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XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter - Rogue Ales

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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 207
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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)
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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Heymuttbird, Jul 02, 2014
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drinkAK, May 28, 2014
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agentorangebitter, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Griffith, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Mullinger1980, Jan 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

dandepoto, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DrunkinYogi, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

BillRoth, Dec 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

BlakeAM, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jsf14, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ejimhof, Sep 07, 2013
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WOLFGANG, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jaxon53, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

goblin7704, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Falcone, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

hurdjg, Apr 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

jmilo64, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

campfirebrew, Apr 04, 2013
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3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity and tea-like flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. There is a bit of an astringent and drying quality of the beer in the mouth with each sip. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but nothing too extreme or strong going on here. I'm not too sure why this particular beer is sold in the small 7 oz. bottle size.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

chugamugofsud, Feb 21, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I picked this up at a specialty store yesterday in a cute little bottle. I poured this into my tulip glass. There was about a finger of foam, but that died down to a halo really quickly. The lacing is minimal, but good looking. The coloring is a pretty deep shade of red.

I like the way the XS smells. I get a decent amount of hopping from this beer. There was also some good malt presence.

The flavor is very malt forward. The hopping is there, but the malt is the story with this one. I like the balance in all of this one. This is a good beer... Rogue did a good job with this ESB.

ummswimmin, Jan 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter from Rogue Ales
88 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.