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Rogue Ales

Rogue Ales
4 Hop Session IPA

Category: Session IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.44%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Rogue Ales
4 Hop Session IPA

Category: Session IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.44%
Minutely hazy gold color. Interesting, smoky aromas and flavors of fire pit and lava, grilled citrus and baguette, and grapefruit blossoms with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of grilled root vegetables and romaine, white cigar ash, mulch, and miso finish. A curious, smoky IPA that mashes up rauchbier and IPA in a table-centric manner.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Hoppy, Bold & Bitter & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fire pit and lava, grilled citrus and baguette, and grapefruit blossoms
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of grilled root vegetables and romaine, white cigar ash, mulch, and miso
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Pepper Steak, Grilled Boar, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A curious, smoky IPA that mashes up rauchbier and IPA in a table-centric manner.

The Producer

Rogue Ales

The Producer
2320 OSU Drive
Newport, OR 97365
USA
1 541-867-3660

Their Portfolio

94 Rogue Ales Double Chocolate Stout 9% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale 5.6% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales Brutal IPA 6.1% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Dead Guy Ale 6.8% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales Beard Beer 4.8% (USA)
85 Rogue Ales American Amber Ale 5.3% (USA)
90 Rogue Ales Chipotle Ale 5.4% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales 4 Hop IPA 4.44% (USA)
92 Rogue Ales 6 Hop IPA 6.66% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Fresh Roast Ale 5.7% (USA)
97 Rogue Ales 2015 Old Crustacean Barleywine 10.75% (USA)
94 Rogue Ales New Crustacean Barleywineish Imperial IPA Sorta 11.6% (USA)
80 Rogue Ales Fruit Salad Cider 6.4% (USA)
92 Rogue Ales Good Chit Pilsner 5.3% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Morimoto Imperial Pilsner 8.1% (USA)
88 Rogue Ales Mocha Porter 5.6% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales 4 Hop IPA 4.44% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales Paradise Pucker Sour Fruit Ale 6% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales Santa’s Private Reserve Cherry and Raspberry Belgian Dark Ale 7.8% (USA)
88 Rogue Ales XS Old Crustacean Barleywine 10.6% (USA)
89 Rogue Ales Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout 5.7% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Chocolate Stout 5.8% (USA)
86 Rogue Ales 2017 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout 14% (USA)
89 Rogue Ales Yellow Snow Pilsner 5.5% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales 6 Hop IPA 6.66% (USA)
95 Rogue Ales 7 Hop IPA 7.77% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales 8 Hop IPA 8.88% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Fresh Roast Brown Ale 5.7% (USA)
90 Rogue Ales Honey Kolsch 5.2% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Cold Brew IPA 7.5% (USA)
83 Rogue Ales 4 Hop Session IPA 4.44% (USA)
96 Rogue Ales 5 Hop Black IPA 5.55% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Straight Outta Newport...Oregon West Coast IPA 8.7% (USA)
87 Rogue Spirits Spruce Gin 45% (USA) $35.15.
88 Rogue Spirits Pink Spruce Gin 45% (USA) $35.15.
80 Rogue Spirits Hazelnut Rum 40% (USA) $.00.

Session IPA

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Session IPA's are lower alcohol, "sessionable" beers with a similar flavor profile and style as American style IPAs. They are deep gold to amber in color and usually fall below 5% in alcohol unlike their boozier counterparts, American style IPAs. They are characterized by floral and citrus hop aromas and a distinctive hop bitterness on the finish.