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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Reviews: 676 | Ratings: 1,050
Photo of HossMcGraw
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The numerical part of the BA rating system has become more difficult for me tonight after tasting so many great beers. Well, actually only two, the Corsendonk and now a bomber of this. I'd like to rename this beer "Arrogant Bastard Light". That's just my opinion though. It pours a a nice brown color with large rocky had that goes away kind of quickly. As for the taste, if you'e ever tried Arrogant Bastard, you could say that this tastes like a light version. Not to say that this beer isn't good, and doesn't have a certain unique characteristic, but Arrogant Bastard Lite is all I can think about. As a rule of thumb however, you can't go wrong with any Rogue product.

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

Presentation: 22 oz brown bomber with no freshness date. List of ingredients and specs on the brew are on the label.

Appearance: Thick yet cropped bubbly head does a fine job of sticking to the glass, rusty amber hue shows a mild chill haze.

Smell: Mild malty aroma with notes of toasted grain and sweetness, some hop and yeast as well as fruitiness is in the back.

Taste: Sturdy medium body and smooth carbonation. Raw but rounded maltiness, toasty with husk undertones. Mild fruitiness with signs of yeast, hops are there and balance more than anything else at first. Flavours from the hops are modest but broad though the citric flavour is light with more piney notes on top. More lazy toasted malt flavour linger in the finish with some residual sweetness and hop flavour.

Notes: A decent red ale, actually it is quite tasty in a laid back way though I like its alternate ego “Dry Hop Red” which is the tapped version that is dry-hopped to the hilt. I found this to be a perfect pairing with my Hell’s Fire Beef Stew.

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Photo of Mark
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was very pleased with this ale as red ale is usually not my favorite. Color is a deep reddish amber and a thick tan head leaves exceptional thick rings of lace. Smell is earthy and "healthy". Taste is very smooth and mouthfeel decent. Excellent drinkability makes this one a winner in my book.

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

A great looking 1 Pt. 6 fl.oz screen printed brown glass bottle “Bomber” (or is it a Canon?). A very altruistic “Jesus-like” looking character be fronts the bottle, fittingly attired in an angelic red robe, wrestling with his saintly halo (or is he pulling it off?), and raising a jug of the finest at the same time.
The huge paragon like rocky brownish head follows one of the 10 Beer Commandments and soon settles down very quickly. Pours a deep luminescent holy red color, with a disciple like brown hue. A relatively clear beer that looks like it has never sinned once in its short life. Starts with an ecclesiastical sweet maltiness, but we are not talking about being fooled by the moneylenders, for this soon makes way for the Good Samaritan – ‘Hops’. What a great hoppy finish, I love the way that this comes through the beer at the end.
Let he who is without Rogue – buy the first beer.
I certainly won’t be hanging around when it comes to nailing another bottle of this beer tomorrow.
A “straight” -4- from the Judges, a very good Red.

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Photo of HopheadEd
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The label is right, it's red. Pours a bright red with a fairly big head, dissapates quickly. Leaves some lace. You taste the hops right off the bat, smooth taste and mouthfeel, and again a hoppy finish. Not over done on the hops though, just enough to let you know this is an American ale, brewed in the Northwest. Good beer, I haven't had a bad one from Rougue yet, still, there's tastier ones out there.

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Photo of sinistersteve
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nice thick meaty head off the pour. Deep dark rich amber in color. Huge lace to decorate the glass Fruity overtones in the aroma. But the taste....WOW. Outstanding. Roasty, malty, and hoppy mixture in one great flavor rush. Another winning beer from Rogue.

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

Had this in a 22 oz. bomber. This is another solid Rogue ale that fits my taste. It pours a deep garnet color, as the name may imply, with a durable head that laces well. The smell is typical of Rogue products - it's hoppy. There is certainly a hearty dose of those Pacific Northwest hops in this red ale. The taste, at first, is somewhat malty and sweet with a hint of the Pacman yeast, but once again, the hops penetrate through, creating an enjoyable bitterness. The mouthfeel is pretty smooth, with drinkability ranking high. This a medium bodied brew, and would make a pretty solid session beer in my opinion... that is, if you like your red/amber ales with a generous dose of bittering hops. I know I do.

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

St. Rogue Red is the base for Santa's Private Reserve but with half the hops. Which is amazing to me because, as in typical Rogue fashion, the balance to this beer already leans toward the hop end. And this is good if you enjoy a mouthful of oily hops. Oh sure, the malt makes itself evident in the nose and the beginning of your draught, but the hops are kickin' its ass out of your memory in no time. Tasty!

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Photo of doerickson
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reddish to light copper colored. Aromas are predominantly citrusy hops, with a small amount of malt in the background. The taste is more balanced, with the hops pronounced at the start and the malt fighting for position towards the finish, making more headway as the beer warms. Very solid.

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Photo of aracauna
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fairly dark for an amber. Very dark shade of copper brown. At some angles, it verges on black. When light passes through it, it looks blood red. Head is off-white and fairly creamy. Nose is mostly citrusy, slightly floral hops. Some malt lingers underneath. Taste is a contrast between the bright crisp colors of the hops and the truly earthy taste character of the malt. It reminds me of a picture of a gloved hand, grimy from working in a garden holding the a freshly cut bright yellow flower. I know it's weird, but that's what it reminds me of. This is a bit hoppy for an amber, but a good beer.

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

Great amber/mahogany color with some pretty good carbonation and white head. Bitterness gets you from the beginning and ends up balancing nicely with the sweeter malts. More bitter than I am used to in an amber, but very nice.

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Photo of budgood1
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours out of the 22 oz. bomber a deep dark amber, with a healthy off-white head. beautiful aroma of caramel malt and NW hops. nice full mouthfeel...lots of fruiten malts with the bitterness of the hops in the forefront. a balanced rogue brew. esp. if you like your brews on the bitter side. lingering malt flavours in the aftertaste. no problem putting this bomber down! delicious stuff.

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Photo of StevieW
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz brown bottle. Rich amber color, with a big fluffy tan head. Head fell nicely, got a bit thin, but some stayed. Nice sweet malty smell, balanced with alot of hops. Very balanced taste as well, some sweetness in the malt, and very noticable, crisp hop finish. Medium body, which was expected. Complimented a grilled chicken and roasted corn on the cob dinner perfectly. A very drinkable Amber Ale, the only one I had of the others listed. I thought it was very pleasant, flavorful, and balanced.

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

This beer had a very dark amber/garnet color to it pouring out. It formed a nice medium tan head with plenty of lace as it subsided. The aroma was of both malt and hops which almost heralded the astringent flavor that you knew had to be coming after that frangrance. Slightly sweet, but not as sweet as others, which I think is good. Usually the macros put a name red, but nothing to it. Other micros add too much flavor. This might be the proper balance, but will have to sample more red ales to make that determination.

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Photo of Bighuge
2.88/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours dark amber with creamy off-white head that has some retention and forms nice rings on the glass as I drink. Aroma is about half and half of hops and malt. At first I thought it was predominantly hops, but after smelling more, there's definite malt aroma too. Medium to full bodied. There is nothing spectacular about tasting this brew. There's some malt. There's some NW hops. But I'm also getting a slightly astringint off-flavor on the tongue and especially lingering after I drink. This is one that I ordered from Vintage Cellar and maybe it had been sitting too long. If not, this is a very average brew from an outstanding brewery. Probably the worst Rogue beer I've had in years.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap, called Rogue Dry Hop Red. According to Lisa from Rogue, St Rogue is kegged and a bag of hops is suspended from the bung into the keg. Interesting. Dark copper color, with a small creamy head. Mild hoppy nose, with medium+ body and smoothness on the tongue. Nice floral hop finish.

overall: 4.3
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5


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