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)

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 GPHarris
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to unclejedi & bonhoeffer

a - poured a two-fingers thick light tan and bubbly head into a goblet that steadily becomes creamier throughout. it left thick sticky sheeting and lace that billows nicely with each swirl. the body is a slightly cloudy amber color.
s - smells sticky but is a little light on the hop side for what i was expecting. ints of citrus and malt aromas.
t - piney, citrusy with a caramel malt flavor.
m - thick and really coats the tongue.
d - goes down smoothly and is well-balanced. this one had some age on it so it really mellowed it out and you can't even tell this is 10% ABV.

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Photo of Dansting
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Poured a clear orange-brown color with a medium off-white head. Good lacing. Nice bitter aroma of malt, hops, and a slight citrus hint to it. Nice full mouthfeel. Flavor is very bitter, with a ton of pine to it. There are also caramel and citrus flavors to it. An expensive beer from Rogue, but definitely a pretty tasty beer.

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Photo of weeare138
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. On tap at Capone's whenever that was...
Appears a hazy, dark orange with a small white head that slowly fades out. Streaky tubes of lacing are left all around the glass.
Smell is of pine, citrus, grapefruit, and spicy herbs.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with heavy caramel and yeast killing my tastebuds with the abundance of piny hops in the flavors.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, chewy, bitter of citrus, herbs, flowers, and yeast.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled 4-22-2007. Pours a clouded amber with a tan head. Nose is sticky sweet with fruit in there and a very generous hop character. Flavor is thick with hops and an almost salty edge as well. Carries an almost hairspray tone to it as well. Feel is thick on the liquid and not a whole lot of bubble to speak of for the mouth. Drinkable sure. I have to say that for being such a monumental brew, this one falls short of the mark. I think it really could use a good bit of age on it. Then it might be worth checking out. Until then, this is just a mediocre brew for a pretty high price.

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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 irishevans
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a slightily hazey amber color, and a finger and a half thick head that leaves a decent amount of lace. the smell is standard IPA not nearly as hoppy as i would expect from an imperial. the taste is easy and mild at the beginning the full IPA bite comes three quarters of the way to the end and through out the finish which is a bit sour. it is a very carbonated all the way through but mild in the grainy department. she drinks pretty damn easy for an IPA and very very easy for ten percent. all in all it's an okay IPA

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Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First of all i dont know why but my bottle is listed at 60 IBUs

This beer pours a hazy orange red with good fluffy head out of a gray ceramic glass flip top. The nose has some unique hop smell with spice to it with a cream funk. The nose and taste has a smell I recognize from another beer outside of rogue but i cant put my finger on what it is. Taste of good hops, with a bitey finish. not to bitter, but smooth and lacks a little in aftertaste. A bit of spice and alcohol on the finish. Mouthfeel is good and thick, but not stout soup. perfect for an IPA. The drinkability is good for an IPA but i think two bottles would be hard to stomach. Good brew, but i think rogue could have done a little better for such a commemeration. try it and you wont be dissapointed if your looking for an IPA.

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Photo of Floydster
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

26 ounce ceramic bottle acquired in a trade with jtrockchalk, thanks for giving me the chance to try this beer

Poured into my Firestone pint glass with a murky golden orange color that had a light brown tint, absolutely no head, completely flat, and it left minimal lacing that only lasted up to ten seconds or so

Smell was full of sevral types of hoppiness, also some strong sugary malt and several different kinds of fruit

Taste was still dominated by hops an entire year later, left a very dry aftertaste, tons of different hops, maybe even too much variety at times, tasted some apricot and tangerine from the get go, then some orange, lemon, and grapefruit once it got warmer, very sweet when it was not cold, several different malts and sugar accents including dark fruits like prunes, raisins, and plum, very complex for an double IPA, not as bitter as I hoped for but still good overall, rather drink this one cold because the malt takes over otherwise, nicely balanced until it warms, crazy amounts of hoppiness with at least five different kinds, one of the more complex india pale ales I have ever had

Nice body but not enough carbonation, too syrupy for me, pretty good mouthfeel overall

Got through the bottle in about an hour and a half no problem, goes down really easy because of its smoothness, not heavy on the stomach even though the sweetness caused by the malt could catch up to me after a little while, alcohol was hidden and the ten percent did not seem to hit me very hard

It is crazy to think that Rogue has already been around for eighteen years, my dad knew the guys that started the brewery, very good commerative beer that I would drink again if given the chance, wish this one would have released in California, recommended even though it is not my favorite DIPA, Rogue makes another fine and complex beverage

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Photo of travisd13
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 750ml. ceramic bottle into a pint New Belgium tulip.

A – Pours a golden red / copper color. Head is minimal and light tan in color. Head dissipates quickly with some lacing.

S – Smells very floral. Alcohol still present in the nostrils.

T – Hops, Hops, and more hops. It is well balance however with a nice bit at the end. Has a lingering after taste in a good way.

M – Texture is smooth and silky. Low carbonation.

D – If it wasn’t for the cost and availability I could drink this all the time. However I think I like the I2PA better. This one might improve with some time in the cellar.

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

A very, very good double IPA. Looks cloudy and almost like a hefeweizen in the glass. Hoppy, but very balanced aroma. Flavour is also big, big hops, but balanced out with a ton of tasty malts. Lots of American pine and citrus hop flavours. The best part is, I don't get any of the "soap" flavours that I often detect in strong IPAs. Aftertaste is mildly fruity and somewhat unique.

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Photo of Blakaeris
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque apricot with a two finger white head that hangs around awhile and leaves decent lacing.

Aroma is caramel malt sweetness and floral hops. The high ABV is well hidden. Overall the nose is more subdued than expected.

Taste is dominated initially by by floral hop bitterness. There is certainly a bready malt presence that brings caramel sweetness, brown sugar, along with dark fruit. However, sweetness is overwhelmed by the huge amount of hops. Finish is more along the lines of citrus hop with lingering light fruit flavor and alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with resinous hop oiliness.

This is a big beer that hop heads will love. Although hops are clearly the focus, there is plenty of malty fruitiness to add depth and flavor. A tasty DIPA.

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

750ml Ceramic Swing Top Bottle

December 2006

Poured into a Rogue glass a nice clean/clear golden amber color, nice carbonation, nice little creamy tan head, some sticky lacing follows. The nose is malty, hoppy, nice touch of citrus and pines, there is some caramel notes as well. The taste is slightly sweet at first, then the big hops and malts come to play, good notes of citrus/pines, and caramel. The finish is bitter and dry, very tasty. Medium body. Very drinkable, another awesome brew from Rogue. This is my 1000th review, and I wanted to do this one, since in numbers is close, LOL

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Photo of tpd975
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one came to me via the BattleCruiser BIF

A: Pours a nice amber orange color with a nice head that dies down to a mere lilly pad with ring. There is some lacing left behind but nothing too impressive.

S: Nice marriage of malt and hops. Tons of pine with undertones of lemon zest. The malt comes at you in tones of darkened sweet brown sugar.

T: Nice brew. Has an equal balance of malt and hops. The malt comes at you first. Nice sweet brown sugar with hints of almonds. The hops come forth in the finish. Nice piney hops with touches of bitter grapefruit. Very nice.

M: Nice and thick, a pretty nice DIPA.

D: This is a big bottle of beer, but alas I had no one to share with so I pounded it myself.

Overall: 10,000 brews eh? Guess rogue is doing something right. It's not their best brew, nor is it the best DIPA in the world, that being said it's really good. I liked the balance between malt and hops. I have had alot of brews today and it was nice to finish with a big strong good tasting DIPA. Rogue here's to 10,000 more....Cheers!

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

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

S: Very piney, appricot, cotton-candy fruity esters, toffee.

T: Piney, appricot, slightly herbal, bready, toffee, slight candied fruit, slightly earthy, quite bitter, warming alcohol.

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

D: Big & bold.

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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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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 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 theWrkncacnter
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this bottle in my fridge for about 5 months waiting for the right occasion to drink it, which finally came. I love Rogue's ceramic bottles, they're great for cellaring because the block out all the light, which allowed me to keep this in my fridge for so long. Anyway, about the beer:

Pours a nice, slightly hazy copper. Small-ish head that fades to a small ring of retention with no lacing really. Smell is good with a nice floral hop note with a slight sweetness and a little citrus behind all of it. Taste is exactly what a really good DIPA should be: Deeply hoppy, slightly sweet, with some good malt undertones. The only thing stopping me from giving this a 5 in taste is that the same floral tones in the nose don't carry over to the taste, which is slightly disappointing. Mouthfeel is heavy and syrupy, but not in a bad way. Good carbonation and a nice lingering hoppy dryness. Drinkability is slightly above average, but not something you'd want to pound down.

Overall a great, solid, strong Imperial IPA from Rogue. Reminds me a lot of their I2PA but deeper and richer. I wish the floral hops would carry over from the smell to the taste, because that would have made this absolutely perfect, but otherwise a great way for Rogue to celebrate their 10K batch of beer.

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Photo of wagenvolks
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Popped open a 10,000 brews ceramic bomber in celebration of my first homebrew's succes (an american IPA)! Only 9,999 to go!

Pours an orange-amber body with a deep chestnut hue when held to the light. A thick, off-white head floats on top and is retained well. Minimal lacing. The aroma is packed with a foresty, hop presence and backed by sweet toffee & caramel malts. Can't wait.

This lives up to the Rogue name, no doubt about that. The flavor is BIG, perhaps bigger than their I2PA. A massive hop assault hits first, almost barleywine-esque in its bitterness. A subsidiary alcohol provides some heat to the palate, while malts nearly take a leave of absence. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, almost overly carbonated, and packs a huge alcohol/hoppy bite as it goes down. Not a brew to take lightly. This is certainly a celebration brew, high in both price and alcohol content. Save it for a special occasion, but certainly don't let it pass you by.

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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 palma
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy orange copper body. Ok size head. Not noteworthy.

Smell: apple cider aroma. good amount of malt in the nose. especially for an IPA.

Taste: bitter and malty at the same time. you notice this nice mix of malt and hops immediately. but thats it for this beer. I was looking for some complexity. where is it? taste is nothing spectacular. I was hoping better from this beer after all the hype and cost. I mean, a bottle of this stuff costs 25 bucks in my area!

Mouthfeel: good mouthfeel. somewhat creamy. medium carbonation. steady.

Drinkability: I like this beer and I could drink much of it, but it doesn't excite me at all. I won't be looking out for this beer. Well, maybe I would if it had a normal price tag.

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Photo of JohnY
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The overall presentation of this product is world class, a heavy 750 ml ceramic bottle with a swing top enclosure. As for the beer, mine was bottled in Dec. 2006 and I finally opened the Oct. 2007. This beer ages well, I am excited to sit on a few remaining bottles to see how well it ages over time.

Pours a rich and ruddy dark hazy amber color with little head retention. Cloudy at first but clears up as it warms up a bit.

Spicy hops on the nose with a slightly sweet winter fruit flavor at first fading into a warm mouthfeel and slightly bitter aftertaste.

This beer cannot be put into any one category (nor should it be). It's a special beer for a special occasion. Congrats to Rogue and John Maier for pulling off over 10,000 batches of great beer! Yummy!

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Photo of NCSUdo
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dated as December 2006 on bottle. Sampled on June 23, 2007 and reviewed from notes.

A: Smallish/average sized head that doesn't stick around for long. Hazy brown/copper in color. Little to no lacing.

S: Nice, fruity hop aroma. Hints of grapefruit, oranges and grapes, along with some sweetness and alcohol, becoming a little more piney as the beer warms.

T: Definite alcohol character with a bitter finish. Alcohol dominates at lower temps but helps lend to a dry quality. Slight warming from the alcohol. Bitterness is very well balanced. As beer warms the malt character seems to appear from what was mostly alcohol dominated. Still, alcohol seems to dominate and is tough to get by.

M/D: A little slippery on the tongue, medium bodied and sticky, carbonation is just right. Drinkability is average but the bottle presentation comes in nicely as it can be stored the next night.

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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