Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPARogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

Brewed by:
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.

Added by oberon on 01-24-2014

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Yard House in Northridge, CA.

Pours a hazy dark honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a hop presence that leans more towards the citrus forward spectrum.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a really good ipa by all measures, but for a beer with a number of proprietary hops i have never heard of, it just isnt that distinct. as fresh as the dickens, just downright dripping of fresh hops, which makes it great. honey colored and clear, heady, with an inch of white fluff, and stinking like good weed and grapefruit peel. the taste is less citrus and more west coast resinous oily fall time hops, somehow quite fresh for spring. the seven varietals are largely unfamiliar, but the complexion they create is close to home, very sticky and sappy, high alpha, but floral a bit too, its like other rogue beers, certainly other northwest beers, and lacks a distinctive feature to its hops profile, despite all the special farming and cultivation that went into it. i certainly appreciate the effort, and will continue to buy all the new releases in this series, but i wish this beer had a bit more jump. well hidden booze though, and lots of bubbles keeping it lighter for how sticky it is. reminds me of fall, but a darn tasty ipa at a fair price.

not as good on tap this one, overly bitter without the complex hop aromatic either. maybe the keg wasnt real fresh, but i liked the bottle a whole lot better.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving lots of lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of piney hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste starts out with some initial flavors of citrus, but piney hops quickly takeover and linger through the finish. There is a moderate to high amount of associated bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount vow carbonation.
O:This beer is very bitter and piney, but doesn't have any resin so if you can get past the bitterness it isn't too difficult to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

Brewed exclusively with ingredients cultivated from the Rogue farm, and boasting seven hop varieties, layers upon layers of complexity are just begging to be peeled and explored.

Murky dark copper and light bronze colors swirl underneath a billowing rocky head. With full retention and sticky lace in tact, its earthy perfume begins to tell the beer's story- dominant with hops, a whiff of citrus pith with one sniff and then earthen grasses the next. With medium-light balance from malt sweetness, a light caramel, graham cracker and biscuit sweetness greets the palate early.

But slowly receding, its malty sweetness and accompanying weight trails deliberately and allows the hops to pull forth. Grapefruit and orange step out first with their pulpy, pithy tang. And then there's a strong stemmy, grassy and herbal contribution to demonstrate the close relationship of hops to cannabis. And then a peppery bitterness brings up the rear and begins to frame the beer's finish.

Behind the hops, a mild estery glimpse gives the final flavors a hint of tobacco, marmalade and herbal sassafras teas. With the sweetness a faint memory, lingering bitter spices seem nearly noble of German hops and the soft tang of grapefruit.

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. I love the exactitude of the 8.02% ABV.

This beer pours a hazy pale golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some random sudsy upshot lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells upfront of a sharp pine needle, leafy, and citrus rind extract bitterness, musty bready caramel malt, a subtle hint of chalky detergent, and some further spicy floral hop notes. The taste is sassy, somewhat underripe grapefruit, orange, and pineapple pith, grainy, rather dry pale and caramel malt, resinous wet forest floor pine/spruce, a wee touch of lemon floor cleaner, and a sort of mint julep (sans the sugar) restrained/obfuscated booziness.

The carbonation is lightly frothy, and just a bit edgy at times, the body a fairly solid medium weight, and a bit too tight to be deemed outright smooth. It finishes pretty dry, the nondescript citrus fruit rind, leafy pine, and muted spice really running any malt sweetness right off the grid.

A decent non-single-hop IPA (had to say that, because aren't all normal IPAs made with a blend of hops, Rogue Marketing Department?), the dryness really the talking point here. Where be the malt, boyos? I dunno, but this is definitely a one-sided IPA, the prominence of the lupulin bitterness only barely eclipsed by the lack of any real warming from the atomic-clock precise booze content.

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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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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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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a clear orangey color ale with large white foamy head with excellent carbonation and some good lacing. Aroma of fruity hops with some nice floral note and some light citrus undertone sis extremely pleasant. Taste is also dominated by floral fruity hops with some light citrus notes. Some residual sugar and a limited amount of bitterness. Body is above average with good carbonation. A very nice IPA with lots of focus on fruity hoppy notes – probably one of the best Rogue product from the last 5 years.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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