Rogue Ales has recently added a new family member to its lineup of Rogue Farms grown IPAs. Previously Rogue has released 4 Hop IPA, 6 Hop IPA, 7 Hop IPA and 8 Hop IPA. Now to make this family a bit more complete Rogue introduces 5 Hop IPA. This new IPA is a bit of an outlier or black sheep if you will, as it is a black IPA or somewhat better known in these parts as a Cascadian Dark Ale. Later this month Rogue will officially launch both beers with a Rogue Hop Experience dinner in Portland and Newport.
“We wanted to put a twist on our hop family of IPAs, and feature not just the hops we grow but also the barley we grow, malt and roast ourselves,” said Rogue President Brett Joyce in a news release.
Rogue Brewmaster John Maier selected Rogue Farms proprietary Liberty, Yaquina, Freedom, Alluvial and Rebel hops to compliment the Risk and Dare malting barley from Rogue’s farm in Tygh Valley, Ore. The field guide-style illustrations on the bottle depict the hops inside.
Rogue 5 Hop IPA:
Style: Black IPA
Food Pairing: Beef, Spicy
Description: 5 Hop IPA features the incredible hop aromas and flavors of citrus and pine from five varieties of Rogue Farms hops, with the added bonus of a roasted malt finish.
11 Ingredients: Carafa, Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms McKercher Wheat; Rogue Farms Liberty, Yaquina, Freedom, Alluvial & Rebel Hops; Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.
The Rogue Hop Experience Dinner at Rogue Ales Distillery & Public House
Experience Rogue Hops at the Rogue Ales Distillery & Public House on NW Flanders in Portland, OR on Wednesday May 24th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. This ground-to-glass five-course pairing takes you through the eight varietals of hops grown at Rogue Farms hopyard with five distinct IPAs each paired with a dish to highlight the beer and food. Tickets are $35.00 each and can be purchased here. If you present your Rogue Nation ID upon arriving, you will receive a $6 Hopoe to put towards your next Rogue experience. This event is limited to 20 seats total.
4 Hop IPA // Tropical Prosciutto
Fresh mango slice wrapped in salted, cured ham.
5 Hop IPA // Black bread & Butter
Baked with molasses and 5 Hop IPA, served alongside salted, black garlic butter
6 Hop IPA // Spring Salad
Spring mix with strawberries, Rogue Creamery blue cheese, hazelnuts and 6 Hop IPA vinaigrette.
7 Hop IPA // Skirt Steak
Marinated in 7 Hop IPA, served with whipped cauliflower spiked with Rogue Farms grown chipotles.
8 Hop IPA // Gingersnap
Homemade 8 Hop IPA infused gingersnap topped with caramel whipped cream and candied ginger.
A similar Rogue Hop Experience Dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 31st at Rogue Ales Brewer’s On The Bay in Newport, OR. Tickets can be purchased here.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.