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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001

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Ratings: 1,050 |  Reviews: 676
Photo of swizzlenuts
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a very dark red with a nice finger head, and it has a good head retention. The beer has a very floral hoppy nose to it with a sweet malty undertone. This beer has an interesting flavour. It has a nice sweet malty flavour that reminds me of syrupy fruits to it. The hops aren't much in the flavour; however, it's pretty bitter at the end of the tasting. It's a bit too sweet for me though, but it's very balanced. The mouth feel is a bit creamy. I could probably only drink a few of these.

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Photo of dhd1491
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear brown-red, medium-dark with a two finger head of tan foam. Malty, bready aroma. Low carbonation after the pour, this bottle was pretty flat. Taste of caramelized malts, yeast and toast. Smoky. Some sour hops backbone. Some oily mouthfeel.

All in all, not bad, but not great either. Good taste and drinkablility, but not a beer I would go out of my way for.

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Photo of KeefD
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark amber color with little foam nice lacing. Smell is super malty, with somewhat disappointing hop bitterness in the background. Taste is almost all malts. Very dark fruits pops up, grainy, bready, slightly sweet up front, generous use of carmel malts, with a dry hop finish. Hops are present but seem on the lighter side, and show up in the lightly bitter finish. This one reminds me of their Monk Madness only much weaker in the flavor department. Mouthfeel is good, nice carbonation, smooth and somewhat easy to drink.

This beer is okay, but not what I expected. I guess I just didn't expect to be so sweet given the "dry-hopped" title, and generally expect reds/ambers to have a toasty malt flavor rather than a super-sweet one. This one's average IMO, as far a Rogues go.

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Photo of errantnight
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It gets overlooked... discussion on Rogue focuses on their aliases and XS bottles and whether or not Dead Guy is a maibock...

Which is unfortunate, because beers like this get overlooked.

A beautiful amber/red ale with a creamy head with decent lacing, a very mildly hopped aroma with a bunch of caramel/crystal malt.

It tastes perfectly balanced, and the hop flavor comes out, pine and citrus/grapefruit. It's got a nice, easy drinking quality to it from a moderate carbonation that lifts but doesn't cleanse.

If there's any criticism, this beer really suffers from not being fresh, and Rogue doesn't do a great job of letting you know how fresh their beer is. Find a purveyor that turns over their beer and pick up a bottle.

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Photo of Edgecrusher
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: very dark copper color. Nice thick head and max lacing.

Smell: Very pleasant smell. Nice floral aroma.

Taste: Aroma does not match taste. A balanced ale with a slight ege towards hops. Kinda on the sweet malty side.

Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is average. Average carbonation and feel.

Drinkability: Above average drinkabilty-goes down easy and smooth.

Overall a good beer-nothing spectacular.

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Photo of MisterClean
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the yardhouse

A - Pours a deep auburn color, medium head, nice legs.

S - Citrus and malts dominates this beer.

T - Malty, with a light hint of citrus. Would like this beer to be a little more viscousy.

M - Smooth, with little bitterness from the hops.

D - Overall, a good beer, but there are many better dry-hopped reds (Red Horse from Sac Brew immediately comes to mind).

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Photo of animal69
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a slightly cloudy med-copper color with a thick off-white head which lasts for an eternity than coats my nonic entirely ; a strong citrus hop aroma with some cereal and darker grains in the mix ; a good initial hop bite and flavor that quickly peters out leaving a more subtle bread and nuts, a little thin on the flavor, finishes crisp and slightly mineral ; a light body made creamier by the great amount of co2 (popped the top w/ a lighter & shot it over 20 ft.) ; a pretty drinkable beer but not quite flavorful enough to stand out...

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

Poured from a 22 oz bomber to a pint glass the liquid is a deep brownish red with good carbonation. The head it 2 fingers tan and leaves some lace.

The smell is plenty hoppy with a nice malt.

The taste follows, a hoppy twist on the big malt of a red ale.

The mouthfeel is also good, nice better then medium body and good carbonation.

The drinkability is good, worth a try if the style is your thing.

Prosit MK

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

12oz bottle with no freshness date. I poured this into a large Carlsberg pint glass, you know the one's with a wide opening and a more slender body.

A: I was very impressed by the appearance. The hazy copper-red body was capped by a huge fluffy tan head which laced very nicely. The head stayed for a while, eventually coming down to a thin lace on top. The body's color was orange-brown on the edges, and through the haze, very little carbonation was present.

S: At first, the smell is dominated by hops, which could be categorized as piney and/or citrusy. But keep smelling and you will get the very deep and strong malt character that is obviously this beer's backbone. It has notes of caramel and bread, like a bread pudding.

T: I was not sure what to expect from the taste, but I had higher hopes I guess. I wanted to call this beer well-balanced at first, since I got this bitter/tart malty taste. However, I feel like the beer was confused about what to be, not well-balanced. The "dry hopping" gave the beer its immediate hop smell, and I think it contributed to the somewhat timid hop flavor. It should have been more...something. Whatever, that's not my job. (Not that this is either)

M: It is smooth and medium to light bodied. The carbonation makes this beer somewhat "crisp". It feels very fresh and good, but the beer could have been fuller, or more chewy.

D: I enjoyed drinking this beer and I will enjoy the other three that I have, but I am not sure that I would ever buy this beer again, for it is not anything to write home about. It is one of the more mediocre beers from Rogue, which brews some pretty amazing stuff.

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Photo of bcm119
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dry hopped Red. Deep reddish amber with an enduring tan cap. Leafy hop aroma with hints of pine is overshadowed by apricot-like fruity esters. Begins with a bubbly rush of toasty malt, which is restrained in its sweetness and quickly becomes a bit astringent as the hops come in. A pithy citric punch towards the finish ends any malt sweetness for a snappy, clean finish. Nice restrained dried fruit malt flavors integrate well with some classic NW hop notes. One of Rogue's leaner beers, this would make a nice session. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and overcarbonated, but an agressive pour and a little foaming helps this settle. One of Rogue's best brews.

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

Appearance: Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a brownish orange color... don't really get any red here. Head was very large and off-white. Lots of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong hop aroma with a slightly fruity backbone. Not very balanced in the aroma, with piney hops dominating pretty much the whole way through.

Taste: More balanced than the aroma, with a more subdued hop profile. Piney hops are still a dominant note here, but it is somewhat balanced in the finish with a caramelly malt note. Hops are definitely the forefront here, which isn't really a bad thing, but not what I was expecting from a red.

Overall, an OK beer, but the relative lack of balance will probably keep me from buying this again any time soon.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great beer with alot of unique character

A- Looks beautiful with a creamy eggshell-colored head composed of foamy bubbles. Retention and lacing is good. Color is crimson red and barely transparent.

S- Smell reminds me of a ginger snap cookie. Smells like ginger spice with sweet malt and dark fruits.

T- Very complex flavor with alot of soul. Earthy and spicy with a calm aftertaste.

M- Feels creamy and sorta thick

D- Goes down well for such a heavy-bodied brew

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Photo of BamaBeerBuff
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep amberish-red with a large and creamy head that has some orange-ish shading to it. As it settles to a thick layer, the head leaves a massive cap and leaves lots of lacing on the way down. Absolutely gorgeous appearance.

S: The aroma isn't that forceful, but there is a sharp divide between rich, sweet caramel malts and piney, spicy, and earthy hops. I'm intrigued.

T: Very interesting flavor. Sweet caramel malts are prominent at the outset, with the hops making their appearance about halfway through and bittering everything out with a spicy pine-resin taste. The finish is smooth, not as drying as I would expect.

M&D: It's light-to-medium bodied with average levels of carbonation and a slightly watery/silky smooth mouthfeel. The finish is only lightly drying--not what I would expect from a dry hopped beer such as this. It's fairly drinkable because of the body and interesting flavor. St. Rogue Red is a good representation of the style, and if I cared for it more, I'd buy it frequently.

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Photo of cvstrickland
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip produces a volcanic 4-finger off-white rocky head that recedes to a misshapen fluffy cloud-cap and leaves webby lacing.

Smells of flowers, tart green apples, and spruce.

Taste is lightly fruity and tart, with a hint of grain and a roasty malt note, musky, herbal hops and a dry finish.

Smooth with plenty carbonation that fits the beer nicely, but otherwise a little watery in the mouth. Not bad. Plenty drinkable.

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Photo of daythree16
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass. Color is amber to light brown. Average head with decent retention.

Smell is overpoweringly floral with a hint of citrus. The hops dominate the nose, and the malt has little opportunity to come through. Tastes just like it smells. Very floral, with little malt character.

The mouthfeel is crisp with medium heaviness. I probably wouldn't want more than one or two in a sitting, due to the high bitterness.

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

On tap at Home Grown in Newark.

A: This beer is very murky looking. I like that. It's a dark brown/kinda reddish brew with a lot of haze, and some totally sweet head retention.

S: Pine trees and alcohol. Malt backbone in the background.

T: Tastes pretty much the way it smells. It opens up with piny, resinous hops, and a sweet malt taste (toffee) and much more alcohol than one would expect from a 5.10% beer. The bittering hops hit full-force mid-palate, and carry on for a dry, bitter finish.

M: Thick and briskly carbonated.

D: I could have had maybe one more. It's not terribly sessionable.

This is a solid beer. It's an interesting take on an American Amber, and will appeal to hopheads and fans of the style alike.

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

Poured a medium to dark reddish brown with an excellent fluffy head which remained for a long time and left good lacing. Nice looking beer.

Smelled malty, but with some pine in there as well. Nicely balanced.

Tasted of malt but with a hint of citrus, perhaps grapefruit or even lime, and finished with a piney/ hoppy bite at the finish.

Good mouthfeel, with a nice combination of smoothness along with a bit of carbonation sting on the tongue.

This was an impressive beer, and one I'll certainly enjoy again. It did cost a couple dollars more than most of Rogue's other offerings, but was worth it.

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Photo of Kendo
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the bomber into a Harpoon pint glass. Body is clear coppery-red with a 1-finger fluffy, rocky beige/khaki head that lingers for awhile. Good rings of lace left behind.

S: Not terribly strong on the nose -- grapefruity, citrus rind-hops and a hint of honey or caramel malt underneath.

T: First impression is that there's a slightly metallic taste. That seems to go away, however, and I get toasted and caramel malt laying a solid foundation for a nice dry hoppy bitterness at the end. Piney and grassy hops with a lemony dryness linger.

M: Lighter than expected for some reason. Fairly spritzy on the carbonation and thus pretty creamy.

D: Very good. Pretty tasty but light in body and smooth enough in feel for it to go down easy. If this were cheaper I'd buy it all the time.

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Photo of blackie
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: big khaki head with killer retention, quality lacing, rich amber-red beer

s: nice aroma of red malts, big grassy citrus hops, smells almost exactly like the iced tea with lemon you'd find in a paper carton at the grocery

m: medium carbonation, body on the light side of medium

t: on the dry side with a touch of sweetness, big grassy hop flavor is a little overdone and kills most of the red and pale malt flavor, the tea and lemon found in the aroma are here as well, moderate bitterness

d: easy enough...I like it and would drink again, but a red needs a little more malt for my tastes

12 oz. single from Total Wine

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
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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Photo of GClarkage
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

04/15/08- Purchased at Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA.

Presentation- 22oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Off brown color, myabe a tad towards red or a deep copper. Possible contamined bottle as I lost about 5oz due to a foam over. So, decent head I guess you could say. After it calmed down it left a nice 1/4 inch hold over and some light lace markings.

Smell- Hops and more hops...and a bit of roast malt thrown in for good measure. Grapefruit and pine with a heavy and intense punch in the face.

Taste- Rogue and hops? Who'd have guessed? Yes, hops o' plenty. Burning hops I might add. Simcoe? Or something like that. Not as burning as the Weyerbacher Simcoe I had, but put a nice whammy on my stomach. Despite the whopping hop punch, the sweeter malt came through and made it somewhat balanced in the end.

Mouthfeel- Despite the burning hops, the carbonation level was fairly right and the aftertaste wasn't quite as bitter as I thought it was going to be.

Drinkability- Strong stomachs need only apply. If you got one, you'll probably enjoy it. Otherwise a touch too harsh for a lightweight like me. Although I secretly did kinda enjoy it. Guess I enjoy the pain?

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Photo of garcia2a
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This tasty poured a deep golden hue and clear. Very light carbonation. A whispy head that eld to the glass nicely.

A wonderful bouquet rich in malt, hops and grains. This translated directly to the taste, which is initially bold on the tongue. The hops lend a delicate back taste that is complex. The body on this is sublime allowing for the complexity of this brew to shine through. This, like all of Rogue's beers is tasty. This is a fine sippin' beer that, again like all of John's beers, I will be enjoying again and again!!!

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Photo of 1759Girl
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Dry-hopped Red aka St. Rogue Red, with a punch of hops that you'd expect from a good dry-hop.
Appearance> DARK red, with a tiny rich vanilla head
Smell> Herbal and hoppy.
Taste> Bitter start, full hops almost too full for an American Red, herbs, with a very bitter hang.
Mouthfeel> Full bodied, enjoyable.
Drinkability> Fab for one, but I'm just not man enough to have more than one.

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Photo of GJ40
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 12oz bottle in a tulip glass.

An amber color with hints if red, good clarity and a decent head. Nice aroma with the hops jumping right to your nose and some yeast coming through as well. The flavor is excellent with the hops balanced nicely with the malt.

I'm a big fan of Rogue and I liked this beer quite a bit.

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Photo of wheelinshirt
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle purchased from Abe's in Bethlehem. I have seen this one on the shelves for a little bit, finally decided to pick it up. I think it is fairly fresh, but no true way to tell for sure. Poured into a pint glass and enjoyed with dinner.

Pours a very clear amber red, big light tan head that stuck around for some time and left tons of lacing.

Smell is disappointing. Not a whole lot there, especially considering the fact that this is so ostentatiously marked 'dry-hopped' Actually kind of smells like water (is that possible?).

Taste is much better than the smell, fairly bitter, nice hop flavor, some malt in there but not really enough to balance out the slightly more than modest hops.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, some extra residual sugar could have helped this one a bit, but not a lot more. No need to get sweet and syrupy.

Drinkability is good, its thinner mouthfeel makes it easy to drink and nothing on this one is played to the extreme. A very solid beer in need of a little tweaking (and a freshness date).

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