St. Rogue Red | Rogue Ales

St. Rogue RedSt. Rogue Red
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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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001

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Ratings: 1,050 |  Reviews: 676
Photo of watermelonman
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This arrived as a nice dark red with a small head. It's leaving a modest amount of lace.

The smell is mostly of hops, with malts coming through as well. The taste starts with malts but is quickly taken over by hops. The mouthfeel is very appealing while drinkability is high.

I think this is really improves the regular St. Rogue Red.

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Photo of TheEclecticGent
2.71/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A dark amber American Ale with a mildly sharp smell. This ale is mildly hoppy but has a rich and long-lingering sharp aftertaste. I wasn't overly impressed mostly due to this beer is a little focused on the hops for my taste. There are other Rouge beers that I enjoy better than this one.

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Photo of carln26
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was a Christmas present from a good friend. It poured from the bottle a deep, clear mahogany with some red highlights. It’s topped by a thick, fluffy off white head that clings to the side in clumps as it settles back into the glass. The nose has a mild grapefruit citrus aroma backed by a hint of caramel sweetness. The taste has less citrus than expected. It’s a pleasant blend of caramel and toffee sweetness and the ruby red grapefruit from the hops. Just a touch of the PacMan tang on the finish. Nice, smooth mouth feel. Good drinkability.

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Photo of rebel1771
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lovely red color with decent head. Aromas of sweet malts, caramel, and of fruity hops make up the nose of this brew. The taste has less malt flavor then what I expected and seems to consist mainly of the same fruity hops noted in the aroma. This is a good brew, nothing more nothing less.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.06/5  rDev -19%
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 EPseja
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle at just below cellar temperature.

A - Pours a very slightly hazed copper-auburn color with a decent, well formed 1/2'' light tan head that diminshes to a gossamer mat after several minutes. Lacing is sticky and thick, clinging to the glass with real purpose.

S - Nice, fragrant floral west-coast hoppiness riding atop a mellow but robust caramel maltiness. Nice hop profile for a red ale.

T - Slightly metallic, fresh-hoppiness right off the bat, with a malt profile that grows toward the middle without becoming overstated. Very light and crisp finish that leaves a distinct, drying hoppiness. Well balanced!

M - Tingly carbonation in the light and watery beginning is easily subdued as the beer lightly foams in the mouth. The finish is clean and refreshing.

D - The is an excellent and very well-balanced red ale that separates itself from other boring red ales in its class. Easy to drink and enjoy. Nice job Rogue!

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Photo of Derek
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This bottle was a gusher! So much so, I wondered if it might be off (infected). Fortunately, it's great! (I wonder if they bottled to soon, or used too much kraussen?) Mountains of head... had to pour this one in stages!

A: Dark ruby-brown/black. Pours with an INSANE amount of head. Fluffy, off-white, decent retention, plenty of lace. There's so much head, it's difficult to pour (thus it's not exceptional). It looks like a Belgian brew (abbey dubbel).

S: Quite malty, nutty caramel & bread. Subtle, piney-bitter scents.

T: Taste is nothing like a dubbel (the name & look is a little deceiving). You can tell there's a malty backbone, but the taste is overwhelmed by the hops. At 44 IBU, it's fairly bitter. The rough, piney chinook hops are held at bay by the Centennial hops. There's not a lot of different flavours, but this brew seems much bigger than it really is (~5.2% ABV). Balanced to the bitter side, but still nicely rounded.

M: A little syrupy (residual sugar from the carastan and crystal malts), yeilding a moderate body (seems heavier than it really is). PLENTY of carbonation.

D: Plenty of character for it's size. I like it.

Bold, but brilliant. My complements to the brewmaster.

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Photo of chOAKbarrell
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ah, if only all red ales were this good.

A very hoppy red ale, which is always a good thing. There's a decent, bitter kick in the flavor, which was a pleasant, unexpected suprise.

There is a sweetish, strong scent to this beer.

The mouthfeel is also strong and hearty. Good and filling.

Drinkability: definitely worth having more than once. I certainly will have it again.

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Photo of AlexJ
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
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 Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark red/amber in color, nice carbonation, nice little head, very nice lacing through out. Scents of malt, and sweet caramel. Very nice taste, different than other Amber's I've had, maybe more sweet with a little bite at the end. Medium body. This is a very drinkable beer/ale, not sure of the ABV though, but would most likely make a nice short drinking session.

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Photo of DogFood11
4.62/5  rDev +22.2%
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 Phyl21ca
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
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 Dewey0603
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This has a nice two finger head and dark red color,awesome looking.Rich creamy,nutty,malty,taste.This is a very good tasting beer.
This red ale has a medium feel and highly drinkable.Another awesome beer from Rogue,which may be the best brewer in America.

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Photo of Illinick
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Deep amber colored with a thin, sticky, tan head that dissipates to a sticky ring and island formation. Sticky lacing throughout.
S: Bread, malt (mostly malt)/roasted malt, and a faint hint of cherry bread-it's hard to describe but there was a faint smell of cherry bread or a cherry muffin in there.
T: No surprise, lots of roasted malt, some bread with a definate hop finish-more piney/spruce than citrus. Average taste.
MF: Light to light/medium with fizzy carbonation.
Overall: Just an average offering from Rogue. Worth a try, but that's about it. I'll take a Red Seal Ale over this one any day!

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Photo of Bonhoeffer
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 ouncer, not the bomber.

Straight 4s. Everything about this beer is above average, but it doesn't stand out as anything truly remarkable. Dark amber color. Decent head. Aroma is there and pleasant. Taste is quite enjoyable.

I'd really be interested in trying one of these side by side with a Rogue American Amber as they are the same style and indeed, very similar beers. I'm left wondering why they have two beers in their regular lineup that are almost identical. Both damn good, but neither stands far above the other.

This one is very malty with an excellent hop profile to balance it out. A nice session brew.

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Photo of nlmartin
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from a 12 ounce bottle into a pub glass.

Apperance: This has a very good appearance in a glass. The beer is amber leaning heavily into actually red. The head of the beer was over an inch and a half and was well maintained throughout the drinking. Very nicely carbonated. It looked in short delicious.

Smell: A little bit of malt and nothing else.

Taste: I wasnt impressed with the taste, a little malt and nothing else.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: A very average beer better than most mass produced. Inspite of appearance just seemed watery and left me wanting more. I may be lost in high alchol, high hop beer/crack land.

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Photo of Luigi
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep ruby color and a light tan sticky head. Good head retention. The aroma is balanced. I can detect both bitter hops and malts in equal amounts. Roasted malts are slighty more dominant. The mouthfeel is smooth and silky. I find the taste fairly balanced. Plendy of roasted malts and spicy hops come out in the flavor. The finish is dry and a little hoppy. Good Drinkability too. Goes down easy.

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Photo of neonbrown82
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yet another solid product from Rogue, though surely not one of my favorites. Pours to a very dark amber red color with a nice frothy head that subsides to a ring around the glass after a while.

The smell is quite buttery and caramel. Smells typical of Rogue. Very distinct malt smell, after having been converted to ethanol by the hungry pacmen that I've become well accustomed to after having drank so much Rogue. A bit of an herbal hop plays a small role in the aroma as well.

The taste is very similar. Very Rogue-ish. The malt dominates the flavor profile. Ever so gently roasted caramel malt with a robust and creamy body. The hops are spicy and herbal, and don't quite play as large a role as they do in many Rogue products.

It is a good beer, but it is "just another Rogue" in my book (though not to say that there are not some Rogue beers that go above and beyond my expectations every time I revisit them). I probably won't revisit this beer in favor of other Rogue products the next time my inner outlaw is unleashed, and nothing else will do other than a Rogue.

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Photo of yelterdow
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a reddish copper into a pint glass at just over fridge temperature. Bubbly, rocky, soapy head three fingers thick until it settles to a small mat.

Smell- Rich, caramel malts with a big, sweet spiciness that becomes very evident as the beer warms. Malted dark fruit hovers about the nose.

Taste- Medium malt body and bitter hop finish. Nothing else much to speak of.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Good carbonation that mellows after a while, medium bodied consistency. Great with a steak, a bit much for drinking as a session. I wouldn't want more than one of these, but I might throw it in there in the mix.

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Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
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 Shultzerdugen
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. brown bottle.

Pours clear copper with a modest light tan head.

Sweet malts are the front runner in the nose, followed by light fruits and Northwestern hop tints.

Thinnish and slightly watery; a bit of oily feel and somewhat grainy. Sweet caramel tinged malts are the main attraction, salvaged and strangely offset by the piney hops. Not the hops I expect for the style. A residual fruitiness comes out as the beer warms. Pretty dry in the back.

Not a bad beer, but not one I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for either.

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Photo of Hop2it
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Robust roasted malt smell that holds strong despite being underneath a ceiling fan on high.

Color is a rich brown with red highlights. Solid beige head that literally covered the top of the glass from top to bottom twice (22oz in a 16oz glass). I love that, haven't seen that in an ale in a long, long time.

Tastes amazing, full explosion on the tongue and sides of my mouth. Slight alcohol burning carries the flavor. Definitely some saltiness, but in a very pleasant way.

Almost silky smooth, reminiscent of a cream ale. Not what I expected from a red ale, and I fear it may spoil my perception of them in the future.

4 on drinkability might increase if it weren't 90 degrees outside, seems a bit heavy for this kind of night.

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Photo of Litterbean
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant brown-red, with a nice sized head. Very strong malty aroma with hints of fruits like cherries and other berries. The taste is similar, with a lot of maltiness making this a sweet and potent brew. Some hoppiness is also present in the beginning. Very easy to drink, and was delicious with some fresh crabs.

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Photo of silver0rlead
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep crimson-hued amber with a thick tan head that retains well, a beautiful beer. Aroma is full of citrusy (mainly grapefruit) hops and complex bready and sweet caramel malt scents. Taste is aggresivley hoppy, but with a complex malt character. Begins with a caramel and molasses sweet malt profile that is lightly bready then follows with citrusy hops flavors (mainly grapefruit and orange) and has a dry, bitter finish. Another superb rogue brew, this one is really best fresh as the hops seem to deteriorate quickly over time.

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Photo of froggyfrog
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in 22 oz. bottle, served in a nonic-like pint glass.

This beer pours a cloudy burnt sienna color with a couple fingers of bubbly tan head.

The nose is full of complex malt.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel.

Several toasty malt flavors mingle together in the beginning while tingly carbonation tickles the tongue. The hops come through in the finish and settle their bitterness in the center and rear of the mouth.

This beer doesn't make my list of favorites but it does display the characteristic complexity and fullness of taste that I have come to expect from Rogue brews.

Definitely worth a try.

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Beer rating: 62.4% out of 100 with 1,050 ratings
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