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Rogue Farms Single Malt AleRogue Farms Single Malt Ale
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3.64/5
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344 Ratings
Rogue Farms Single Malt AleRogue Farms Single Malt Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jsh420 on 03-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,991
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
344
pDev:
13.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 344 |  Reviews: 159
Photo of WesWes
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pale malt scent along with a powerful hop aroma. It's bitter as hell and totally dominates the nose The taste is decent as well. It has a solid pale malt flavor with a very bitter hop taste. It's light and quaffable; an enjoyable blonde. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking blonde ale. It's simple in composition, yet flavorful and sessionable.

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Photo of strangemusic
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a cloudy orange-gold, with a really lush head. No complaints!

The smell is quite muted, but has some citrusy and herbal notes. It is a clean, fresh aroma, but not very exciting.

The taste is similarly clean (even a bit soapy?) and herbal, with mild hops, tart grapefruit and a nice malt presence.

Mouthfeel is light and not all that carbonated, but the beer has a refreshing tang to it (and a noticeable astringency.)

Drinkability is great! It's very light and refreshing and I had no problem going through the bottle.

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Photo of CaraAndMike
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a highly drinkable beer due to its integrated hop and malt taste. As a blond ale, it had interest, but is not a hybrid ale or IPA. So, if you need a lot if complexity, you'll be disapponted. However, for an interesting blonde that has some different flavors & aromas, she's worth taking for a spin.

As an example of an integrated agricultural product highlighting both a particular region's raw ingredients and approach to brewing, it's a very cool opening salvo in the Chatoe series.

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Photo of Kromes
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy pale straw color with a thick white head that sticks to the glass.

S: Soft biscuit malts with a grassy and citrus hop aroma.

T: The citrus hops really come through up front and continue through the finish. The malt in the background is nice and subtle and sweet and provides a good backbone for the hop. Finish is a little bitter.

M: Soft and smooth with a light body.

O: A very good Blond ale. Nice hop flavor in this beer.

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Photo of Brad007
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mild-blonde color with a one-finger head into my pint glass. Looks interesting already.

Aroma is full of sweet, buttery malt and a hint of grassy hops. Blonde ale? You gotta be kidding me.

Taste is full of grassy hops that seem to dominate a bit, followed by light, buttery malt underneath.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering hop bitterness. Hops take over palate. Very nice.

Certainly not a blonde ale in my opinion. Delicious and worth the price. You can't go wrong.

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Photo of estlinska
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A commercial SMaSH brew! Poured into a shaker from the bottle. Pours a fairly hazy golden straw color with thick, rocky head on top. There is tons of good lacing to the glass. The nose is nice and simple and revolves around some fresh bread, light yeast smell, and very lemony hop smell to the nose. The taste is a nice flow from the nose. There is good sweet malt up front with an oily lemon zing to it. The malt and the hops play nicely together. The mouthfeel was a little thin, but finished nice and dry overall. I think this a good beer, something I am doing in my own homebrews. I think the only detriment comes from the haziness on the appearance and the thin mouthfeel. It was a good beer and a good concept.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the COOP today.... thick foamy white head... great lacing... the brew is hazy lite golden..

Nose is mainly bready/biscuity pale malts with something in the hops that make me think lemon oil.... clean ... no yeasty esters or phenols.

Again... the biscuity malty essence is pretty pleasant... bit of citric tang... very good for a style I normally don't appreciate... medium body and an abundant small bubble carbonation..

Not alot else to say... it really does highlite the ingredients... good, but I doubt I will buy again.

4.5/4/3.5/4/4

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Photo of gpogo
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Brilliantly clear(bottle conditioned, pour carefully) golden body with lots of carbonation. Fluffy sticky off white head.

A- Mild sweet earthy malt. Slight sweet notes of bread. Light hop notes.

T- Sweet malt with a light hop bite, but not overly bitter. Finishes with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

M- Sweet smooth crisp medium body. Moderately high carbonation.

D- A cool idea, probably not worth the price. It's a tasty brew, but not great for the price.

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Photo of madjr80
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 bomber straight into a perfect pint glass.The was an uruption of carbonation once I popped it open,so I lost some of it. It poured a hazy, golden color with plenty carbonation. The taste was vey smooth with a solid hop kick. It had a very earthy mouthfeel and plenty of residue was left on the empty glass. Overall, a quality brew.

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Photo of mstyne
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark golden amber with a substantial, thick, creamy head. Not much to write home about in the sniffer department, as best as I can tell, but not unpleasant either. Light, hoppy flavor and exceptionally easy to drink. Definitely an interesting offering from one of my favorite breweries, especially when you consider that this is a true DIY brew.

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Photo of watermelonman
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bright blonde with a minor head that stuck around, this looks nice. There is a slightly opaque glow that gives it some character, while lace is minimal but present.

The smell is simple yet delightful, a plain mix of light malts and pine hop flavor that may not be intriguing but it certainly is pleasing. The taste leads with light biscuit flavors, followed by yeast, cleaned up with a touch of hop bitterness. If this is what I expected when I saw a blonde on the menu at a new establishment, I would order the style much more frequently.

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Photo of weller1js
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

appearance: pours a hazy golden yellow with heavy carbonation, heavy bubbly foam leaving just-as-bubbly lacing.

smell: light hop scent with floral undertone, maltiness is subdued yet smells consistent.

taste: first impression gives off an readily mistakeable subdued taste, hops have adequate flavor and complementary bitterness, and the malts came off as nothing spectacular. But after a few sips, it becomes apparent how consistent in flavor and bold in character the taste is. Well-balanced and not hoppy for the sake of being hoppy.

drinkability: while it can be assumed that a single-malt ale is intended to be consistent in its attributes, it is definitely recognizable and pleasant to drink as such. It has everything it needs.

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Photo of NStLincoln
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy gold with a big, blustery white head.

Getting a bunch of sourdough bread with lemon zest.

Mostly malt and citrus on the palate too. Very refreshing. The Revolution Hops that are grown by Rogue add a nice bite at the end.

Good carbonation, smoother on the mouth than I thought it might be. Easy drinking, I had no problem putting down a bomber.

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Photo of pkalix
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

beautiful golden color, nice little creamy head, with tight bubbles on the glass as you tilt to drink. no lacing, except for the previous Duvels i had poured in before this one which have since stuck to the side of the glass like a carb-y rice film.
strong malt malt and hop aromas, with a hoppy finish on the tongue. a coating of maltiness in the beginning, but some definite mild hops at the finish.
minor carbonation, medium viscosity, and overall a decent brew to have a couple of or more. since i heard Rogue was brewing strains of yeast from the master brewer's beard, i've been a little hesitant about all their beers. i mean, can you imagine the more 'common' areas they might have already chosen for their previous beers . . . . ? yeah, you know . . . .

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color with slight amber hues, lively with a very impressive thick and fluffy head, slow to dissipate with some minor lacing left over.

Citric, tangy and earthy hops, light honey in the malt with some very nice crispy wheat aroma's.

A very lively and crispy bite right off, earthy wheat in the malt, the hops are very tasty and complex, nearly wet-hop style flavor's with hearty aspects, dry earth and tangy. Really good balance overall.

The feel has a fresh, clean bite, full of life and really easy going down. light and then medium in body, the "Dare" malt imparts major flavor and smoothness. The only downside to the feel is if this is not consumed within a short period of time it becomes a bit lifeless and flat feeling.

GYO indeed!

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Photo of Kegatron
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy copper, with about 2 fingers of rigid eggshell-white head. This retains with a thinnish layer of rich froth, which leaves some thick swathes of foamy lacing back. The aroma smells of zesty fruit and floral character, which gives this a little bit of a lemongrass feel in the nose. An extra layer of earthy hops mix in with this, lendingthis some grit. Malts push up from underneath into the nose, with a toasted sweetness to it that rises up and envelopes those hop flavors.

That Dare malt is pretty straight forward here in the taste, being sweet, toasty, and grainy, while some lightly tart citric fruit mixes in. Earthy hop flavors tingle the back of the palate with spice, rind, and bitter fruit which all lingers with a dirty and dry feel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the most part but feels a touch lighter in spots as this spread out in the mouth. Overall though, this has a easy mellow crispness to it which allows things to flow easily across the tongue.

This definitely had a bit of a "Dirty Blonde" thing going on, with those earthy hops and fruit flavors getting to come out and play a little more than normal for the style. The malt and hop profiles here were pretty honest and clean thoughout and coupled with an easy feel to keep the drinkibility of this good. I had no problem polishing this bomber off with dinner. Hey, sometimes simpler is better...

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Photo of mntlover
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber/orange with a thumb sized white head that leaves some sparse lace.

Aroma is malty light caramel malts with light fruity citrus notes.

Taste is is wow lots of citrus hops grapefruit right away makes the malt even seem bitter. Some lingering minty notes also after the grapefruit calms. All these hops are on a malt base but its overpowered by the hops. Not really to style but good none the less.

Mouthfeel is medium lightly slick/slimy carbonation.

Drinkability is good an enjoyable brew. Want to thank merlin48 for sharing this one with me.

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Photo of melliott2811
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rogue First Growth Single Malt Ale

"Malty aroma, deep golden in color with a dense creamy head."

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Poured 05/31/10

A: Rogue's painted bottle are always a welcome addition to any beer tasting. The theme of this review is a beer's beer. It's not anything fancy in any category, but it is a solid beverage. Light color like any normal ale and average to above average amount of foamy head. Not as clear & polished as one would expect from Rogue.

S: Nothing special on the nose, but discerning consumers will notice that things aren't quite what they seem. With Rogue proving their own hops and grain, it feels like a twist on something familiar.

T: I'm not sure how this is categorized as a blonde ale, because I am not a fan of blondes, but I like this. Feels more like an ale, and don't worry about the Rogue hops; this is not a west coast wet hop by any means.

M: Feels like an everybeer. Takes me back to my first experiences drinking "good" beer, but puts a different spin on it.

D: An all around beer guy beer. You have to give Rogue props for producing their own barley, malt & hops while at the same time offering a beer that is familiar, yet distinctive. Not quite as nice as the Dirtoir, but with four ingredients, locally sourced, you can't find many that are better.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This very nice blonde comes out of the bottle looking a little dirty with some nice head. The aroma is mild and appropriate for the style.

The taste is also right where it should be - slightly over the top. It is a nice mild hoppy taste, but truly unique. The aftertaste also sticks with you in a nice way.

Unfortunately, this brew cannot overpower strong flavors and I just killed my taste buds with some hot jerky. Time for some cheese so I can appreciate this good beer.

I would buy this again.

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Photo of gyllstromk
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden and cloudy. A piney, fresh hop aroma on the nose. Flavor is a mild fruitiness of pineapple or melon and a delicate bitterness. A sticky, hoppy flavor lingers between sips. Comes across wet and refreshing. Not overly flavorful and quite sessionable.

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Photo of evansrdbrew
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

35 ibu. 12 degrees plato
Drank on 7/4/10
22 poured into a pint glass

A- amazingly clear yellow ale with a huge 2" head receeding to a mound of foam and endless streams of bubbles.

S- very light pale malt aroma, crisp with hints of spicy and citrus hops. Very refreshing on the nose.

T- light and clean malt profile with a wonderful crisp grass and citrus hop finish. Simple and fantastic!

MF- light on the tongue, refreshing. Nice well balanced with a great lingering bitterness.

D- great beer for the fourth of july or any other summer day. Not too heavy on the alcohol or body so you can have quite a few. Great light offering from rogue and with everything being homegrown how can you go wrong.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a blonde ale? Could have fooled me, it's so hop forward. In a pint glass the beer was a hazy orange color with a small white head and a little bit of lace. Very citrus aroma, a little malt. Big time grapefruit taste, some malt that was hidden by the hops. Not very balanced, not like any blonde I have had, but still a nice beer.

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Photo of merlin48
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber pours a hazy amber body with a medium sized almond hued head. Decent retention and some scattered patchy lacing.

Aroma features fruity apricot esters, pine hops, and some toasty caramel.

Light medium to medium body with crisp carbonation.

Taste is hoppier than expected, with a solid pine and earthy bitterness. Malt presence is bready and toasty caramel, but somewhat restrained. Finishes dry and bitter.

Highly drinkable and reasonably priced.

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Photo of Suds
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have to admit that their GYO idea really appeals to me. The beer is a rich amber color, with a touch of haze. Modest white head. The most notable thing about the beer is the intense malt aroma. It's wonderfully complex and appealing. The taste is moderately sweet, with a malt-centric trait. Medium in body, the beer is not as heavy as expected. On the low side in carbonation. The concept is fantastic, and the beer is solidly good...just not great.

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Photo of yesyouam
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rogue First Growth Single Malt Ale is cloudy, bright, golden and very lively, with a foamy, white head that has outstanding retention. Oh, outstanding lacing and sip lines, too. It has a bright, fruity aroma that's recognizable as Rogue. There are notes of lemon and tropical fruit. It has a super smooth medium-light body with a crisp, clean finish. There's a nice, resiny bitterness and hop flavor that veers toward pineapple and mango. The malt pretty much stays out of the way and isn't really sweet or dry. It's really yummy. This is a spot-on American Pale Ale. I had this after working all day in the yard in 90-degree weather. Talk about quenching and refreshing!

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Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 344 ratings
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