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Rogue Farms Single Malt AleRogue Farms Single Malt Ale
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Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jsh420 on 03-13-2010

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Reviews:
158
Ratings:
340
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
19.78%
 
 
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14
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15
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Reviews: 158 | Ratings: 340
Photo of peensteen
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy pale blonde, one finger of white head with pretty good retention as well as a fair bit of lace. Smell is full of lemony citrus hops followed by cereal malts, more hop and a bit of earthiness, not overly complex but a nice mixture of light citrus and malts. Taste follows the nose, lemony citrus up front, bready malts follow, hoppy and lightly bitter throughout, citrus aftertaste. High carbonation , medium body though watery at points and a bit thin. This was pretty enjoyable although simple, not a whole lot going on here to make this a great beer but certainly something that I could drink a few glasses of throughout the day.

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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 brewdlyhooked13
1.69/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - uncaps with a major rush of air. Pouring into a DinkelAcker half-litre, I am greeted with eight to nine fingers of rocky off-white foam. With some patience I am getting the beer into the glass, but I can't help thinking that this may be a waste of time. As the beer goes, it has a coppery honeyed color, some haze to it. Nice-enough looking but these foamers usually are a bad sign.

Aroma - a bit funky but rather non-descript.

Taste - somne of the lower rated reviews state this as very bitter and astringent. That with the runaway head, I have a feeling the bottle is infected. It has that classic acrid, dry and bitter taste. Against my better judgment I take a healthy pull from the glass anyway (hey there's no pathogens in beer, right?), and I am rewarded with the faintest hint of fruitiness/hoppiness in the back but this is very dry, sharp, and unpleasant to me otherwise, and way gassy. I can taste parts of the beer that I think I'd like, but this bomber is a goner.

Mouthfeel - uber-crisp of course, the body has a medium feel and a layer of smoothness that I like.

Drinkability - probably pretty good with an intact bottle. I can't totally bottom out the score, I'm still nipping at the beer as I type, maybe got a third of it down, but I am always disappointed with infected bottles as I can't always find another sample easily. I'll keep my eyes open for this one though and give it another shot.

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

Had this at the local bar as part of their incentive program. I was happy to see an Oregon beer as part of the program (go Ducks!).

The look fits the profile of a blonde beer. It is nice and light with fluffy foam on top. You can tell that it woudl leave some good lacing right off the pour.

I smell what right from the glass. It is a refreshing beer. The flavor is very complimentary. I would say that this would work as a great entry level beer for people graduating from BMC.

Pick up a bottle. Hopefully it isn't priced too high. Unfortunately most Rogue beers are pretty expensive in New Jersey.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: blonde/honey yellow,
mild cloudy body, floating white head,
patchy lacing

S: mild malt, honey, citrus

T: sweet orange, lemon peel/grass, honey,
malt, mild grain bitter finish

M: med/light body, smooth mouth
mild oily/hint of semi-dry

O: Very nice session brew. Would
get again, but not must have.
Recommendable. Enjoy Rogue
and glad to see an American craft
brewery GYO their own raw beer
ingredients. Not really a fan of this
style, but works quite well.

NICE, NOT MUST HAVE!

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rouge Single Malt Ale pours an almost hazy golden color, with a small but lacing head. There is a sweet crisp malty aroma, with just a hint of hop. The taste is the same way, good balanced mellow malty flavors, with just a hint of hops mixed in. Good full bodied flavor. Overall this is a slightly hoppy blonde ale with full flavors, very enjoyable for this style.

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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 BretSikkink
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, orange color with yellow highlights. Small glass, small white head. Decent lacing and retention, but not much lace left over when it's done.

Pale, grainy malt sweetness, with only a hint of leafy hops. Bready, but not very strong. The flavor is not overly powerful either, with some metallic notes mingling with the citrics, grassy, and pale malt sweetness.

Tinny mouthfeel, good carbonation, with decent heft. Just a hair on the watery side. Slightly bitter, dry finish. The hopping is just on this side of blonde ale. Understated and a little boring.

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Photo of david131
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- An ever so slightly hazy orange liquid that has a slight luminescent quality with a craggy white head that leaves some nice lacing.

S- Honey, caramel, and oats. A little tame and mild, but it isn't bad.

T- Honey, oats, caramel, and a bit of earthiness. Sweet and slightly bitter. There isn't much here.

M- Clean and bitter with a lasting dryness.

D- Drinks rather nicely, even though if it is uninteresting.

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Photo of crossovert
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650ml bottle.

It pours a light gold with a frothy white head that leaves a few spots of lacing.

The smell is candylike with a decent hop overtone that has a bit of citrus and herbs.

The flavor is clean. It is pretty nondescript, a hint of bitterness, perhaps a bit of cattiness. It is okay.

Not too bad of a beer.

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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 draheim
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle (no dates or codes, but I think relatively fresh) poured into a tulip. Pale straw/golden color with a 2-finger fluffy white head.

Aroma is very floral and fruity with a background of citrus and pale malt. A little spicy, funky yeast aroma too. Aroma reminds me a little bit of a witbier.

Taste is light, a little lemony, with plenty of hops and the clear presence of Belgian yeast. Some coriander and white pepper maybe. Mouthfeel is a little weak.

Overall this is a drinkable, refreshing beer but nothing extraordinary.

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Photo of Braz
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pretty straw/blonde color. Rather clear for most part with a tall snow white head. Pleasant light citrus and floral notes.
Light sweetness and lightly bitter. That’s about it. Good body as Rogue always has, but not much else going on. Very minimal hop presence.
Nice body but fairly boring in flavor. This beer is by no means bad or repulsive, just bland and uneventful. Taste like a higher quality adjunct lager.
I do really like the simplistic approach to this beer. Most of today's craft brews seem to have 6 kinds of malt, 6 kinds of hops, aged in this, blessed by that etc. This actually reminds me alot of the first home brew I ever made come to think of it.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the bomber in a pint glass. This single malt blonde pours a lightly hazy light amber with some yellow highlights and a thick luxurious off white head with excellent sudsy lacing. Nose of sweet pale malt, aromatic herbal hops, and some moderate grain notes. Flavors are up front lightly sweet malts to the front with a fading malt to a lightly bitter hop character blending in well with a moderate grain note. Very drinkable, high carbonation makes for a lively mouth feel, while the finish is lightly dry and grassy. Solid brew from an excellent brewer.

Cheers!

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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 peabody
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a cloudy amber to orange yellow with two fingers of off-white creamy suds. Not a lot of lacing here.
Smell is weak hop with a little lemon peel and grapefruit rind. Some alcohol and burning yeast to the nose.
Taste is weak and bitter. Kind of like a budweiser married with an english bitter.
Mouthfeel is clean for the most part but the bitter is really strong and stays with you for a while.
Drinkability is OK. Would be so much better if it had a tad more flavor diversity.

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Photo of BDTyre
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not a bad beer, and I salute Rogue for trying to use all local ingredients - especially when they've grown some of those ingredients.

I'd venture that this looks more like a pale ale, albeit cloudy. Sweet malty smell with a very low hop character. Bitter-sweet malt taste, somewhat reminiscent of some of the Old Yale beers. Very PNW character to it, but somehow a bit heavy on the bitter side and some what metallic.

Carbonation could be toned down, and this is a bit thick, but over all a good, solid Rogue brew and something kind of new.

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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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Photo of ocelot2500
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with a fizzy white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smells of sweet malts and grain.

Tastes of a good dose of graininess and light hops. Hops give a faint lemony flavor. Malts are honey like in sweetness and offer a certain graininess as well. Some peppery spiciness comes through as well. Finishes fairly dry.

Mouthfeel is light-medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light and clear amber under a thick head and spotty lacing.

S - Fresh citrusy hops, sweet bread malts, earthy spices.

T - Malts up forward balanced against the orange peel hops and peppery spice, hints of booziness.

M - Crisp and clean, medium body and carbonation.

O - Not quite as sessionable as it should be at 5.3 % abv but worth a try if you spot it.

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Photo of brendan13
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a slightly hazy dark golden colour with a 3cm white head that hangs around.
S - Herbal hop aroma & muted caramel malt hints. Pacman yeast is dominant.
T - Much like the smell; herbal hops with light caramel malt notes.
M - Light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Bit of bitterness.
T - Great concept but fails to deliver anything to get excited by. Better beers at the same price from both Rogue & other breweries means I won't be buying this again.

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Photo of beer2day
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Basic apricot gold with the sparsest 1-finger of head I've ever seend. No retention and faint lacing.

Faint malt nose with a decent hop backbone. Pine and toasted malt come through.

Thin veil of sweet malt up front, then thicker malt with biscuit, and finally a suprisingly dry, sour malt finish. Pine hops do creep in. Better than I expected from the nose.

Feel is more lagerish, like a good octoberfest.

Easy enough to drink and goes down well on a hot day, but not my favorite.

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

L: Pours a pretty clear yellow orange color with a medium sized and medium bodied white colored head that laces the glass a bit on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet malt, some yeast aromas, and then a nice citrusy, piney hop aroma at the end.
T: The malt was sweet upfront and then it moved to bitter while mixed with yeast flavors and a piney/citrusy hop finish. Not a bad taste and certainly an interesting idea with using only one malt variety.
M: Pretty smooth, fresh, perfect amount of carbonation, medium bodied, pretty good feel.
D: Pretty drinkable, overall it is an interesting beer.

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Photo of Docer
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found me a bomber at Whole Foods in LaCamas, WA off Mill Plain..

- Nice golden yellow, every so slightly cloudy... nice fuzzy and creamy white head... settles down to a nice ring, and a few floating continents....

- Nice roasted grain, sweet malt... spicy and zesty hops.. little pine and some bitterness... smells yummy.

- Nice subtle sweet grains, mild oat flavor... loving the hops... nice super bitter zesty hop, touch of citrus zing with a nice pine.... fantastic standard ale.. wish it would be just a flagship 6-pack just called "Rogue Ale".

- Light bodied, and bitter.. makes the mouth water....

- Overall this is a fantastic fresh tasting brew... and it's great to see that a single malt and single hop ale can come out so good. Great job to Rogue, for yet another great beer.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.75/5  rDev +3%

This pours a semi-hazy, straw yellow color with a slight white head. The aroma is grassy/grainy. The flavor is well-balanced for the style with the prefect texture. There is a decent amount of earthy, organic flavors. It finishes with a lingering, grassy grain flavor. Interesting and yet quite simple.

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Rogue Farms Single Malt Ale from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.
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