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Integrity IPA - Rogue Ales

Integrity IPAIntegrity IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

56 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%


Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 06-07-2006)
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bignick

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ TPH 5/29/06. Served in a pint glass.

This is a nice IPA from Rogue. The smell is a little fruity and foreshadows the hop attack to come. It is very piney, almost abrasively so. I like the way that the pininess the the hops interact without creating a sticky mouthfeel. Overall, it is a very interesting and tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2006 04:27:40 | More by bignick
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I obtained this bottle from Kclingers Public House in Etters, PA along with several other 15th anniversary beers. I poured the bottle into a standard pint glass. The beer poured a bright and relatively clear golden color with a medium white head and very active bubbling action. The aroma is of floral hop bitterness mixed with a bit of citrus refreshment, lemony. The taste is very very bitter. I bit much for my normal taste but the taste is also balanced fairly well with some citrus notes. Overall I found this to be a bit more bitter than I expected but with a medium body it is pretty easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2006 01:48:42 | More by ggaughan
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Crosling

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Clear light peach, with a giant head of frothy and never ending foam. Pure Amarillo love in the aroma, with hints of biscuit powder, pancake batter, peach and lemon. Mildly bitter, phenomenal hop flavor with huge suggestions of mint and lemon and an adequete malt flavor and body. Nice feel on the palate. This is a very special beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2006 20:35:04 | More by Crosling
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beercollector

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured with a very big white head. Very frothy and lasting. It was cloudy light amber and sparkling. This was a live beer.

It had a light malt and yeast smell and big hop somewhat herbal.

This is clearly an IPA in the Rogue style. The hop bitterness starts out harsh and then moderates to the malt and alcohol. This beer cleans your mouth and wants you to come back for more.

This has a thick almost gritty mouthfeel and a lasting bitterness.

A good summer quencher to go with spicy BBQ.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2005 00:50:39 | More by beercollector
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GreenWBush

Oregon

4.93/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Driven from the brewery in coastal Oregon to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Almost didn't make it past Nevada.

After drinking this beer, I truly believe that John Maier and the genii at Rogue might have gotten their hands on some Three Floyds. I say this not because of the Amarillo connection, or striking similarities between this beer and Gumballhead, even with that beer's wheat malt. They just seem like spiritual kin.

Integrity IPA evacuates the bottle much like the Gumballhead; the yeastiness creates a vacuumingly white, meringuing head. The bubbles are abornally large and spacious but still manage leaving behind evidence of their presence. Color is TANG-y gold amber and beautifully marbled once the lace is in.

The nose is absolutely wonderous - fitting the color, the nose is purely grapefruit juice. Heady citrus notes of tangerine and apple peak through on repeated tastes and re-sniffs. The Amarillos are truly stealing the show here. The sweet, eclectic blend of malts brings forth images of Alpha King. Single-hopped ... but so widely infused with flavor.

On my first bomber of this beer, I felt like everything was Pac-man destroyed and uninspired. The hoppiness was good, but seemed excruciatingly bitter and lacking roundedness. When I primed my palate with a Dead Guy first, this beer seems like a wickedly juicy hop-bomb.

Clean as hell and forgetting basically about malty sensation, this isn't a one-beer beer. Go for a Dead Guy first (or something else rich and malty) and you'll be blown away. Otherwise this is just a decent, prematurely ripened IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2004 17:27:19 | More by GreenWBush
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donnebaby

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poofy big bubble head settled quickly and left flakiness behind. Unfiltered-looking orange body, with some particles in suspension. Could smell the fruity hops from a food away!--from my glass to my seat, they just reached out to grab me.

Taste was smooth and dry for an IPA and not nearly as big and fruity as the smell led me on to believe. Totally...mellow. Very fresh and uncomplicated.

Pretty high carbonation bubbles came down and bubbled away the taste--creamy mouthfeel. Dry bitterness remains.

Had an altogether unrefined feel to it, fresh, which I liked alot.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2004 17:08:06 | More by donnebaby
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass. The color is copper, with a thick, foamy white head with lacing. The smell is a strong hoppiness. The taste is very well hopped with the more assertive (but still delicious) Amarillos, with a good citrusy taste to it, and somehow remains balanced, and yet leaves just a light hop resin in the mouth. Mouthfeel is average. As for drinkability, this is a beer I'd probably drink several of!!

Wow....a fantastic single-hopped IPA. Amarillo isn't one of the C hops, but is just soo tasty and doesn't bash you over the head. Well, the Amarillo makes this a simply fantastic IPA, and maybe Rogue will come out with this one for good!

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2004 02:50:39 | More by beergeek279
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I know before I crack the crown on this special Anniversary IPA that I'm going to like it...the only hop is Amarillo...I like my amarillos. Let's pry this sucker and see for sure!
Gorgeous golden color, hazy, beneath a big, bristling, very active head, that assuredly settles down.
Aroma? Aw, there it is, the vibrant, fresh, very citric, very piney character I love in an IPA...it could go stronger and I'd be happy with that, but this is nice. Wonderfully dry, bracingly bitter, but well put-together. That really is the stuff for me, but I'll have to pry my nose away and take a taste...
Mmmmm! Big bitterness, bright citric/ tropical flavors, a buzzsaw on the palate, that mellows soon enough and leaves a pleasant tingle, after all.
Yum! I'm going to keep wanting to say that, so let's shelve and move on to other matters. Hops are hugely on top, body is medium, finish is long and fruity, and this card-carrying hophead is plenty satisfied. Pretty well-balanced, too, although that's coming from someone who loves the hop-heaviness. A curious blend of malt, too...""Beeston Stout, Chariot Pils, Melanoidin, & Cara Foam Malts"...what a menagerie! It works, though, and somehow delivers great taste and that bold, blistering bitterness we require in our big, fat IPAs.
I am very glad to have the opportunity to sample this bottling and would even urge Rogue to make it a regular offering! It would surely find a place in a rotation among my other favorite IPAs!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2004 08:51:39 | More by feloniousmonk
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to cupbeerman for bringing me this brew from KClinger's on the Harrisburg trip. Appearance: Orange cloudy amber hue large frothy head caramle toned leaves thick upfront lacing throughout my pint. Aroma: Pine and citrus galore, they consume the aromatics a very hoppy brew utilizing one of my favorite hops Amarillo the malt profile is there to balance somewhat but this is one hoppy IPA. Taste: Strong hop bitterness nice citrus hop bursts, Amarillo hops definitely apparent my type of aggresively hopped beer wish this would find it's way into regular rotation. The flavor was a bit one dimensional, but I loved it wish I could have licked out the inside of the bottle for more hop bitterness. Mouthfeel: Raw resinous mouthfeel where hop oils flow down the palate some sediment chunks with hop leaves are evident giving it a slightly viscous texture, medium bodied great carbonation no complaints. Drinkability: To me it was amazing, I love the hop profile it brought out my true hop head side I could have definitely sampled another bottle, damn good IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2004 19:46:10 | More by WVbeergeek
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ngandhi

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Integrity IPA is too fresh a beer. Not just a beer that's "too fresh," but an IPA -- I've lost my mind.

The Amarillo single-hopping is a bright idea -- small production hop that seems to be the lastest thing with beers like Gumballhead leading the way. It reminds people of Cascades, but it isn't quite so loud. A delicate hop with a clear relationship to the booming West coast pale ale scene, it's a way to reach new ground over a long-trodden path.

But as Amarillo is more delicate, it is also more dull than hops like Cascade and Centennial. It works well on its own, but needs a supporting cast for it is young and naive without the confidence to make it in this world.

Where am I getting this from? From tasting Integrity whose thin malt profile and Good Housekeeping award-worthy PacMan yeast leaves nothing but the Amarillos, confused in their bittering and flavor. From taste and smell, the light lemon tips us off to this relatively distinct hop, but the finish is of raw hop pellets. And once you've chewed on a hop for a while, it loses all of its flavor becoming not exactly bitter, but more piney and herbal than you'd expect. It's why we don't eat hops; the different varieties wouldn't be nearly as complex as they are with timed boil additions.

All we get here is a chewed-on hop, spit into the kettle and filtered out.

Relax, relax.
ng

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2004 22:40:53 | More by ngandhi
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francisweizen

Arizona

4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, The Rogue anniversary series is really hitting its stride now! An excellent cloudy golden with a huge frothy white cap of foam. The aromas are fresh floral hops, with citrus and pine notes in there as well. Wow, this beer smells so darn fresh that it is begging to be sampled! The taste delivers what one would expect from such an awesome aroma. The earthy, piney hops hit hard but the subtle biscuity malts provide just enough backbone to make this brew balanced, or as balanced as a brew from Rogue can get! The mouthfeel is sharp and creamy and the drinkability is amazingly good. This beer is quite reminiscent of Hop Wallop in many ways...and for that I give praise! Another excellent beer from the folks at Rogue Nation!

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2004 15:43:27 | More by francisweizen
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Thrasher

Oregon

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yes... oh yes. Rogue's anniversary series hits full stride after a couple recent stumbles. The bottle is dedicated thus: "To the many vendors who have stood with us over the last 15 years..." followed by a list of suppliers of both beer ingredients and beer paraphernalia. Hazy but sunny gold with very large head that lasts and lasts. Lather down the sides of the glass as it empties. Quite a lot of sediment in the bottom, which I gather is derived from this recipe's cask-conditioned origins. Fragrant hop bouquet of bright flower aromas and zesty citric hops. Malts are quite sweet, and admirably persistent in their caramel and bread crust flavors. Hops dominate, of course, with a heaping ton of grapefruit. Juicy, succulent, delectable. The sweetness and bitterness are both ample enough to provide great balance. Mouthfeel juicy from the hops, but there's a grainy quality (from the suspended yeast?) to provide friction. Aftertaste lingers with tart grapefruit and orange flavors; the tongue curls. I haven't been closely following each monthly beer release, but thanks to the recommendation of others I was able to make sure Integrity did not pass me by. This deserves a full time spot in Rogue's stable of beers, especially for the reason that, while Rogue make a large number of hoppy ales, they don't have a regular IPA that I can think of.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2004 01:09:09 | More by Thrasher
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freed

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Scott for picking up a bottle of this beauty. A 22oz with a really cool logo, even by Rogue's standards. Pours a very hazy golden with a very slight red hue to its core. The head is elegant; brilliant white with consistent lacing around the glass.

The aroma is stellar. The hop kiss is so bright and vivacious that its hard to say no. But you don't need to say no. The greenness isn't overpowering to the more dominant citrus and floral smells. But the whole gamut of hop aromas are covered.

The taste is a bit much for those who "don't like hops." Its wonderful. There's very little conflicting malt flavors, but they provide a firm base to the beer. The hop provides a brilliant fruit and spice flavor with an excellent, tongue-humping bitterness.

A single sip really starts the saliva glands flowing, begging for more bitterness to be applied. Yes, the tongue wants more. Much more.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2004 03:50:40 | More by freed
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Elemental

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: very nice color with a nice thin head. It is quite hazy from the yeast. great pale color.
Smell: Very grassy from the hops with a malty smell.
Taste: very nice taste with lots of hops that jump out at you from the start. its pretty bitter but wonderfully balanced with a nice malt content.
Overall a great beer that I wish was going to be around for awhile.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2004 03:17:16 | More by Elemental
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Billolick

New York

4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In a growler filled at N.Y.C.'s New Beer. Pours into a Belgian type tulip, just a few hours later. Clear, burnt copper, glowing amber, Initially soft and tiny bubble head, moderate retention showing and then just a tiny bubble sheen on the top and some super fine spotty lace left behind. Nose is of malt and bitter hop notes. Quite hoppy brew. Initial maltyness is quickly overtaken by a bitter, resiny hop assault. Being a hop fan, the overall impression is of a quite pleasant, hoppy AIPA, more high quality west coast style ale from the creative brewers of Rogue

Serving type: growler

12-07-2008 03:14:40 | More by Billolick
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tpd975

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy bright orange in color which is expected in an unfiltered brew. The tiniest of heads was noted along with very little spotty lace.

S: Sweet fruit and tons of floral notes. From fresh cut flowers to grass this one covers the floral spectrum.

T: A clean grassy floral flavor with a blast of nice sweet malt. Tinges of sweet fruits can be noted and believe it or not a touch of yeast.

M: Smooth and clean. Very crisp on the tongue.

D: I really enjoyed it. Enough to have two pints. One of Rogue's finest brews. Try it if you can find it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2008 17:53:12 | More by tpd975
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JDV

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Good medium honey amber pour with lasting white head. Smell is of big grassy, fruity, floral hops. Taste is grassy, hoppy, pretty bitter, and not as sweet malt or caramel backed as I prefer in IPAs, but this wasn't bad. Nice hoppy taste, a touch bland and feels like it needs something...Bit watery body too.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2008 21:51:05 | More by JDV
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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. on-tap at the Capital House in Richmond - brewed with 100% Amarillo hops and the menu declares it 6.2%. It arrives a clear copper, with low carbonation and a thin, khaki head that leaves nice lacing. Tropical and fruity in the nose, with sweet oranges dominating, but there are also earthy and caramelly notes. On the palate, the hops are quite bitter, tasting herbal and minty, with a touch of orange and pine flavors on top of toasted, biscuity, and caramel malts. Its medium body is quite dry, with medium carbonation, and imparting a long finish. Overall, it's a nice, West Coast IPA that is a treat on-tap.

Serving type: on-tap

12-25-2007 02:01:56 | More by mmmbeer
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KodyBrannon

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a hard beer for me to review. I didn't like the beer when I drank it at a local beer bar. But compared to the overall style, i guess it is ok. I'm not a big fan of the IPA, they are just too fruity to me. So I'm trying to review this based on style, not on personal preferance. Recieved it on tap, at the flying saucer, it was in a pint glass, with a golden color, with a 2 finger head. The smell was citrusy, with a hint of orange jumping out at you. The taste was very fruity, had a more citrus taste than I was expecting.T he Mouthfeel was light. All in all this was an ok beer for me. Just not my personal preference.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2007 20:03:55 | More by KodyBrannon
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MmmIPA

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Growler from State Line in Maryland.

One finger white head sits atop of a murky orange body that screams "IM A IPA...DRINK ME" Kick ass lacing that leaves rings as I drink my pint.

Very California citrusy,piney hop notes.

Citrus,piney hops leads to a small amount of malt.They may not have even put malt in this brew.Dank hop flavor attacks your palate.

Mouthfeel is heavenly and goes down pretty easy.

I like this stuff alot.Reallyeasy despite the abv. I will have again when I find it again.

Serving type: growler

09-16-2007 04:46:32 | More by MmmIPA
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed vom Fass at Barley's Taproom in Greenville, SC. Hazy and amber in appearance with a respectable, sticky head leaving a lingering lace throughout. Huge aroma notes of piney goodness and citrus punch. Smooth on the palate, this brew found the right mix of malt and hops here... The hops are the story, no question. Fantastic flavors of fresh off the vine citrus and hoppy, juicy goodness. A fantastic brew, and one I can only hope comes back around next year in the Lockerstock offerings...

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2007 17:53:28 | More by goindownsouth
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Clark's Ale House in Syracuse.

Order a half pint and it came in a wine glass looking a hazy orange with a thin, delicate white head. What stuck me about this beer was the incredible balance and smooth drinkability. Citrus and apricot hops still dominated enough to satisfy and hophead, but it could also appeal to the IPA-shy crowd. Quite tasty with a lingering aftertaste. Yummy.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2007 02:03:41 | More by tempest
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Sanctuary in Iowa City. These John's Locker Stock beers always keep me coming back. Great stuff through and through.

The beer pours to a nice orangish amber color with a mid-sized collar of white head. Retention is alright. Lacing could be better. Some carbonation apparent.

The smell is wonderful. Very grapefruity hops aroma with a bit of a lemon zest on the end. Fairly piney and resinous. Great malt profile in the background with a nice caramel flavor as well as just a hint of bready malt.

The taste is every bit as good as the nose suggests. I wouldn't have guessed it was 100% amarillo, though I can definitely taste a distinctive amarillo flavor, it just seems like there is also something rougher there, like chinook. Anyways, a great IPA. Nice and bitter, just like I like them, and not too grassy like many West Coast IPA's tend to be. The balance is skewed more to the hops, obviously, but it is just the type of balance I tend to enjoy in an IPA: has a great malt profile that isn't completely hidden by the hops, nor is it overly obtrusive.

The body is medium with a strong lingering bitterness. Crisp carbonation. Very good. Despite the fairly high alcohol content, I could drink this all night, as I demonstrated on my friend's recent 21st birthday.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2007 22:35:23 | More by neonbrown82
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sublimesipping

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A lockerstock session offering for those who are hopheads in the know, or lucky like me to try this wonderful offeriing. Color and glass lacing are enticing, beautiful amber color and the beer retains a wonderful head. The smell of grassy prairie hops- summit would say draws one in. first taste is to die for,beautiful hops, long finish, smooth though a bit waterery. the hops lingers in a smooth mellow burn affect. wonderfully balanced beer maybe too balanced so as to water down the effect. this, as with many rogue products scores high in drinkability and is an ultimate seesion beer. tasty and enjoyable and highly drinakable. A great and solid offering from rogue to those trained palates in the know..Is that yours or are you one of the enemy???

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2007 02:02:42 | More by sublimesipping
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Went into Barleys for Brooklyn launch, but as usual was abit early. Always looking to see what the new Lockerstock offering is, and was pumped to say the least to find out it was the integrity IPA! Being the die hard hop fan that I am, was looking forward to this to say the least. Poured a deep hazy amber with a big white, sticky head that had very nice retention and left a large gooey and dripping presence of lace down the side of the glass. This one looked like it meant business, and I was all about diving into it while chowing on my pizza for dinner.

Smell was awesome, rich juicy pine resin hops, with hints of orange, tangerine mixed in to add a subtle sweetness. Very strong smell, you could almost pick up the stickiness in the aroma alone. Very much a hop bomb waiting to go off, and I am not one for keeping it waiting any longer. Diving right in, first impression was hot damn, we have a winner! Super sticky and strong on the gums, with a pine hop you could chew. Very smooth delivery, not overly carbonated, but not syrup like either. Great mix of hops here, as the first thing you taste is a huge grapefruit or tangerine like bitter aroma, but it is the stick pine tar like feeling that stays with you. Great finish, so dry it make you pucker your lips. As it warmed there was a definate malt presence trying to break its way in, and the sweetness even in the beginning alluded to this, and it was very nicely done, balanced but a bomb none the less.

Overall I loved this and it was a great way to start my evening. It was exactly as I had hoped a gooey sticky, resin filled, IPA, that threatened to tear your lips off. Hats off to another fine offering from Rogue, I really love this series they put together, nothing ever seems to dissapoint, and this was never more evident. If its the hops you desire, and they have this on tap, go for it, it is definatly worth the price of admission!

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2007 01:14:12 | More by mikesgroove
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Integrity IPA from Rogue Ales
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