Dry Hopped Saint Rogue Red Ale by Rogue Ales

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Any beer bold enough to put “Dry Hopped” in big capital letters on its label better come through on that promise, and Saint Rogue Red does not disappoint.

Dry Hopped St. Rogue Red

Dry Hopped St. Rogue Red

Bend Wild – Beer Scoring Scale
Maximum
Nose/Appearance
35
34
Body/Flavor
40
35
Finish/Mouthfeel
15
13
Overall Drinkability
10
9
Total Score
100
91

Nose/Appearance: A dark auburn ale that pours with a dense tannish head.  Not surprising for a dry hopped beer, Saint Rogue Red has a muscular and spicy hop nose, typical of Centennial, Chinook, and Williamette hops.

Body/Flavor: A flavorful, meaty malt backbone that balances the hop profile nicely, but doesn’t necessarily excel.

Finish/Mouthfeel: Sometimes slightly thin and sometimes slightly tinnish, Saint Rogue Red doesn’t finish quite as strongly as some other great red ales from the Pacific Northwest.

Overall Drinkability: Despite our nit-picking, we actually think this is one of the best red ales available anywhere in the United States.

Celebrity Likeness: This beer reminds us of Jessica Simpson. Stunning appearance (aroma?) but it/she lacks something in terms of depth and complexity.

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