St. Rogue Red | Rogue Ales

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St. Rogue RedSt. Rogue Red

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001

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Photo of sacrelicio
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. This is one good beer. I couldn't wait for the full review process (observe, smell, taste, swish, judge) so I took a good gulp as soon as I poured it. This is some good shit.

It pours a beautiful ruby red with a slight amber shade and a nice off-white head. Good lacing, too. Dazzling.

The smell is very fruity, with a stunning bouquet of berries, plums, grapes and a potpourri pot of spice. Pure, complex, and amazing.

The taste starts off as pure strawberry, with raisin, leafy hops, some slight bitterness and soapyness (which I like) and a good dose of flowers. Very nice. I can't imagine a better flavor profile right now. Very unique, refreshing and satisfying.

The mouthfeel is velvety and soft, but with a nice weight to it. A velvet hammer, if you will.

The drinkibility is what puts this over the top. I could drink these all day and night, no matter the season or time of day. My first perfect 5.

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Photo of GreenWBush
4.87/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wow. This one was beer that stood out from the rest at the Rogue brewery. As I sat and sipped on Brutal Bitter, one of my all-time favorites, a tiny slurp of the wifey's St. Rogue awakened an unsurpassed hop-craving. I called for a pint: this is the review that resulted.

Looking the hybrid between amber and brown ale, St. Rogue red sits in the glass looking instantly devourable. The nose is spectacularly hoppy, running the gamut from citrusy, grapefruity, lemony, and more than anything, shockingly reminiscent of when I stuck me head in a bag of whole-leaf hops in York England.

I am suddenly back on the malting floor, sucking the flowery acids from the flakes in my mouth.

The gummy malt mouthfeel is perfectly balanced by the late-addition hops and deliberately leveling dry-hop. This was one fantastic beer.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.84/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - deep amber/red hue, about four fingers of light tan head. Falls back to less than a finger pretty quickly but holds there at length.

Aroma - immediate fragrance on this one, intense and perfumy. While some toasted biscuits make an appearance, the dry hopping owns the nose. Sweet grapefruit and pine that doesn't quit.

Taste - chewy, malty with some caramel. Sweet, juicy, very piny but without the resin and harsh bite. Solid grain and hop make for an intense flavor profile top to bottom. The aftertaste is piny, mild grapefruit rind, yummy.

Mouthfeel - moderate carbonation, maybe a bit more. Smooth, soft-bodied.

Drinkability - awesome stuff for the hop lover. A fantastic session red.

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Photo of bobsy
4.84/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Sampler at San Francisco Rogue Public House - dry hopped version. I don’t know what the regular version is like, but the dry-hopped is a standout. Amber body and white head. Extremely floral nose - you can smell this one from quite a distance. Its one of the most enticing aromas I've experienced. Wonderful dry hoppy taste, bursting with citrus and berries, echoing the perfect nose. Crisp and refreshing palate. Great stuff!

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Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Murky, copper colour, about a 2 inch head and lacing lasts throughout the whole drink.

S- Strong malty smell with mild fruitness and citrusy scents.

T- Very unique, it was like a maltier version of a 90 minute IPA, with a slight nutty taste on the finish. Left a great aftertaste that settled on the tongue and wouldn't dissapate! The only problem is there is more flavour on the after taste than the actual sip, its a little light but after you drink one bottle the other 5 have a stronger taste.

M- Perfect balance, little flat little carbonated. Very smooth drinking.

D- With such a great, unique taste and such a low ABV (5.10%) I could drink a six pack of this to myself and be able to really enjoy it without going overboard. Session beer for sure.

Overall, I will definately drink this on the regular and suggest you all give it a shot, well worth the 13 bucks for a six pack.

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Photo of ralree
4.78/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Rich deep red, pretty transparent, with a beautiful fluffy white head. Retention is great and lacing is nice! Great looking beer.

S: Very very tangy - grapefruit, nice bitter hops, and undertones of a little brown sugar and sticky malt.

T: Like the smell, like drinking grapefruit juice with a little orange kick, backed by bitter northwest hops. Not too sweet/cloying at all - perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness - the hops make it pretty bitter, which I like. Alcohol is definitely noticeable, but I only tasted it after swallowing. Also some smoke/roasted malt flavor after swallowing. Really good - this one is on my buy list. (Oooh! The burps taste good too!)

M: Astringent, as it should be. Carbonation great, medium-bodied, smooth going down. Not watery at all. Very well-rounded.

D: Doesn't seem like it would fill you up too quickly, and it's actually a very refreshing beer to drink. The alcohol content is just right if you want to put down 2 or so and still drive. A nice job all around!

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Photo of Brad007
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a darkish ruby red color with a decent head of foam that fades into a very thin head, leaving decent lacing.

Strong cascade hop aroma greets the nose upfront with an underlying malt sweetness. Very nice!

Taste starts out sweet from the malt and fades into a citrusy bouquet of hops, followed by some bitterness at the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel is citrusy hops with a bit of malt sweetness mixed in. Leaves what I would call a decent amount of bitterness.

Drinkability is top-notch here. It's also low in alcohol and would make a great session beer. The fact that it's available in six packs, makes it even more accessible, since the bombers are expensive.

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Photo of Shiredave
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Not to be confused with the non dry hopped version. This beer, while it may look the same as the original, is definately not the same beer. It seems Mr. Maier and the hopheads at Rogue actually stuff a "tea bag" full of Centennial hops in every keg of the St. Red and let it steep in order to transform it into this rich and hoppy ale.
Deep russet color, crystal clear ( tho I've seen bits of hops in other samples) with lazy trickles of carbonation. The creamy, tan head sticks to the beer and the glass all the way to the bottom. Aromas of caramel and spruce with hints of old campfire and dried fruit. Initially, flavors of over ripe fruit; apples and apricots, roll over the tongue but quickly a blast of pine and roasted grains takes over.
Medium bodied w/ an interesting grain nuttiness that blends with the sharp hop and subtle fruit flavors, then fades as the lingering bitter aftertase leaves your mouth feeling hot and peppery. Its like eating a green pine cone covered in brown sugar.
Much more complex than the original St. Red. draft version, which always seemed to have more substatial body than the bottled version. And while the hop infused keg does add a whole new dimension and level of hop charactor, the caramel and dark malt flavors hold thier own to keep this beer somewhat in balance. Intense blend of flavors and highly drinkable. My guess at alcohol content is approx. 6%/ vol.
If you like the St. Rogue Red, or just like hoppy beers, try this if you can find it.

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Photo of knoxtennessee
4.72/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer has changed a bit in the last few years. The bros shoulld update. Presented in that classic Rogue 22oz bomer with a very informative lable. This particular bottle was dedicated to a bull named Fukutsuru, cool. Impressivly clear pour considering the layer of yeast in the bottom. Gorgious red color and a nice lingering lacy off white head. Really sensuall hop aroma of spring flowers and almost berry-like undertones. Malt is resting just underneath in a warm bready invitation. The flavor is a gentle yet assertive fruity purfumy dose of hops backed up by a full buffet of toasty, bready, caramel malt. It is nice and bitter until the very end when the malt tips the balance and gives a pleasent flower laced toasty bread finish. The malt wakes up a lot as it warms. This is the perfect American red. Very hoppy without being too bitter, very malt without being heavy or sweet. Perfect session beer. I could drink myself stupid and back on this if I could only get a meat head bar owner in Knoxville to carry it on draft. Slainte.

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Photo of twaddlac
4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours deep red, dark brown murky color with a good tan head
that slowly dissipates into a thin lace but does not go away.
Strong scent of hops with a touch of honey and slight malt note. Strong hop taste with an initial sweet, honey like touch and finishes a tingly, bitter and dry. Drinks with a sticky texture. The hops hide the taste of alcohol but it should not go unnoticed.

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Photo of bwyker
4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear maroon red, with a golden hued head. Moderate head retention, leaving a nice lace around the glass.

S: Molasses and hints of alcohol, with a noticeable piney hop bouquet.

T: Earthy hop flavor upfront with a tangy malt backbone. Hops stick around in the finish.

MF: Smooth with a kind of dry, bitter finish. Lasting hop bite that is much enjoyed.

D: Highly drinkable. Full of flavor, yet not overwhelming. Looking forward to trying the dry-hopped kegs!

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Photo of oberon
4.64/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I have wanted to try this beer for some time and I got my growler filled today at Consumers.Poured a slight hazed light amber with a tight well formed 1/2 finger head that left a ring of lace as it settled.Ah man the aromas of this beer would make any hophead speak in tongues at first smell,I popped open the growler to fresh squeezed grapefruit and damp pine needles with underlying freshly mown grass just beautiful and to me pretty much perfect.The fresh hop flavors just abound here really wake up the taste buds there is a sweet caramel malt base there and it holds up ok until the finish when the big dose of fresh citrusy/piney and extremely resiny hop comes crashing thru.Burping fresh tasting hop is a treat,by far my new favorite red its so good I might finish off the growler today!Ouch.

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Photo of JoshuaMason
4.64/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage: 2013
Appearance: Rich Dark Brown Amber, Minimal Head and Lace. Medium Carbonation
Smell: Citrus Rind, Honey, Orange, Faint Caramel Malt.
Taste: Cirtus Hops, Caramel Malt, Slight Apple Tartness
Mouth-feel: Big Carbonation, Medium Body, Dry Finish, Lingering Tartness
Overall: Wonderful Red
Comments: This is an excellent Red Ale, that could be argued as a red IPA, as the hop character is huge!

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Photo of PhiloPsych
4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had this on tap at Yardhouse in Costa Mesa, CA. The color was a nice deep red. The head was nice and left thick lacing all the way down the glass. The taste was really, really great. I could easily have had several of these. I am going back for more ASAP!

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Photo of nicholasdes
4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass. The beer was amber red with large creamy head and some lacing. I thought it had a good hoppy sweet smell but found the taste to be a perfect mixture of bitterness with the caramel undertones. The 5% alcohol and subdued flavor made this a beer that everyone would enjoy. Truly a sessionable beer in my book with a light smooth mouth feel.

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Photo of pjohnston007
4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up one bottle of this at Half-Time in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Pours like a red. Drinks like a good, solid, complex IPA.

To confirm, I offered to my wife (who dislikes excessive hops). This brew passed her sniffer test, but she said it tasted "gross."

I liked it. A lot.

'nuff said.

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Photo of DogFood11
4.62/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amber to red in color, leaning towards a deep red. Bomber pours a rich tan head that leaves a partly cloudy afternoon skyline on the way down. Picked up a rich malted aroma that seems beautifully constructed.

Hops are much more evident in the taste and are actually slightly more the dominant ingredient in this brew. Rich malty mouth is balanced by this crisp hop and carbonation balance. Caramel sneaks its way in the background and really rounds this out. It's almost like a kicked up amber ale with a bit more hop presence and more well rounded out. Once again the mouthfeel is awesome from this brewery. Smooth and highly drinkable/desireable.

Another brew I've passed up way to many times on my beer shopping ventures. I just started consuming this brew about 6 months ago and wish I had not waited so long. In my opinion this is the best Red I've had the pleasure to gobble at this point. Still room for improvement (?maybe, maybe not?) I think if it just kicked in a little more malted/thickness to the body but no complaints here.

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Photo of IMincedTheKing
4.62/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a ruby amber with a rocky, beige head and a bunch of lace.

The aroma is quite malty and anchored with hot, spicy hops. I'm enjoying the hops a lot.

A sweet, caramel malt backbone braces the oily, spicy hops. The balance is almost perfect, but a little too much sweetness peeks through once in a while. The finish has a soft, fruity edge. The mouthfeel is outstanding, the carbonation restrained and the body, while almost a little thin, has a unexpected foody quality about it.

I like this a lot, and it's exceptionally sessionable; really, I wish I had more than a twelve ounce bottle of this right now.

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Photo of cerevisiaephilus
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Really a very tasty brew. Reminds me a lot of their Santa's Special Reserve or whatever its called.

Decent looking brew. Deep red with a nice sized head that wasn't terribly persistant but could be quickly summoned with a swift swirl of the glass.

Decent nose. Fruity, citrusy nutty. Very nice.

The flavor of this beer is just incredible. Really rich and clean at the same time hop flavors. Citrusy and nutty with a decent bitterness that makes this beer quite quaffable. The most impressive component of the flavor to me though is the tea like notes that are so strong in this beer. Very nice nutty maltyness.

Mouthfeel, as with most Rogue's, was thin. But no big problem. Made this brew really drinkable.

I could drink this all night fact I bought a growler and did just that!

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz pint. From notes. This beer arrived a solid amber color with a small half finger of head. Clarity was very good with small bubbles periodically working towards the head. that head maintained well into the beer. The nose on this beer was awesome. It had a very solid foundation of caramel malt, but the hop that followed was AWESOME. If there were ever candied hops, they would smell like this beer. Sweet and citrusy. There was a light toasted breadyness, but the hops are what define this one. Flavor initially brought caramel and melanoidans but moved very quickly to solid and chunky citrusy hop flavor. It finished with a mild, but very pleasing bitterness, with sweet grapefruity hop and mild caramel malty sweetness. Very very tasty beer here. The feel was moderate with a very fine carbonation, that really added to the experience. This was an excellent beer with bold flavors that knew exactly when to stop short of being too much. The bitter lingered just enough to keep me coming back for more, draining the pint in record time. This one blew my mind.

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Photo of RedDiamond
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Rogue makes two versions of this; one for the bottle and the other dry-hopped for the keg. I had a pint of the dry-hopped version at Rogue’s Public House in Newport. It was the reddest red I’ve ever seen. And I know my reds.

My St. Rogue Red came with a tall head that collapsed gracefully, leaving a wide swath of lace in its wake. The body was pure, clear crimson. A crystalline malt profile flows like a mountain stream through a hop canyon. And those hops toss out an aroma that is fragrant, floral, and vastly abundant.

St. Rogue Red achieves a fine balance of momentous proportions. This beer is so smooth and so drinkable; it makes me sad to think of those poor lost souls who still drink Bud.

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Photo of AlexJ
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What a beautiful beer, deep garnet with a slight chill haze and a thick, creamy beige head that is very clingy, leaving gobs of lace everywhere.

Aroma is a sweet perfume of amber malts, caramel, and honey. There's a awesome floral glow to it, with spicey pine and light citrus hops. Great nose!

Flavor is no let down either, with a power-struggle between sweet chewy malt and floral and pine spice hops. Great balance is achieved with in this struggle. Nice hoppy finish. Straight up yummy! Reminds me a lot of Glen on tap.

Body is mediem, very smooth, with a chewy and slick texture. Way too easy to drink, it dissapears quickly!.

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Photo of mrcarterxxl
4.57/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

rogue St. Rogue's red ale

pours a amber red color with a tanish red head

smells of spiced fruit, grapes,citrus,berries.

tastes of hops malt fruit citrus and black berries.

very light in the mouth with medium carbonation but with fine bubbles .

a good desert beer i would with pie/cobbler that contain berries.
i must say this beer is done in a sophisticated manner, will purchase again.


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Photo of Long813
4.57/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

G: Pint Glass

A: Dark red almost opaque body. One inch head with poor retention leaving line lacing.

S: Caramel along with other sweet malts and strong hops

T : Carmel, bitter dry hops, grapefruit and pine.

M: Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Very dry-bitter hoppy finish with subtle caramel notes.

D: Very interesting beer, I enjoyed this more that most of Roque's line.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Color is a beautiful clear mahogany, and head is fairly thick if not too persistent. Aroma is strong and richly hoppy, though not "evergreen-ish." Flavor is delightfully hoppy and only a little bitter, with nutty and fruity hints and even a touch of smoke. Texture is exceptionally smooth so it goes down very pleasantly. Another winner from Rogue.

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