Red Fox Amber Ale | Rogue Ales

Red Fox Amber AleRed Fox Amber Ale
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Red Fox Amber AleRed Fox Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by WesWes on 09-08-2005

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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of alexhahn82
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A -- .5 finger head that dissipates at a medium pace, Nice carbonation coming up from all around the bottom of the glass.

S -- Medium malt smell with an almost belgiany yeast smell to it.

T/m - Incredible amounts of carbonation that leave you with a dry bite at the end. A mild malt flavor and a hint of watered down carmel. Very tame in flavor in a good session like way.

O - Overall a slightly above average Amber Ale in flavor and mouth feel. Based on average Japanese beers (like Sapporo, Kirin, etc) I could see this being a good step up for the local.

PP (Price Point) - Paid $3.99 for a 12oz bottle in Rock Springs Wyoming at Liquor Depot. A little steep, but would be a decent price at a bar.

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Photo of thain709
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with a semi-clear, copper-orange body...visible carbonation bubbles...the head stood two fingers tall and was off white in was creamy and shower nice retention...lace work was left on the glass

S - Caramel malt is in the forefront backed by some bready tones...piney hops are lingering and making things nicely balanced

T - Flavors pretty much follow suit to the aroma...caramel kicks things off with some sweeter notes...the malts in the middle lend themselves to tasting bready and in the aroma, the hops are lingering in the finish and they are not big enough to take over the malts...leaves with an earthy finish

M - Medium bodied...sweet yet drying...coming up watery at points

O - I picked this beer up because 1) the label art was pretty cool and 2) because I had never seen/heard of the beer was just a pretty run-of-the-mill Amber lends itself to the sweet, bready malts and has just a touch of piney hops

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Photo of tweeder263
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
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 PicoPapa
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Pours a medium to dark brown with a thin layer of head. Aroma of piney hops, caramel, bread and some other sweetness. The taste has a lot less hops to it than I thought it would. This one tastes like some sort of dessert pastry with some caramel on/in it. Not bad but not great. Taste wise it has a decent drinkability since it is not overly sweet. I'm not sure what the ABV is so I can't take that into consideration. This beer has been retired and that's not breaking my heart.

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Photo of BeerNinja007
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a 12oz single from Harvest Fine Wine in West Hartford CT for $1.79. Served cold in a chilled pint glass.

A heavy pour gives a small 1/2" of light tan head from this brownish copper brew. Smell is sweet and thick with brown sugar and honey, candied cherry and lemon. The taste isn't nearly as sweet... in fact it's pretty dry, very earthy with notes of leather, tannins, moldy grass hop and hay. The body is moderately thick, carbonation on the robust side but not offensive, fairly filling. After it warms a bit the nose comes into alignment with the taste. Perhaps there were some volatile esters or fusels or something that burned off early and that's what I smelled at the beginning. There's still a subtle cherry aroma, but dry like kriek.

Not a bad brew, glad I tried it, but not something I think I'll have again.

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Photo of nickfl
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a four finger head of off-white foam on top of a clear, amber-colored body. The head settles slowly and leaves thick residue on the glass.

S - A light aroma of pine hops backed by bready malt with a hint of caramel.

T - Toasted malt with moderate citrus and pine hop flavor. Some increasing caramel in the middle with dry toast. Finishes with more bready malt and moderate bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - This beer is characterized by a strong malt presence with an emphasis on dry, toasted grain flavors. There is a moderate hop character with more than enough bitterness to balance the malt. A drinkable amber ale, but not something that I would go out of my way to have again.

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Photo of THORN
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
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 rootbeerman
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into boston lager glass.

A: pours dark amber with a at first creamy two finger light tan head that slowly fell to foamy. leaves lace after each sip.
S: sweet like honey, with a hint a fruit. light hops. roasted malts
T: malty sweet, light hop bitterness. honey like fruitiness
M: not to sound bad but like watery lightly carbonated syrup.
D: if i come across another bottle i will buy it...easy to drink but hard to find.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger cream head that fades to a chunky thin layer leaving some lace. Nearly clear amber color. Slight hoppy nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is more citric hop with the malts in the background. $2.49 for a 12oz bottle from Barb's Beer Emporium Concord, NH.

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Photo of GRPunk
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into an imperial pint.

A- A liberal pour left a 1/2-finger, tan head that quickly dropped to a lightish lace. The body was a hazy amber that was more on the brown side than red with medium carbonation. There are some decent sticky spots left on the glass.

S- Sweet malts give the impression of caramel. Upon further inspection, there are some earthy hops in the background. Overall, the aroma seems a touch muted.

T- More of the caramel mentioned in the aroma. The hops are grassy (though I picked up some grapefruit qualities after a few sips) and finish the flavor nice and cleanly. Both flavors pack their own punch, initially sweet and ending in the earthy hops. Together they really balance out the flavor.

M- The feel was pretty clean and light with considerable carbonation. The hopping leaves a dry feel.

D- It's alright. The late hop flavor comes across a tad stronger than I'd expect out of an amber, making me think of something like an English pale ale. Overall, it's a pretty serviceable amber ale.

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Photo of Proteus93
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a standard Rogue pint glass, and quite nicely at that. A very clean looking amber hue, topped with a nice, frothy head. It rolls a little as it recedes, looking like something that was whipped and is breaking down.

S: A pleasant malt profile, mellow and toasty smelling. A soft hop aroma follows, along with a touch of fruitiness that is somewhat buried but offering its presence nonetheless.

T: The flavour comes across as the opposite of the aroma, strangely... more hops on the front, giving it a lasting bitterness while the malts take a step back. Soft fruitiness again, adding almost a tartness that's very delicate and subdued.

M + D: Medium bodied, with a sparkling carbonation that is just a little shy of being crisp. Not overly boozy, helping to make it easier drinking... not too bad at all.

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Photo of BMoney575
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
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 Spikester
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
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 Dotcubed
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An old note I wrote 8/23/07

How old is this beer? When did I buy it? Jan, Feb, Mar?

Amusing Japanese label with just enough English to sell it in the states. I don't read the language but great beer will translate.

Pors crystal clear [translucent] dark foxy mahogany with furry foam head (or is it tail?)

Plesantly bitter, foam is gone quickly but still fizzy.

A light style good for salty foods.

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
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 tzieser
4.65/5  rDev +28.1%
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 JDK
4.45/5  rDev +22.6%
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 Duffman
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
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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Photo of allergictomacros
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear copper with a large off-white foam.

S - Floral hops and a sweet malty body.

T - Some fruit, butter and mild hop presence. Light toast as well. Pretty straightforward flavour. Sweetish.

M - Light and a bit spritzy.

D - Pretty drinkable, solid session brew.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a brilliantly clear amber with a frumpy/rocky light beige head that was moderately lasting leaving a broken layering of lacing behind. Visible carbonation was medium.

S: fresh citrus and fresh pine needles. Not much else was detected, fairly clean and light overall.

T: The initial flavor yielded some citrus, pine needles and caramel. A nice citric hop flavor and some flowery hops fair well against a rather semi-dry caramel backing. There is a good balance of malts and hopping nicely fit to style and finishes with a wet citrusy kiss.

M: light, with dry flowery hops, lightly carbonated with a light flowery residue lacing gracing the tongue.

D: An easy drinking amber and would probably make for a good session. A solid amber, nothing outstanding, but still a good honest brew that is respectable well balanced and decent enough for a six pack purchase.

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Photo of younger35
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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 bigluch1
2.89/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Dark amber in color, thin beige head that dissipated shortly after pour.

Smell: strong hop presence, fruity, hint of malts.

Taste: fruity at first but then the hops take over and leave a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: relatively light, easy to drink, light on carbonation.

Overall: I enjoyed it at first but it was alot hoppier then I thought it was going to be. It was worth the try but too bitter for my liking.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Two fingers of rich tan head erupt with a vigorous pour. Body is a murky brown amber. Nose while soft is inviting with hints of spicey malt and chocolate covered nuts. Bitter nutty feel is the first thing you get on the tongue. A nice hop feel is really well represented but balanced by the malty richness. Mouthfeel is a balance of bitter bite, mineral hue and slight malty richness. Nicely drinkable. Overall unique for the style. Fans of hops will atract more to this version of the amber style.

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Photo of sleazo
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
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 JayQue
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up 2 at Half Time Distributors in Poughkeepsie, NY. Unusual bottle with Japanese writing. Served in a pint glass. Small off-white fizzy head, disappears fast. Hazy brownish color like iced tea. Leaves some lacing on the glass. Fairly strong hop smell. Taste is very quick hops bitterness followed by a predominantly strong malty taste. Mouthfeel about average, a bit on the thin side but crisp, not watery. Drinkability is pretty good...not a memorable beer but pleasant tasting enough and apparently a fairly low abv.
Won't be in any great rush to drink the second one, but I will enjoy it when it comes up in the rotation. Not a bad beer at all.

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Red Fox Amber Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 41.3% out of 100 with 80 ratings
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