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St. Rogue RedSt. Rogue Red

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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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Ratings: 1,051 |  Reviews: 677
Photo of PatandDavid
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hmm, where's the hops? I normally enjoy this as dry hopped red on draft, which basically rules. This was a totally different beer experience, so different, I thought I was drinking an octoberfest...Anyway, beer was a medium reddish amber, low to no head, aroma was on the malty side. The mouthfeel was definitely full...very thick and almost, but not quite, syrupy. The oddest thing about this one was when drinking the initial taste was of some hop bitterness, followed by full-on maltiness...bit of a reverse from the normal process. I'll be honest, I thought the hops got a bit lots...this is a decidedly malty brew. Wasn't that impressed with the was about the thickest I've ever experienced in a beer. I'll stick with the draft dry hop version, which I love.

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Photo of Tballz420
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew is a hazy brown color, with a large foam tan head, leaves behind good lace. Nice hop scent, slight caramel malt. The taste has a nice bitter hop streak, not as intense as brutal bitter but similar hops i would guess. Some well integrated caramel/roast malt. Very well blended, great taste.

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Photo of Dmann
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An all around good beer. This one poured a good dark red color with a small frothy white head that left an unusual ammount of lace for its size. The smell was quite dark with a deep carmel malt scent accented with a great hop smell as well. The taste was of burnt carmel malt and a slight dry hoppiness that stood out and gave a great presence. Definantly a good beer to go back to.

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Photo of WesWes
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice ruby red color with a thick frothy off-white head that fades quickly. The aroma is good. It has a nice malty aroma which boasts of crystal malts and fruity yeast. The taste is good. It has a dry, malty, yet bitter flavor that goes down easy and leaves you with a bitter hop aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good drinking beer. It is the worst Rogue brew I've tried, but it's still better than most.

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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a good 2 finger head. THere is a brown amber color to the beer, with good lacing of the glass from start to finish.

There is a good roasted malt character to the brew, finishing with a subtle hop finish, and a nice tartness.

The mouthfeel and body is somewhat light, but typical for a red ale. A good drinking beer. This bomber was gone by the time the Simpsons was over. Nothing overpowering. Probably a good bet for a newbie "conversion" beer.
The sediments left in the bottle were mighty tasty, as i find them to be with other Rogue ales. Pour it in the glass and drink it down, don't waste the best part.

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Photo of rajendra82
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep reddish-amber, slightly hazy body with an inch thick beige colored head and a good deal of latent carbonation. The aroma is caramel malt and a whiff of sourdough bread along with a decent dose of piney and floral hops that are typical of Rogue. The taste is dominantly caramelized malts, along with some sourness, and a hint nuts and smoke. The hops are assertively bitter at the start of each sip and reemerge in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is creamy, and is helped along by the high level of carbonation. This beer packs a lot of flavor, and has a decent session potential, but is a bit too bitter when consumed at cooler than cellar temperature. As it warms to near room temperature, a more robust sweet and malty character emerges mid-palette, making the beer much more appealing.

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Photo of wailingwench
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Blue Tusk, Syracuse, NY

Eye Candy: poured a beautiful dark red, more on the brown/garnett side of the fence. 2 finger pure white head that lingered. Excellent lacing present. Magical in the light. Ahhh, another pretty beer.

Skunky says: Smelled sweet, maybe a tad on the honey side. Very pleasant indeed, not overpowering, but in comparison to other reds, just a medium.

Tongueland: Crisp and sweet. Malts really came out, mixed with sweetness comparable to honey. As warmed, caramel and hops emerged, competing for playing time. The alcohol slightly emerged in a warming sense as I progressed and this was a welcoming feeling. Delectable, but not as good as Aviator Red from Flying Bison, Buffalo, NY.

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Photo of AllThingsNinja
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Sunset Grill and Tap had this brew listed as an IPA. It would fit that traditional style, but not with the west coast intensity that folks might expect. This ale was red, and good. It's deep color contrasted nicely with the modest, and fading head. The aromas were mostly grassy, with hints of the more floral aspects of the hops. The flavors were quite well balanced with a grassy hop presence that becomes quite fruity all over a sweet and enticing malt backbone. It's a medium-bodied session beer that I would enjoy again.

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Photo of coasterfreak75
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour was a deep copper red with alot of head from the time it hit the glass. My pour was very light and I got a good one and one half inch head. The head very slowly dissapated and left a tall foam on top of the beer that pretty well hung on for the entire drink.

The smell was a very pronounced malt with alot of hops behind it.

The start of the drink carried a light malt sweetness followed by a hard hop bite. It finished with lingering hops and a slight caramel taste.

This was a very drinkable beer that would go well with food or just sitting around with friends.

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Photo of Zorro
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark brown with red highlights.

Smell is sweet malt and spicy hops in balance. Perfume smells are present when you really get your nose down in the glass.

Taste is sweet and bitter at the same time, a strong oak woody flavor to this brew. Nutty flavor, but this is a brew that needs refinement.

Mouthfeel is thin.

A drinkable brew, good for a heavy meal, but there are better.

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Photo of TastyTaste
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a Brown bomber. I can easily compare this to the style, since I had it between a pair of killians. This is a much darker beer than the Coor's product. Smell is also more rich in those delicious hops and caramel smelling malts. Excellently balanced, a very good example of the style. Sweet and bitter, exactly what I think a red should be.

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Photo of PSUDREW
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark rich deep red color, it had a solid head. It's somewhat, but not totally creamy, but some it dissapates quickly and leaves little lacing; there was a hop presence through and through the beer, i don't think there was a sip without something present in the flavor. It doesn't smack you in the face by any means, but, it is nice to have that kind of hoppy bitterness.The malt provided a solid backbone to this beer. highly quaffable and extremely drinkable, the yeast provides a nice balance in this brew. More than standard, but less than phenomenal, this a very nicely and well put-together ale. If you can, drink it. You can go the distance with this brew. It is another finely crafter product from the boys from Rogue. Well played, gentlemen. Well played, indeed.

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

pours the deepest shade of red, leaning more toward rusty brown. sizeable tan head recedes to an ever-present coating foam. crystal malt and light PNW hop aroma. sturdy medium body, carbonation is just right. toasted caramel malt sweetness mixes well with a good but not overwhelming dose of chinook hoppiness. bitterness is there, but not over the top. characterstic rogue aftertaste (must be the pac-man yeast). certianly quaffable, in a style that for me is hard to define.

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Photo of winomark
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice medium reddish copper with a good thick forthy, slightly sticky head.

Hoppy bitterness fighting with the rich malt. Great balance. Slight alcohol sweetness.

Hops rule throughout, with a very tannic, dry finish. Grainy, malt flavors also make an appearance. Odd contrast to the hops.

Light and dry. Quite fleeting, but pleasant. Interesting to say the least.

I like this beer, but not sure why. Unbalanced, tannic, somewhat short on character, but surprisingly interesting. Definately worth a try.

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Photo of TheJudge
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drank this in the standard Rogue big bottle. I was surprisingly not impressed. I was expecting a lighter, crisper Red, and this felt like an english pale ale in the mouth. It was very heavy, and the taste lingered without a clearing hop finish. A deep cooper color and heavy malty smell, I found it to be somewhat overwhelming. I did not find it particulary drinkable, and had to fight to get through the bottle.

The head was unimpressive, although a nice copper/white color. This was on the bottom end of the Rogue brews that I have had.

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Photo of nomad
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A dark copper beer, quite dark in fact, it has a thin off-white head and lots of messy thick stain. Smells like thick dripping malt of sweet cherries in toffee, and some spruce hints. Tastes of smooth Vienna and Munich malt flavors, a grape-like fruitiness, and a roasty sense that combines well with the pine-flavored dry hops. Finish is more of the same but not too drying.

Nice malts but not interesting, much prefer its bigger brother, the Santa’s Private Reserve.

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Photo of rkhaze
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy reddish/copper with a medium sized beige head. Left good lace. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel, floral hops and some fruitiness.
Initial tastes of malty sweetness and floral hops that give away to some citrus and fruit notes and a nice bitterness in the finish.
Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Good drinkable ale.

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

It pours slightly cloudy, a rich, brownish ruby red. it's well carbonated, with a multiply textured light head that ebbs promptly, leaving a translucent vellum. There's considerable serpentine lacing.

The aroma delivers a genuine malt sweetness mediated by fragrant floral and citrus hops, with grapefruit coming to the fore. Way in back there's a mellow berry presence.

The sip brings swirling eddies of flowers and citrus, the hops ventilating the back of my mouth then settling on the tongue. Next, the malt jealously asserts itself, pressing its subdued sweetness into the mix. A dry grapefruit essence brings Florida instantly to mind. A mellow bitterness finishes gleefully along the backside of the tongue.

Medium bodied and mildly sinewy, the liquid coats and slithers, feeling almost active, then finishing with a dry hops glow.

The hops in this beer lend an almost tropical air, something initially rather unexpected, but certainly not a bad thing. The malt pushes its way into the limelight in time to stop the hops from stealing the show. There's a saucy, spicy balance that draws you into looking for the next one. The grapefruit presence almost delivers the sensation of pulp. Wonderfully quaffable, I like the way it plays, and I'll definitely come back for multiple acts.

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Photo of Gavage
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a deep dark amber color with an 1 inch off-white head. Lacing is produced during the drink. The aroma is of simple sweetness. The taste is great, as the thick malt coats your tongue while some bitterness tingles the roof of your mouth. Some light nutty qualities are there too.

This has a candy like finish, and then the bitterness seems to reappear after swallowing. Definitely a heavier bodied red ale (which is a good thing) and this is a very drinkable session beer.

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Photo of crookedhalo
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep reddish copper with a rocky beige head. Sprucy hops and sweet crystal malt aromas. Sweetened tea maltiness with a good bit of astringency from the hops. This beer is very quaffable, strong enough and hoppy enough to make it a sessioner on draught, probably. Very sweet malt to this red ale. Slick on the tongue. High alpha hops are sweet, too. Rogue's got my seal of approval on this one.

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

Appearance: Very well crafted deep amber red tone with a nice biege head lacing appears coating the entire side in very fine nicely patterned specks. Aroma: Soothing caramel malts very grainy cereal sweetness, with spruce toned hopping in the finish. Taste: Remarkably similar to the Santa's Private Reserve just less hops here the same malt character, I think this beer is incredible with the semi sweet caramel/biscuit malts tasting of cereal grains with a nice touch of piney hops and signature Pac Man yeast breadiness this beer is a classic balanced session brew in my opinion. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied smooth carbonation classic. Drinkability: My go to Rogue product from now on, of course I'm still a fan of Dead Guy but this one is so balanced and reserved yet flavorful and filling I love it.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark hazy amber brown with a overall reddish tone with a finger high tannish head of thick froth, top becomes whipped as it settles slowly a favorable hazy skim and thick collar, sparitic lacing in webby sheeting. Smell is a nice mix of caramel dipped biscuits, a bit dry of woody pine comes through underneath. Flavors are a nice meld of the same with more of the woody drying coming through by quite a bit. Caramel is lessened and barely detected as the hops make a home in a hugely drying wood flavor thats actually quite nice. Bitterness in check, not overwhelming in any regards. Slight dulled fruit skin notes pop in nearer the finish. Good light fluffy textured mouthfeel thats medium in body and dry throughout with woodyness. A fine amber I'd have again and again.

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Photo of BeerBuilder
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a deep copper-red color with a thick tan head. It leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is spicy, and of caramel malts, and also a bit of a fruity, resiny hop aroma. The flavor is of caramel malts, and spicy hops. It is a bit fruity and resiny in the finish. It has a nice bitterness in the finish too. It is a smooth, well-balanced beer. Very nice.

Sampled 10/26/03

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

Pour out a pint from the bottle and you're holding a column of dark cherry-colored glass. It has a satisfying head which slowly dimples its way down but, impressively, never fades completely. As you drink it, the head leaves thick horizontal ridges on the glass like spatters of melted marshmallow. The rounded aroma is well-balanced between hops and malt with an inviting caramel character.

Like other Rogue brews, the persistent head lends this beer a wonderful creaminess which dominates the initial taste. The middle is moderately nutty, but with hops peeking out from behind the nuts. The taste is full, balanced, malty, and round. The smooth way in which the malty creaminess gradually passes the baton to a restrained - hell, almost polite - nutty bitterness reminds me of a sine wave. That bitterness fades in a mildly effervescent flourish.

This is a damn nice beer. I am becoming more and more impressed with Rogue.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Innnnteresting. A deep ruby brew with a thin layer of white lace atop. This doesn't smell like a Rogue brew! Malty aroma with notes of caramel. Where's the hops in the nose? Oh wait, I just took a sip and I found them. Lacking hops in the nose, it gives you a pretty rich amount in the flavor. A bit of sweet malt as well, but not all that much else. An easy drinker that would make for a nice session, while not being a hoppy tongue destroyer (note: hoppy tongue destroyers rule). This is a nice brew, but for the caliber of a brewery like Rogue, it's about average.

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