Rogue Ten Thousand Brew Ale (Brew 10,000) | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Ten Thousand Brew Ale (Brew 10,000)Rogue Ten Thousand Brew Ale (Brew 10,000)

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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brew 10,000: One Brewer, Eighteen Years, Ten-Thousand Batches of Beer. Brew 10,000 is not so much a style of beer, rather it is a new recipe using some of the best ingredients John Maier has ever brewed with... Vienna, French Special Aroma, and Maris Otter Pale Malts; Yakima Summit and German Saphir Hops, Free-range Coastal Waters, and PacMan Yeast. 83 IBU

Added by Todd on 02-24-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of Hautacam
2.46/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Nice shade of amber..clear...big off-white head.
Aromatic hops... a bit of metal and alcohol.
A bitter grapefruit rind blast of hops to start..accompanied by a sweet metallic malt...doesn't meld well for my taste...alcohol is evident, as is a hint of cardboard. Cloying heavy mouthfeel. Kind of harsh and messy all around. I paid a lot for this bottle and expected to taste something really great...I'm trying to like it....warming up isn't helping any...I'm not liking it.
I like Rogue in general , but wow, what a let down this one is.

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Photo of Crosling
2.57/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Draught @ Falling Rock. Nice dark gold color. Elementary nose, mainly dominated by herbaceous, weedy hops, not vibrant at all. Flavor similar to the aroma, nasty strange hops, very weedy, floral and herbacous. Seemed like a Double ESB type beer to me. S strongly dislike this type of hop character Really awful stuff.

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Photo of jamie2dope
2.85/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Sampled this brew last night at the Cambridge Common. Ten Ounce pour showed a radiant orange, with little in the way of heading. Aroma showcases citrusy, piny hops, with splashes of spice and booze. Taste starts off dominated by the hop profile, which is good, but then becomes extremely boozy. Mouthfeel isn't necessarily big for this style, but the alcohol drags it down quite a bit. Sometimes people complain about their beer tasting too much like hard alcohol. Usually I tend to disagree, but in this case, I felt like I had taken a shot of vodka. Maybe it is better out of the bottle. Not recommended.

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Photo of beertunes
2.93/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a semi-cloudy orangeish yellow with about a half inch of white head that had average retention and lacing.

Solid hop aromas, mostly citrus with some pine, but seemed subdued, perhaps due to age. The flavors followed along but the hops seemed to add just bittering instead of the flavors that were originally there.

The body was pleasingly solid. Drinkability was good, perhaps the age made it even a little more drinkable than when fresh. I would have liked to try this when it was new. As it is, it's still a decent beer.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.95/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a coppery honey-colored body with a soapy, medium-sized white head.

Smell: A fruity, floral (and piney) aroma of grapefruit, lemon slices, pine sap, and toffee.

Taste: Light, sugary caramel flavor quickly moves through to the hoppy, bitter bundle of flavors, which initially is mostly just the assertive (and somewhat harsh) flavor of pine needles, but as the beer warms a bit the fruitier notes begin to come through with grapefruit, peach, and lemon. The finish is certainly bitter and longish, with an acidic, perfume-like aftertaste. Reminds me of a slightly heftier Avery Maharaja.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slightly syrupy.

Drinkability: Accurately hopped for a Rogue beer, as one might expect, but nowhere near as monumental or awe-inspiring as you would suspect a 10,000th batch to be.

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Photo of Gusler
3.04/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours from the 22-ounce swing top deck gray ceramic bottle a slightly hazy golden amber with a decent sized creamy white head that settles slowly, leaving the lace to cover the glass. Nose has a rich grain sweetness; hops pleasant aromatic, citrus like crispness, start has a decent grain presence, hops underpowered, and with the alcohol certainly present, top is fair to middling in feel. Finish has a dynamic acidity, the alcohol overpowers the malt and hops, dry way to long lasting bitter aftertaste, not the best Rogue has brewed, a bitter tummy warmer, drinkable. However, disappointed I am!

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.11/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was on tap at Falling Rock for $4.50 for a half pint. I figured I might as well try it on tap since I am not going to pay $20 for a bottle. Teh color was orange with a white head. The smell was strange and reminded me of lager. The taste was also strange and hard to describe. The bartender remarked that it was "hoppy" but not to my palate. The mouthfeel was very smooth and I could not taste the alcohol. Unless you are a Rogue fan, this is all hype.

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3.15/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer gets a huge three finger head of off white popping bubbles. Body is a glowing honey amber with a slight hue. Nose has a sweet hop infused tone with mandrine orange, sappy leaf, and slight wheat notes. Very dry hop backed tongue lashing the outer edges of the mouth on first sip. It does mellow out a bit and does develop a long almost creamy effect to the hop created mouthfeel. This is a brutely bitter mineral based brew. There is a hint of fishy feel to it also. Mouthfeel is a lasting bitter. Drinkability is affected by the overly off-raw bitterness.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.22/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought this for case of ceremony as much as anything else. The pricetag is a slight deterrent but cool to have the beer and bottle. So I bought one, glad I only took one.
the beer is poured at cellar temp into a pint glass and pours a clear crimson color with fizzy beige head foaming up 1 cm and fading to a sturdy surface layer. Aroma is hop dominant with some floral notes mixing with citrus hits and herbal and general planty/grassy notes. Quite a mix. First sip reveals an average to lite body with fine tingly carbonation. Flavor is sweet caramel for an instant and rolls to all hops with mostly general bitter flavor and a bit of tea leaves and herbal hits. Not nearly as well defined hop profile as the nose. No hint of abv anywhere, and not very balanced. I wonder what this will be like when the hop bite fades a bit in a year or two. If you want buy one and sit on it, unless you like puckering general bitterness in your beer. I will not buy again for $20.

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Photo of yelterdow
3.23/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Ego for scoring this very eye-catching 26 oz. black slipcast bottle. Bottled in December, 2006... I'm serving this in a pint glass at fridge temperature.

Appearance- A glorious, orange haze monster of a DIPA... the off-white, orange tinged soapy crown rises and gently pops from a three finger elevation slowly to a fat, condensed facsimile. Nothing out of the ordinary with lacing, though.

Smell- Bright, fresh orange aromas indulge the nose, with a definite soft pine tree element lingering behind. Interesting notes of cinnamon sticks join the party as the beer comes to temperature.

Taste- A mouth-crushing vice grip of hops begin right at the start and they become even more pronounced in the ensuing several seconds. Rough and enormous, there is no place for finesse here. This is a construction vehicle on a rampage.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Wimpy for the style, the carbonation barely even gets going, which is a problem for drinkability's sake... yikes this is a tough beer to get through.

P.S... this review happened in two stages, one day apart... halfway through the initial tasting I got so hammered just sipping this behemoth that I had to call it quits. Just thought you might like to know.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.28/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of GClarkage
3.3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

08/11/07- Had on tap at the Toronado 20th Anniversary party.

Presentation- Via the tap into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Super murky looking. Kinda like the SF Bay on a windy winter day. Looks like something a catfish would enjoy swimming in. Yeast floaties with a huge ass one that appeared at the surface. The drinking was over at that point. Just looked massively unappealing. Very light lace from the limited amount I drank as well as a small less than 1/4 inch head.

Smell- Hops for sure as well as a pretty hefty malt base. Burnt caramel with some pils like hops as well as various other ones.

Taste- Was told by the bartender this was a Imperial Pils...not a DIPA. So, my taster was fooled while drinking this. I can definitely see more DIPA than pils here. It did however have a pils like hoppy flavor, but it also had some grapefruit action as well as a pretty flavorful malt taste.

Mouthfeel- Thicker beer that I should have ran through a fishnet stocking or something. Large bitterness aftertaste with a lighter carbonation level.

Drinkability- If all pours look like this, I will pass in the future if I see it again. The taste was perfectly fine, but the appearance killed it big time.

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Photo of MiguelMandingo
3.32/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was a little disappointed by this beer. I bought this 750ml for $22.99 at Chevy Chase Wine and Spirits in Washington DC, and it was far too expensive for what it was. This brew seems to be all hype, and I feel that it didn’t measure up like it should have. From other reviews posted on this site, it seems that people either love this beer or hate it – I am pretty much dead center. I expected a lot more.

Split a 750ml bottle between two oversized wineglasses.

Appearance – It produced a small 1/2 finger head that quickly dissipated into a thin crown on the surface of the brew. It was a translucent caramel amber, brownish orange. Very murky.

Smell – I initially smell hops – grapefruit and lemony citrus, the slight scent of caramel malt, just a hint of pine, and the alcohol barely peaks through.

Taste – The taste is slightly sweet bready malt, but mostly it was a citrusy hops smack in the face. It is extremely bitter. It just didn’t seem very balanced.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel was so-so. There wasn’t enough carbonation to cut through the overly bitter nature of this brew. This was a medium bodied, but flat due to the lack of carbonation.

Drinkability – The drinkability was pretty decent considering the 10% ABV. I didn’t even notice the ABV label until I stood up and almost fell right back down, which is when I looked at the ABV on the bottle.

This was a nice homage to their brewer, but the price was pretty insane considering what it was – a fairly average DIPA. I have had DIPAs that cost way less and taste a lot better. It was worth a try, but I wish I could have tried this on tap and not forked over $22.99 for the 750ml.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.32/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an almost brilliantly clear, lightly orange tinted, pale cherry accented, copper color. It is topped by a frothy, almost one-finger thick, darkish tan colored head. The aroma definitely has some citrus notes to it as well as a sharper, more resinous character, but it also has something like water to it. I am not sure what I am saying but something reminds me of bland water, maybe it is a clean soap character. Interestingly minty, or like an exotic, woody, turpene laden spice from the Asian super market. This definitely has some malt aromatics to it, though they play a supporting role here; I get notes of caramelized sugars, brown sugar and even toffee. The most interesting part of the aroma is that sort of soapy, exotic spice, almost incense-like character.

Aggressively hopy, with a resinously herbal / pine character leading the way. Still, quite a bit of citrus flavors are found in the beer as well. Flavors of orange zest, ruby-red grapefruit, tangelo and lychee are all fairly noticeable. A rich underlying, though subtle, maltiness contributes notes of caramel, a touch of brown sugar and a chewy, Maillard driven, crusty bread flavor. That interesting, spicy, sort of incense like note from the aroma is definitely found in the flavor too; it is really most noticeable as a lingering note in the finish, though it does project its perfume-like essence throughout the flavor profile.

This beer never quite worked for me. When sampled fresh from the tap it had an aggressive green onion character to it, though this now seems to have morphed into a sort of perfume / incense / exotic Asian spice note, it still does not work. Tasty enough, but a bit too much.

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Photo of cbl2
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

6/24/2007 $14.99 750 mL 10.00% Brewed December 2006.


Pours a hazy orange with loads of carbonation that results in an inch of tight tan head that is slow to settle, but leaves a nice lacing as it does.


Bold citrus hops with a nice bready sweet malt backbone.


Agressively hoppy with pine notes leading the way. A touch of sweet citrus follows that up, but this is mainly bitter through and through. High alcohol is masked nicely, though this seems somewhat unbalanced to me, and expensive to boot.

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Photo of GbVDave
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the ceramic, flip-top bottle into a 20oz imperial pint.

A: Pours a lovely hazy peach color. Slightly orange two-finger head that leaves nary a speck of lace.

S: Vaguely sweet fruit and malt aromas with a boozy undercurrent. Citrus hops (orange and grapefruit) as well.

T: Bready malt, juicy pineapple, caramel, and that alcohol that is, for me, too present.

M: Juicy and oily. Bitter, hoppy, and quite sticky. Alcohol burn is somewhat tempered by the juicy fruit flavors.

D: Drinkability suffers from the booziness. A little unbalanced towards the alcohol rawness. I probably wont go back to this...maybe on draft, though.

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Photo of beersabound
3.46/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Age is starting to show on this beer. It is very tasty with wonderful grapefruit hop flavor and good biscuit malt flavor. But, the aroma has some cardboard characteristic and is pretty uninspiring now. Also, oxidation has affected the flavor detrimentally. But, it has a wonderful complex finish and lingering aftertaste that begs for more sips. The alcohol is warming and not hot. The mouthfeel is big and smooth and warm. Overall, I wish I had this fresh when the hops were more prevalent and O2 hadn't sunk in yet. But, it's still very enjoyable.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dan was kind enough to share this at the Most Epic Fucking Tasting You Wish You Were A Part Of. Thanks!

The pour is clear orange with a dense beige head. Retention is OK and lacing, moderate. The nose is dominated by just an incredible amount of caramel and pine. There's some citrus as well. This is very barleywine-like, but does not smell its age. A touch of alcohol is noticeable, as is some toffee. The palate opens with big caramel candy sweetness with some pine and citrus bitterness. That the bitterness has held up as well as it has is pretty impressive. Hops are faintly oxidized with a touch of cheeziness, barely perceptible. Finishing moderately sweet with a lingering bitterness and a little alcohol, this medium bodied beer has a moderate level of carbonation. Decent stuff, I'd like to have tried it fresher.

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Photo of RedChrome
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very faint haze to the medium orange colored body. Fluffy inch and a half off white head. Large amount of tiny carbonation bubbles rising. Sticky thick lacing around the glass.

Hop oils dominate the initial aroma scent. Mainly citric araoma of oranges and grapefruit. A very faint pine needle presence is blended with the citrus.

Pine steps up a notch from aroma while citrus takes a small step backwards. Nice blend of flavors with a very light plastic taste mixed among the others.

An average feeling on the surfaces of the mouth. A light carbonation tingle fades very quickly.

Above average brew. A nice choice for pairing with a steak dinner. Not the best in style, and fading with age, but worth a try. Congrats to Rogue on 10,000

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Photo of BeerBelcher
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got the last beer out of the keg of Rogue Ten Thousand at Roman's (Milwaukee). And I never believed the idea that beer from the "bottom of the barrel" was different than earlier pulls; howevever compared to Flyer's draft of this same beer, mine looked a bit different...hazier. This didn't impede the appearance of this beer, which was an attractive hazy red with a head of inconsistently sized bubbles. It had a nice sweet hoppy smell, like a good but fairly mild-mannered APA. Flavor was a bit different than I expected; it was a bit hoppy and slightly sweet but was less bitter than I expected and had more maltiness than I would;'ve thought. Mouthfeel was dry and a bit astringent. I enjoyed this beer, but was not blown away by it. Recommended.

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Photo of kajerm
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Ceramic swingtop with a crown cap, celebrating "18 years, 10 thousand brews, 1 brewer." Pours amber-red with a thick, mighty head of huge white bubbles that put up a fight but finally die down, leaving a thick plate of lace. Stunning.

The aroma is smooth, mildly citric and slightly herbal hops with a strong malt background. These are weird hops, I think this is the first time I've had them.

The flavor is rich, biscuity malts followed by unrelenting hop bitterness. Bitterness coats the whole mouth and hangs around forever. I like it, but it could do with a little more flavor-hopping and maybe (blasphemy?) a little less bittering. Balance improves as the beer warms up, but alcohol also becomes more evident. It's not particularly hot considering it's a 10% DIPA, but the ethanol is definitely there.

Mouthfeel is creamy and well-carbonated, just right for a double IPA.

Look, I'm a hophead. I love the way they smell, I love the way they taste, I love the way they make BMC drinkers cry. But this beer is just way too bitter to be drinkable, even given the style.

All told, one of the most impressive showings I've tasted from Rogue, but it doesn't justify the price tag.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle at our Septoberfest party. Hazy dark orange-brown color with a medium thick and foamy beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus and hops. Medium-bodied with a balanced flavor of toffee, malt and citrusy hops. The finish is a little disjointed, starting off sweet with pops of peppery alcohol. Might bear to age for awhile but it is still a decent brew as is.

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Photo of mortarit
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy copper-amber, off-white head, some retention, great lacing.

S: Very twang with pine notes, apricot, cotton-candy fruity esters, toffee.

T: Pine flavor,orange fruity notes, bread off flavor, toffee, slight candied fruit, slightly earthy, warming alcohol.

M: Moderate body & carbonation, slight acidity, dry finish.

D: Straight up

Price vs. Beer: Not worth the buy but glad I had a taste of it

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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Balanced aroma, bottle thanks to Jason and Mike. Soapy head. Cloudy peach coloured body, and some lace. Yakima Summit and German Saphir Hops, and PacMan Yeast. 83 IBU. Quite floral and carmel, a definite emphasis on not just maximizing bitter flavour.

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