Santa's Private Reserve Ale | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,338 Ratings
Santa's Private Reserve AleSanta's Private Reserve Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
10 Ingredients:
Carastan 30-37 & 13-17, Crystal 70-80 & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Chinook & Rogue Farm Revolution & Freedom Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman Yeast.

13º PLATO
65 IBU
73.1 AA
26.75º L

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,338
Reviews:
1,197
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.76%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
293
For Trade:
2
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had been waiting months for this to be released, and when I found it I was excited to try it, for good reason, it turned out. This is the best Red I have ever had (I have reviewed 16). Deep brown/red color, fluffy off-shite head that fades to form a thick layer of nooks and crannies. Smells of grapefruit tinged hops, and slight carmel sweetness. I served it at cellar temp, so this stuff was bursting with flavor. Taste matches the citrusy/carmel of the smell, but adds to it nicely, making this beer as excellent as it is. My new definition of the style, and what I will judge all other reds against.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

deep hazy dark ruby appearanace with a head that sticks to the glass as i quickly consume all 22 oz. full bodied and the taste is hops hops hops! the caramel malt tries to peek through but is viciously beaten down by the intense hops that almost burns the back of your throat. it provides a hoppy aftertaste that lingers on your lips and palate (and mind). an intense winter red and a hop lover's delight! santa certainly is a hophead!

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really wasn't prepared for how great of a beer this was going to be. It's rich and bitter, and is the hoppiest red ale that I've had the pleasure of imbibing.

I suppose that it's called "Santa's Reserve" because of the hops' pine notes, which are incredibly strong. It is not your typical "Christmas Beer" though, and I'd be happy drinking this all year round.

It's a home run from Rogue, and has me tracking down more of their other offerings.

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Santa's Private Reserve Ale from Rogue Ales
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