Mogul 2007 (JLS Release #32) | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jackorain on 06-18-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another that I've had at the Hulmeville Inn. Poured a hazy amber color with an off white heading. Left lacing globs all the way down the glass.

Smell has a nice roasted malt background to it. Slight caramel is detected.

Taste is identical to it's aroma a slight more acidic hopping then I would have expected but still very decent.

Mouth has decent carbonation with a medium to full body.Finishes pretty clean.

Drink is a little rough I would like to have another but maybe a little heavy to have a session.

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Photo of avalon07
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Got this one on-tap from Mellow Mushroom, Charleston. Had a dark brown color and a , thick cloudy texture. There was a half inch of tan-colored, long-lasting head and some good lacing.

S: Not a very powerful aroma, but some traces of hops and a certain nuttiness.

T: Had a strong nutty quality up front, with a hoppy bitterness in the finish. An odd combination, but decent nonetheless.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a slightly slick, oily finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A drinkable beer, though not exactly like a typical strong ale.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The thing I like about strong or old ales is their gruff and hearty attitudes. And that's what Mogul has in good supply. It is vivid glowing red with light suds and an alt-like nuttiness offset by aggressive bittering. Seven hops varieties and five malts add spice and complexity.

Mogul isn't smooth, nor does it posit itself on petty appeasements. Instead, the beer offers the welcome challenge of abundant edge, leaf, and heat.

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Photo of gford217
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a deep clear copper with a big tan head that clings to the side of the glass on the way down, leaving pretty good lacing.

The aroma was heavy on the caramel malts with some decent earthy hops coming through but not dominating.

The taste is a bit hoppier than the aroma with lots of spicy, earthy hops on top of the massive caramel malt backbone.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and has lots of hop stickiness that lingers on the palate.

This is a decent, well-balanced ale that doesn't stand out in any way but certainly goes down easy.

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Photo of DrinkinBoy
3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Like a reviewer before me, I believe this is the beer I had at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA.

Rogue Mogul pours a darker amber color with a nice sized off white head with great retention.

Its nose was slightly hoppy, but that was about it.

The taste was very hoppy as expected, but it was really well balanced with the malts. This was surprising coming from such a big beer.

Its mouthfeel was medium with an decent amount of carbonation.

Overall, I felt that Rogue Mogul was a nice drinkable beer especially for its ABV. I would think it would be well worth a try.

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Photo of koopa
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler purchased from Bierkraft in Brooklyn. I believe this is a newer release than the 2007 but am not certain.

Appearance: Sexy brown with red corners and a beige 2 finger head with nice retention and excellent lacing. Oooh this is sexy looking.

Smell: lightly sweet malt, biscuity, nutty, and an elegant touch of hops.

Taste: Just like the nose only more intense.

Mouthfeel: Med-full bodied. Not syrupy, rich and creamy. Excellent.

Drinkability: I'm getting no alcohol presence from this delicious strong ale.

I loved this beer.
Home Run.

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Photo of everetends
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I believe this is the beer I had at Brickstore tonight. Served on tap in a nonic. Hadn't heard of it, but always willing and I always want Rogue to wow since they have gotten to be one of the country's biggest craft brewers. Lets see how they did.

A: Well, it pours a nice dark and ruddy color. The red is deep and crimson, but its not quite to that brown level. It is nice to see it keep that really rich and deep red color. Held to the light it had a mostly clear look but did have a swirl of a cloud in there. The head was a nice off white to almost tan in color that sits wonderfully on top with pretty nice retention. The foam sticks a bit to glass but it doesn't really create any lacing on the glass. Still good looking as it hits the table.

S: Smell was a bit of a let down. I don't know if my nose is burnt out or I am just expecting more from my beer in the nose category. Got some toffee and possibly caramel malts. Mixed in there was a big time hops explosion of citrus and floral characteristics. That pimp slap of hops and the malts seems a bit muddy and didn't really do it for me. Brought me down a bit.

T: Taste was a bit better. The malts and hops found a bit more harmony on the palate than in the old sniffer. The malts are nice with biscuity, toffee and slight sweet caramel presence. Then there is a cut of some grapefruit from the hops. A touch of floral cools that a bit balancing a bit with a touch of sweet to mingle with those malts. Got some peppery spice, but just a touch. The finish is all nice tart apple skin. Touch of booziness sets in as well. Very nice.

M: It had a medium body, but it did seem a bit light on the palate for a strong ale. Not knowing what the ABV was, but it did create some heat on the palate and was slightly warming to the core. Carbonation is there but it seems like it is the level that goes better with a bigger/heavier beer than this one weighs in. Aftertaste is that nice booze and apple skins that is always a good thing. Reminds me a touch (very vaguely) of German apple schnapps.

D: Well, it was different and worth trying. It has some things going for it and it falters in other categories. The beer being a bit on the light side for the style, does absolutely help the drinkability. I found myself gulping at times, but the ABV reminded me too slow my roll a bit. Would I buy it again? maybe to give it another look and a second chance with me. All and all, a good brew.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent reddish dark brown with a thick, pale tan head that persists. Aroma is not strong but quite tempting, malty with chocolaty undertones. Flavor is malty and chocolaty with hoppy undertones and hints of cloves. Texture is fizzy and fairly smooth.

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Photo of treyrab
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I have never heard of this Rogue beer before, but saw it on tap last night so I decided to order it. Had it poured into a pint glass...

A: Pours a very clear crimson red with a very small bone colored head. Doesn't look very impressive. Looks like a Irish Red Ale to me, very light looking and highly red in color.

S: I am pretty stunned at how light the smell is. I had to stick my nose actually into the beer to even get anything out of it. Extremely light smell of caramel, munich malts, crystal malts, and some light cereal grains. In one word this is: Light.

T: At first the taste seemed extraordinarily light. At the onset the caramel, sweet munich malts and cereal grains were apparent. As it warmed up the flavors amplified and became much more enjoyable.

Overall, this is a highly drinkable American Strong Ale?...I don't know if I would classify it as that as it tastes more like an Irish Red Ale. Good nonetheless.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Gingerman...
An interesting take by Rogue Brewers, bordering on an American Strong Ale and IPA...
Light-bodied IPA characteristics for sure... Dark-amber hue, minimal head, minor lacing...
Very hoppy, malt-backbone present, very smooth, seductive beer, slight mocha aftertaste, hay, and yeast...
Easily drinkable...
I liked this one...

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Photo of Gehrig
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this on-tap at the magnificent Blind Pig in Champaign, where their menu sheet said JLS Mogul had an ABV of 7%. Fairly clear ruby with dark orange highlights, with a thick finger of very durable, slightly tan froth atop it in a tulip glass. Excellent duration with rings of lacing on the tulip began this most impressively. Rich, malty aromas with berry, spices, and plenty of roasted caramel malt. Good taste--not great, but solid and flavorful. Plenty of dried fruit, some pepper and ginger, with a somewhat tart finish--quite delicious. Good texture, malty, smooth.

Rogue has again concocted an impressive beer. JLS Mogul was well worth ducking into The Blind Pig for a couple. Very good stuff.

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Photo of hurleymanvw
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: On Draft Summits Travern in Atlanta.

Dark reddish brown in color with decent creamy beige head. Malt aroma with slightly hoppy/citrus. Sour taste of malts and hops. Hint of grapefruit made it pop. Nice beer but nothing special very drinkable.

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Photo of jackorain
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I added this because it appears to be a different beer from JLS# 2 Mogul Madness. Sampled on November 26, 2007. entered from copious notes.

A-Cloudy red color with orange highlights. No head from the bad pour by the bartender at Tyler's Taproom in Durham. Even with that this beer looked pretty good.

S-Big malts and hops in the nose. I got green and citrus hops and biscuit and caramel malts. These is also an almost burnt quality to the caramel.

T-Very hoppy but balanced as the malts are also quite prominent. Pine and green resinous hops abound. Roasted malts and highly caramelized sugars act as a backdrop for the hops. The finish is bitter green hops of a moderate duration.

M-Almost thick, quite full bodied with a nice even carbonation.

D-Very easy drinking, I could do some damage with this one.

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Mogul 2007 (JLS Release #32) from Rogue Ales
3.91 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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