Red Fox Amber Ale | Rogue Ales

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Red Fox Amber AleRed Fox Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WesWes on 09-08-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of tgbljb
4.7/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very deep reddish copper color with off-white head. Perfect retention and beautiful lacing.
Smell is richly malty, dark fruity with a profound grassy hop background.
Taste is also highly malty with with rich fruit notes. nice complimenting hops that do a nice balancing without being overpowering.
Finishes full and creamy, with a perfect balance of malt and hops. Great taste retention.
This was truly an excellent beer, probably one of the best I've ever enjoyed. Great job. Wish they would brew this again.

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Photo of tzieser
4.65/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

i bought this at Canal's in Mt. Holly, NJ of all places. I love Rogue's American Amber Ale and I like japanese handwriting, so this one certainly caught my eye.

Pours a nice deep red color with a solid two finger head. I love the smells in this one. Cascade hops are very present, with nice hints of malts for balancing. The smell reflects the flavor-- the perfect balance of hops and malt. This would go great with some BBQ (maybe asian BBQ just to fit the theme haha).

Summery: Rogue's American Amber Ale is by far my favorite amber ale out there. It's not too hoppy or "thick", making it a great session beer. There is no difference between this Japanese version and the American Amber. I just happened to dig the packaging and thought it was worth the buy. Highly Recommended.

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Photo of Trent
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of JDK
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Sam Adams glass and the light tan head dominated the top 3 inches. Medium lacing that lasted throughout.
Slightly cloudy amber color with very nice carbonation
Tastes and smells of oranges and cloves, much more hoppy than I was expecting from an amber but very good.
Overall a very good brew and worth a try. BA shows it's retired but my daughter found it in Findlay OH for this past Fathers Day.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

First off I had never heard of it, and being a Rogue I had never heard of made it even more intresting. Then you see how practically the entire bottle was written in Japanese really made the whole thing intresting. Then I find out it was a limited release, now we are getting somewhere. This is exactly the type of thing I love. I could not wait to get it open, so I figured, opening night for NFL action, there we go, now we had a reason!



A – Poured a deep,, dark amber, with a nice reddish hue to it. Really dark color which is always nice to see. A good solid inch to two inches of head formed at the top and ever so slowly settled down into just a thin layer across the top that stayed pretty much throughout the entire session. Great side glass lace as well. A ton of carbonation came rippling up throughout and was lasting until the very last drop, great presentation for an amber.



S – Very hoppy actually for what I thought would be a totally malty based ale. Lots of hints of pine dominated with the ever so slight hint of orange peel in the back. Behind the hops it was clearly evident that there was a nice caramel sugar base to it with hints of earthy typle grains and fresh grass. A nice pleasing aroma that was just light enough not to overwhelm.



T – Now this is a fine session ale if I have ever had one. Just a great light abv, crisp full flavored ale. Wow. Well done indeed. Opened with a nice bready taste, kinda musty with a touch of a cereal grain. As you moved past it became locked in with a nice hop assault. A good amount of pine flavors ripping on through and lingering for a long slow dry finish. Great mix of flavors here as nothing really domintated but everything was clearly present.



M – Super smooth and crisp. Great feel here. Right smack in the middle as far as weight as it was neither thin nor thick. Awesome carbonation that lasted straight through until the end. Never did get dull and never came across as slick in any way. This was a mean little one.



D – Perfect here, and it will get a five. I could have had 10 of these with ease. There was just something about it that I wished it would not go away. It was just so smooth and soo full of flavor that I really cannot say enough good things here. It was the perfect sessionable ale. It would just keep on going and never get stale.



Overall this was one of those that I really felt it was a shame I did not have more of, and that does not happen often. If I saw this in the store I would probably grab a case, and there is just no telling how good it would be on tap, wow, I don’t think I oculd handle that one. This was just a really quality little bottle, and I will defiantly remember and look for it again sometime.

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Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of WesWes
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark amber/ruby red color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a very malty scent that boasts of pale and loads of crystal malts. It has a nice roasted aroma along with a fruity yeast scent. The taste is good. It has a very bitter hop flavor laid over a solid roasted malt base. It's got a complex malt bill, but the hops overshadow it. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This looks like a limited edition beer that is for Japan. It's got outstanding aroma and a good flavor. It's just another fine offering from Rogue.

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Photo of THORN
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Fl. Oz. bottle poured into pint glass. Served 45-50 F.
A: Dirty brown and red around the edges. Muddy appearance with a high amount of suspended particles. Pours half inch head and retains about a quarter. Head is bubbly and sticky. Thin bubbly lace left around pint.
S: Brown sugar, sweet cherries, and cayenne. Toasted malts and slighty sour.
T: Dark fruity start leads into thick toasted malts. Malts are topped off with good floral hop kick. Fades with a lingering bitterness.
M: Medium to medium light on tongue. Somewhat syrupy, bitterness leaves a very dry feeling on tongue, almost making you want to drink more.
D: Very drinkable and easy on palette.

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Photo of Spikester
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very cool bottle with yellow aisian writing and the artwork in red. Probably Rogue American Amber repackaged for the Japanese market. Takes fine though and since I just purchased this 12 ounce bottle I don't think it is retired. Might be a new run. Good looking beer, easy drinker, and good session choice.

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy red-brown with two-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a couple minutes and left a nice film. Nice lacing.

S: Caramel malt and slightly earthy hops.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Caramel malt and hops.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth and refreshing.

O: Pretty good red ale. It looks really nice in the glass and is otherwise a solid beer.

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Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of voxhumana
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of SamanthaMarieee9
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of JDLucas2000
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of younger35
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 12oz bottle of this stuff back on Labor Day at Rogue. Had no idea this brew was retired so I'm not sure how old this little guy is. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale tulip.

Appearance- Pours a darkish orange/red with a nice fluffy bone white head that recedes fairly quickly leaving behind a nice collar but no cap. A bit of lacing is left but not a ridiculous amount.
Smell- Very fruity and sweet with a west coast citrus style. Grapefruit and pineapple are certainly present along with a candied apricot sweetness. Something reminiscent of cotton candy and brown sugar hang around in the background. Pretty nice and definitely not what I expected from an "Amber Ale".
Taste- Gently bitter (less than what I was expecting from the nose anyway) with a sweet malt presence. A bit of grapefruit and lemon lend the bitterness while the malt is plenty present with a warm toasty malt. Brown sugar is a plenty in the finish before the sweet nuttiness fades and the slight bitterness returns.
Mouthfeel- Very crisp with a medium body and sharp aggressive carbonation.
Drinkability- This is more of a west coast IPA than an Amber Ale but either way it's fairly tasty. It's too bad this brew is retired because I think others would enjoy this quite a bit as well. Another pretty tasty offering from Rogue.

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Photo of TeachChefs
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sleazo
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a sucker for all things Japanese and Rogue, i could not resist this one when I saw it.

A-Pours a cloudy brownish red. A two fingered creame coloured cap sits there and dissipates into a nice slick. Lacing is phenomenal, sheets cling to the glass.

S-A deep rich nutty sweet caramel malty aroma is pretty strong.

T-Caramel and nuts hit you first followed by a subtle bitterness. The aftertaste however leaves pine cones throughout the mouth with a pleasing hop presence. As it warms notes of vanilla appear. A definite Rogue presence is felt.

M-Slightly thick with a tingly small bodied carbonation.

D-This drinks more like a highly hopped brown ale. Tasty, I wish I had more.

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Photo of BMoney575
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 7-14-09

Pours an extremely cloudy orange color, with a nice white head that stays around as a thin film. Lacing is big and sticky.

Smell is fruity hops and sweet malt, with nice notes of caramel and toffee. It does not smell old at all, like it might be.

Taste is sugary malt at first, followed by a big hoppy kick and a smooth bitter finish. The aftertaste is clean, but becomes very bitter after awhile. Taste is fresh and sharp.

Mouthfeel is tart carbonation, which adds to the hoppy character.

Drinkability is very good, the bitterness and balance are very refreshing.

Overall, either this is a new batch or this beer has aged better than any I've ever had.

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Photo of lpayette
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Couple of paragraphs on the back in Japanese which if I were more patient I'd try to translate, and probably fail.

Appearance- Pours a bright amber red. Excellent coloring. Head retention is a bit weak. Some lacing.

Smell- HUGE aroma. Very surprising- wasn't expecting this. Very malty and quite floral... but mostly malty. Suggestions of fruits. I like the big smell, but it is a bit one-sided.

Taste- On the malty side but the hops are also quite strong as well. Tastes fairly similar to goose island honker ale, but with a stronger malt mix. Maybe just a little bit fruity.

Mouthfeel- Plenty of body for a red. Just a little too biscuity at the finish.

Drinkability- fairly good. A nice malty red.

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Photo of Boto
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle: This one pours a somewhat hazy amber color. There was a bit of an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Caramel and toffee notes to the nose. Slight pine and breadiness. Good taste. Bitter with just a faint caramel sweetness behind it. Some roastiness, caramel and pine. Hint of Belgian breadiness. Not bad. I would definitely have again.

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass

A: Pours a deep amber color with a beautiful two finger off-white puffy cloud-like head that has very good retention and a nice amount of lacing all the way down..

S: Smells quite bold. Pretty hoppy with a bit of malt and caramel.

T: Hops are pretty strong and fairly bitter there's a decent amount of malt balance though.

Nothing special here, I'll buy again if I can find more.

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Photo of tweeder263
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A very nice looking amber ale with a one and a half inch head. Medium to high carbonation. Smells semi malty with quite a bit of hop aroma. Tastes the same mild malt, a bit of hops but not highly bitter. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. A highly drinkable beer, seems low on alcohol, is pretty damn tasty, ive never had a bad beer from rogue.

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Photo of Duffman
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Beer poured a deep amber color with a nice brown hue to it. Dense, tan, creamy head at the top.

A delightfully pungent aroma for an amber. Cherries and some mild floral tones as well. A bit like a lambic, but more restrained.

Taste is slightly woody. Cherries still, with a fine wheaty taste base. Hops add a nice tinge of bitterness to the flavour profile.

A medium-bodied and lasting mouthfeel.

Drinkability is solid. Refreshing and smooth this one. A nice package from Rogue and thanks to Blue Max for this one.

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Red Fox Amber Ale from Rogue Ales
3.65 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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