Beer reviews, beer places, beer science.
Home / All / 12 Beers for the New Year: Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

12 Beers for the New Year: Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

Day 7 brings Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA from Rogue Ales in Newport Oregon. And in case you aren’t familiar with Rogue, they make really good hoppy beers. I’ve always been a fan of their beer, and this particular beer has always been one of my favorites.

roguebeers

Why is this beer one of my favorites? 7 hops, that’s why! This beer does an excellent job of blending many different hops into a superior product.

From the Rogue Ales website:

This is John Maier’s secret recipe that blends all seven hops grown in the hopyard of Rogue Farms. It is a true taste of the terroir of the Wigrich Appellation, the oldest hops growing region in Oregon.

Here are the seven hops in this 7 Hop IPA: Rogue Farms Liberty, Newport, Revolution, Rebel, Independent, Freedom and Alluvial. And I’ll be honest, I’m not even remotely familiar with many of those strains. Nor should I be. A few of these strains are proprietary strains unique to Rogue Farms.

Here’s a picture of my Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA:

Rogue7Hop

Rogue Ales: Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA
ABV: 8.02%
Style: American IPA

Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA presents a great balance of hops and flavor. The bitterness of this beer is recorded at 90 IBU, which is pretty close to the predicted human threshold of 100-110 IBU. But I don’t feel that this beer is any more bitter than other lower IBU beers; a testament to the crafting of 7 Hop IPA.

Yes, there is bitterness, and yes there is lip smacking happening after a sip. But the complexity of the hop profile elevates this beer to the next level. The hops just keep hitting your palate in waves upon waves of hoppy goodness. The flavors are citrus, earthy, floral, woody, and pine; pretty much all the hop flavors you have come to expect from West Coast hops but with additional dimensions.

And what’s not to like about Rogue’s mission statement? Great words.

rogueabout

 

This is Day 7 of 12 Beers for the New Years. To see the other reviews, click here:
Day 6: Sixpoint Brewery: Global Warmer
Day 5: Upright Brewing Five
Day 4: Dark Horse 4 Elf
Day 3: Ommegang Three Philosophers
Day 2: Two Roads Road 2 Ruin
Day 1: Brooklyn Local 1

About Buffalo Beer Biochemist

Buffalo Beer Biochemist

Born and raised in Western New York. Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Professor of Microbiology and Chemistry. And lover of beer.

Check Also

Top 10 Moments from the 2016 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference

This past weekend, the Tampa Waterside Marriott hosted beer bloggers from around the country. Although …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *