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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of BDTyre
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Better than the American amber ale, with a richer darker colour, akin more to a brown ale.

Strange rusty nail, sweet-sour malt smell with some citrusy hop bitterness. A little too sour for me, and it doesn't really smell like an amber.

Tastes slightly sour, with a strong hint of malt sweetness. Toffee & vanilla flavours. Taste is typical of an amber, a little richer in the malts but with a strange sour presence.

Good mouthfeel. Drinkable, but this one is a sipper.

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Photo of Drew966
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St. Rogue Red pours a dark, hazy copper color with a tan head from a brown twenty two ounce bottle. It has a nice aroma, the hops are very noticeable as I would expect, but there's also a sweet maltiness too as well as a some fruity aromas. Light in body, quite active carbonation. Maltier than I expected, with a nice hoppy contrast, but not nearly as aggressive as I typically expect from Rogue, not that it's necessarily a bad thing. This is a nice ale.

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Photo of SwillBilly
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from 12oz bottle:

Appearance: Pours dark amber with red hints topped by a creamy and foamy off-white head that slowly fades leaving wisps of foam topping the beer. Sheets of sticky lacing coat the glass to the bottom.

Smell: Hoppy with plenty of citrus and pine hints, slightly sweet dark fruits and caramel. Has sort of a "dusty" aroma as well.

Taste: Starts crisp with a nice hoppy bitterness with grapefruit rind and pine resin. The middle is where the malts shine with caramel and amber/dark fruit, possibly apricots or raisins. The finish is more of those citrusy/piney hops that leaves a pleasant bitterness on the tongue long after the final swallow. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Crips and dry with medium viscosity. Nicely carbonated.

Drinkability/Notes. Dry Hopped St Rogue Red is highly drinkable. A red ale that borders on an IPA with plenty of big, juicy hops that have a pleasant bitterness that makes the mouth want more. Though the hops are the star of the show, the malts hold things together with a subtle caramel/fruity sweetness balancing out the ale. A really nice Amber/Red ale and one I will definitely buy again. Very flavorful but also very sessionable. Anothe fine product from the folks at Rogue. Highly recommended. Seek and Enjoy.

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Photo of loren01
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a reddish color, good sized red/white head, good lace down the glass. Head stays around forever.
S: Nice fresh hop scent, caramel sweetness, fresh cut grass/hay.
T: Tastes very fresh. Good caramel maltiness. Tasty hop flavor, bitter aftertaste
M: Creamy mouthfeel, easy drinking
D: Have had this one before, very tasty brew, well balanced.

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Photo of wedge
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish amber with a thin, creamy yellowish head. Balanced aroma of caramel and hops. Very "rogue." You know what I mean. Sweetened textured malty flavor well balanced with fruity hops and an earthy, spuce touch. Medium bodied and slick at first, but a solid bitterness drys things out to finish it off. Pretty soft in the mouth. It's a good amber, I have no real complaints. Session-worthy for sure.

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Photo of umustdrink
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep red, clear color. Head fades to splotches. Fair lacing.

S - Very sweet, fruity, malty nose.

T - Bitter malts, with a bitter hop background.

M - Carbonation bites a little at the beginning of the sip but quickly passes and it's pretty smooth.

D - This is a pretty tasty brew. I would recommend this.

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Photo of tonistruth
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- clear reddish copper with a two finger creamy beige head that settles to a ring,, some lace on glass

S- sweet, pine, citrus, caramel, toasted malts

T- malt sweetness with a mellow yet assertive hop presence. toasted malts, citrus, some pine, toffee, grainy husk as well

M- good body, smooth, creamy smooth, good carbonation

D- enjoyable, interesting take on an amber, but not all to desirable. worth a shot though, it has good qualities.

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Photo of Butch
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sampled 12 January 2007, purchased 11 January 2007

Deep reddish copper color. No real head to speak of. The beer isn’t flat, but it only produced a small bit of foam that faded too almost nothing pretty quick. What head was present was off white.

Smelled of malt. I don’t get much hops at all, but plenty of malt. Odd for a Rogue. I was expecting more.

Mouthfeel is thin and light.

Taste is pretty middle of the road for a red ale. Nothing great, nothing bad. Good balance between hops and malt. It’s a Rogue, however, so the hops are still there.

Good beer. Not near the top of my list, even for Rogue brews, but I’ll drink it again.


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Photo of jlipski
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Nice red color,slightly cloudy, low carbonation

Smell - sweet, caramelly, nearly no hops tasted

Taste - mediocre build with little balance, fits style

Mouthfeel - Light, thin / watery, smooth, flat, under-carbonated

Drinkability - probably won't drink again. Not impressed.

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Photo of BlindPig
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- About a half inch light tan head on a clear deep amber body. Has a nice lacing on it that sticks to side of glass.
S- Really hoppy aroma. Has a nice citrus hop smell to it. Kind of over hoppy. Has a raw hop scent to it. Maybe a light caramel malt background.Smell kind of overwhelming. It is like taking a packet of hop pellets opening them and shoving your nose right in there.
T- Not as hoppy as the scent hints at. A decent hop character with a caramel malty background. Still has the amber ale taste to it, but just a little hopped up. It is good just smell kind of breaks up the actual taste IMO.
Some light citrus hop with a nice caramel malt background. It is well balanced (besides the smell).
M- Medium to full body with low carbonation (especially for this style).
D- The smell is kind of strong and kills the taste. It is good just I think I would prefer the un-dry hopped version.

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Photo of Atlas1
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was excited when I found this at my local beer store, so I bought a bomber and brought it home and opened it tonight after a while in the ice box. Pours a nice deep, rich red/orange amber color. There's a thin, inch head which dissipates quickly and leaves no lace along the glass. Smells hoppy for sure, but I have difficulty discerning much else in the aroma. Some pine, as a result of the hops, and maybe some orange peel? It has a pleasant flavor, but not necessarily what I was expecting. Very hoppy with some mild sweetness that kicks in at the end. But I expected more complexity for some reason. This is good, but a bit pedestrian. In the least, I was expecting more malt balance, being an amber ale. But still, it's nice. Sort of like a red IPA. Decent mouthfeel as well. Overall, I like this beer, because I like hoppy ales. But I'm not sure I would go out of my way to track it down. Still, a solid effort by Rogue.

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Photo of Hibernator
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St. Rogue Red Ale
22 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip pint glass

Pours a hazy and cloudy light brown with an orange tint. Curtain-like trails of sticky lacings.

Pleasant nose with strong whiffs of sweet malts and citrus fruits.

Nicely balanced brew with a booming hop snap on the finish. Hints of apples dipped in caramel with an orange juice sweetness. Biting hop presence. Soft mouthfeel, yet carbonated with a nice punch.


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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a deep reddish color with a small, yellowish head.

Smell: A vigorous swirling of the beer seems to coax out some soft caramel notes and a small amount of citrus.

Taste: The blending of moderate caramel sweetness with a slight citrus hoppiness provides an overall tart flavor. Over time, the bitterness does becomes more and more prominent, but never overbearing.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some serious carbonation.

Drinkability: At best, a fairly average, textbook amber ale.

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

The impressive part of this beer was the good balance between malt and the hops.
It poured a beautiful dark red with a nice lacy head. The nose was exceptional with the balance of maltiness clearly eveident.
This is one beer that can be enjoyed over and over again.
A must try. Not your average over produced beer.

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Photo of MVassar
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep reddish honey color, medium thick head, with decent lacing. Attractive.

Very subtle scents of malt and fruit. A touch of light hops fragrance.

Some nice bready malt in the initial taste, with some hops coming in after. A definite citrus quality, too. Short finish in the mouth.

Too carbonated for my taste, but a nice medium-to-full body.

Not a demanding beer by any means, nor particulary compelling. However, one could easily knock back a few of these without realizing it.

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Photo of foureyedgeek
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle that foamed up as soon as I popped the cap.

Hazy dark, red-brown body with a foamy, almost soda-foam like head, that rises quickly and falls to islands of suds.

Not a lot going on in the nose, I guess thats to be expected with a red ale. A little malty sweetness, a little bready and a little fruity.

Taste is a decent blend of malty sweetness, a little bit of caramel and that same sweet breadiness. There is a nice transition from the sweet flavor to a very slight bitterness as you swallow. Tasty.

Mouthfeel is ok, this is a pretty drinkable beer that would make for a decent session beer. I could have a few of these, but I've got a few more Rogues on the agenda for this evening. Not an amazing brew, especially being from such a hyped brewery, but still one thats pretty good.

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Photo of Osiris9588
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear red color with a bronze hue. The white head is rather thin, receding quickly.

The smell conists of carmel malt and hops, and is slightly floral, along with some metallic notes and a touch of vanilla. The flavor is also very malty, along with caramel, brown sugar and berry, and a little licorice.

The mouth is medium bodied, showing a decent amount of complexity. The drinkability is average, as it gets a little too sweet without much other complex flavors to undercut it. Not bad--I would never dump on out, but Rogue has done much better.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle(room temp) a clear red with a large head of foam that shrank slowly leaving a solid layer with some lacing.

The smell is an abundant nose of sweet caramel malt.

The taste is sweet caramel malt up front with some grain and just a touch of hop bitterness near and through the finish making it a sample of the style that I can enjoy and revisit without hesitation.

Bottom line: Another tasty brew from Rogue that I can recommend.

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Photo of jettjon
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into the pint glass a dark reddish brown color with a few tiny bubbles. Head is about two fingers of brownish foam that fades slowly leaving behind plenty of lacing. Hops are evident on the nose even before it is presented to smell. Very strong hops evident with a sweet malty background peeking through. Taste is initially quite bitter, but then the sweet malt asserts itself, adding an almost candy-like flavor. Finishes up on a dry and bitter note. Flavor is surprisingly sweet but not cloying. Mouth is semi-viscous and liquid. Drinkability is excellent, this is an easy beer to enjoy in most settings.

Overall: An excellent amber ale, strongly recommended.

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Photo of SurlyDuff
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 22 oz Rogue bottle, also I've had it on tap at the Rogue PublicHouse in Newport

Appearance: Smaller head than most Rogue Ales. Rich dark copper red.

Nose: toasted/burnt malt aroma, very pleasant

Taste: Rather dry malty taste at first, then deeper flavors follow. Great aftertaste. This beer can be sipped allll night.

Mouthfeel: Its well balanced, with neither a strong maltiness or sharp hop feel.

Drinkability: Very drinkable! Get this on-tap and keep your glass full the entire night!

Overall: Even when i wasnt living in oregon, i relished to acquire 22oz bottles of Rogue. Since living here, I usually get around to a bottle of St. Rogues every few months. Good stuff!

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Photo of RedChrome
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Body is a nice medium red colored body. A small quater inch cream colored head dissapeared quickly. Tiny slowly rising bubbles are in an average quality. Small bits of lacing.

A sweet burnt malt dominated the first whiff. Second whiff maintains a malt aroma with nothing any more complex then grains. A slight alcohol not comes through at end of second whiff. Just an average aroma.

A malt sweetness is surprisingly crisp on the tongue. A yeasty grain taste reminds me of fresh bread. Has a nice tart hops quality. A decent blend of flavors. No overpowering alcohol flavor as noted in the scent.

A nice crisp burst of carbonation on the tongue. A decent thickness makes for a nice overall feel.

Above average example of the style. Would pair nicely with a piece of smoked salmon. Another above average beer from a great brewery. Pick it up and enjoy it with a nice meal.

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Photo of AzAleC
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A very nice red color, tight 3/4"-1" head. Pint glass.

S: A slightly sharp, fruity aroma with a moderate hop aroma presence.

T: A strongly, but not well balanced hop for a red ale with a mild bitterness from start to finish. The middle of the flavor provides a luscious and ripe fruity interlude, finishing with a great malt/hop balance.

M: Smooth and refreshing, clean and crisp.

D: Not necessarily something I'd keep stocked regularly, but definitely something to grab at a bar, and nothing I'd ever turn down if offered.

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Photo of scoobybrew
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured from a 12oz bottle. It has a clear deep amber color with a nice head that quickly settles, but leaves a nice lacing. The scent is strongly hoppy backed by malty notes. The strong hop profile is out front in the taste which is backed by a rich, robust malt. It has a smooth medium body with moderate carbonation.

I think this is a really good example of an American Amber/Red style. Quite tasty.

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Photo of barefootbrewer
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a deep amber/red color with a tan, thick and persistent head. The smell is very malty and heavy. The taste is malty and sweet that is balanced with a bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is thick but not too chewy. This is a very nice beer that I’d love to drink often.

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Photo of biegaman
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearence a tarnished amber colour. Rising head that stayed the sitting. Considerable hoppiness but quite well refined. A harmonious medley of hops which constitutes the heart of this beer. Hops fullbodied with plenty of flavour but escape without being all that bitter. Aggresive but highly drinkable. A well structured flavour with a clean finish, this beer has quite a pompus character to it! I enjoyed this far more than I expected!

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St. Rogue Red from Rogue Ales
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,050 ratings.
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