Glen Ale ( JLS Release #27) | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
3.82/5
33 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mikesgroove on 08-12-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,505
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
33
pDev:
11.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 25
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of RHVC59
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of chugamugofsud
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Comes out of the tap a hazy honey golden with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma has a strong honey-sweet overtone of honey with a malty core and a hoppy hint. Flavor is mainly honey with a malty note and a whisper of butterscotch. Smooth texture is fairly thick and subtly tingly. Not Rogue’s best, but worthy of a try!

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Photo of nickfl
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A hazy, dark copper body, topped by a small white head. The foam settles at a moderate pace, and leaves little lace.

S - Malty with some nutty toffee and light, herbal hops.

T - Sweet, bready malt with fruity orange-flavored hops up front. Spicy hop flavor in the middle with biscuit notes and some caramel. Finishes with more caramel and fruity hops, with strong bitterness acting as a counterpoint.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Spicy hops are the dominant characteristic in this beer though there is a significant malt backbone to support the herbal character. Not a bad beer, though it didn't really get me excited. It suffers from the harshness of hop character that sometimes plagues Rogue beers and the malt, while thick, just isn't that complex.

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Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this at the huge kickbacks dinner in Jacksonville, FL. I took some notes but mostly doing this from memory.
Appearance: dark reddish complexion. low head retention
Smell: roasty malts
Taste: it tased like a strong red ale. roasted caramel malts. The rep told us... This was dedicated to the memory of glen hay. It was also released as a aniversry release.

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Photo of Radome
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a goblet at Aces & Ales, Las Vegas, NV.

A - Color is a brilliant, deep copper to red. The tiny head is off white and mostly just a ring around glass. No carbonation is evident visually.

S - Aroma has some malt, along with a little fruiy hops. Aroma is very muted, which seems surprising given the rich color.

T - Well balanced taste. Mixes malt, fruity hops and moderate hop bitterness with some alcohol and even a little yeast character. As it warms I even get a tiny bit of cherry.

M - Light body, a bit of carbonation fizz.

D - This beer was very well balanced and enjoyable. It hides its alcohol level very well, but still leaves you satisfied and happy.

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3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, darkened copper body with a half inch-high, frothy, white head with admirable retention.

Smell: Opens with citrusy hops, notes of floral-scented hand soap, and backed by delicately sweetish toffee-brushed biscuits.

Taste: Pale malts with some additional hints of toasted biscuits and toffee. Medium level of clean malt sweetness. The taste, as is the case with the majority of Rogue products, is centered around the hops. Largely tasting of white grapefruit but also some underlying earthy, floral tones to it as well. Moderate bitterness. Finish is drying and bittersweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Modest creaminess to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: A good, smooth beer that remains fairly drinkable considering the ABV percentage. Pleasant choice to close out a round of Team Trivia at Summits.

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Photo of jdense
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Rogue PDX 11/12 $5.00 pint with Rogue Nation card.
Deep amber, one finger white head, nice lacing. Bready malts, pretty citrusy nose and taste. Pretty dry bitter finish. Decent mouthfeel, not overly carbonated. Fairly complex use of hops which aren't overpowering, a pretty balanced brew. A fairly hoppy interpretation of the style.

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3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on tap at Rattle n Hum while in laws are checking out the empire state building.

A- pours a slightly hazy bronzey orange with a thin skim of bubbles and mild lacing.

S- Low aroma, but a little floral perfumy hops and a touch of malt sweetness.

T- Floral hops with a metallic sweet toffe malty flavor. A touch of pine sets in, but that bitter metallic flavor dominates.

M- Light and thin, low carb....ho-hum.

D- Nah. I'll finish this one, but before I do I am already thinking about my next beer. That metallic bitterness relly turned me off.

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3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the 2008 release of Glen, I didn't see the point of starting another review thread. Served in straight pint glass. Poured a hazy orangeish-amber color with an inch of off-white head that quickly dissipated a light amount of lacing.

A balanced, neutral aroma has a hint of hop spicieness at the end. The flavor has a richer malt taste than the aroma led me to expect, there is nice hop kick to even out the maltiness.

Decent body, lighter than I expect from a Strong Ale. Drinkability is nice, although I can see myself getting bored after a couple of these.

Strong Ale is kind of a catch-all style that doesn't seem to have a clearly defined set of parameters. With that in mind, I would have rated this higher if I were considering it an Imerial Pale Ale, or even an IPA perhaps. A good, solid beer, worth seeking out.

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

Poured from tap at Rogue SF
Not sure of it was 2007 or a newer.
Poured a light copper color with a small white head. Nose is like an IPA style with lots of hops, some pininess and floral notes. Taste is goood. Hoppy, floral with anice ABV. There was a taste note I could not put my finger on but it was pretty obvious. Very drinkable and a good brew.

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the drafting room. Glen has a dark golden appearence with a off white head with minimal stick. Smells of apparent grain with west coast hops and a malt bill giving off caramel. Taste of citrus with the usual tropical fruits but subdued from the malt bill giving a bready taste as well. This borders on IPA and a strong ale. Mouthfeel is medium and crisp. I could of drank another but I was driving.

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Photo of plaid75
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a dark copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured an herbal hop and a grainy malt.

The taste was full blown herbal hops that lasted throughout the experience. Moderate malt backbone as well.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style with a lingering hop.

Overall a tasty ale.

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Photo of mynie
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Irish pub in Peoria, Illinois.

Pours very dark, more blood red than ruby, almost opaque from haze and topped with a indefatigable brown head. The balance between west coast hops and thick, syrupy pale malt is perfect in spite of the brew's intensity, though it seems to veer more towards the bitter end, for a Rogue, since their trademark yeast is barely present.

A strong ale in the vein of Arrogant Bastard. While it's not quite as ostentatious as Stone's brew, it's arguably more balanced and drinkable. Rogue's locker stocks are almost infuriating, they're so good and so rare.

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Photo of atsprings
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Flying Saucer, Charlotte, served in a standard pint glass a crisp dark orange with thin head that diminishes to nothing. Aroma is crisp pine hops with burnt caramel. The taste is a nice blend of pine hops and burnt caramel dancing together nicely on the tongue. The beer is medium bodied, but crisp and refreshing. This is yet another enjoyable Locker Stock beer from Rogue.

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3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the brewery in Newport. The appearance was good, had a nice red color, active bubbles all through it, not too much of a head but the bartender was pouring full beers for us all day so none of the beers had a phenomenal head all day. Smelled of spices and sweet fruits. The alcohol taste was fairly strong for a beer that is only 7.8% If I had to guess I would have said it was higher than that. I'm glad I got to try this beer.

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4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the PDX pub served in an XS goblet (when it's not even any stronger then some of their IPAs, WTF??), glen is a hazy rusty orange with a thin off-white collar that leaves no lace.

Smell is prett muted and unassuming, just a bit of spicy hops and sour fruitiness. Nice though, just underwhelming.

Taste is fantastic, wow. This is like an english BW meets NW IPA, hell yeah! Sweet caramel malt, loads of fruity esters, and a ton of citrus hops, a firm bitter finish, nice warming heat from the booze going done. Pretty smooth, with a spicy, lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is on the syrupy, stiller side, but with a medium body, good for the style
yt it's a perfect night cap before my flight, and I appreciate the low carbonation all the more for it.

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Photo of Kendo
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got it on tap at the Lionheart in Albany on 10-1-08.

A: Light honey-amberish-orange body with a small ivory head. Good rings of lace.

S: Not terribly strong in the nose -- some bready caramel malt with a hint of piney hops.

T: First impression is the finish of the sip -- a spicy bite at the back end is assertive. After a couple sips, the analysis yields notice of a doughy malt up front with a clean, dry, piney hop middle, followed by that spicy bite and lingering alcohol heat down the gulley and in the burps. I told my friends I was guessing it was bout 8 - 8.5% ABV; I wasn't too far off the mark at 7.8%. . . .

M: Medium in weight, decent all-around feel.

D: Pretty good, though the heat and spice detracted from it a bit.

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Photo of BretSikkink
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange and brown color with a foamy tan cap that sticks around well enough. Not much lacing, but what's there is pretty sticky.

The aroma is pleasingly heavy on the hops, not too bright, but definitely there. More power and I'd bump it up. The malts are biscuity and slightly caramel.

The hop flavors shine nicely on the palate, throwing out the gamut from bright citrics to menthol and pine. Candied grapefruit is front and center, with the more resinous pine also present. Shades of Yulesmith and SN Celebration here. Very tasty.

The malts are in the background for sure, and the body isn't quite as full as other Strong Ales. Not bad by any stretch, and any chewiness problems I have are mitigated by the pleasingly bracing and long, bitter finish. Really nicely done, another good one from "More Hops" Maier. Just what I was hoping for.

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Glen Ale ( JLS Release #27) from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 33 ratings
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