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XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

205 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 205
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | 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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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft about a week ago at Mad Mex Robinson, appears a cloudy bronze amber hue with an off white thin beige head leaves even fine lacing around these Rogue JLS always seem a bit under carbonated, which I can deal with. Aroma seems a bit muted caramel malts sweet ripe plums and raisini qualities with mild alcohol and light pine/citrus hop combo presenting itself. Flavors really mix nicely with some seemingly soft refrained British malts that bring caramel and ripe fruit sweetness more fig, plum, and raisin glazed with alcohol and sugar, overall a moderate solid bitterness but not anything too extreme on hops for Rogue of course. Mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied the lighter carbonation allows the beer to sit on the palate with some resisual sugar stickiness noted. Drinkability always a pleasure to try Rogue small batches great brewery that keeps innovating, good stuff try it if you find it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2007 19:17:17 | More by WVbeergeek
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oberon

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Pizza Plant on Main tonight,poured into a goblet a clear amber/bronze with a thinner white head.Big fruity,gummy notes intertwines with resiny hop a passing alcohol presence as well shows itself,it was a joy to drink big malty profile that of juicy,gummy fruit with a hint of caramel sweetness melding into a resiny,piney hop finish that lingers.To me this is near strong ale category its big and malty with healthy dose of hops,me I loved it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2007 03:17:36 | More by oberon
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Rogue on tap, at Transit Pizza Plant. Yellow body with soapy head, and neutral aroma, though some alcohol present. Taste notes of yeast, wheat. Decent bitterness, but more on sweet side and on balance than another overhopped beer. Only knew the style after the fact. Another style bender. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2007 04:33:37 | More by Sammy
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Cresant

Kentucky

4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed a pint of this beer at Rich O's in New Albany, IN. Served at just the right temperature in an imperial pint tulip. Clear, mellow golden brown color. Minimal head left patches of fine lace on the sides of the glass. Looked just like an ESB should.

Smell was malty and floral. Perfume-y, but not over the top. Interesting.

Taste was fantastic.Well balanced. Like the aroma the taste was also perfume-y, in a good way. Very well hidden alcohol.

Mouthfeel was incredibly smooth, like glass. Moderately/mildy carbonated, again just like an ESB should be. I would love to have this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2007 15:16:06 | More by Cresant
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klewis

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Brewkettle, Strongsville, OH - 1/14/07

A: Pours a dark copper color. Little head, but plenty of lacing.

S: A very subtle smell with roasted malt aromas.

T: An example of a perfectly balanced bitter. A smooth maltiness is noted up front followed by a noticible but gentle bitterness. The 7.1 ABV is totally hidden.

M: Full-bodied, smooth, and creamy with a fine carbonation, this is one of the beer's best traits.

D: Dangerously drinkable. It's taste and it's mouthfeel make this a perfect candidate for session drinking, but watch out for the ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2007 13:01:45 | More by klewis
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XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter from Rogue Ales
88 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.