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Hot Tub Scholarship Lager | Rogue Ales

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3.7/5
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27 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by teromous on 04-28-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,332
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
27
pDev:
5.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
4
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by oberon:
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3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A brilliant golden pour with a thick almost two finger bone white head that sticks like glue to my pokal,what a nice pour.Fresh grains and herbal/grassy hops come thru nicely in the nose,likely the most brash helles nose I have come across.The feel is a little thin even for the style in my opinion.Toasted grains stand out the most on the palate,a pretty good dose of 'green garden'-like hops play a big role as well.This is a damn fine lager,too hoppy for a helles lager...yeah but I like it.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can - a brew made that benefits students studying Fermentation Science at Oregon State University. And supposedly good to drink whilst in a hot tub.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and chunky off-white head, which leaves a bit of roiling wavecrest lace around the glass as it slowly but surely abates.

It smells of bready and crackery pale malt, lightly toasted white biscuits, a wee pome fruitiness, and some understated earthy, leafy, and grassy green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, saltine crackers, subtle honey, a touch of apple/pear skin, and more easy-going leafy, weedy, and floral noble hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-supporting frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, with a nice aerosol creaminess evolving as things warm up a tad (even more reason to pop one of these in the Jacuzzi!). It finishes off-dry, the malt still large and in charge.

Overall, this is a more or less well-rendered version of the style, with just enough crispness to pull it all off. Tasty, refreshing, and worthy of the cause (more fermentation!) it promotes. I recommend checking it out, even if, sadly, like me, you don't have ready access to a hot tub.

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Photo of mmorris15
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet and malty. Taste is toasted malts, light hops are present, just a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a highly refreshing beer on this hot summer night.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GinDC
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbcrunch
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave2234
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Derek
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the bottom of the can: "03/30/2017 10:33"

Appearance: It has perfect clarity in the body with a beautiful mix of gold and amber shades throughout the beer. The head was white and looked decent sized but it faded out quickly leaving no lacing and now there is only a headless glass surface across the top of the beer.

Aroma: There is a light bit of sweet smelling honey and cereal grain with just a touch of spicy noble hop aroma. The aroma is very soft.

Taste: It has a nice clean cereal grain taste with just a touch of honey. I get just a touch of alcohol flavor at the end and a bit of a mossy hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice light bitterness and a clean crisp finish that complements a substantive yet light body.

Overall: It is a pretty good beer but it doesn't feel complete. The lack of a head and the presence of alcohol flavor seem to pull at the strings tying everything together. It has great clarity and it has good malt flavor so it does have merit. Overall I probably wouldn't buy it again given some of the other available lagers on the market.

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Photo of Suds
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew, from a twelve ounce can, is a honey-gold color. Malty aroma....the taste is moderately sweet, with some grain and a little herbal-musty hop background. The finish is clean, with a bit of malt. Medium in body. Interesting, but not exceptional.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 4/10/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/yellow color with a small dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste cracker, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light dryness from lingering bitterness, increasing through the glass. Very clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, fairly crisp, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.4%. Overall this is a very nice Helles. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Spot on style example. Clean pils malt showcase, with balancing hops. Never overly bitter or drying. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of zeff80
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a crystal-clear, golden yellow color with a one-finger, head of bubbly foam. It smelled of grains, caramel and toffee. Nice sweet caramel taste with a subtle bitterness.

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Photo of Boone757
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marvicsin
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rarigney
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MemphisSooner
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bobv
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a very bright, almost clear body with some lacing. Nose of hops, biscuit, and a bit of spice. Taste mirrors nose with a nice crisp finish. Average mouthfeel for the style and overall a good job!

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can.

It pours a clear pale gold with an impressive head of foam and lacing.

Smells of grain, sweet malt, hints of cirrus and bread.

Big bready notes, very grainy, light citrus, only mildly sweet.

Medium body with the carbonation on the mild side.

Good beer.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of worstfisherman1
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Don't let the somewhat hokie name deter you as it almost did me. This is a proper German Style Hellas Lager. It is exact what I expect from the style. Pairs well with sausage and mustard (not a euphemism) as it should. At 5.4% reasonable sessionable! If you are looking to forgo your scumbag pretension for something not "ultra hopped" this is a great choice. The beer tastes like beer. Pure and simple! I cookie drink 8 more!

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Hot Tub Scholarship Lager from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 27 ratings
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