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Integrity IPAIntegrity IPA

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Elemental on 05-18-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 59
Photo of StonyB
3.14/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My first Rogue Integrity IPA, served on-tap at Barcade, pint glass.

Appearance - Truly beautiful head, rocky and inviting; very strong lacing; light brown/honey color. Enticingly hazy. An attractive beer.

Smell - First impression: iced tea(!), some herbal hoppiness, very mild aroma, not expected for this style.

Taste - Reasonably balanced, still getting some tea notes, for real (no, I know what you're thinking, but StonyB's just a nickname). Hop bitterness more pronounced in aftertaste, even more so as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel - Slightly chewy, well-carbonated. Pleasant enough.

Drinkability - Average. The increasingly bitter aftertaste doesn't lend this to being a session beer. And I really, really like hoppy beers.

Rogue Integrity IPA is promising at first glance, a very nice-looking beer. However, the taste doesn't deliver upon repeated sips, aftertaste too bitter I think, even for most hopheads. Overall an adequate beer; try it if you'd like but don't move Heaven, Hell and Earth to find it...

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Photo of JDV
3.2/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Good medium honey amber pour with lasting white head. Smell is of big grassy, fruity, floral hops. Taste is grassy, hoppy, pretty bitter, and not as sweet malt or caramel backed as I prefer in IPAs, but this wasn't bad. Nice hoppy taste, a touch bland and feels like it needs something...Bit watery body too.

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Photo of kkipple
3.26/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Once again, my local pub impresses with a new Rogue from the “John’s Locker Stock” line. Where the manager gets these from, I have no idea, but I’m glad he brings ‘em in. Up tonight was the Integrity IPA. It’s a new Rogue beer on tap, so the purchase was assured…

Integrity is a hazy, unfiltered looking yellow with a half inch dense white top. The head fades soon, leaving no lacing.

Smell is minimal, citrus hops and mild malts. Not much else.

Taste is 70% bitter grapefruit hops. Bitter and eye-opening. Huh… this is really reminding me of Rogue’s Mogul Madness, but with a lot less malt. There’s a slightly green apple flavor here, along with some hesitant maltiness that peeks out from behind the massive hop bitterness. It would seem (and the Rogue website confirms) that this is made with only one kind of hop. If you happen to like Amarillo hops, you'll love this.

Integrity has a great bubbly, creamy texture. Lots of little bubbles fill your mouth and aid the beer sliding down your gullet. It leaves a dry hoppy aftertaste and a fleeting sweetness which follows after the hop bitterness. Yummy.

I wouldn’t rate this too high in the drinkability department, after a pint I was ready for something else. I do wish this beer had a bit more complexity and sweetness. Still better than most commercial IPAs.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Flying Saucer here in Houston...

Appearance: Pours a hazy orangish golden color with a thick 1/2" head of small off white bubbles. There are not that many bubbles rising, but somehow the head manages to stick around for quite some time.

Aroma: There is a pretty nice blend of American citrus variety hops in the nose to dominate. More subtle in the balance is a sweet toasty presence from the malt.

Taste: The flavor is really disappointing when compared to the aroma. It is really dry and minerally with a chalky aftertaste that simply won't go away. There is a whole bunch of hops in the flavor and finish of this beer even thought there is a toasty malt contribution that is slight but present. There is also a mild caramel noticeable after the beer warms a bit. The hops and minerals dominate the finish.

Opinion: I didn't care for this beer. It has a nice aroma and appearance, but the flavor is off. The water is not suitable for a beer like this. I guess the guys at Rogue have gotten used to the minerally flavors that they produce as this is almost a signature in their non-stouts. I won't be drinking this beer again anytime soon.

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Photo of ggaughan
3.47/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I obtained this bottle from Kclingers Public House in Etters, PA along with several other 15th anniversary beers. I poured the bottle into a standard pint glass. The beer poured a bright and relatively clear golden color with a medium white head and very active bubbling action. The aroma is of floral hop bitterness mixed with a bit of citrus refreshment, lemony. The taste is very very bitter. I bit much for my normal taste but the taste is also balanced fairly well with some citrus notes. Overall I found this to be a bit more bitter than I expected but with a medium body it is pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of ngandhi
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Integrity IPA is too fresh a beer. Not just a beer that's "too fresh," but an IPA -- I've lost my mind.

The Amarillo single-hopping is a bright idea -- small production hop that seems to be the lastest thing with beers like Gumballhead leading the way. It reminds people of Cascades, but it isn't quite so loud. A delicate hop with a clear relationship to the booming West coast pale ale scene, it's a way to reach new ground over a long-trodden path.

But as Amarillo is more delicate, it is also more dull than hops like Cascade and Centennial. It works well on its own, but needs a supporting cast for it is young and naive without the confidence to make it in this world.

Where am I getting this from? From tasting Integrity whose thin malt profile and Good Housekeeping award-worthy PacMan yeast leaves nothing but the Amarillos, confused in their bittering and flavor. From taste and smell, the light lemon tips us off to this relatively distinct hop, but the finish is of raw hop pellets. And once you've chewed on a hop for a while, it loses all of its flavor becoming not exactly bitter, but more piney and herbal than you'd expect. It's why we don't eat hops; the different varieties wouldn't be nearly as complex as they are with timed boil additions.

All we get here is a chewed-on hop, spit into the kettle and filtered out.

Relax, relax.

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Photo of KodyBrannon
3.64/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a hard beer for me to review. I didn't like the beer when I drank it at a local beer bar. But compared to the overall style, i guess it is ok. I'm not a big fan of the IPA, they are just too fruity to me. So I'm trying to review this based on style, not on personal preferance. Recieved it on tap, at the flying saucer, it was in a pint glass, with a golden color, with a 2 finger head. The smell was citrusy, with a hint of orange jumping out at you. The taste was very fruity, had a more citrus taste than I was expecting.T he Mouthfeel was light. All in all this was an ok beer for me. Just not my personal preference.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy bright orange in color. Dense off white head pours two fingers thick with good retention. Nice sticky lacing clings to the glass.

S: Citrus fruit. Pine sap. Asprin. Sweet malts. Yeast.

T: A clean cirus juice flavor is quickly muscled out of the way by a strong cirtus and pine hop bitterness that leaves a medicinal blast on the tongue. Rich caramel malts balance things out well and are followed by the taste of more citrus juice. Fresh baked bread and a soft earthy presence cap off a dry finish.

M: Smooth and clean. Moderate carbonation. Drying finish.

D: A very nice use of the Amarillo hop and this beer is tasty indeed. Just a tad over the seesionable mark because of the dryness factor. A slightly different IPA that is a hop head's delight.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This is light orange in color with a nice, clingy head.

Smell – This is a classic PacNW hop nose. The stiff pine, light grass, and good citrus are mixed with some subtle grainy undertones.

Taste – The grain is here at the taste as well, but it’s the nice orange and pine that carry the day.

Mouthfeel – This is medium-bodied and very bitter with some leafy characteristics.

Drinkability – This is a bit unbalanced but otherwise a good-drinking IPA.

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Photo of John_M
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hpefully I'm reviewing the right beer, as with Rogue it's all to easy to get confused. This beer was listed on the beer menu at Collins as John's Locker Stock, and I was advised by the barkeep that the style is IPA/DIPA. Sounds like this is it.

Unfortunately, I had this beer in the company of the Boundary Bay DIPA and the Big Phat Homo. John's Locker is a very good beer, but it was clearly outclassed by those two behemoths. No matter, this was still a very good beer, with a lot more malt and less hops then your typical DIPA. The hops in this beer were still quite noticeable, but there wasn't too much citrus to it, and no pine notes. I have to say I was surprised by the (relatively) low abv., as I thought the beer quite warming with noticeable alcohol. This is a good solid IPA, though nothing really to rave about. Another fine effort from Rogue nonetheless.

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Photo of blitz134
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy orange-caramel body. 1" of white head that reduced to a 1/8" layer. Nice lacing down the glass.

Light aroma of citrus and pine. Very light malting comes through to try to offer some balance. Smell is fine but its weak and one dimensional.

Flavor is nice and bitter. Pine and pine resin dominate, especially in the finish. Has an earthy finish.

Medium mouthfeel that coats well with a lingering flavor. Has the right amount of carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

Super easy to put down if you're in the mood for a hoppy, piney beer. Quite refreshing.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful translucent, dark golden honey-brown. The aroma is nice and hoppy though not strong. Taste is wildly hoppy, with hints of lemon and honey-like sweetness. Bitterness is restrained. Decidedly drinkable and enjoyable, this is another winner from the Rogue brewery.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rogue- Integrity IPA

On tap at Isaac Newton's- Newtown, PA.

Appearance-dark yellow orange with a decetn head. Moderate lacing.
Smell- strong bitter citrus. Light sweet malt.
Taste- Big grapefruit flavor. Light pine blended with stong grapefruit rind.
Mouthfeel- bitter and dry but pleasing.

Overall- A nice citric IPA, maybe not the best beer on a 90+ degree day but a good IPA nether the less.

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Photo of bignick
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ TPH 5/29/06. Served in a pint glass.

This is a nice IPA from Rogue. The smell is a little fruity and foreshadows the hop attack to come. It is very piney, almost abrasively so. I like the way that the pininess the the hops interact without creating a sticky mouthfeel. Overall, it is a very interesting and tasty beer.

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Photo of oberon
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a nice find at the Pizza Plant on Main last night,poured a hazed lighter orange with a thin white head that didnt last to long.Whoa momma the aromas were Ammarillo's all the way intensly piney and resiny with a barely noticable sweet caramel malt note but its far beneath the hop attack,big grapefruit and pine needle flavors but the malt profile shows thru a little more in a toasted lightly sweetness but the big hops steal the show here.Good going down and a hop lovers dream here,a damn fine IPA.7.2% alc according to the board at the bar.

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Photo of sublimesipping
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A lockerstock session offering for those who are hopheads in the know, or lucky like me to try this wonderful offeriing. Color and glass lacing are enticing, beautiful amber color and the beer retains a wonderful head. The smell of grassy prairie hops- summit would say draws one in. first taste is to die for,beautiful hops, long finish, smooth though a bit waterery. the hops lingers in a smooth mellow burn affect. wonderfully balanced beer maybe too balanced so as to water down the effect. this, as with many rogue products scores high in drinkability and is an ultimate seesion beer. tasty and enjoyable and highly drinakable. A great and solid offering from rogue to those trained palates in the know..Is that yours or are you one of the enemy???

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Photo of tempest
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Clark's Ale House in Syracuse.

Order a half pint and it came in a wine glass looking a hazy orange with a thin, delicate white head. What stuck me about this beer was the incredible balance and smooth drinkability. Citrus and apricot hops still dominated enough to satisfy and hophead, but it could also appeal to the IPA-shy crowd. Quite tasty with a lingering aftertaste. Yummy.

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Photo of briman
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap into standard pint glass.

Pours a hazy medium amber color. Smallish off-white head dissipates fairly quickly. Decent lacing.

Aroma is all about hops, pine & citrus with notes of tangerine & grapefruit.

Flavor is hops all the way. Just a touch of malt sweetness for balance, but the flavor is pretty much piney, citrus hops. Finish is dry, with a nice ruby-red grapefruit hop flavor. Bitterness lingers in the aftertaste for a bit.

Medium body, moderate carbonation. Good balance, though the hops take center stage. Not much you can say bad about this beer....good drinkability, and good session candidate.

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Photo of beercollector
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured with a very big white head. Very frothy and lasting. It was cloudy light amber and sparkling. This was a live beer.

It had a light malt and yeast smell and big hop somewhat herbal.

This is clearly an IPA in the Rogue style. The hop bitterness starts out harsh and then moderates to the malt and alcohol. This beer cleans your mouth and wants you to come back for more.

This has a thick almost gritty mouthfeel and a lasting bitterness.

A good summer quencher to go with spicy BBQ.

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Photo of Hitman23
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice copper color with very little head.

S - Very distinctive smell, rich in hops with a citrus hint.

T - One of the better American IPA's you will taste. Distinctive and refreshing.

M - Bittersweet with the clinched jaws effect.

D - A couple of these pints will set you sailing. Great brew.

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Photo of Crosling
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Clear light peach, with a giant head of frothy and never ending foam. Pure Amarillo love in the aroma, with hints of biscuit powder, pancake batter, peach and lemon. Mildly bitter, phenomenal hop flavor with huge suggestions of mint and lemon and an adequete malt flavor and body. Nice feel on the palate. This is a very special beer.

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Photo of Billolick
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In a growler filled at N.Y.C.'s New Beer. Pours into a Belgian type tulip, just a few hours later. Clear, burnt copper, glowing amber, Initially soft and tiny bubble head, moderate retention showing and then just a tiny bubble sheen on the top and some super fine spotty lace left behind. Nose is of malt and bitter hop notes. Quite hoppy brew. Initial maltyness is quickly overtaken by a bitter, resiny hop assault. Being a hop fan, the overall impression is of a quite pleasant, hoppy AIPA, more high quality west coast style ale from the creative brewers of Rogue

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Went into Barleys for Brooklyn launch, but as usual was abit early. Always looking to see what the new Lockerstock offering is, and was pumped to say the least to find out it was the integrity IPA! Being the die hard hop fan that I am, was looking forward to this to say the least. Poured a deep hazy amber with a big white, sticky head that had very nice retention and left a large gooey and dripping presence of lace down the side of the glass. This one looked like it meant business, and I was all about diving into it while chowing on my pizza for dinner.

Smell was awesome, rich juicy pine resin hops, with hints of orange, tangerine mixed in to add a subtle sweetness. Very strong smell, you could almost pick up the stickiness in the aroma alone. Very much a hop bomb waiting to go off, and I am not one for keeping it waiting any longer. Diving right in, first impression was hot damn, we have a winner! Super sticky and strong on the gums, with a pine hop you could chew. Very smooth delivery, not overly carbonated, but not syrup like either. Great mix of hops here, as the first thing you taste is a huge grapefruit or tangerine like bitter aroma, but it is the stick pine tar like feeling that stays with you. Great finish, so dry it make you pucker your lips. As it warmed there was a definate malt presence trying to break its way in, and the sweetness even in the beginning alluded to this, and it was very nicely done, balanced but a bomb none the less.

Overall I loved this and it was a great way to start my evening. It was exactly as I had hoped a gooey sticky, resin filled, IPA, that threatened to tear your lips off. Hats off to another fine offering from Rogue, I really love this series they put together, nothing ever seems to dissapoint, and this was never more evident. If its the hops you desire, and they have this on tap, go for it, it is definatly worth the price of admission!

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Photo of goindownsouth
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed vom Fass at Barley's Taproom in Greenville, SC. Hazy and amber in appearance with a respectable, sticky head leaving a lingering lace throughout. Huge aroma notes of piney goodness and citrus punch. Smooth on the palate, this brew found the right mix of malt and hops here... The hops are the story, no question. Fantastic flavors of fresh off the vine citrus and hoppy, juicy goodness. A fantastic brew, and one I can only hope comes back around next year in the Lockerstock offerings...

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Photo of donnebaby
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poofy big bubble head settled quickly and left flakiness behind. Unfiltered-looking orange body, with some particles in suspension. Could smell the fruity hops from a food away!--from my glass to my seat, they just reached out to grab me.

Taste was smooth and dry for an IPA and not nearly as big and fruity as the smell led me on to believe. Totally...mellow. Very fresh and uncomplicated.

Pretty high carbonation bubbles came down and bubbled away the taste--creamy mouthfeel. Dry bitterness remains.

Had an altogether unrefined feel to it, fresh, which I liked alot.

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