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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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(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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BlakeAM

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

11-01-2013 19:00:10 | More by BlakeAM
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jsf14

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-21-2013 01:22:38 | More by jsf14
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-07-2013 22:58:12 | More by ejimhof
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-29-2013 20:56:00 | More by WOLFGANG
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-23-2013 23:03:29 | More by jaxon53
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goblin7704

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-11-2013 22:08:08 | More by goblin7704
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-28-2013 00:29:36 | More by Falcone
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hurdjg

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-21-2013 14:04:42 | More by hurdjg
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jmilo64

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

04-12-2013 00:55:35 | More by jmilo64
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campfirebrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-04-2013 17:57:29 | More by campfirebrew
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.51/5  rDev -10.2%

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.

03-20-2013 03:03:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-10-2013 20:13:41 | More by spycow
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-21-2013 18:12:19 | More by chugamugofsud
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

01-31-2013 20:52:42 | More by ummswimmin
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-16-2013 02:17:18 | More by beerdhabelly
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elcrawl

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-15-2013 03:23:59 | More by elcrawl
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NickThePyro

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-24-2012 06:31:01 | More by NickThePyro
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adkieffer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-17-2012 23:46:05 | More by adkieffer
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Braz

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%

Got a 10oz bottle from specialty shop. Pours an amber deep reddish hue with minimal head. Fairly hazy.
Aromas of sweet caramel and dough, alcohol too.
Quite sweet and malty, caught me off guard. Good dose of bitterness too, but not as I expected. I think it’s probably quite bitter but the level of sweetness brings it back a bit. Lively carbonation.
Good medium body. Very good beer, just not what I expected.

12-13-2012 06:06:49 | More by Braz
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-07-2012 04:04:27 | More by let8it8grow
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csustar001

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-06-2012 23:42:41 | More by csustar001
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nickthetick

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%

A: pours a fairly clear copper hue, left the yeast out, with a thin head of maybe a quarter finger of dirty white head. The head dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing around the glass.

S: Yeasty and toasty right up front, like walking into a bakery full of fresh bread. It's followed in by soft and subtle hints of cherries, cedar and cranberries. Tartness is noticeable in the nose but there is a backbone of sweet caramel lingers in the nose.

T: The first sip was a little disappointing, a bit woody and there is certainly the caramel but the tartness and bitterness is a little toned back. I sense some of the cherry and maybe a bit of raisins. Still yeasty to say the least.

MF: A heavy beer, a tad chewy and a bit warm. Other than the warming sensation the alcohol is not that noticeable. It's not welled layered, as all the flavors kick the palate at once leaving you to think you've just been used for a quickie by a beer.

O: A good beer but I expected so much more out of a beer with that many letters and adverbs in its name in such a tiny bottle. Very open ended; it's in the bottle then the glass then after a sip your left thinking "hmm, now what?" Trim the ABV to 5.5 or 6% and you could have a great easy drinking flagship beer. But again, a good beer overall.

12-03-2012 03:41:30 | More by nickthetick
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chucksim

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

11-05-2012 18:16:44 | More by chucksim
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speak72

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-04-2012 16:04:17 | More by speak72
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-19-2012 21:25:28 | More by Jamesthebrit
XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter from Rogue Ales
88 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.