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

Brewed by:
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 mbrasi
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Figured two years aught to do it for this one. Don't know how it's considered a double IPA at only 60 IBUs but OK anyway. Cap popped off and when I turned to get my glass I found a volcano spewing from the bottle. Sweet, still fresh. After I spent some time cleaning up the ensuing mess, I had a beer to pour. Pours cloudy golden brown with a reasonable head. Mostly sweet malt in the aroma reminding me of an aged barleywine. Flavor is more reminiscent of a barleywine as well, some hops left but stale. Malt profile rules at this point more of an american strong than a DIPA. Sweetness if the aroma. I like it although at this point the stale hops seem to interfere with some of the malt character. Some say this is past it's prime where I say it's in a weird middle ground where the hops have faded but a beautiful malt profile is starting to show through. Another year maybe two might bring it out more. Past it's prime if you were actually expecting hops, but even 6 months, heck you could argue 6 days would be past it's prime for that. Once again this is not a DIPA, at this point the remaining hops take away from this beer. From previous reviews I was expecting a disaster. It's far from one but maybe because I only paid 11 bucks for my bottle. Very drinkable.

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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 magictrokini
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For starters, I am biased towards Rogue as I am a hophead. This beer does not disappoint. Clear golden pour with some oil and a puffy white head. Hops jump out of the glass with grass, wood, and citrus notes. Caramel malt sweetness with the Pacman yeast up front, which soon turn to the astringent hoppiness. Pine and citrus flow throughout. Nice balance to the long finish.

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Photo of rodrjf
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Light white disappearing head , small amount of lacing , and amber color
S- Very strong smell of hops, a grassy herbal aroma.
T- Light alcohol and honey tones
M- Suitable carbonation, defiantly for the hop lover
D- Drinkable, but not in large quantities b/c of the high ABV
Over all very good beer, one of Rogue's Best

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Photo of jwinship83
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml ceramic swing top. a double IPA from december 2006...im not expecting much from this overly expensive bottle.

A- golden orange body with a small off white head that quickly becomes a crown.

S- caramel malt is most noticeable up front with a fruity/citrus hop smell as well. neither part is overwhelming or too weak.

T- alot more bitter than i was expecting. sharp citrus hop taste and slight alcohol burn. alot of sweet malt in here too. very well balanced.

M- rather thick and heavy mouthfeel with a sharp bitter aftertaste. warms all the way down.

D- this was alot more intense than i was expecting for an almost two year old hoppy beer. i dont think id like to try more than one in a sitting, but glad i got to try it.

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Photo of hwwty4
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jtrockchalk for this one.

Poured a 26oz ceramic bottle into my New Belgium globe glass. This beer pours a hazy orange with an inch white head, which left no lacing at all. The aroma is very piney. Almost like having a handful of pine needles in a bowl and sticking your face right down in it and taking a big whiff. There is also just a slight boozy aroma at the tail of the nose. The taste is odd. There is a definite pine resin flavor, and just a kiss of citrus but there is also a definite boozy astringency to it also. The flavor is off. Almost medicinal. I think that this beer definitely would have been better fresh. I think that it has developed some off flavors since it was produced in 2006. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a light carbonation and a slight boozy flame on the tip of the tongue. While not the best beer I've had, it definitely wasn't the worst. There are some really good aspects to the beer but I think it would have been better the fresher it was drunk.

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Photo of BWMKappaSig
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ceramic bottle, cellared 19 months at 45 degrees.

Appearance: Hazy raw sienna color with off white head. Thick at first, disipates quickly with little lacing.

Smell: Very buttery hops and some buiscuitty malts. Far hoppier than expected, having been aged for the length it was.

Taste: Extremely hoppy for a beer claiming 60 IBU's. If this is the case, this must have been unbalanced to start, because this is strong and very well balanced after cellaring. Strong hops give way to a malt afternote. Not nearly as mellowed as I expected, but enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Good body, with a a pretty stong taste of alcohol for its age. This must have been a monster when it was young.

Drinkability: At 10% alcohol, this will knock you down, but is enjoyable for what it 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 tdrshayden
4.72/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice golden amber color, good carbonation with a little creamy tan head that clinged to the glass. ThAroma is malty, hoppy, nice touch of citrus and pines, there is some caramel notes as well. At first the flavor was slightly sweet followed by the big hops and malts come to play, good notes of citrus/pines. The finish is bitter and dry, very tasty. Medium body. Very drinkable. I have had this in bottle as well, but definately preferred draft.

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Photo of Kadonny
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the special black flip top ceramic bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: A deep cloudy amber orange color with a small deep off white head. Decent glass lacing.

S: Hops, with citrus grapefruit, orange and some pine. A nice sweet deep malt smell weaves amongst the hops.

T: Sweet caramel malt with the hit of hops coming in right behind it. Hops of grapefruit, orange, lemon and grassy pine. Farther on the taste the hops get deeper to me with more pine and earth. The malt sweetness lingers though as flavors of caramel, toffee and biscuity sweetness stay throughout. This is a very balance double IPA. This is crazy good for an almost 2 year old DIPA, very smooth.

M: Medium to heavy mouthfeel even as old as it is. The acohol taste is there, but at this point not overwhelming. I bet this was one hot beer when fresh.

D: Medium. The high ABV hinders it, but you can easily drink them down. I have one glass gone already with out much trouble.

Overall a very very special brew that I am honored to be able to try. It is one very balanced DIPA that screams excellence. I raise my glass to Rogue on this one, very well done.

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Photo of deepsouth
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

this beer poured a cloudy orange with a rocky tan head.

the smell is of malt and hops with some earthy citrusness to it.

the taste is of orange peel, hops, grapefruit with alcohol apparent as the beer warms.

this beer is very creamy feeling despite not being real full.

this beer was very good. at 10% and being the third beer sampled, it kind of kicked my ass though.

thanks to rixbeer for the chance to try the fine brew from rogue.

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Photo of smellsofstout
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

courtesy of the baddest mutha (shut yo mouth) GILLARD

spare white diminishing head. spare lacing clear body with an amber color.
heavy hop smell carrys a grassy, perfume, citrus herb aroma.
light alcohol notes with some wine and honey tones.
light body slick texture. short finish with a moderate sweet lightly bitter finish.
good brew for a hop lover.

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Photo of SkittleBrau82
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in a swingtop ceramic bottle at the local beer store. Poured a deep orange with a minimal head. Taste- Wow, intense hops followed by a great maltiness to balance and a thick smooth mouthfeel. I would definitely buy this again if it didn't have such a hefty price tag. Great brew!

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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 dsa7783
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ML swing-top, ceramic, black bottle purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield for a whopping $17.99...
Special thanks to Dan for stashing this one...
"18 years, 10,000 Brews, 1 Brewer" on the front logo...
Can't believe I was able to score this one...
Pours a hazy, dark-orange, deep-copper colored hue with an impressive foamy head that exhibited impressive staying power before slowly receding and leaving behind a thin film of lacing...
Rich aroma bursting with hops, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, and of course, alcohol...
Taste strongly complemented the aroma... although the 10% ABV did not immediately jump out on the taste buds, it still was somewhat noticeable in the overall taste... An exquisite balance of hops and malts pervades this unique brew, and I must say that for an Imperial IPA, there was certainly a noticeable impression of malts left behind...
Thick, rich, creamy, filling mouthfeel, however drinkability took a hit due to the ultra-rich flavors and towering ABV...
Good stuff, but for the hefty price paid, I would be hesitant to purchase this one if I ever saw it for sale again...

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Photo of gmcfarre
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750mL swingtop bottle poured into St. Bernardus chalice
Bottle labeled "December 2006"
Rogue's 10,000th brew for my 200th review

A - Pours a very attractive reddish orange color with a solid and bubbly one inch light tan head. Leaves nice arcs of lacing on the glass. Very cloudy.

S - Sweet caramel with some nice citrus and pine scents. Lemon and grapefruit come to mind. A bit sour, perhaps from the 1+ year of aging. Clean and flavorful. Grassy. A touch metallic. Alcohol shows strongly as it warms.

T - Sweet caramel again gets things going, with the citrusy hop component following. Not too different from the scent: grass, lemon, grapefruit, and a medium bodied grainy flavor. Alcohol is readily apparent with a spicy, warming sensation. Metallic in a bad way (most likely from the cellaring process) but it kindof blends with the alcohol after a while. A nice bitter bite in the finish.

M - Moderate carbonation with a medium and very oily body. Finish is only slightly drying with some residual mouth-coating effect.

D - There are still be some good flavors in this brew, but if you still have one lying around, I would recommend drinking it now. A bit of metallic flavor has developed and the hop flavor has presumably diminished. Didn't mean to age it this long, but this is certainly the last time I am aging a double IPA.

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Photo of BBM
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a slightly cloudy light amber color with a thin white head that didn';t hang around long. Aroma was herbal and a bit alcoholic. Hints of citrus and other fruits were detectable as well.

I'm in love. Unlike so many DIPAs that try to whack you over the head with hops and malts, this beer goes for subtle elegance. A slight herbal hop flavor is present at first, but is perfectly balanced by a moderate malt backbone. As the beer warms, there is a slight alcohol tingle in the finish, but it compliments the brew nicely. Every sip was a delight, it was smooth, rich, and stern. It is pricey, but I will admit that Rogue seems to have saved their best beer for 10,000th. If there's beer in heaven, this will be on tap.

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Photo of Hophead101
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on Easter Sunday 2008 while hanging with family. I dig the bottle - a cool black bottle with a flip top seal (although initially is bottle capped). Poured into a small highball type glass.

Appearance: yellowy orange and hazy, looks like tea - great head on the pour. very frothy, good lacing. the majority of the head dissipated but kept a nice 1/4 inch foam on top of the beer.

Smell: very strong and malty. can smell the alcohol - mild hop in the smell.

Taste: proportionate with the smell, a very malty taste. soft on the lips but sharp in the mouth. strong malt quickly turns to a bitter type taste. lingering sharp hop flavor on the back of the tongue. good flavor overall. this is a nice beer.

Mouthfeel: softens as you drink more of it.
Drinkability: initially scored lower, but got better as i had more.

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Photo of KingPuuChuu
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Now, I used to be the person who never liked IPA's. I could drink high abv beers, like Trippels, , double bocks, and imperial stouts. Then a friend got me one of these for my birthday, and honestly, consider me converted to the church of the Double IPA.

The beer poured a really creamy head, along with a great yellowish color. The scent hit me right our of the bottle, as it was herbally and alcoholic.

The beer's flavor reminded me of other IPA's that I have had, but it was smoother, yet had a harder hit with the higher alcohol. When i first started drinking it, it was a little harsh on the palette, but as it warmed up, the beer got sweeter and tastier.

I loved this beer, and it really opened me up to IPA's...the only negative I could think of is that I can't get another bottle. Cheers!

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Photo of RockyTopHeel
4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1 pint, 10 fl oz. ceramic swing-top bottle marked "December 2006."

Pours a rich, hazy amber color with a creamy head that quickly reduces to a foamy film of clingy bubbles.

The nose is full of hops, sweet and sticky, with more than a touch of alcohol. The first taste is delicious - clean, crisp, and bitter, with rich, piney hops through and through. It leaves the mouth clean and dry, without any heavy aftertaste.

This intoxicating brew is clean and potent -- easy sipping for a hop head like me, but rich and round in the mouth as well. A supreme effort from Rogue for their 10,000th brew.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Sammy: Poured a deep orangey color ale with a medium size foamy head with some retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral and bitter hops is interesting. Taste is a ix between some caramel and light toffee malt with some dominating notes of floral hops and a medium-strong bitter finish. Full body with some great carbonation and no alcohol was apparent. Overall, a nicely done west coast hoppy ale.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Sunset bright orange with a big soft fluffy white head.

S: Sweet malt aroma with hints of citrus.

T: Huge floral bitterness in beginning, malty body, with some citrus hop bittering and some grassiness. Big caramel mouthful, some dry pine and alcohol upon warming but otherwise is very drinkable considering abv (10.0). Big malty lacing for an aftertaste with dry pine. Good balance from start to finish transition wise of flavor. Sure half your money is going towards the price of the fancy swing top ceramic bottle but don't hold this against the beer itself, blame marketing.

M: full bodied, creamy

D: Overall good and very drinkable especially for its abv

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Photo of erosier
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful orange amber color with a nice off white head that laces the glass pretty well. It has a very nice thick aroma of deep roasted malts and very nice citrisy hops. It tastes of deep malts, piney and citrisy hops. Really nice IPA taste. Very crisp mouthfeel and very fresh tasting. The drinkability is pretty good, especially for an IPA of this magnitude. Definately worth a try.

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Photo of Ineedabeerhere
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to RoBotGod for the trade!!!

Poured from a bottle labeled 2006 batch

Appearance- Cloudy, Dark Orangey-amber color, some sediment on the bottom. Heres where it gets funny. I was splitting this with a buddy and poured mine first (i know, rude, but im a huge DIPA guy, and he's not.) My pour was a little worse than when i poured his, but i ended up with a huge head, 2 fingers, and left a whole boatload of lacing as i drank from it. My buddy's glass was completely empty throughout the drinking of it, and after. Very odd, noting that i do know how to pour a beer and didnt do a horrible job on mine, and his was satisfactory.

The aroma was sweet, hoppy, citrus, floral, prine, orange-y, a little hot but is mostly overpowered by the citrus and all the really great bold flavors that a DIPA should have.

The taste was bold, thick, great citrus, as soon as i took the first sip, all i could think was that it had a great substance to it. Also, initially i felt that the alcohol wasnt strong at all, but as i got deeper into my glass, it became more and more prevalent. However, that being said, it was a very well masked 10%.

The mouthfeel, as said above, coats the mouth (oily) and is very full and slightly thick tasting. Not as thick as dfh 120 min ipa but still had some serious substance to it. But for some reason i felt like that substance just worked for this brew, and didnt detract from its drinkability. It comes in a kickass 26oz ceramic bottle as pictured above, and personally i wouldnt mind just working on one of those over the course of a football game, but i couldnt image anyone wanting to drink this as a regular. If you're looking for a DIPA as a go-to, i'd say hit up the dfh 90min. Overall, its a great brew, and i recommend trying it!

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Photo of stewart124
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've been saving this one and decided it was time open it up.

Nice hazy orange/amber color with a thick off-white head. Lacing effect down the glass.

Pears, apples, citrus and pine smells are apparent. Sweet smells and spices are also noted.

Taste is bitter but blended well with a generous amount of malts. Carbonation seems to be a bit high. The hops seem to be a huge blend of bittering and aroma hops with lots of citrus and pine character. Sweet caramel malts really bring a big body to this Double IPA. There is a slight toasty flavor to this. Some munich malts possibly? A piney aftertaste lingers. Probably a good amount of dry hopping here. Finishes with a very dry bite and with a nice sweetness.

Drinkable but I'm not sure how many I could handle before my taste buds went berserk. A nice beer from Rogue and I'm happy with their 10,000th batch.

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Rogue Ten Thousand Brew Ale (Brew 10,000) from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 160 ratings
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