Integrity IPA | Rogue Ales

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Integrity IPAIntegrity IPA

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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Elemental on 05-18-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 47
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 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 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 teg8612
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Called 'Rogue Locker Stock' at the Addison Flying Saucer. At least this month.

A- Orangish, amber hued beauty.

S- Bright hop notes. Zesty with hints of grapfruit and orange. Very eye-opening.

T&M- Solid malt that just stands up to a very hoppy finsh. Grapefruit dominates the senses with some spice. Somehow remains clean and balanced. It takes you in a circle but gets you there just the same. As with most hopped out creations, the bitterness builds and builds. Very dry with plenty of citrus to keep you coming back for more. Just enough body to keep the hops in check and tempt you for more in round 2.

D- Some brewers just know how to make certain beers, and Rogue is one of them. I haven't enjoyed IPA's until Avery and Rogue showed up with some really great beers. I may become a hop-head yet. I had no problem drinking this all night.

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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 rtratzlaff
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clear and deep amber beer with a 1/4" white head. Smell is wonderfully amarillo hops. Tons of hops in the nose and plenty in the taste as well. A strong bitterness and hop flavor stand strong. A decent malt body keeps it from being too much. The mouthfeel is moderate. I only had one but definitely wanted another.

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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 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 doubleipa
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought the shirt when I was at KClingers (Hanover) last year. Unfortunately, they were out of the Integrity then. Thankfully, they had it on type this year. WOW, I'm glad I could finally get it. Very hoppy, pine resin, grapefruit aroma. Typical appearance, nothing out of the ordinary. This one goes down good and not too much alcohol. Very drinkable. The Rogue pub in Portland didn't have this on tap!

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Photo of granger10
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this one on-tap a few times but today I really focused on the qualities of this beer and took note.

Pours a deep cloudy glowing orange color with a nice medium frothy semi-tan head. Head maintains its foamy edge in clumps while the lacing seems to be average.

Aroma is strong on the hop notes. I knew this was an amarillo showcase beer going in but it's fairly apparent. Quite citric in an orange way with notes of grapefruit acidity and piney bitterness but its not out of hand. A deep grassy element lies in there as well but it takes a bit to really notice it. A bit of fruity malty sweetness makes its way out a few sniffs in.

Taste is also amarillo dominated. There's a slight doughy cookie like yeast flavor lying underneath but the malts seem to contribute very little except a slight body with orange notes and the alcohol. Amarillo is quite biting in its citric qualities. Never sweet but the beer dries more and more the further one imbibes to the point of thirsting for another sip immediately. Notes of pine and grapefruit throughout, yet the acidity and bitterness are well restrained while letting you know they're there. An excellent showcase for the amarillo.

Mouthfeel is solid with the excellent carbonation Rogue always seems to provide and the controlled crazy hoppiness. Only the malts are weak and the yeasty cookie dough flavor gets a bit odd at times but not too often.

Drinkability is ridiculous. 7% or something like that and this went down like butter. I continually need another sip and I am always craving another pint once I have finished my first. I have never sessioned this though and I think it may get out of hand if I tried. Maybe soon I will give it a go. And you should too!

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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 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 phishgator
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Found this on tap @ Mellow Mushroom in Tampa. The color is a lighter hue, golden, and the head was not that large (I think due to the pour). The aroma is a strong raw earthy, grassy scent that is hard to place, it is not floral like a lot of IPA from the West Coast. The taste is just as strong as the aroma. The amarillo hops are the center piece and they make for a good up front bitterness, but they don't kill your palate. I'm not sure what the IBUs are on this one, but it seems like the bitterness is well bablanced for an IPA. The body is full, but the brew goes down so easy! This is one that I would love to get in the bottle, but until they bring it back as so I will cherish the memory.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good to see some of Rogue's retired beer re-surface to sample again. Thanks to Rich O's for serving up these rare treats. The new edition of Integrity is one big IPA! Boarderlining on a Double IPA, this beer explodes with citrus, pine, and mint; evident in the aroma and flavor. Light colored malts add a protein haze and great head retention, looking somewhat like a Hefe. The flavors (after the hops) contribute sweet, light maltiness that is completely overtaken by orange and lemon rinds. Stopping short of astringency, the beer offers a big bitterness that adds more than just balance. Clean to the core and powerfully drying without becomming overly alcoholic. Heavy, creamy, and smooth on the mouth without becomming thick. Thanks to Rogue for the resurrection!

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Photo of kozmo
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An outstanding west coast style IPA. Very citrus-hoppy nose, fairly balanced in the mouth with a very dry finish. Nice medium brown color. Fine to sip or drink. As hoppy in the mouth as some double IPAs I've had, but nowhere near as hoppy on the nose. Glad to see this fine beer is available again.

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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 BuckeyeNation
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm here to say that this fantastic IPA is anything but retired because I just had a hyperfresh pint at Des Moines's own El Bait Shop, a new 105-tap beer bar. It was listed only as 'John's Locker Stock' so it took a call to the brewery to figure out what it was that I drank earlier this afternoon.

Pristine, sun-fired tangerine capped by a fat one finger of beige foam after a gentle bar pour. The head lasted about as long as I had a right to expect one finger to last. It left stray scraps of lace that turned into thick rings with drinking. Integrity had a clean, straightforward look.

The nose was purely, brightly, brilliantly hoppy... full of fresh grapefruit and orange zest. My guess on the hop bill was Amarillo, Cascade and Columbus. As it turns out, it's 100% Amarillo. Yet more evidence that Amarillo is one of my all-time favorite hops.

In my opinion, the recipe for success when it comes to IPAs is to use just enough pale malt (no caramel) to provide a sturdy base, and then to add a single American hop with the generosity of a drunken sailor. That is exactly the blueprint that Rogue has followed with Integrity IPA and it works like a charm. A very, very hoppy charm.

The malt bill is an odd and interesting lineup: Beeston, Chariot Pils, Melanoiden, Cara Foam. But that's not why any of us is here, is it? IPAs are all about hops and Integrity is nothing if not a showcase for the Amarillo hop.

The beer was impressively bitter right out of the chute and the resinousness increased with each successive sip. The crucial difference (and the thing that separates average beer from great beer) is that the bitterness was fused with a remarkably bright, remarkably fresh citric hop flavor. Think exploding white grapefruits and exploding tangerines.

The finish was lingeringly bitter and parchingly dry and the mouthfeel was *just* big enough considering the style. I like my IPAs to be a bit more viscous, but there's no denying that the lightness of this one kept drinkability on the ridiculously effortless side. That is, if your hop tolerance knob is continually set on '11'.

I had never heard of Integrity IPA before today, but it's easily one of the best Rogue ales that I've ever had. The brewery needs to keep sending it to Des Moines for starters, but they also need to bottle it again, this time on a year-round basis. I doubt that I'll ever have a beer at El Bait Shop as delicious as my first.

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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 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 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 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 GreenWBush
4.92/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Driven from the brewery in coastal Oregon to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Almost didn't make it past Nevada.

After drinking this beer, I truly believe that John Maier and the genii at Rogue might have gotten their hands on some Three Floyds. I say this not because of the Amarillo connection, or striking similarities between this beer and Gumballhead, even with that beer's wheat malt. They just seem like spiritual kin.

Integrity IPA evacuates the bottle much like the Gumballhead; the yeastiness creates a vacuumingly white, meringuing head. The bubbles are abornally large and spacious but still manage leaving behind evidence of their presence. Color is TANG-y gold amber and beautifully marbled once the lace is in.

The nose is absolutely wonderous - fitting the color, the nose is purely grapefruit juice. Heady citrus notes of tangerine and apple peak through on repeated tastes and re-sniffs. The Amarillos are truly stealing the show here. The sweet, eclectic blend of malts brings forth images of Alpha King. Single-hopped ... but so widely infused with flavor.

On my first bomber of this beer, I felt like everything was Pac-man destroyed and uninspired. The hoppiness was good, but seemed excruciatingly bitter and lacking roundedness. When I primed my palate with a Dead Guy first, this beer seems like a wickedly juicy hop-bomb.

Clean as hell and forgetting basically about malty sensation, this isn't a one-beer beer. Go for a Dead Guy first (or something else rich and malty) and you'll be blown away. Otherwise this is just a decent, prematurely ripened IPA.

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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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Photo of beergeek279
4.77/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass. The color is copper, with a thick, foamy white head with lacing. The smell is a strong hoppiness. The taste is very well hopped with the more assertive (but still delicious) Amarillos, with a good citrusy taste to it, and somehow remains balanced, and yet leaves just a light hop resin in the mouth. Mouthfeel is average. As for drinkability, this is a beer I'd probably drink several of!!

Wow....a fantastic single-hopped IPA. Amarillo isn't one of the C hops, but is just soo tasty and doesn't bash you over the head. Well, the Amarillo makes this a simply fantastic IPA, and maybe Rogue will come out with this one for good!

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Integrity IPA from Rogue Ales
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