky solid head. Solid malt body, earthy herbal bitter end, smooth malt to balance. Lots of pine, medium-heavy body, faint citrus. Brisk carbonation, medium-heavy bodied. Nicely balance with lingering bitterness. Earthy pine bomb.

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Photo of Stignacious
3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

While I very well may have gotten a bad bottle, I can safely say that I am not impressed, par for the course for Rogue. Looks better than it tastes. Drab profile, bitter in the most basic sense with a lack of balance between malt and hop. Not worth the money

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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 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 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 cbutova
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- 12oz to a pint glass pouring with a mostly clear pale gold body and a fluffy thick white head. The two finger crown dies to a thick blanket and lacing stays in thick blankets.

S- General sweet and zesty citrus hops off the top with an orange feel atop spicy, floral and herbal notes. Semi sweet caramel malts join in with yeast bread.

T- Shifts a bit to the pine and earthy woodsy hop spectrum perhaps neck and neck with the sweet orange citrus. Floral, herbal, caramel, bready, cereal grain, grassy and spicy backbone.

MF- Fluffy and creamy overall texture and my favorite part of this brew. High end carbonation and a bitter pine finish.

Generic orange citrus, pine and floral hops without anything to really stick out and grab you. Malts interfere a bit with the the hops and it doesn't come off super clean.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

It's been quite some time since I have tried anything new from Rogue. I think I am in small brewery mode.

This beer suffers from what just about every other multi-hop beer suffers from: hop overload. Not that it is too hoppy, or anything like that. I could deal with that if it were the case. What's going on here is a complete muddling of hop character. Completely muddy with no clear definition of anything except too much piled on top of itself. In this day and age, there needs to be a more concise end product instead of a gimmick; which is what this seems to be.

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Photo of mverity
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a coppery orange amber with decent white head that faded into medium collar and wisps at the surface; none of which are uniform in size. Aroma is a mix of floral, faint tropical citrus, and some piney hops. There's also a faint toasty malt character to the nose. I like the higher than normal carbonation; which is odd, I oscillate between liking low carbonation and high carbonation in IPAs. Today must just be one of those highly carbonated days. Taste is bitter. It has a nice medium toasted malt backbone with those same three hop presences intermingling, but bitter throughout. Decent body: kinda thin but not too shabby.

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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 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 BurgeoningBrewhead
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into IPA glass; golden-orange, the color of honey with a huge fluffy dense white head that fades very slowly, leaving lots of chunky lacing. Looks awesome.
Smells of pine, sweet grain that gets almost potatoey as it warms, grapefruit. There really is something odd and starchy to the smell. Not much dimension to the hop profile for having 7 hop varieties. Then again, I've never heard of any of these varieties of hops, grown by Rogue themselves...I'd much rather have a 7-hop IPA made from the newer NZ/AUS varieties. But then again, that's textbook Rogue...over-the-top marketing and bravado with little substance behind it.
Taste is relatively one-dimensional, although there are some surprising notes. It starts with solid pine and sweet malt, but then smooths and thins out into some sweeter grapefruit and slight tropical notes that do have a unique tang to them. Nothing mind-blowing though.
Mouthfeel is standard and appropriate.
Overall, I would like more unique flavors from a 7 hop IPA made from all new proprietary varieties. Rogue has a bad habit of touting their beers as unconventional and groundbreaking but in reality they're usually curious mediocrities at best.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Copper orange color with a white fluffy head and nice lacing on the glass.

S: Citrus and caramel, a little bit of fine. Not a very complex aroma.

T: Citrus, caramel and some pine a pretty strong bitterness a little harsh, but not too bad.

F: Medium body, medium carbonation.

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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 snaotheus
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in a Rogue glass somewhere between a snifter and a tulip. I don't see a date on it, but since it's still half full I can't search very thoroughly. I'll check after I drain the bottle. <later> Now that the bottle is empty, I can see something on the bottom of the bottle, but even looking hard to read. It might say something like 297-D1-0129. Not sure though. </later>

Pours amber with a medium head and medium carbonation. Somewhat hazy. Smell is fairly mild, mostly pine bitterness and toasty malt.

Taste is some kind of bready sweetness with a strong straight pine bitterness. Not bad, but fairly simple.

Mouthfeel is silky and dry. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 7 hop blend I expected a nicely complex IPA instead of an intensely treasonous ale. This didn't seem to move past the piney, lupilin laden, tree sappy hop that I personally tend to dislike. Very intense flavor for those who like it though.

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