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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPARogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States | website

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 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 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 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 dorianmarley
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a honey amber with a white head that fades and nice lacing.

Nose is sweet malt, pine needles, orange blossom honey, croissant.

Taste is initially biting from hops and alcohol, fading into blood orange, citra hops, vanilla, grapefruit zest finish.

Mouthfeel is full, slick, with plenty of carbonation.

Overall, it is a fine, but not especially interesting American IPA.

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Photo of ksimons
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-a clear golden orange color with a thin layer of cream colored head

S-smells of honey, citrus, and pine

T-taste is of citrus, honey, and earthy hops

M-medium body, moderate carbonation

Overall a fairly decent IPA, easy to drink

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Photo of runondirt
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

rich aromas of muscato, oak and malt; thick-bodied, quite bitter and earthy, sagey and resiney; finish bitter and austere, though not unpleasant. a big contrast from Rogues 4 Hop IPA and fun to drink in parallel. I personally go with 4 Hop for the care-free juicy hoppiness.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really good AIPA, but in a world full of them, it is better than many but inferior to many as well, and ..., just very good. (see the rest of review - on final review, it is outstanding).

It opens deep yellow. The head and foam are nice. The aroma is rich, malty and sweet. Not really hoppy!

The taste is bitter but balanced with some crazy malts. The multitude of hops seem to have blended well, mellowing themselves. It does continue to improve with warming too.

In general, this is a pretty malty AIPA, and that is the redeeming quality. It's bitter but malty and not at all a one dimensional hops bomb as the name would suggest. Recommended. On further review, it is outstanding..

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glad to find this as a single for $2.50 can't stand Rogue's 8-10 dollar bombers pricing.

A - Burnt dark amber brown clear and super bubbly with a 1/2 inch of head that settles to a nice lace ring.
S - A bit subdued for a 7 hop beer mild citrus and pine hops smells pretty balanced with the malt base.
T - Wow this is actually quite good! The hop profile seems mended very well its almost like it has no bitterness but finishes crisp and clean. It reminds me of Founders Harvest ale.
M - As I stated it is clean and crisp hoppy but balanced and a nice clean finish.

Overall I have never really wanted to run out and get another beer by Rogue but this beer is so good I may just snag a few more next time I am at Carnivores!

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Photo of ScrewBud
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Golden with thick foamy head
S - A little fruity and piney not as overwhelming as I hoped
T - Dank upfront which was nice
F - Nice and smooth
O - Going to buy another and update - packed a punch as well

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Photo of soupermirl
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic beer. Looks orange-ish, great head and nice lace around the glass. Beautiful color. Aroma is very hoppy, yum. Mostly floral followed by a little pine. Taste is fantastic. Forward balance hops and malt, not bitter. Great flavor. The mouth feel is full. Covers every portion of the tongue. Slight bitter on the end. Lovely. Bought 27 Feb 16, drank on 28 Feb 16.

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Photo of richj1970
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter. No visible bottle date.

A: Golden yellow with 1-2 finger dense white head with lasting retention and leaving some nice lacing.

S: Biscuit malts with a combination of piney and floral hops. Some bright citrus with grapefruit and tangerine.

T: Light caramel and biscuit malts with a complex mix of hop flavors. One minute a bit earthy and pine, and then citrus the next.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Finish is lightly bitter and dry.

O: Refreshingly different IPA. Probably not something I would crave every day, but a nice beer none the less.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was at The Fridge the other day, dropping off some trade CAN & scouring through the coolers to see what seemed exciting. I have to admit that one reason that I generally do not buy much of Rogue's beers is due to their bomber bottle format. I like drinking & reviewing new beers, but I do not need 22-fl. oz. in order to do so. A 12-fl. oz. bottle is just my speed, plus today has been a steady parade of televised hockey & AIPAs.

From the bottle: "Dare*Risk*Dream". It looks like the label might be made from recycled paper! Cool.

I Pop!ped the cap and despite it being very fresh, I have been performing gentle pours all day with great success so I am not going to change now. A swirl in the glass raised a finger of foamy, tawny head with good retention. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with button brightness. The earthiness of the hops on the nose put me in mind of a wet-hopped AIPA or an EIPA. It had a fresh mint smell, like herbs right out of the garden. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy. The taste was really minty, but very mellow in terms of its bitterness. Compared to some of the AIPAs that I drank & reviewed today, this was like hop tea. Understand, I mean that in a good way. It was not overly bitter, it was clearly hopped, but it had a mellowness that was unexpected. Finish was semi-dry to dry. I really kind of forgot that it was relatively high in alcohol and just kind of reveled in the clean, mintiness of the hops. Once again, if only they would put this in a CAN ...

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

Slightly cloudy copper/orange with a small frothy head with tight bubbles.

Big citrus/fruity hop aroma. Faint pine.

Moderate bitter tingle up front, it lingers as well. Slight alcohol burn on the tongue. Pine comes thru, but im not getting much else personally. This is a good bitter IPA though.

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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 BB1313
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a transparent burnt golden with a fluffy off-white head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are full of citrus along with some caramel malts. Slightly floral as well. The flavors follow the nose. Nice balance between the hops and malts. More citrus. Orange, lemon and lime is in the mix. Hints of grapefruit. Hints of pine as well. Some flower pedals too. Caramel malts are there making this one bittersweet. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is great. It's medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very creamy, light and fluffy. Smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice IPA. The aromas and flavors are reminiscent of what you would expect from a "Red IPA", with the solid malt backbone. Well done.

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Photo of chinchill
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I hadn't got around to buying a bomber bottle of this Rogue ale when I spotted it in 12 oz bottles this week. The undated 12 oz bottle was served in a lager glass. No sediment in the bottle or glass. ABV listed as 7.77%.

The orange-amber body has plenty of visible carbonation and is topped by a moderate size and very durable white head.

Complex and bold yet balanced blend of 7 OR hop varieties. Beloved slightly earthy flavor from the Pacman yeast.

Overall: outstanding, highly drinkable American IPA. Finished this rather quickly and was way more sorry than usual (for an IPA) to find the glass emptied.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle - $2.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a near clear, orange-copper body with a medium-small, whitish head. Scant lacing.

Smell: A pithy waft of citrus rinds given a dusting of ground aspirin and sliver of fresh pine with some lightly bready malts and sweetish traces of sugar cookies.

Taste: Pale and actively bready maltiness with a moderate degree of cookie-ish, blonde caramelly sweetness. Floral and citrusy, leafy and hinting of lime. Moderately bitter. Though that sweetish breadiness and cookie accent fights to come through, it's still leafy, citrusy and lightly resiny on the reasonably bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Man, I really hate the phrase "it is what it is." However, well, like Hop 4, what can you say, but that it is what it is.

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Photo of johlac66
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange gold with a thick billowy head, leaving a curtain of lacing.
Tropical sweet bread on the nose. Taste follows with a little caramel in the background.
Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Slightly dry bitter finish.
Could have used more hop punch and a thicker mouthfeel but tasty nonetheless.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, billowy head; good turbidity; good golden-brown hue, tinged with mahogany red. Very clean, fresh, dry-bready and barn-floor grain nose, with only a bit of thyme for herbal notes on the nose. Good bite rising above the sweet, almost caramel-leaning sugary malt base: a somehow-green pine valence, with wet sage, undried bayleaf, Mexican oregano, and even a bit of mild green peppercorn sauce. Swell, sweltering mix of green flavors. Not utterly astounding, but well done nonetheless.

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Photo of Zorro
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chill hazed amber colored beer with a tall off-white colored head.

Smells floral and woody. Scent of orange and pine board. Faint scent of roses.

Starts out bitter and woody. Tastes earthy and grassy with lots of tea.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an OK ale but over priced.

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Photo of psycHOPathy
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Amber orange body, cloudy, ample khaki spume

Smell of bready caramel malts, mango, pear, grapefruit spice

Tastes of tropical hops, no bitterness or alcohol. Hints of caramel, grapefruit.

Smooth feel, medium body, light fine grained carbonation

A fully enjoyable, complex beer with none of the weightiness or bitterness I might expect from a beer this strong.

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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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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA from Rogue Ales
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