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Rogue Farms Wet Hop AleRogue Farms Wet Hop Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Carawheat, Carafoam and Rogue Micro Barley Farm Daretm and Risktm Malts; Rogue Micro Hopyard Freedom, Revolution, Independent, Rebel, Alluvial and Liberty Hops; Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

15º PLATO
65 IBU
75 AA
14º Lovibond

Added by Docer on 09-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
104
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
12.26%
 
 
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8
Gots:
9
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of DiabolikDUB
2.79/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from Bottle into Imperial Pint glass.

Pours a clear orange-copper color with a couple fingers of off-white head that leaves a heavy layer atop the glass. The aroma is grapefruit, caramel malt and some alcohol. The flavor is grapefruit hoppiness upfront and quickly develops into a strong malt flavor and finishes sweet and slightly dry. Its medium bodied and softly carbonated. This beer needs more hops in the nose and a more consistent hop flavor especially since its fresh hopped. I'm more looking for hop bombs from Fresh Hop ales and this just wasn't that. This beer should certainly be considered an American Pale.

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Photo of claspada
2.8/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a white head with light lacing and average retention, an orange amber hue.
A light aroma with equal amounts of malts and hops.
Robust malty, nutty body, followed by a powerful hop presence that is piney, earthy and bitter.
Somewhat sticky and mouth coating, not in a good way however as this beer is fairly thin in malt backbone.
Goes down easy and is mildly flavorful but something is missing in my opinion.
Overall, not as good as the newer OREgasmic Ale from Rogue, I think they must have learned their mistakes and fixed them with this Harvest Ale. Seek out that beer over this one.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to copper color with an off white head. In the aroma, fresh pine like hops. In the taste, quite watery and a dry fresh hop in the end. A smooth and light to medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry pine hop like aftertaste. Nice aroma, thin body, a nice hop in the end, but still lacking.

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Photo of dirtbikejunkie
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a bright, almost clear orange. Very pronounced color. Only a light head with light lacing.

S: I could not distinguish anything in the smell except for light malt and hops. Nothing extraordinaire.

T: The taste followed the smell and nothing really good. Not bad, just not what I expected.

D: It was easy to drink. I can see my friends who are not craft beer drinkers enjoying this one more than me. I can't give it a great score for drinkability though because I simply had no desire for another.

OA: Not what I expected. At the price of this bottle I have no intention of buying another. I hoped for an interesting, flavorful beer but it was not so.

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Photo of avocadoz
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

To my knowledge , this is the first wet hop beer I have had.

Smells of grapefruit and caramel; pours golden, slightly cloudy with little head.

Taste is relatively flat, not very hoppy. I was expecting more, but it's just not there. Very easy to drink though.

I would probably not buy this again, but will try more beers in this style to compare.

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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of C-Dog
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of chugamugofsud
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of nickfl
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of gatornation
3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a hazy peach amber color with a decent head yellows and red colors mix in with a beige collar looks good..smell is bland of citrus ,tropical and floral smells nothing overwhelming or indicating of a wet hop..taste was a disappointment it just average not alot of wet freshness in this minimal hops and citrus are meet by doughy bread and dull malts..mouthfeel is light ans medium carbonation..this wet hop lakes big bold citrus hops and just nothing jumps out or grabs you in smell or taste i would say pass on this one as this time of year there are many harvest/wet hops that lap this one

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Photo of BostonHops
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650ml bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a slightly cloudy dull amber/copper color with a solid finger of beige head. middling retention; patchy lacing.

nose is subdued, definitely not as aromatic as i typically look for. notes of citrus hops... a bit biscuity. to be honest the 3.0/average rating here is a bit charitable. flavor mostly follows the nose: hoppy/earthy with some balancing malt characters. a touch of hops bitterness in the finish. it's decent - by no means a drainpour - just underwhelming.

medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. goes down easy enough, but with more tasty beers out there i probably won't be gunning for this one again. again, it's fine but nothing special.

originally reviewed: 02-06-2011

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Photo of Dawkfan
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pour is a hazed amber. Small off white head, retention is decent, modest lacing.

S- Aroma is very earthy and herbal. Fresh cut grass and perhaps a bit citrusy. Nice mix of sweet and bready malt.

T- The hops really don't come through until the end, fairly balanced. The malt flavor is mainly bready. Different tastes going on with the hops, it's grassy, earthy, peppery, piney & citrusy. There's almost a sweet sugary fruit taste in here as well. A decent hop bite that carries on the palate for awhile.

M- Body feels fairly full for an APA, carbonation is average. Dry finish.

D- It's alright, but not quite what I look for in an APA.

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Photo of perrymarcus
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650ml bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a slightly cloudy dull amber/copper color with a solid finger of beige head. middling retention; patchy lacing.

nose is subdued, definitely not as aromatic as i typically look for. notes of citrus hops... a bit biscuity. the 3.0/average rating here is a bit charitable.

flavor mostly follows the nose. hoppy/earthy with some balancing malt characters. a touch of hops bitterness in the finish. it's decent - by no means a drainpour - just a bit underwhelming.

medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. goes down easy enough, but with more tasty beers out there i probably won't be gunning for this one again.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orangy amber, little head, little lacing. Smell is almost non existant, light malt and light hops. Taste is almost non existant, light malt and light hops... theres just not much going on with this beer, there is just a touch of a bitter bite and a faint faint touch of pine, but there is very little fresh hop charachter here. Body is slightly thicker than the bland scent and flavors would dictate. I actually recommended this to a friend who usually drinks macro, as i knew the taste wouldnt offend him.

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Photo of ccrida
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bomber that I picked up at New Seasons 2 weeks ago, in have since kept it in the fridge, erroneously thinking this was a hoppy ale that needed kept as fresh as possible (what with the fist full of hops and the big red "Wet Hop Ale" proclamation on the label). Poured into my Samuel Smith's imperial pint, the wet hop ale is a chill hazed bronze with a large, creamy light sand head leaving light lace.

Smell is subtle hops, kind of bubblegum like, with hints of pine sap and limes. It's pretty good, but far to muted.

Taste is malty, spicy, bitter, pretty much like every other Rogue pale ale - this one being most notable for it's lack of hops. I realize wet hops are generally milder then dried, but this one is really subtle, mostly on the pine side. Good enough but not what I was expecting. The alcohol could probably be turned down a few notches, as it's the only really flavor that lingers on the long finish (along with some bitter hop spice), which I'm quickly tiring of.

Mouthfeel is very creamy, medium bodied.

Drinkability is ok for a basic, if maltier then most pale ale. Of course it's no bargain in Rogue bargain packaging, even with the ABV that is higher then most session ales. I don't see myself ever revisiting this. Overall, it's disappointing for a wet hop ale, in regards to there are not enough hops to showcase them. All the more so since I think these are Rogue's own hop varieties that I've never had.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had a bottle of this at Rogues Ale House in San Francisco. I was hoping for a fresh hop or harvest ale from the name, but in all ways this was more an American Pale Ale, not bad but not really the fresh hop character the label might imply.

The beer was darker than you'd guess it would be, kind of amber color with a thick foam from each pour, all sorts of lacing on the glass. The aroma is well balanced, caramelly malt sweetness and some mild floral hops. The taste is malty in the front end, no juicy green hops flavor which you'd expect although there is a slightly bitter hops profile in the back end. Overall too balanced for a "wet hop" ale, not bad in any way but disappointing in that I wanted fresh hops flavors.

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Photo of troutmask96
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Being a big fan of Rogue's sensational lineup of brews, I was quite disappointed with this offering. Pours pretty enough, but that's where the romance ends. There's just nothing remarkable about this beer other than the packaging. I migh come back at $3.99 a bomber, but at $6.99 it's one and done for this cat...

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Photo of oberon
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I was hoping for a dood fresh hop-style ale here,I was left a little dissapointed.Poured a slight hazed burnt orange with a nice tight one finger white head that held well.Aromas are very muted,dull leafy hop shows thru but honestly not much more,maybe a passing caramel note,flavors are alot like the aromas,quite plain with little hop presence other that some leafiness,slight caramel/biscuit sweetness shows thru more than the hops.Eh pretty lackluster beer here,again I was left wanting much more.

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Photo of philerman
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from bomber into British Pint glass. Like others have noted, no freshness/bottled on- information.

A: Darker amber color with about an inch of head.

S: Mainly caramel/malt. A bit of a chemical off-smell in mine.

T: Barely discernible hop taste. Much more of a malt.

M: Nothing too disagreeable. Very little alcohol burn.

O: Had higher expectations than this. The description above (and on the label) made it look more special than it is. Probably would not go to again.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jim at Sherbrooke for the sample. Comes in a 650 ml brown bottle. Abv listed on this bottle as 6.1%. Very hazy coppery amber hue in appearance, with a spongy, creamy light beige head with good retention

Bright piney and citrus aroma, with bready notes and some light toasted caramel.

Dry toasty malt up front in the flavour, mildly earthy, while the hops remain fairly tame as well with herbal and spicy notes. Some citrus lingers in the aftertaste already.

Medium-full mouthfeel, a bit slick, moderate carbonation.

Somewhat reminiscent of a higher end ESB, tends to lack the depth of what Rogue is capable of producing. It's not until I've let it warm for over an hour and am near the end of the glass that any of that depth of character from all those different hop varieties even remotely starts to appear. I give the Rogue marketing dep't credit, they're great at building a lot of fanfare for products that sound good on paper (and on the label), but aren't delivering the goods anymore.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of saccro
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Probably my least favorite Rogue beer. I'm done with wet hop beers. I haven't found one I really like. The hop flavor is there I guess, but no punch. Pales in comparison to double ipa hop flavor. Classic Rogue malt flavors though. Hard to believe it's just Munich malt and 2-row. Just disappoints on the hop flavors and aroma.

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Photo of froghop
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a cloudy amber with a small light beige head, and a little lacing.

smell is of light grapefruit, caramel, a touch of spice, and malt in the back.

taste is of hops, some caramel, a touch of citrus, malt, and earthy, ends a little dry and somewhat bitter.

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Photo of farrago
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gets you a solid finger plus of dark tan, oranged-tinged foam for a head, solid mixture of bubble sizes, above average retention and medium level stickiness to the lacing. Soft translucency adds richness to the red, copper colored liquid, holds the light and glows, more orange rust around the rims. Wet hay, grain, green corn husks, sour mandarin oranges take up much of the nose, the apricot to peach scents more pit and skin than flesh, little bit of pine, the malt and caramel very muted. Medium-bodied, there's a "fine bubbles" quality to the carbonation, lightly prickly but not really contributing to the whole. Seems more to strive for a bitter zing than deliver it, grassy with that hay/straw, corn husk, wet fallen leaves thing going on, sort of stemmy. The white and pink grapefruit, orange citrus about the sweetest element as, with the nose, the malts are persona non gratis. Dried breakfast biscuits, minimal depth to the peach, pear, yellow apple fruit flavors. Overall, it's not a bad beer and is certainly not something you'd pour down the sink, however, it is somewhat clumsily executed or in need of clearer goals at the outset.

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Photo of salvo
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brown ale arrived effervescent under a half inch of off-white head, dissipating slowly, and laced the glass nicely as I drank. The smell is richer that other Rogue beers, sweeter malts and a thick mouthfeel, with the fresh hops remaining mostly in the nose and the finish. Astringent finish lingered nicely, but was lost in the malty middle. Well worth tasting.

While I was disappointed with this beer, I wasn't as disappointed as some, and certainly not willing to pour it down the sink! I'm concerned that reviewers are confusing fresh hops with strong or overpowering hops flavor. Just saying; not flaming.

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Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale from Rogue Ales
3.59 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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