Hop Heaven 2007 (JLS Release #30) | Rogue Ales

9 Ratings

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dedrinker on 11-02-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of hurleymanvw
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: On Draft at Summits in Atlanta.

Poured a nice amber color with creamy tan head. Very hoppy arooma with lots of floral, citrus/grapefuit, and spice. Good bitter bite from the hops with a slight hint of malt for balance. Full body beer with nice texture. Good finish.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got the pleasure to try this gem on tap at Barleys a little ways back. Always thrilled to try some of the JLS releases. Poured into a pint glass and served nice and chilled. Consumed 07/28/2008.

The pour was a deep dark amber just as I would have expected with a rich coating of side glass lace rippling up the sides. Tons of sticky lace here and a good amount of carbonation reinforcing the already large head on this one.

The aroma was deep, and sticky citrus hops. Huge fresh aroma here with literally just a ton of sticky resin like vibes coming off of it. Rich hints of pine tar, orange and just an overall delicously bitter hop profile. The taste and the feel were sticky as hell, gum smacking, and puckering bitter pine taste,. Letting it warmed gave it a bit of an earthy flair with some nice notes of bready malts way in the back, before the bum rush of grapefruit tour off your tongue on the way out. Lots of drying here kept me going back for more time and time again, really letting me know just how drinkable this one really was.

Overall, yeah it was hop heaven. Really very nicely done and an instantly clssic for me. I would love nothing more then to enjoy something like this one on tap pretty much all the time. It was just that damn good for me!

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Photo of ROMER79
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour was a brown color with a two finger tan head. Right off the bat you can smell the hops. After you sift through the hops you can catch the malts and spices that really pull through. The taste is hop infused with pine notes. Malts and spices can be detected as well. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy and I found this beer easy to drink.

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Photo of plaid75
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

The smell featured a leafy and resiny citrus hop.

The taste was upfront oily citrus with a crisp grainy malt.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness for the style.

Overall a top notch AIPA. Very quaffable.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear brown with a ruby hue and a minimal creme head. Nose is strong piney hops. Flavor has a firm bitter edge, but not in a harshly bad way. Definite leafy tones. Feel has a decent carbonation to it and the liquid is nice. This is easily drinkable, though there is a biting bitter tone to it. A nice robust Rogue production, though it's a little rough on the flavor profile.

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Tyler's in Durham.

I'm brought a cloudy, orange-amber brew with a light colored, off-white head. Good retention; okay lacing. The aroma was sweet, fruity, and juicy. Piney hop notes dominated, while kisses of citrus and caramel balanced it out.

The flavor on this IPA was good, but not outstanding. The hops are at the forefront, laden with bursts of pine. It's a little overwhelming at first, but the pine subsides into a more comfortable resinous, caramel, and citrusy hop note. Tart citrus and caramel malt notes try their best to balance the hops. Mouthfeel is light to medium in body, with a lingering, acrid hop finish. Good carbonation. Overall, this isn't one of Rogue's best offerings, but I am glad I got the chance to try it.

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Photo of atsprings
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer was served a crisp dark orange with a diminishing head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma was citrus hops with some sweet malts. The taste was loads of flavorful citrus and pine hops that are remarkably smooth and not at all overly bitter. The beer was medium bodied with slight alcohol stickiness. This one was very enjoyable, if only they'd bottle it.

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Photo of paulthebeerguru
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a golden orange hue with a fair amount of an off-white head. Great sheeting lace. Slight amount of sediment. (I just tapped it)

S- strong citrus aroma, almost like cutting into a ruby red grapefruit. great hop bouquet.

T- has a burnt orange flavor with a great balance between the hops and malts

M- leaves the mouth very warm and dry, while the bitters from the hops linger for a while.

D- I couldn't drink this all night but as with any limited beer, I definitely needed to have a couple.

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Photo of dedrinker
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Is wet hop a separate category these days? I listed as an IPA just in case. This beer was poured on tap at Rustico in Alexandria VA. 11/1/07. A pleasing amber/ red color that I have come to associate with fresh/ wet hop ales. Aromas of green, Pacific NorthWest hops - pine, citrus, but restrained in intensity - the flavor is more moist, rich and fresh green hops; once again it's not strong, but layered and pervasive at every phase of sip and swallow. This is pinned on a great malt profile - balanced. Juicy amber/ red/ ESB style maltiness that does not compete with the hops, but goes hand in hand. Yin and yang. Get it while it's hot y'all.

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Hop Heaven 2007 (JLS Release #30) from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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