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Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Single Malt AleRogue Farms Single Malt Ale
BA SCORE
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:
#34,960
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
344
pDev:
13.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
17
Trade:
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Ratings: 344 |  Reviews: 159
Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Stinger80OH
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: A monstrous marshmellow head quickly evolves upon the pour standing a proud and firm 3 fingers high in my standard pint glass. Sturdy, it slowly lapses, first around the edges invoking a "devils tower" structure standing in the middle. The coloring was a orange-cream with a medium sense of haze, while an initial vibrant carbonation of feverish macro-bubbles race upwards in a fairly dense state. Soon thereafter things quite down carbonation wise to a slow putter of random bubbles with no where to go in a hurry, much like an old women on a Sunday drive. The lacing was spongey, of broken concentric circles running down the glass providing good coverage. Substantial pours produced a dense head that looked like whipped cream. Overall I really enjoyed the appearance, that of an honest grain base minus specialty influences, the haze, and the long lasting dense creamy head that gave me plenty of time to both write/review and still appreciate the visual aspect long after I was done.

S: Softy musky lemons break out against a nice backing of slightly wet barley grains. I'm not totally sure about their homegrown "Revoluiton" hops but think they kinda remind me a bit of Amarillo. Delivery is moderate in strength.

T: The initial flavor seemed a bit thin at first substance wise. A good bite of wet and tart lemony hops moves in that turns slightly bitter on the finish. I liked the fact they kept their beer honest with minimal ingredients that were homegrown, though it didn't necessarily translate into a well composed or complex flavor. The single grain and hops both grown on premise is a great marketing idea, I just wished they utilized the preparation a bit more. A lemony tart flowery hopping, a bit more then usual per style moves in for the kill and close leaving a gentle reminder of pollen like coating on the tongue after the swallow.

M: Medium bodied at the start, but seemingly loosens up and becomes lighter and washy on long holds. Slippery texture with hardly a mention of carbonation, A warming of room temp lemons and dry flowery hops is detected on the tongue and inner cheeks .

D: Overall like I mentioned earlier, a great marketing ploy, but doesn't necessarily translates into a great beer, Overall decent per style but a bomber is the limit of my interest and wouldn't care for this in six pack. A tart lemony blonde that somehow didn't quench my thirst. Besides the appearance this was only slightly better then average all around.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.01/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the brewery in Newport, OR.

Pours a very pale yellow hue: very mild and light. Head is very frothy and egg white; it leaves firm rings of lace down the glass. Carbonation is streaming, but quite mild. Not bad all up.

Nose is very, very light and very, very dull. Some maltiness comes through along with a very faint hint of lemon, but it's not exciting or bold, and doesn't really give me anything insight into the malt itself.

Pale light entry on the palate, with a clean but empty mid-palate. There's a touch of bitterness on the finish, along with some husky grain. It's not unpleasant, it's just, well, not there. Feel is extremely weak. Almost watery.

I don't have a lot to say about this beer, because this beer doesn't have a lot to say about itself. Single malt? Is that interesting? Certainly not this one.

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Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of barczar
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2010. First release of this beer. Rating set to current average, as this should not be aged and is only for educational purposes.

Big gasp of co2 and billowing head don't bode well.

Aroma is slightly sweet caramel malt dominant, with a touch of floral character and grain.

Flavor is caramel and toasted malt dominant, but retains an earthy, moderately bitter finish.

Aside from the carbonation, an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased somewhere local in MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" off-white head over the clear golden amber brew. Head fades gradually, with leggy small-bubbled lace. Aroma is sedate but balanced.

Taste is lightly sweet to start, lemony in the middle, with a Saaz-like crisp hoppy close that lingers. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, and drinkability is very nice as well. Good brew, and admirable concept.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For the record, This is not a Blonde ale. If anything its more like an English pale ale or an American amber ale. Definetly not Blonde by any sight or taste.

A straight up pour shows a copper and gold ochre color. Nice three finger sponge of bone white hea that recedes to a nice film o' foam. Hardly any visible bubbling.

Simple weed wacker cut, wet grass on top of fresh fallen orange bitterness with toastd nwhite bread fresh from the toaster. Simple yet happy aroma.

The taste is pretty simple, like the ingredients. Fresh toasted bread an biscuits with a mild orange hop bitterness and a little wet grass. Thats about it.

Dry pop rock palate upfront, but a gypsum and resin dry palate i the finish.

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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 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 Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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 twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of mynie
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

DENSE head. Medium dark malt, medium filtered, with a head that's as white as this BA background and it's like you used too much Palmolive, the head is so soapy and unstoppable.

Smells faint but complex. I guess that Dare malt is so fabulous they had to go and copyright its name, but really all I'm getting is run of the mill light malt node of cereal. The hops are medium green, and thankgod the yeast is super chewy and yeasty because that really ties everything together.

Tastes a bit more adventurous than it smells. Makes no mistake: this is a simple ale that's not supposed to blow your socks off, but it's really well brewed and there's enough going on to keep your attention, make it more or less worth the price of admission. Very hoppy for a blonde, but that's fine since it turns out the malt is more aggressive than the aroma had led me to anticipate.

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Photo of dgilks
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale straw colour with a small white head.

Slightly citrussy hop aroma with a touch of pine. Nothing special.

Earthy, piney bitterness with no real malt character. A touch of citrus. This is a little disappointing.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

An okay beer but it lacks finesse and complexity. Ok.

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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 mrfrancis
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy gold with an enormous white head. Subtle orange highlights are on display once the beer settles. Overall, this is a moderately attractive ale.

S: Sweet, soothing aromas of spicy malt and ripe orange are present on the nose. As the beer settles and warms, these two aromas blend until they are indistinguishable. I would have liked to see greater depth and a longer separation of scents here.

T: Opens smooth and velvety with notes of roasted nuts, heavy cream, herbs, vanilla, lemon, and navel orange accompanied all the way by a restrained malt spiciness. Finishes in a delicate fashion while displaying spicy malt, orange, and herbal hop notes. Pleasant, but lacks any standout flavor component to make it more memorable.

M: Off-dry medium body that gets slightly stickier before the finish.

O: This is not a terrible effort, but it is not one of Rogue's finest offerings either. In the end, this is a pleasant enough beer, but nothing about it is all that remarkable.

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Photo of glid02
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a very hazy light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of pale malt and faint floral and leafy hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Muted pale malt flavors with hints of breadiness kick things off. Leafy and mildly citric hop flavors join in shortly thereafter, carrying throuhg to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall I definitely think this was more of an APA than an American Blonde. Either way it's a very understated beer, certainly not bad but also not worth seeking out.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of KTCamm
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber poured into pint glasses.

Medium amber pour with a touch on the lighter side. Immense cascading white foam. 2 fingers of it settles slowly.

Faint malt hop blend smell. Nondescript.

Tastes like a Lite Pale Ale if such a thing exists. Hop throughout, but not domninant. Well blended.

Light in the mouthfeel. Small bitter remnants.

Good drinker, nice brew, great concept.

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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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