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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
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
79
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
5
For Trade:
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Reviews: 49 | Ratings: 79
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 EPseja
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Banzai! Thanks to Ego for scoring me this odd bottle.

Served at just below cellar temperature in a regular old pint glass.

A - Well, the name is right. Sure is an amber beer - but with hints of crimson that peek out when the light hits it just right. Head starts out at an inch, but quickly falls to a thick mat. Some slight haze from bottle-conditioning. No real lacing to speak of.

S - Candied cherry-like sweetness along with a very nice creme brulee torched sugariness. I think that was a really long way to say, "caramel notes". Some fig and praline. Definite toasted maltiness. Hops are not overly present in the nose. Malt dominated. Smells very faintly like an under-powered Quad.

T - Not as sweet as I would have assumed this one would be, which to me is a good thing. Definite cherries jubilee on the tip of the tongue (sans sugar), followed up with a nice roasted maltiness that gives this beer some nice body. Some floral hoppiness is easy to pick out during and after the swallow. Quite dry in the finish. Aftertaste is as if you just had some espresso and cherry chocolate cake for dessert.

M - A tinge too much action on the palette, but other than that, everything's pretty much right in place. Creamy and appealing with a slick and throat-coating swallow.

D - To me, the lack of sweet in this beer makes it very easy to drink, although it would have been nice if it were a bit less drying at the end. Interesting take on the style.

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Photo of Imstillthegman
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep, dark amber with some lighter ruby on the edges of the glass. Nice, thick light tan head that leaves spotty lacing. Smells of sweet bready malt and a slight fig or date scent as well. The taste comes through as mostly malty with some raisin and date flavors also. Body is somewhat thinner than I expected with some tingling from the carbonation. Nothing special. A fairly average amber ale. Better examples are out there, but if you see this don't be ashamed to buy just for the bottle (which stands out for a Rogue bottle) if nothing else.

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Photo of Ego
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

$1.99 for a single @ DeCicco Market, Pelham, NY

eyes...
2 full fingers of good looking foam, as it dissipates it sticks to the glass with gobs of curtain lacing, surprisingly dark, ruby red. the head thins out to a film but does stick around.
an above average looking brew

nose...
big caramel nose with hints of toasted malt, a cookie dough type of aroma is also in there, the nose is pretty straightforward but what it does well it REALLY does well, hard to score it high as it is not complex.. but it's nice. just a hint of that american "red" scent underneath the big sweet-blanket.

taste etc...
a little thin in the mouth, the carbonation is barely prickly, finishes dry coaxing another sip (also with the slight bitter action on the back of the tongue in the after taste), nice full malt flavor that coats the mouth well leaving like melting snow and then some dryness. this is pretty tasty if not underwhelming. The toasty malts are moslty the star here... very tasty but the mouthfeel is just a bit too light. drinkable ? sure... easy to drink with just enough flavor to keep it interesting.

verdict?
stick with the st rogue red... especially if you find the dry hop version, this isn't bad at all, it is nice actually, but the st rogue is better and is obviously more readily available.. it's probably just a toned down version of it anyway...

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Photo of UnionMade
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up on a recent trip out to Half Time in Poughkeepsie, NY.
The cap pops off easily, a light hiss assuring me carbonation is still present. While I'm getting a glass, the beer attempt to escape its glassy confines, a cream colored head peeking out of the top. Thankfully, none of the beer's spilled over, and it pours into the pint glass without a problem. Deep amber, pretty much a garnet red. Hazy, capped off with a modest head. Good lacing and rentention. This was the last bottle the store had, and it was looking a little murky, so I'm a bit dubious about its age until I smell it. No oxodization, thank God, just a yeasty, doughy, nutty aroma. Malty and woody, without any blustering hop presence. Ok, but nothing terribly appealing. The flavor opens with a mellow, yet full flavored maltiness. Nutty from the beginning, the yeast presence dominates the beer. Very doughy, with a considerable woody flavor in the finish. I'm guessing it's the hops? Who knows. Modest bitterness, balancing the beer adequately. I'm actually in the mood for something mellow like this, so it's cool. Pretty nutty all the way through, with toasty caramel malt flavor. Some chocolatey roastiness. Not incredibly complex or appealing, but it gets the job done. Cool looking bottle, too. Very smooth drinking, although the flavor profile isn't something I'm crazy about. Kinda old fashioned tasting, in a way I'd imagine beer to be like 100 years ago. Decent, but just about average. Rogue has really been boring me lately.

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Photo of Naes
2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This one pours a dark amber with ruby highlights around the edges. It has a quite foamy tan head that settles down to almost nothing, but does provide some lacing.

The aroma is mild, but some sweet malts do surface. Nothing too impressive though.

The flavor is also dominated by malts. It is a bit toasty with a slight brown sugar presence and has almost nothing in the hop department. There is just a slight bitterness near the finish. It also has an overall earthy/grainy sense throughout.

Mouth feel is on the lighter side of medium bodied and has minimal carbonation.

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Photo of thetachibro
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is actually the American Amber just packaged for Japan. It was limited edition. A nice ruby hazel color...not much head at all and leaves not much lacing. ..the smell is mostly malts with some fruity hops..typical amber..same with the taste malty some grains..there is not much that sets this one apart from other ambers nothing that makes it stick out but overall it isn't bad..a nice mouthfeel and i can drink a couple of them...

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Photo of SixpointJMH
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'd call this one solidly good but unspectacular overall.

It pours a very nice amber colour wit ha medium sized foamy head that lieaves a mild residue on the glass.

The aroma is malt all the way: a touch sweet but overall some earth notes with some oil and rubber tire thrown into the mix.

The flavour is more of the same: malt, malt, malt. I want more hops in my amber ales, dammit. Hop flavour is here in the back but is fairly minimal overall. Mouthfeel is good: it is medium to full bodied with just the right amount of carbonation in my mind.

This one is well crafted, but just veeers in an opposite direction than where I would have taken it, with hops leading the way over the malt. Still, its a tasty brew that has no real flaws and is a nice quaffable brew overall.

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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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