St. Rogue Red | Rogue Ales

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85
very good
1,050 Ratings
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St. Rogue RedSt. Rogue Red
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,050
Reviews:
676
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
35
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Underrated red. Good combination and balance of bitterness, hoppiness and malt. I would drink this as a staple if they distributed here. Good sumer beer by itself or with some daytime food. Big malty head and off-white brown colour. Smooth, great bottle cartoon.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a reddish brown colored brew with a yellowish off white head on top. The beer has good clarity to it. The lacing is thin but does stick around for just a little. The smell of the beer has some sweet malts mixed in with a really nice hoppy aroma. The taste of the beer has a pretty strong bitterness to it with some sweetness in the back end as well. The mouthfeel of the beer is average really, it's nothing to write home about. Overall this brew isn't too bad, it's enjoyable but I never went out of my way to have it again either.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not really what I'd call an Amber, but I guess the ingredients work. It's very sweet with caramel, toffee, and a touch of molassas. Though tasty, it finishes much less than clean. The hops add an earthiness and spiciness that resembles cloves and wildflowers. Though interesting and complex, there's too much muddling to consider it a top knotch beer. The bittering hops doesn't balance out the huge barley malt sweetness. The finish is sticky and sweet with a touch of bitterness. Aftertaste is all malt.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Called 'Dry Hopped' at the downtown Portland location.

This beer appears a clear medium amber colour, with one finger of soapy off-white head, which leaves a thin pock-marked wall of lace around the glass as it bleeds away. It smells of caramel cream, zingy citrus, and softly bitter pine hops. The taste is caramel malt, kind of biscuity, and soft citrus/pine hops. The carbonation is medium-low, the body medium weight and smooth. It finishes off-dry, more malty that hoppy.

A decent enough red ale, just kind of plain, and subtly underwhelming all-around.

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Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours an amber colored liquid that has a bit of a rocky head on top; a few shards are left behind as the liquid descends

Smell: Caramel malt forward, with a building sweetness; a bit of a piney character, as well

Taste: Malt forward on the tastebuds, as well, with loads of caramel up front; fruity through mid-palate, with a growing earthy bitterness that lingers into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Too much sweetness and not enough hops for my palate; more of a Red Ale for the mainstream, I'm afraid

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a medium head with average retention. Aroma of hops is clearly dominant. Taste is quite refreshing with a nice dose of caramel malt and a surprisingly high level of bitter hops at the end. Not the most complex of beer but the high level of hops make this more interesting then most beers in this style.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of zeff80
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an orange/amber color with a soapy, sticky, tan, two-finger head. Left quite a bit of lace.

S - It smelled of grasses and sweet malt.

T - I could really taste the dry hops. The malt flavor was powerful enough to match the strong hop flavor to give the beer a good bittersweet quality.

M - It was dry and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - I was really pleased to find this at a restaurant because I've never been able to pick up a single bottle of it. This is a really good amber. One of the hoppiest I've ever had.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hop and dark/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, light toffee, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, light toffee, and floral/toast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of citrus hop and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice and pleasant amber ale. Good balance of citrus hop and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz undated but recently purchased bottles into a Sam Adams lager glass. (1 re-sampled in March 2013)

Pours a deep amber with an orange-red tint. The 1+ finger tall creamy tan head dies to a top coat rather soon but leaves considerable coating on the glass. '

An earthy and hoppy aroma with a trace of mustiness. The taste follows the aroma but without much of anything objectionable tied to the mustiness. Medium bitterness from mid-taste on, with grapefruit rind eventually appearing in the aftertaste.

M: nicely carbonated (medium+); dry finish; medium+ body.

O: Very hoppy and flavorful for both the style and the limited ABV. A bit rugged. Improved with some warming.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its clear reddish-copper body is capped by a full head of foamy light tan froth that holds quite well and leaves some very nice lace. The aroma is quite hoppy with notes of piney and gentle citrus. The body is medium with a fine, median carbonation. The flavor starts softly fruity and lightly nutty before some sweet caramel maltiness breaks through, only to be hammered back by its quickly ensuing resiny hop flavor and bitterness. It finishes dry with just some residual maltiness and a bold lingering bitterness. Delectable!!!

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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 TheManiacalOne
4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste is starts with a nice burst of piney hops bitterness which is quickly followed by sweet flavors of citrus fruits and caramel. There's a hearty malt character that help balance things out, even though the hops presence comes back into dominance as the sweetness fades. The after-taste is hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, I was unsure of what to expect of this beer but was very pleasantly surprised to find that I liked it quite a bit. This is a beer that I could drink for a whole evening.

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