Oregon Golden Ale | Rogue Ales

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Oregon Golden AleOregon Golden Ale

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of ADZA
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle i have is called Shark Tooth Ale and has a shark and a stingray on the front along with the usual Rogue spiel about the brew i gotta admit im a big fan of Rogue especially the way they tell you everything about the brew the only thing that they leave out is the ABV anyways onto the beer it pours a vibrant golden colour with nice carbonation that leaves a one finger cloudy sky looking head and a nice neat rim of lacing a very attractive looking brew if i do say so myself,the aroma is straight out corriander mixed with ginger,freshly cut grass and a little paw paw,it has an above average mouthfeel which is nicely carbonated with the herbal combination of Ginger & Corriander first to the hit the palette which is followed by a nice hit of grassy fruity hops to beautifully balance out the tailend of this brew to make the Herbs not as dominant as they first smell and i wont say suprisingly cos it is Rogue but this beer is very sessionable especially for someone who doesnt like their Ginger or Corriander in their brews and think if you closed your eyes and smelt it you would say its a Witbier and if you didnt smell it and just drank it you would say more of a blonde and would be interested to see how it tastes with less or different Herbs or even none at all,will buy again.

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Photo of ianjsullivan
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sharktooth Ale now, S: 22 oz bottle poured into a Blanche De Chambly glass.

A: Burnished gold with a slight haze, the head is not thick and does not retain long, there is ample and steady carbonation.

S: Some floral hops, but, most predominate is the coriander, in a way, the smell reminds one of some white beers.

T: Hops tend to rule the taste of this beer. At the beginning they had a crisp bite to the tongue adding a bit of bitter taste, towards the finish the sweet aspect of the hops kick in lingering at the back of the throat and joining in with the coriander.

M: It begins light but becomes creamy by mid-pallet. Ample carbonation keeps the light feeling.

D: The hops are pleasant, yet, not too strong. Carbonation keeps the beer light and relatively low alcohol makes this beer have plenty of drinkability.

Overall: Another nice offering from Rogue. The steady carbonation is nice to look at and the taste is nice. The coriander is a nice surprise addition that leaves a hint of unfiltered wheat beers.

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle. Poured clear amber with a huge rocky white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Heavy hoppy sweet citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate sweet citrus flavor with a light bitter finish of long duration.

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Photo of Strix
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shark Tooth Ale (why the aliases?)

Hazy light golden, decent initial head.

Smells somewhat un-Rogue-like, yeast, grain, and faint citrus

Lemon and biscuit flavors in the taste as well, along with bready malts, faint hops, and light fruit flavors.

Medium-light mouthfeel and carbonation.

This was pleasant enough, but was a little off the beaten track for Rogue. Simple and easy drinker.

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Photo of dgilks
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold with a fluffy white head. Good head retention and okay lacing. Middling.

Caramelly malts, earthy hops and some fruity esters come through in the aroma. Classic ESB sort of style.

Heavy bittering counters a big malt backbone with lots of caramel, toffee and biscuit. Apple and other fruits dominate the yeast character. Good.

Medium body and below average carbonation creates a solid beer.

Tasty enough but lacking in the complexity that makes some of these beers better.

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Photo of DougE
2.38/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

All I have to say about this beer is that it was the first Rogue beer I ha tasted I prob. would not try any others... That being said it is the only Rogue I truly did not like at all. Now I will put gibberish so I can post this review. la la ha ha ho ho he!

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Photo of EliottJW
2.8/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I want to start off by saying that I am a huge fan of rogue... unfortunately I have had a beer of theirs that I can say that I actually did not like... and it was the shark tooth ale.

This beer started off on the right path. it poured a cloudy, light copper with a good looking stark white head that stuck around for a while. showed nice lacing as it receded down the side of my glass.

smelled really promising to be a super refreshing beer off the bat. Had some nice green apple esters and biscuity malts.

unfortunately, my first sip i when it turned south. it WAS sweet and buscuity, but ended up feeling quite metallic in taste. additionally, it was quite a bit heavier than I would have liked. I couldn't lose the thought of citrus rinds as this sat at the back of my mouth... it was quite off putting.

shared a bomber between the two of us and I actually poured out the last quarter of my glass.

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Photo of juhl31
2.96/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

reviewing this as a shark tooth ale, which is an alias i guess

-looks like a decent ale. golden yellow with some fogginess

-smells like a decent smelling lager aka not much

-really, really faint in the hops taste. some metallic taste which is more apparent thanks to eliott.

-feels a bit weird in the aftertaste. sits on your tongue like bitterness would

-didn't really enjoy it much. 1st rogue really that i not so much liked

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Photo of Azumel
2.74/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 Oz. bottle, poured a golden hay color with very little head. This beer had a great nose to it, but the taste seemed a bit, well, flat. Taste wise reminded me of something like spiced grass, the initial taste was good, the after taste just went away. Very little of anything here but the spicy/hoppy taste. This would have to be my least favorite Rogue beer that I've tried.

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Photo of Dotcubed
2.77/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottled under Shark Tooth Ale, I had trouble finding it at first.

Good looking but still close to average. Hazy golden yellow.
Very potent smell when I popped the top. In the glass it's more like saaz and ginger.

Unfortunately flat taste.
No telling how old this bottle is. Wet cardboard and spicy hops.
Bit of heat from some ginger. All really weak, watery flavors. Too reminiscent of a failed home brewing experiment.

Bit watery, some malt.

Further proof that beer needs a produced on date.

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

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.
Very nice, golden appearance with a small, one finger head that seemed to last. Lacing held tight as well.
Clean nose, not muddled by a lot of stuff, but scented bready malts and a flowery note was picked up.
Taste was pretty nice, especially on the fell. Pretty full mouthfeel for this beer. Nice full maltiness swirled around on the palate.
Pretty nice beer.

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Photo of JamesS
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice deep golden color with some good head and nice lacing. Very sweet scent, very malty with lager/adjunct attributes. Nice taste, sweet and malty, hints of butterscotch with a very slight hop finish. Goes down fine, drinkable if not the best.

Carried out in a bomber from Black Bear Burritos.

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Photo of HappyBivouac
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White Crane Bitter bottle. Love Rogue's Japan export bottle designs.

poured vigorously into a tall mug for a huge scoop-of-french-vanilla-ice-cream head atop a semi-hazy dark peach/golden beer. absolutely gorgeous.

smells of sweet fruits- peaches, apples, white grapes. a biscuit malt character. vanilla ice cream probably influenced by the visual association with the head, but present nonetheless. like a thick, sweet peach dessert. awesome.

the taste is thick biscuit/caramel malt with fruity hop presence & piney bittering. sweetness of brown sugar is quite present in the middle with a long lingering peach cobbler aftertaste. feels thick and desserty with just enough carbonation.

When I bought the bottle expected this to be an English Bitter--a style I'm not extremely fond of but can enjoy from time to time. This is just completely different and a really really delicious beer. Very drinkable unless you shy away from sweetness, but I want a whole case of this stuff!

(review edit: from what other people have said this seems like it might not completely be the same beer! but what do I know)

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Photo of cswhitehorse
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The White Crane bitter poured a hazy golden orange with a 3 finger foam head and some encompassing lacing. The head looked like a scoop of ice cream that was part pancake batter.

The smell was dry and of yeasty bread. The taste is buttery malt and dominated by that malt with a solid bitter finish. Little bit of sweetness in the middle. It is a wonderful tasty brew. I would like to see more of this in bombers. This has more to it than any blonde I have had, ales that is.

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Photo of matty
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light amber colored beer with a slowly fading thick head.Aroma is buttery bread.Taste is toffee and bread.A decent beer that you can sit back and drink a few at one sitting.This is something that should be tried at least once and something that I would purchase again!!

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured to pint glass.

A: Golden-amber color with one finger of off-white head that dissolves to the edges and leaves no lace.

S: Smells of slight hops with a bit of bread. Fairly plain overall.

T: Nothing special. Some spices and hops that give a little bit of bitterness. There's a bit of a bread taste with it as well that opens up with a bit more with warmth.

Overall this beers best qualities are its drinkability and mouthfeel. It's fairly crisp and stay well carbonated. Not too expensive or high in alcohol, so pretty drinkable. I may buy again if cheap.

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Photo of vancurly
3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

My first ever Rogue....

Big bottle, 630mL. I am very impressed by the ingredient listing and other info.... most bottles say "malt, hops, yeast, water"... But the comprehensive Rogue breakdown shows to me that these guys are true BAs....good work guys, and welcome to Australia....

a) Pours a bright, yet burnished honey to pale amber. The white head drops quickly, but keeps an edge.

s) Honey candy-like on the nose...threatening an onslaught of a cloying, sticky mouthfeel...

f) Corn kernel, honey... breakfast cereal is the biggest comparable. It does taste fresh....

m) Syrupy, sweet and sticky....

d) Happy to drink the bottle... but not a second. I thought that American Blonde was a session-style beer... not too heavy in any dimension... this one seems a bit sweet for mine...

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Photo of magictrokini
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Disappointing, especially given Rogue's other products. Pours clear gold with sediment and no head. Aroma is all pale and crystal malt. Taste is a bitter, like and ESB, but without the body or pleasant hop balance. The sweet malt and Cascade hops just did not mix well. Did not enjoy this one.

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Photo of mugglesandhops
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at the brew pub in newport

Poured a golden straw color with a 1 finger off-white head on it, very bubbly, active carbonation. Smelled grainy, little hops in there, maybe a little fruit. Tasted Good, clean, crisp, little hops in there in the taste also. Light to medium bodied, this would be a killer session beer.

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Photo of mynie
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sold as Shark Tooth. It's been a real long time since I've had Oregon Golden so I figured it'd be neat to re-review it with a more mature pallet.

Pours wonderfully, beautiful Duvel-ish gold orange with a big, retentive white head.

Smells smooth and crisp, big nodes of pac man yeast, light wheat spices, and a good kick of hops.

Tastes like it smells, crisp and smooth and perfectly balanced. The flavor ain't all that strong, but that don't matter when we're talking about a beer that's this smooth and this well-brewed.

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Photo of brendan13
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly clear orangey golden colour with a few centimetres of white head that slowly falls away.
S - A sweet bready maltiness with some fruity and herbal hoppiness.
T - Bready malt flavour comes through, a definate diacytel note and finishes with some fruity and herbal hops.
M - Medium bodied, medium carbonation.
D - Obviously one of the more mellow Rogue Ales.
Enough to keep you interested. I could drink a few.

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Photo of wingman14
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy dark yellow with a crisp white head. The smell is a nice mix of malts and some hops with a bit of floral citrus. The taste starts with some malty flavor with a nice balance of hops and a slightly bitter finish. A nice balance of flavor and plenty of it there. The mouthfeel is good, not as smooth as I expected, but still pleasing. This is an easy drinker, very flavorful but not overwhelming. Definitely worth checking out, a great blonde beer!

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Photo of Raymond69
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a slight hazy appearance , small head , a little lacing.

Aroma of faint hops, not much else.

Smooth hoppiness on tasting, rounded out by some caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light to medium. Good carbonation.

Overall a very easy drinking brew.

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Photo of Lepley
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle labeled Sharktooth Ale.

A: Poured murky orange-yellow with one finger of white head with little retention, but good lacing. Lots of sediment left in the bottle which I wasn't expecting.
S: Flowers, sweetness, citrus.
T: Sweet, citrus, fruity. Hoppiness and bitterness which I really enjoyed. It left my mouth watering and craving another drink.
M: Smooth with good carbonation.
D: Very good, I recommend it and would drink it again.

The sediment left in the bottle got me thinking about this beer. I know Rogue relabels beers so I checked the ingredients against their "hefeweizen" and they matched what was listed on a bottle of Mom Hefeweizen. They didn't match what was listed on their website for the Oregon Golden Ale. It's hard to say with Rogue.

Just for reference my bottle listed: Great Harrington, Klages, & Wheat maltsl Saaz Hops, Coriander, Ginger, Free Range Coastal Water, & Top Fermenting Pacman Yeast
The Mom Hefeweizen claims to be an ale brewed with Coriander and Ginger

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Photo of daythree16
2.61/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

22 oz. bomber of Sharktooth Ale. Apparently Rogue re-bottled some beers with animal-inspired labels and donated some of the proceeds to the Oregon Aquarium.

Pours an extremely clear golden color. Looks like an over-filtered lager.

Smell has some grassy notes. It is also very yeasty. Smells like the sediment left in the homebrew fermenter after bottling. Not too appealing. Taste is ok. Cereal grain...and not a whole lot else. It's very bland, but it does have an astringent quality to it.

Mouthfeel is light-medium. Not terrible, just not something I'd want to sit around and drink a lot.

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Oregon Golden Ale from Rogue Ales
3.67 out of 5 based on 225 ratings.
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