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XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter - Rogue Ales

XS Imperial Younger's Special BitterXS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

202 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 202
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%


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

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
8 Ingredients:
Malts: 2-row pale and Crystal.
Hops: Willamette, Kent Golding
and Amarillo
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

17º PLATO
52 IBU
76 AA
35º Lovibond

(Beer added by: klewis on 01-15-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Douglas14:
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Douglas14

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4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just picked this up...I got lucky and found it hidden in the back of the beer store (thought I couldn't find this beer anymore). Love the ceramic bottles that Rogue has been doing. It pours a rich amber color with amazing clarity. Nice, thick, fluffy head, not much retention but leaves a lot of lace. It has a nice aroma, very floral and fresh. Awesome taste...nice subtle bitterness with perfectly balanced sweetness. Also a bit of floral flavors. I bet this would go great with spicy food. It has a nice mouthfeel; velvety and good carbonation. Awesome beer...glad I was able to drink it.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2007 23:42:28 | More by Douglas14
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XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter from Rogue Ales
88 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.