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Irish Style Lager | Rogue Ales

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Irish Style LagerIrish Style Lager

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
7 Ingredients:
Malts: Great Western Pale, Crystal -15, Wheat & Acidulated Malts.
Hops: Sterling.
Yeast & Water: Czech Pils Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

28 IBU
75 AA
9.8º Lovibond

Added by Jon on 09-28-2002

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Ratings: 709 |  Reviews: 408
Photo of joepais
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into my pint glass produced a large white head that dissipates quickly. On top of a clear pale yellow body

Not too much aromas here, light yeast and some malts as it warms

Nice crisp mouthfeel great lager taste with a nice bitter finish. It get's a little sweeter malt flavor as it warms

Being Saint Patty's day weekend I thought I grab on of these for my pizza today. I would defiantly grab another one the next time I grab a pizza. It was great and extremely drinkable and $5 bucks a bomber not a bad deal

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Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a light golden straw hue. Aroma was slightly metallic w/overtones of mineral, and faint green apple and Bartlett pear. Taste was primarily pear w/slight mineral and light hops. Smooth, bold flavor that seemingly fails to totally perforate the taste buds. This is my least favorite offering thus far from Rogue, but it is still decent, and it is worth a try.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with a medium head that fades to a ring. Constant bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Smells tangy with lager yeast and with quite a bit of dry malt. Slightly grassy aroma as well. Same tanginess in the taste, and a good bit of malt. Its a bit sweet, still grassy, and has low hop levels. Fairly dry in the mouth, but not really very creamy or malty feeling despite the aroma and taste. No real bang here, just okay.

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Photo of largadeer
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Clear and golden with solid head retention and lots of sticky lace.

Smell - Pale, doughy malts, a bit hay-like. Subtly sweet.

Taste/mouthfeel - Bready sweetness, a bit of apple or pear and a hint of citrus. Moderate hop bitterness, though the finish is very clean; the aftertaste leaves the palate pretty quickly. Light-bodied and crisp; highly drinkable stuff. A great session lager with plenty of flavor.

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Photo of hckyfn9999
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden brown color with a white head. Slightly sweet aroma. Taste is a bit sweet and grainy. A bit of fruit and a faint hopiness. Definitely not my favorite of the Rogue offerings for sure, but not bad either, it drinks fairly easy. This will not be my go to beer for St. Patrick's Day. Not bad but not memorable.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a frothy, initially fat-two-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a full gold color and shows an almost brilliantly clear, straw / light-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of sweet honey-like malt with just a kiss of herbal and lemon-like hops. A deeper inspection doesn't reveal a whole lot more, but I do get a solid grain character, some cracker like malt and perhaps a wisp of cooked corn (DMS perhaps).

This has a solid, perceptible bitterness to it that nips at you as the beer first hits the tongue and slowly becomes a bit astringent with its bitterness as it moves to the finish. Quite dry tasting, with perhaps a hint of grain sweetness that comes into play in the late middle portions of a sip. Herbal hop notes are perhaps the biggest flavor contributor after the bitterness; the hop flavor is lightly green, a bit resinous, with a touch of lemon zest coming in where the sweetness is sensed. As the beer warms up a bit, the malt sweetness picks up just a bit and provides a touch of honey-like flavors to the brew. This is quite light and quaffable, definitely a beer to be drunk in quantity. Though I am finding that you don't want this to warm up too much as the hops become a bit more astringent than the light malt presence can handle.

About what I expected, but actually has quite a bit more hop character than I was expecting. This would be good on a hot summer's afternoon.

Purchased: BevMo, Tucson AZ

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Photo of Brad007
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color: Golden yellow color with a fluffy head that fades down to a one-finger head.

Aroma: Sweet and malty. Bottle describes beer as having an apple cider crispness but I can actually detect a bit of that in this. Smooth.

Taste: Smooth and sweet. Malty with hop bitterness in the middle. Bit of that apple cider crispness at the back of the throat. Crisp. Tasty. Inoffensive.

Mouthfeel: Hop bitterness, malt sweetness and apple cider-like flavor.

Verdict: A decent lager that is good for what it is.

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Photo of toolbrew
3.06/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a slightly cloudy golden-yellow color with a white head.

Had a weak fruity smell. Earthy, almost flowery.

It had a typical lager taste but with more of a sour finish. I couldn't taste any of the fruity smell.

The mouthfeel was thicker than I would've expected from the color of the beer. Had a drying effect.

It is a drinkable beer, but I would stick to one per sitting.

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Photo of lowbrau
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, pale amber, with a fluffy head. Good head retention. Aside from appearance, I was pretty unimpressed with this beer. There was very little flavor. It gave me the impression of an American macro lager. I'll give it a nod for the drinkability and the clean finish, but I really expected more from Rogue.

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Photo of JDV
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light golden pour with a big fluffy white head. Smell is of light malt, tart apple juice like yeast. Very, very light bodied, with a somewhat tart flavor of apples, light breadiness, and pale lager like malt. Easy drinking, smooth with a quick, clean finish with basically no detectable bitterness, but nothing to write home about.
If you have to pay $5.50 a bomber for it where you live too, I'd wait for a day when your girlfriend is being really generous and decides to buy it for you, as I did, because I can think of many better beers for the price. (but thank you honey)

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Photo of jdg204
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was out at the ol' Whichbrew in Easton and had to try one of their many draft offerings. I'd never had a Rogue brew before and this seemed like an ideal time.

Appearance - Very thin yellow color, I was honestly scared they'd brought me a Macro when it arrived.

Smell - Probably the best part o the brew, had a decent malty, floral/fruity aroma.

Taste - It took a bit to get to to the spring fruits, there a bit of a bland, bitter macro flavor that was a bit too dominant.

Mouthfeel - Fruity aftertaste was decent but had a bit too much of a drying effect.

Drinkability - This is likely an excellent interpretation of this style, just didn't care much for it. This was a decent brew and I'm defiently excited to try more Rogues, but needless to say I was really excited to order the something else.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very clear pale gold color, big-ass bubbles and high carbonation supports an all-white head that is very spacious and bubbly, no surprise it dissiptes pretty fast with minimal scattered foamy rings.

The nose is very earthy, herbal maltiness with a hardy spicey hop scent that really busts through.

The malt is light but buttery and earthy, hardy is the best word. The subtle, earthy hop gives just the right amount of balance to this. The depth of flavor is a bit low but it's pretty right on for this style. corn on the cobb and wheat with sour-yeatiness finishes the flavor spectrum.

Light, crisp feel, very clean finish. right on.

A bit low in complexity but that might be true for this style in general, still a decent session brew.

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Photo of BigJTrucker
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear very light yellow color, white head that settles quickly. Smell is faintly fruit, almost a bit malt liquorish... Taste is very light malt, low hop presence, a bit of faint grassyness. Mouthfeel is light and thin, smooth crisp finish. I enjoy this beer alot. It's not crammed with flavor, but it's clean, easy to drink, and much better than any macro beer. Tell your buddies that are into BMC type brews to give this one a shot.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

650 ML bottle copped from Wine and Beverage Depot in Totowa... Pours a lucid, clear, apple juice color with a very minimal frothy head that soon dissipated... nothing too exciting by way of appearance, and equally average smell, with grains, slight citrus and minimal lemon coming through... somewhat bland and not too appealing... Taste was very crisp, clean, fresh, and cool... not too exciting by way of flavor... just a good, clean taste without any bitterness or alcoholic interferences... not the strongest selection from Rogue, but in comparison of the style, a pretty good representation... Light, refereshing mouthfeel, not rich or thick at all, but very good drinkability due to the light ABV and clean, refereshing taste... Not Rogue's best sample...

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Photo of EStreet20
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not my usual style of beer but wanted to try a few new ones tonight.

22 ounce bomber bottle, shaker pint glass.

A - Light pale see through yellow color with a small fizzy white head.

S - Some yeasty, sweet malt aroma. Clean overall and typical for the style.

T - A clean flavor overall with some sweet malt.

M - Thin and light, fairly watery.

D - Easy to sip down. Not a whole lot to keep interest.

Notes: Definitely what Rogue was going for but I honestly won;t be bothering with it again. Euro pales are just a bland style in my opinion.

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Photo of czfreeman
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap, didn't have a head on it when I recieved it, so no comment on that aspect. Golden color, looks good, but doesn't really smell like anything. Very light flavors,very subtle. I must give it high marks on the drinkability, this is a great session beer to knock back a few anytime. I would drink a few pints at an Irish pub anytime!

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Photo of JamesS
2.88/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured out a nice straw color, towards the dark side of gold. It had a nice head and decent lacing. Not much of a scent, just a light whiff of maltiness. It could have been an old keg, I'll have to go back and find out, but the beer had a slight sour taste. There wasn't much there to begin with, just a slight sweet and carbonated taste. It does go down nice, though.

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Photo of NitroGen
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

P: 1PT.6 FL.OZ Brown Bottle

A: Light pale yellow pour with a whiter foamy two finger head that stayed around for a long time until it reduced to a slight cover that stayed until done with sporadic lacing.

S: Grainy with a bit of sweet grapefruit pith and mild pine finish

T: A bit of bite at the tongue of hops that quickly fades with a pronounced and slightly sweet malt and floral tones.

M: A bit thin and carbonated nip to the tongue that settles to involve the entire palate and then leaves with a slight sweet and dry and very pleasant aftertaste that really lingers.

D: I will be looking for this again, as it is a great session beer that is refreshing, especially in the summer heat.

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Photo of cswhitehorse
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kells sports the traditional harp in the name with an old guy playing. I would consider Kells THE Irish Bar in town. It pours a hazy straw color with a tiny foam head that leaves it web of foam on the side of the glass. I didn't get a lot from the aroma of the beer. I could faintly smell mellow hops. The taste was smooth with a little bit of apple finish. There wasn't alot there for the mouthfeel. It came and went. This would definitely be a great session beer.

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Photo of Toddv29424
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was pretty surprised by this brew, given that it doesn't have great reviews. It pours a traditional amber color with a moderate head. There is very little smell, and the bit I could tease out simply smells of a generic lager. The taste is robust: it seems to encompass the whole mouth with a malty-nut taste. The malts are light in body and well-developed in the beer, meaning a large amount was used in the brew. There is a hop presence too, adding a bit of citrus to the mouthfeel. Very little bitterness though. I can't say much for how this stacks up against other Irish Styles, but it has definitely piqued my interest.

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Photo of younger35
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler that I purchased at Rogue. I got it because my girlfriend really likes this beer. One step closer to weaning her off of that crappy ass Coors light. Drank from a Kells Lager pint glass I also purchased.

Appearance- Beautiful golden yellow with a nice one finger plus foamy head that leaves a awesome cap the entire time. Random lacing is left down the side of the glass which goes nicely with the very effervescent carbonation.
Smell- Lightly floral hop with very gentle doughy graininess. Slightly sweet smelling, almost sugar candy like.
Taste- Starts very crisp with a slight flowery bitterness. There is a sweet malty grain that leaves a doughy taste on the palate. Leaves a sweet dry finish with a light lilac like taste.
Mouthfeel- Medium to heavy body with a nice bubbly carbonation. Dry finish with some residual sweetness.
Drinkability- I’m definitely an ale guy and not the biggest fan of lagers but this one is pretty tasty. It’s refined enough that my girlfriend will drink it but still has enough flavor that I can enjoy it. Decent choice if a nice crisp, cold lager is what you’re wanting.

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Photo of saintwarrick
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This golden brew pours a fizzy head that's gone after a couple minutes. Aroma has some maltiness to it, some herb, toasty malt smell, a hint of hops way in the background, but not much of anything really shines in the smell. Taste is clean and refreshing, not much a spicy bite. A little sweetness there, but not much of anything, maybe a bit of lemony flavor in the back. Not much in the way of hops. This is a decent, drinkable session brew, but there's not much there that would keep me coming back.

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Photo of Lothore
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden yellow crystal clear brew that pours with a decent sized fizzy head which fades quickly.

S- Faint smell of sweet malts. Typical euro macro smell.

T- Slightly sweet, wheat, very unobtrusive. Not the most interesting brew but definitely has taken a typical euro macro lager taste and refined it to the point that it removes all negative tastes (metallic tinges and so on).

M- Mouthfeel is very crisp, highly carbonated and about average in viscosity.

D- This beer is incredibly easy to drink. It especially shines in this category because of its light crispness and unobtrusive taste that remains light without being boring.

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Photo of brentk56
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear light golden color with a decent head that splashes some lace

Smell: Bread and tobacco aroma with a touch of buttery diacetyl

Taste: Starts out clean with a white bread and toasted oat profile; develops in a grainy direction by mid palate; just a touch of tangy apple appears after the swallow; finishes clean and dry

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: An excellent lager; easy to drink and no twang

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Photo of elricorico
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale gold and fairly clear, with a bubbly white head that is about one finger thick to start, and maintains a small cap and leaves a little lacing.

Flowery to the nose, with a fair malt base. Smells alright, but nothing too exciting.

Fairly malty lager, with the wheat showing some of its character. Flowery finish. Smooth flavour, nothing strong, but not watery tasting.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, not too light, with ample carbonation. Altogether just an easy drinking lager.

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Irish Style Lager from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 709 ratings
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