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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPARogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

Brewed by:
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 gnarlsbarley
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle
murky orange in color.
smells sweet and caramel.
taste of malt and hops with no particular hop character
medium body.
I prefer IPAs that are hop dominant rather than beer body dominant styles.
I would drink it again, but it wouldnt be a "go to" beer for me.

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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 Easton70
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

After trying my first pumpkin ale (a little insipid, disappointing) this one hit the spot much more. Great looking pint poured from a bottle, a full flavoured hoppy paradise.

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Photo of barczar
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is very citrusy, with notes of grapefruit and tangerine, and tropical pineapple mingling with resin. There's a noted caramel/toasted malt presence.

Flavor is very fruity, citrus hop forward, with a toasted, bready malt backbone that carries into a moderately bitter finish. Grapefruit dominates, but that toasted malt supports well. Becomes more earthy and herbal as it warms.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice cloudy dark orange color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, and leaves alot of sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt note, citrusy, and some nice pine notes. The taste is very nice, hoppy, slightly malty, very nice citrus/pine notes. Medium body, some nice chewyness for an IPA at this ABV, nice dry/bitter finish. Overall a very tasty brew, would buy again. It's been awhile since have last had a good IPA from Rogue.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: brilliant gold with yellow tinted foam cap, very thick clingy lace
S: earthy, woodsy hops, some grass, rich varied hops, some citrus
T: Hop forward beer with good rich hop character. Citrusy, woodsy, earthy, piney hop bitterness over rich malts
F: Medium full body very creamy, very soft palate.
O: A hop forward, refreshing, easy to drink beer.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this at their taproom in Newport, Oregon. Outstanding. Was never a huge fan of their Dead Guy Ale which I can find at my local grocer in the Midwest, but this, and many others they had on tap, were very very good.

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Photo of Suds
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light and clear, chestnut in color. The smell is hoppy, with pine, earth, distant citrus, and pepper. Underneath, there is breadcrumb malt. Semi dry. Medium in body. Nice.

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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 Wiffler27
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a dark amber with a solid head.

smells like caramel malt and muted hops.

taste is great, has a strange taste in it but it's good. a weird flavor hits me smack in the head, almost a bubblegum flavor blue raspberry (very strange indeed). goes down smooth as well.

overall this is pretty good, not bad at all. a full flavored IPA indeed

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Photo of Grant_Satterthwaite
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First of all, the ABV on this beer is 7.77% according to the bottle from which I drank it. That being said this is one of the best IPAs I've ever had. Perhaps I'm biased because I love rogue beers, but this was a perfect blend. When I say perfect blend I'm referring to the balance of malts, hops, and carbonation. A lot of the time IPAs are overly carbonated and that makes them somewhat hard to drink. In this case, this one was smooth and tasty. I believe it's better than an okay beer. I would go as far as to say it's fantastic. I would and most definitely will have it again.

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Photo of peensteen
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazed amber orange, one finger of white head with a little lace. Smell is quite hoppy, lots of grapefruit and orange, malty backbone with a light sweetness and just a bit of caramel. Taste is a mix of grapefruit, orange and sweet malt, moderate hop bitterness with nice hop flavour, well balanced overall. Lightly carbonated, medium-full body. Decent, not outstanding but enjoyable and worth coming back to.

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Photo of Scottyboy
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz poured into tulip glass
A Copper color with tan head - great lacing remaining in glass
S Subdued citrus and pine
T - F Medium body - not overly carbonated. Taste as the nose suggests citrus and piney residue on the palate - not overly bitter and well balanced all of the hops blend together in a master stroke of brewing
O A magnificent offering by Rogue

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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into snifter.
A: pours a dull golden color body, brilliant white foam head, some sticky spotty lacing, some carbonation
S: citrus, fresh orange, grapefruit
M: medium body with some resin on the tongue
T: grapefruit rind, orange, pine resin, slight cracker
O: good brew, hops are strong but the bitterness is not overdone

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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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Photo of nyyfanatic213
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 Gavage
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: dark orange in color with a 1/2" head that fell quickly. Some spotty lace paints the glass.

Smell: floral and pine hop bitterness comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, pine, grapefruit, lemon zest, and some earthy tones show up late. There is strong bitterness here but seems well balanced.

Mouthfeel: crisp at the start, less crisp and dry at the finish.

Overall: definitely a bold IPA with loads of flavors. Alcohol is well hidden too.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange pour with clingy white foam - this one’s a looker! Despite the name, aroma is bread and caramel with only subdued floral notes. Flavors are similar - malty with not so much bitterness, but tangy citrus in the middle. Long, enjoyable finish/aftertaste.

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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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Photo of biegaman
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7 Hop IPA, a 'Rogue Farms' offering (meaning all ingredients are grown by the brewery on their own land), certainly looks like a farmhouse offering - that is to say, very murky and very substantial. Despite a honeycomb golden colour this thing looks thick as a stout and has the solid, ample head to match this most hearty complexion.

Hops come in many flavours: citrus fruits, tropical fruits, pine, grass, green tea, flowers, etc. Some people have preferences but, generally speaking, hop variety doesn't dictate purchasing choices. In any case, this recipe uses seven different kinds so, safe to say, whatever your favourite feature, this has probably got it.

Indeed, the aroma is a diverse blend of pungent herbals, candied citrus fruits, and tree resins. The palate offers an equally vast array that spans pine needles, matcha powder, cooked lemon and a spicy, almost vegetal bitterness. It's got the air of a blooming meadow or spring orchard and has a zesty kick, something accentuated by the alcohol.

But it also has enough malt to evoke thoughts of a bakery; all that hoppiness doesn't stand in the way of wholesome bready, biscuity, and toffee notes. The finish is so dry as to have a texture reminiscent of plain crackers. This speeds up the time between sips as one wants to replenish those citrus and floral sensations soon as possible.

Rogue doesn't do a whole lot of wrong if you ask me. In fact, I'd rank them as one the safest-bet breweries out there. 7 Hop IPA is a good example of that - it's doubtful to really 'wow' you but it does provide the characterful and uncompromising hoppiness one asks of the style without trading away approachability. For the reasonable $6.95/bomber I paid for it I see no wrong.

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

bomber into small snifter glass. production date: december 23, 2014. enjoyed on march 5, 2015

a: a beautifully vibrant, glowing, 95% transparent orange. one finger of bone-coloured head

s: melon, pine, grapefruit rind, ripe oranges, caramel/toffee, and light floral aromas. maybe a pinch of alcohol. smells like a standard, non-tropical c-hop IPA which i love

t: follows the nose. cantaloupe, caramel, biscuit, grapefruit, and pine up front. mid-palate consists of bready caramel malts and lesser ripe orange notes. closes with a medium-ish herbal, earthy, resinous hop bitterness, and a slight alcohol presence

m: medium, creamy, oily body with moderate carbonation

o: a damn good (imperial?) IPA, full of hop flavour but still balanced

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Photo of drinkininthewood
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber, 1/3 poured into a small tulip glass.

A- Slightly murky copper color, with an orange tinge. Pillowy white head of foam settles slightly.

S- Hoppy with aromas of Grapefruit pith and orange rinds, spicy whole leaf hops, and a touch of bready caramel malts. Somewhat along the lines of Citra Hops.

T- Not overly hoppy but fits the bill nicely with fresh flavors of citrus/grapefuit, as well as being fairly earthy, spicy and slightly floral. What stands out is the nice bready malt backbone through out the beer adding a perfect touch of sweetness to balance the hops. The flavors work well and the finish is slightly dry bring the bitterness through in the finish.

M- Medium bodied with perfect carbonation for this style.

D- well balanced - flavorfull beer. ABV is well hidden.

Overall i always expect good things outta Rogue and this brew is no exception. Its fairly straight forward with some new hop flavors. No real flwas but nothing that makes it really stand out from the pack to be honest. Still worth a try if you have access.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber picked up at the LCBO; bottled on Dec 23 2014 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a foggy orange-amber hue, generating nearly two fingers of puffy, ivory-coloured froth that hangs around for a good, long while. Retention is good, but it still seeps away eventually, leaving behind a bubbly, foamy cap and collar, along with multiple rings of sticky lace. Looks beautiful in the glass, and the aroma is similarly enticing - and unsurprisingly, it is the hop bill that quickly assumes the driver's seat. Citrusy grapefruit and orange come through nicely, along with notes of wet pine and grass - meanwhile, in the background, notions of caramelized sugar and biscuity malt work to provide a suitable base. I do enjoy the nose, but there's nothing particularly unique about it.

Fortunately, my enthusiasm picked up considerably following my first sip, because this is a pretty tasty, bold-flavoured IPA. The backbone consists of bready pale malts and a marked brown-sugary sweetness - but it is the fruity flavours imparted by the hops that are the true centrepiece. Juicy orange, pink grapefruit and citrus zest play a big role, as does a piney, resiny flavour. Hints of apricot also come through, as the finish becomes increasingly earthy, pithy and bitter. The aftertaste is rather bittersweet, with herbal hop bitterness and earthy pine resin outlasting the caramelized sugar sweetness. Medium-bodied, with restrained carbonation levels and an exceptionally smooth, creamy feel in the mouth - definitely one of the highlights of this one, IMO. It's just way too damn easy to knock back for an 8-percenter.

Final Grade: 4.1, an A-. I went into this one with subdued expectations, given the fact that this is an IPA that has been shipped across the continent (and then probably mishandled by the LCBO). But it turns out that Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA is actually a fairly impressive brew - and I'm quite sure I'll be grabbing another bottle or two before the local stock is gone. Not a mind-blowing, world-class brew by any means, but still a very solid, strong IPA that I'd happily recommend to other hopheads. The price point (in Ontario) isn't too bad, either.

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Photo of mick303
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle from the lcbo. Poured a deep orange brown colour. Great curtains of lacing with nice head retention.

S - potent hop notes, grapefruit, papaya, strong pine notes, dry hay notes, some caramel malt character, really rich fruit notes with a very tropical character. Matched by a nice malt body.

T - rich fruitiness, citrus, rich orange, grapefruit, pineapple, red currents, some caramel undertones, bready malts, all helping to support a nice interplay of some really interesting hop flavours, leading to a drying resiny finish. Bitterness is pronounced but not over the top, slightly bracing but helping to support the fruity citrus and pine, some earthy spicy notes, very pleasant IPA, really rich and while there is a bit of roughness around the edges, there is quite a bit of complexity.

M - good firm body, moderate carbonation, alcohol is well hidden by the flavour and bitterness, to make a fairly typical big IPA feel, moderately slick with some decent resins going on at the end.

Tasty tasty tasty. While not everything rogue does is remarkable, and I think this falls at least a peg short of the best ipas, I cannot fault them for making quite a nice hoppy ipa in this, showing off some varieties that don't get a lot of limelight. Overall, it comes across as tropical, with a nice citrus zing and some very nice earthy undertones, leather, hay, foresty. I think the end result is well worth a try.

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

Purchased at the LCBO for around $8.00 or so for a 650ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass. Wanted something special for my 400th review. This was not it.

A- Opens well and pours a small white head that is gone in seconds. Very dark gold color. Semi filtered

S- Good hops but nothing that special. Smells like citrus, Chinook and the other common varieties of hops. Good malt base.

T- More hype then bite. Not bad but not the hop bomb you would expect. Good malt backbone and a touch too much sugar.

M- Creamy and a touch dry. Ok but not as good as other examples out there.

O- Glad I only bought one. Will not buy again at this price point.

Food Pairing

This pretty good IPA went well with...... BBQ'd hamburgers. No topping, just meat and a toasted bun. Rather tasty and the beer paired well.


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