Rogue Santa's Private Reserve Ale, $18.99 a sixpack!?!

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  1. cpjtr9559

    cpjtr9559 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2007 New York

    i love this favorite red but why is it 18.00dollars a 6-pack?
  2. GardenWaters

    GardenWaters Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Illinois

    In my opinion, this is by far one of the worst beers I've ever had. I dont know if I had an "off" batch or what, but I know I wont be throwing my money away on it again- even at $12 a sixer..... sorry dude, but it looks to me like you've way over-paid.
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  3. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    This was a near drainpour for me.
  4. Lordquackingstic

    Lordquackingstic Disciple (378) Jun 14, 2011 New York
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    Never seen it for that much, that's a complete ripoff. I probably wouldn't buy it for 8 bucks a six pack, though...
  5. jtierney89

    jtierney89 Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2011 New Jersey

    i think the beer is pretty good but rogue six packs in general are expensive. I'm the beer buyer at a liqour store in nj and our case cost is 40 bucks, so with the average retail markup of 30% it should be 12.99. you definitely overpaid and i guess the cost is on rogues side since the price seems to be high everywhere not just nj. also you dratically overpaid.
  6. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    The obvious answer is because it's a Rogue beer.
  7. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,698) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    That sounds like a major ripoff.. I've never seen it close to that much..
  8. TheSixthRing

    TheSixthRing Poo-Bah (2,698) Sep 24, 2008 California

    $9.99 here. That sucks.
  9. frankb34

    frankb34 Initiate (167) Sep 10, 2009 Massachusetts

    I paid about 2.50 for a single and thought it was damn good. 12.99 for a six would be a fair price, certainly not 18 bucks.
  10. fehrminator

    fehrminator Disciple (358) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
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    Maybe it was aged on a rare, first-edition novel.
  11. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    I like the bigger bomber style bottles just like with Mad Elf 6ers can get pretty expensive but a nice bomber does me just right price wise and drinking size wise !

    BEERMILER12 Poo-Bah (2,413) Sep 11, 2010 Maine

    1) Rogue is fairly expensive in general and 2) Your store completely ripped you off
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  13. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,033) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    $18!?!?!? Wow, that's evidence of inflation!!!:grimacing:
  14. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    Wow. I'm so sorry. You contributed to Rogues Federal Reserve.
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  15. Brunite

    Brunite Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    Que the next 40-50 posts about Rogue being too overpriced relative to the competition...

    which I totally agree with.:wink:
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  16. Jules11788

    Jules11788 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2011 California

    I wish I could like this post twice
  17. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (745) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Dude, did you see you see the 13$ Sierra Nevada 12 packs right next to you? Bingo...
  18. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (154) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    I actually really enjoy this beer and it is 8.99 in Spokane (Total Wine), for a 6 pack. Not bad, especially for Rogue
  19. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    Rogue seems to have the biggest West to East coast price disparity I've ever heard of.
    I always got confused when people call Rogue overpriced, 6 packs are $9 and bombers are $5 here on the best coast.
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  20. beercules101

    beercules101 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 British Indian Ocean Territory

    Thats almos twice what I paid!
  21. e30todamax

    e30todamax Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2012 Virginia

    boo rogue?
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  22. BierGartenok

    BierGartenok Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2009 Oklahoma

    $14.39 at The 'Garten...Last year was around $12.49 wich is just a tad over this year's cost! It has went up considerably...
  23. Sam_E

    Sam_E Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 Ohio

    NW ohio singles were about $2.50. so that $18 seems way too high
  24. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I got a single for $1.79. You got ripped off.
  25. longdivision

    longdivision Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Damn, I just spent $16.99 on it. Didn't realize until I looked at the receipt. It never cost this much before. What gives? It's just a red ale. A fine red ale, but still....
  26. Schmuck82

    Schmuck82 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2008 Texas

    Typical Rogue.
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  27. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    I am only typing this much, because I think I have a minimum character to hit.

    F that.

  28. mscott1975

    mscott1975 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2011 Pennsylvania

    That and Yellow Snow are $16.99 where I live. I'd love to give it a try but not at that price. I like Dead Guy but its $14 a sixer. Too many other good beers for $10 a sixer.
  29. chuckstout

    chuckstout Initiate (0) May 22, 2006 Ohio

    Damn straight! I see a bunch of Rogues 11.99 six packs gathering dust at the beverage store I frequent.
  30. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2010 Ohio

    Rogue is a good beer, not a great beer, and receives more love than is warranted. Over priced IMO, I enjoy their brews, but rarely buy, as I get more bang for my beer buck elsewhere. $12.99 here, is too steep for nothing overwhelming.
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  31. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Ohio

    My local bottle shop can't give them away!
    $8.99 a six pack just to clear inventory...
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  32. Scrylol

    Scrylol Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2010 Alberta (Canada)

    Sounds just about right up here in lovely Edmonton, Alberta. Sigh.
  33. 51mmz0rz

    51mmz0rz Zealot (517) May 5, 2006 New Jersey

    $18.99 for 6 is the same as $5.75 for a 22oz bottle. Good to keep this in perspective, since most people don't flinch at a $6 bomber. (Though with people reporting lower prices for this beer in different regions, it does seem unfortunate.)
  34. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (573) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    It's Rogue, any price is too much.
  35. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Champion (889) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio
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    That's pretty steep! Here in OH it's about $12 for a 6-pack. I don't buy Rogue often though because it's fairly average stuff as far as craft beer goes.
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