Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPARogue Farms 7 Hop IPA
BEER INFO

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
Ratings:
1,399
Reviews:
189
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.23%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
468
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,399 |  Reviews: 189
Photo of mooseo
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bkoenig641
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jnorris404
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justinprintz
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Kendo
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bomber into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is slightly hazy golden-amber that's more orangey-amber when directly backlit. Half-finger ivory head on top.

S: Very good DIPA nose, reminds me of the DIPAs I was drinking 7, 8 years ago (or more): brown sugary malt foundation is followed by citrus - some grapefruit but more orange, orange peel and even orange liqueur.

T: Malt here is bigger than expected - brown sugar and caramel malt are both the first impressions, but I'm also getting some honey-like sweetness as well. Hops don't provide a lot of flavor, actually - definitely a good amount of pine, as well as some oranges - candied orange peels come to mind - and modest amount of grapefruit rind. At times this reminded me of a barleywine, but ultimately it's not there entirely. Rather, it's a DIPA that's on the sweeter side of the spectrum. Since I like more bitterness and hops in my DIPA, I knocked it down a bit on the taste score.

M: Medium to full-bodied. A bit gritty in feel.

O: Good. Not great, and definitely not a hoppy assault, despite the 7 hops in the name. But I'll drink it.

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

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

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a thich off-white head that laces beautifully. Smells of citrusy herbal hops and carmelized malt. Tastes of citrus and piney hops with a large malt backbone to boot. Nice medium mouthfeel. Stands up to a nice meal of spaghetti and meatballs nicely! a great offering from Rogue.

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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 Spikester
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy golden orange with one finger of white head that lasts. Dense fine bubbles of lace.
Smell is orange tangerine and sweet biscuit malts.
First taste is nice complex hop bill with a really big malt backing. Orange tangerine herbal floral light pine underneath. The pine lingers after the swallow. The 7.7% abv gives some notice warming the chest but not too prominent in the taste.
Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is just right. Finish if dry and not overly bitter.
Overall a very tasty beer from Rogue. I expected 7 hop varieties to just end up too bitter but it worked well for this ale.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle in an IPA glass.

Golden orange color, almost clear, with a dense 1F white cap. Fat rings of lacing.

Honey, sweet malt, alcohol, candied orange fruit, and pine are the aromas.

A successful blend of candied orange, sweet malt, and bitter hops.

Medium body, plus. It's sweet and boozy but the hops help counter. Slightly syrupy.

It leans to the sweet side of IPAs, likely due to 7.77% abv. It's good enough to drink again.

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Photo of JonSchwartz
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Growler Grlz, Durham

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Photo of tjmiller718
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rbodacious
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May not be a fair score due to a possibility of age skunk but,
No date.Not sure.

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Photo of jkonte
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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

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

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

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

Overall
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 10Crumra
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of MrJuengling
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prost76
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA from Rogue Ales
3.91 out of 5 based on 1,399 ratings.
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