Rogue 7 Hop IPA

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7 Hop IPA

Rogue Brewing Company makes many great IPAs, and we tasted this one on Episode 19.  Their 7 Hop IPA is a decent example, particularly with 7 different types of hops!  This gives the beer a robust flavor profile that is hop forward.  Surprisingly though, the bitterness is kept at bay compared to other beers that have this hop profile.  It has some definitive malty characteristics, as you can see from the impressive head.  I would say this is a very standard IPA, that may be a bit forward in hop flavor/aroma, but the bitterness reminds both Nick and I of a session IPA.  Dylan and Scott both could drink it, but still not one of their favorites.

Joel Moser