Outta Line IPA
Rogue Ales

Outta Line IPAOutta Line IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,447
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,065
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 7.14%
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
112
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Very Good
Outta Line IPAOutta Line IPA
Notes: A bright honey colored West Coast IPA with an enticing fruity aroma. Flavors of tangerine and mango up front and a balance of malt sweetness and bitterness to finish.

At the very core of Rogue is the idea of getting outta line. That is to say you don’t need to follow the plan laid out in front of you, you don’t have to fit in and you don’t have to follow the crowd. We brewed this IPA as a reminder that there is no limit when you have the courage to stand out. Available year round, Outta Line IPA is a bright honey-colored West Coast IPA with an enticing fruit aroma.

Malts: 2-Row, Munich, GWM Brūmalt & Wheat
Hops: Zeus, Mosaic, Simcoe & Rogue Farms Rebel
Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pleased by most Rogues.
a) Barely hazy copper (like Dales Pale Ale) colored body w decent 1 finger head of creamy foam, leaving bits of lace.
s) I get pine, grass, citrus, and caramel malt in aroma.
t) More caramel malt in the smooth almost APA like flavors with pine and grass underpinning light orange marmalade like fruit.
f) Great mouth feel and tingle, ala Dales.
o) As much APA as west coast IPA....

Sep 05, 2020
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daliandragon from Maryland

4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looking IPA with plenty of head and a mellow citrus and tropical fruit based hop nose. This has a solid amount of depth for a basic West coast style IPA, with an earthy character and medium bitterness that finishes with a bit of a medicinal sweetness. I'll be honest, for almost 7 percent, it hides it remarkably well. Worth a shot, if you are into IPAs.

Aug 22, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour was a 12 oz. can into a clear pint glass. The liquid was a golden copper. There was some slightly orange hued white head, but not much lacing inside the glass. The aroma brings malts and hops together, nicely. The taste is also a nice malt/hop blend that seems rather consistent from front to finish. There's a nice earthy taste, but an overly present taste of alcohol which detracts from its qualities.

Aug 20, 2020
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PathofChaos from Maryland

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Pours a dusky, orange-yellow with a head that’s white and pure as a wedding dress. Appropriately, the foam disappears quick as a bride before the ceremony. Unlike a bride, there’s no lace and it doesn’t stay with you very long. (Look, I get they don’t always stay for long but if you’re marrying them, I’d like to think retention is what you’re hoping for. Cut me some slack, I don’t get paid for these.)

Bouquet:
Bright, bouncy Citra hops with a fragrant backdrop of tropical fruit that’s soothing and mildly sweet.

Feel:
A robust, medium body with carbonation like a happenin’ jazz club: peppy, upbeat, and bustling.

Taste:
For a beer that’s named Outta Line, this ale is precisely IN line with that I expect from a quality West Coast IPA: Hop-forward without excessive pungency, bittersweet citrus, and that somehow floral, tropical fruit aspect unique to the breed.

Jul 17, 2020
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium, coppery amber with a one finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of mildly caramel malt, piney and citrus hops, orange, pine needles a hint of stone fruit and a little dankness. Flavor is biscuit and lightly caramel malt, piney and citrus hops, grapefruit, pine, orange, mild mixed tropical fruit; flavor drop s out into the resinous citrus pith and piney finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Always happy to run across another IPA clearly stating it's a West Coast style and I haven't visited with Rogue for a while. This has an interesting hop bill, leaning mainly towards the piney end, and starts off well, but the herbal hop flavors kind of drop out into the finish, leaving a nicely piney and citrus bitterness, but not much hop flavor. Almost the opposite of a NE style hazy. A bit more malt flavor would have helped this in my book. Still a well bittered and satisfactory American style IPA.

Jul 14, 2020
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left some lace on the glass. It smelled of roasted malt, pine and citrus. Sweet caramel, roasted malt with a citrusy/piney bitterness. Crisp and sharp with a smooth finish.

Jul 13, 2020
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Rschis16 from Maryland

3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fairly transparent copper orange in color with a 1 finger off-white head featuring a smattering of larger bubbles dotting the foam. Good retention and some lacing. Some of the patented northwest hop aromas in the nose, including cat pee, some citrus and resin with a hint of tropical juiciness. Just a hint of booze too. Tropical and citrus take a back seat to of the more resinous and bitter flavors, but it's there underneath some of that mostly pleasant hop bitterness. Orange is the most predominant citrus flavor coming out. Well balanced malt bill that holds up to the hops but doesn't get in the way. Carbonation is just under sweepingly high, letting the bitterness linger into the back end. The bitterness can be a bit distracting from some otherwise really nice flavors, but it tends to calm down the farther you get into it. Overall enjoyable

Jul 06, 2020
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best described as a sturdy, West Coast IPA. Deep golden color with a nice, foamy head. Substantial malt presence is the backbone of this IPA, but not its only pleasure. The hop profile comes alive too, more resinous than sweet, and again, solid, substantial. A brew to be reckoned with.

Jun 17, 2020
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Mac_Dre

4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned: 10/31/19

Poured into a tulip glass. 2 fingers of head, quickly dissipates with not much lacing, color is a deep golden tiger orange, with a very light haze. Smell is juicy and citrusy. Good beer but unmemorable in a sea of IPA's.

Feb 16, 2020
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is gold, head is off white with fine to small bubbles that present 1+ fingers thick and then dissipate to a thin top with some lacing.

Smell is grain, light biscuit, then grapefruit rind and some citric juice, light tropical note overtaken by pine and herbal notes.

Taste follows with neutral barley, some biscuit and touch of toast, hops come through with grapefruit rind, pine, herbs, earth - seems so simple but there is some complexity as warms with mosaic tropical notes amplifying and maltiness holding.

Mouthfeel is seemed to start crisp and bitter, but then softens with warmth with moderate carbonation, light sweetness, and bittering finish.

Overall a very good IPA with a flavor/feel that seems like a blend of old and new spins on IPA with good bitter, citrus notes and a hint of softening wheat and tropical hops.

Feb 04, 2020
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy, amber coloration with a small, fizzy head that quickly fades to nothing. Smells of biscuity, slightly caramelly malt and some light, faded citrus tropical hop notes of tangerine, mango and pine. Taste follows the nose, with the sweet'ish biscuity, caramel malt kinda dominating and only faint citrus/tropical hop notes of tangerine, mango and pineapple coming through, as well as a some stronger pine impression. Finishes bittersweet, with a light/medium bitterness and some pine lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and light/medium carbonation.

This can is a year old and that clearly shows, with the malts dominating and the fruity hops notes struggling to make an impression, although there still is a surprising bitterness and decent pine presence left in this. I have adjusted my score to make up for its ages, to be honest, if this still tastes this all right at 12 months old, it was probably great fresh.

Dec 19, 2019
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent amber with 2+ fingers of sandy colored head. Pretty good head retention & lacing

S: Citrus, pine, grassyness & a little yeastyness

T: Piney, bready, dry with grassyness upfront, plus some mineral hop bite up front. Grassy & leafy hops, some aspirin bitterness as this warms along with bready dryness. Finishes with bready sweetness, leafy hops, & dryness

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation, skew a little bitter for me

I wanted to to like this more, but it started skewing astringent on the edges. I needed some maltyness to reel this back in

Dec 18, 2019
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mintzmeet from Washington

3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great IPA. Nice tropical hoppiness. There’s almost a slight guava-like flavor. Some heavy citrus flavors too. Really good stuff. Definitely get again. Juicy.

Next time I tried it, I tasted all pineapple and other tropical fruitiness.

Nov 09, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well, after ~ a week of sifting through my backlog, this is the last remaining Rogue of any sort (bottle or CAN) at Chez Woody, home of The CANQuest (tm)! I have nothing against Rogue & I will BOLO for any not previously reviewed as I move forward, but for now, I CAN move on to other brewery's output.

From the CAN: "Dedicated to Going Rogue"; "West Coast India Pale Ale"; "Dare*Risk*Dream"; "At the very core of Rogue is the idea of getting outta line. That is to say ... you don’t need to follow the plan laid out in front of you, you don’t have to fit in and you don’t have to follow the crowd. We brewed this IPA as a reminder that there is no limit when you have the courage to get outta line."; "Pair it with[:] Grilled Bruschetta[,] Dungeness Crab[,] Apple Pie"; "66 IBU"; "11.8 SRM".

I sat for a moment, before CANducting the Crack! of the vent & the following Glug, CANtemplating this CAN's graphics. A jet-pack propelled penguin is right up my alley! Penguins are absolutely my favorite avian, by virtue of being a PGH Penguins fan since I was 9 y/o. I have my own rookery of soft toy penguins of various sizes & species & so I invited some of them to join me for this review. It all went extremely well, from the formation of two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with very good retention to the photo shoot. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose gave the lie to their claim that it was a west-coast AIPA in that while I got pine & Simcoe the naughty kitty's cattiness, I also got some tropical fruit, all underlain by a caramel malt base. A check of their website revealed that they used "Zeus, Mosaic, Simcoe & Cascade Hops". Mosaic is the one that was NOT like the others. Not that it didn't belong, but it was unexpected and jarring. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was REALLY nice, a definite throwback with the Simcoe & Cascade hops leading the pack & the others acting as their supporting cast with a malt base that was not caramel, but had a sweetness that I could not quite identify. Back to the brewery's website, to find that they used: "2-Row, Munich, GWM Brūmalt & Wheat Malts". Interesting! I was quite enthralled with & by this one. It was scratching my hops itch & satisfying my hops jones nicely. Finish was dry and moderately bitter. Phew! MUCH more like it.

Oct 11, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Pretty golden copper pour... nearly clear with thick fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Lacking... some grains and a bit of fruit.

T.F: Semi-sweet and grainy up front. Some resinous pine... a bit of citrus and fruit. Modest bitterness for a West Coast brew. Medium to light bodied. Oily. A bit more pine at the finish.

O: A pretty average beer. Drinkable... ok flavor... kind of forgettable. Glad it was only 1 of a mix-a-six.

Oct 09, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

cool can on this one, a little different look from these guys, and a flavorful ipa inside it, although maybe not as distinctive as i hoped it would be with some of the rogue hops in it, i think i always expect these to be more unique than they are in their beers, but its been awhile. this is a little reddish to tarnished penny in color, with a rising white head in the glass, great clarity. it smells and tastes maybe not quite perfectly fresh, like the malts are rising up and the hops are fading back, but maybe its just a bit more of a classic recipe with european crystal malt apparent in here, good balance, but maybe at the expense of some hop nuance. it doesnt have to be that way, but they cut this off before it dried all the way out in fermentation, and the little bit of grains sweetness that lingers here is a little distracting from the best parts of the hops. some pine and sappy resin texture at the end which actually works with the grain, but the citrus i detect is way in the back, and a light mango note is almost totally obscured. i like this having some bitterness at the end, i think thats why the malt is so dialed up, and it drinks bold with both of them on the accelerator. the bitterness lingers and its nice, old school, northwestern, and good. there is a cleanness to this, a mineral thing, that i have liked in other rogue ipa types, maybe their water and their yeast together, but it helps lighten this just a little. overall a well made beer of course, but i wanted a little more from it, not as distinct or interesting as i was counting on, and im not sure i would choose it over some of their others...

Oct 05, 2019
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NHSTEVE from New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell of light orange peel but not over welling. A light fruit flavor of orange and grapefruit with the a light bitter hop, nice balance. Can be an any day beer.

Oct 04, 2019
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with a 29 March 2019 date stamp on the bottom of the can.
Pours with a slightly hazy dark amber body topped with a good white head.
There's a good bit of malt with the hops in the nose but the flavor is very much hop dominated. The hops provide tropical fruit with some earthy notes.

Oct 03, 2019
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Squire from Mississippi

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful clear amber gold color with white cap and lacing.

Aroma of rich , sweet malt and sharp tropical fruit.

Taste on entry is a burst of bright hoppiness covering the rich malt cake like icing. In addition to the malt I get grapefruit, pineapple and a bit of other undefined fruit influence. Bold, well defined flavors that work seamlessly together.

Medium full texture with balancing carbonation.

Altogether it's a well thought out brew with complexity and bountiful flavor.

Sep 24, 2019
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours amber and fairly clear with a slightly off white head. Head retention is good.

Smell: Heavy aromas of stone fruit with mango. There is a bit of grainy sweetness up front.

Taste: It has stone fruit and mango flavors up front combine with grainy sweetness. A slight bit of alcohol in noticeable.

Feel: It has a medium body that has a slight slickness to it. The bitterness is moderately high and not harsh.

Overall, a stone fruit and mango ipa with plenty of sweetness.

Sep 15, 2019
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Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at THE Rogue Brewer's on the Bay. We came in just to buy a 22oz, but Leah really wanted to try this one, so we came up to the bar just for one. Nice and solid!

Sep 05, 2019
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single, 12 ounce can copped from Wegmans in Hanover. Pours a golden, effervescent hue with moderate frothing. Mild aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile. Decent.

Sep 02, 2019
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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: 12 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: The thick, rocky, bone white, two finger head stays around for a while and leaves behind a thin foam layer and lots of patchy lacing all over the glass. It's a hazy, bright honey color.

Smell: Tropical aromas of grapefruit, orange and pineapple hit the nose first. They're followed up by some herbs and a hint of fresh pine.

Taste: It's juicy and fruity to start with some citrus flavors taking up the most room. A mild bitterness comes through in the aftertaste as well as some sweeter grain notes.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth, medium to light bodied and mildly refreshing with medium low carbonation.

Overall: A very good, well balanced IPA that's easy enough to drink due to the low bitterness. There's nothing special to write home about here, to be honest, but there's nothing bad to say about it either.

Jul 23, 2019
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Suds from Missouri

3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a can, this brew is a cloudy amber orange color with a thin off white head. The aroma is perfumy with fresh hop scents and a little hidden fruit. Flavorful taste....lots of hop flavor and a bit of underlying malt. Full body and drinkable.

Jul 21, 2019
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Vasser40 from Wisconsin

4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a gorgeous looking beer. Pours a gorgeous orange color with a nice one finger head. The aroma and the taste show a great amount of restraint for a Rogue beer as I feel some of their stuff is way over the top. A beautiful scent of tropical fruit followed by a similar taste. A nice balance on the back end. Very well done.

Jul 04, 2019
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