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Red Fox Amber Ale | Rogue Ales

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Red Fox Amber AleRed Fox Amber Ale
BA SCORE
3.63/5
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80 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#33,621
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
80
pDev:
11.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 49
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Burley Oak snifter. I realize this is an old beer and not really suitable for aging, but I got it for the bottle.

A: Dark hazy brown with a decent 1 finger head. There was a lot of head coming out of the bottle even when I opened it. Nice lacing.

S: Malty with a bit of caramel. Some crystallized sugar smells as well. No hops at all.

T: Malty with a weird flavor in there. For its age, it isn't too bad, but there are no hops here at all.

M: Slightly prickly in that you can feel the bubbles structure but overall though they are still quite smooth.

O: Eh. It was all malt but with no sweetness to carry it well. Fine for what it is, especially with the age on it.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of cheesepuffs
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of wl0307
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

At 5.2%abv., coming in a 355ml bottle; BB 09/14, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a dark copper colour with very good clarity, coming with a thick off-white frothy head settling slowly to a thin cap to last, on top of steady streams of mild carbonation.
S: burned caramel malts dominate the nose, with hints of roast barley, bitter chocolates, crushed roast tea leaves, and gristy biscuits; behind the maltiness, a swirl would bring up the aroma of restrained hop aroma as in dried citric hops and peachy-flowery notes, while esters remain at the lowest-possible level, apart from a light tinge of plums or other types of dark stone fruits. More well-balanced with a good depth than being complex.
T: lightly effervescent, the bitter-sweet maltiness is thick-bodied initially, not sweet at all but full of deeply-toasted malt or roast barley’s aromatic, dry-ish feel on the palate, as well as an almost toffee-ish, melted dark sugary and dried nutty aroma as in caramel/crystal malts in support underneath; the swallow also shows a subtle feed of aromatic hops, but not in such an abundance as Rogue’s other more hoppy beers, and it fast proceeds to an aftertaste which is dry-ish, herbal&nutty bitter with a chewy mouthfeel and subtle acidity in the end.
M&O: the mouthfeel is generally soothing and refreshing, given the fine but constant flows of carbonation, while the body stays moderate, fairly balanced in flavour profile overall. The flavour balance points to quite a few British Best Bitter type of beers I’ve tried in the UK, as a result I actually find this much less hoppy copper-coloured ale rather “familiar” or approachable.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Trent
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of SamanthaMarieee9
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.03/5  rDev +11%
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Vylo
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JDLucas2000
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of imbibehour
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

An off white foamy three finger head is presented off the pour. Some retention but seems to fall at a good clip. Body color is a hazy dark dull amber brown. Some faint lacing while drinking

Nose is some chewy malt, faint brown bread. Fairly straightforward.

Palate is somewhere between light and mildly rich. Nice malt balance, with a simple body. Some mild tight carbonation. But nothing exceptional.

Overall not much to really say here, just ok.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Red Fox Amber Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 80 ratings
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