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XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,128 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,128
Reviews: 759
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 75
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alias: "I2PA"

6 Ingredients:
Malts: Two-row Pipkin Pale.
Hops: Saaz, Cascade & Northwest Golding.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

20º PLATO
74 IBU
75 AA
13º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2001)
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49degrees

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4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In addition to tackling the Imperial Stout on a recent visit to Rogue’s newest brewery in Issaquah, Washington, I also has the opportunity to enjoy a glass of their Imperial India Pale Ale (AKA “I2PA”). Like their Stout, the I2PA is an exceptional offering that really satisfied this self-described hophead.

While this brew is extremely hoppy, it is considerably more refined in nature compared to some of the new “smack your face” bitter brews like Stone’s “Ruination” and the Dogfish Head “90 Minute IPA” it does dish up a rather abundant smack to the palette that’s sure to keep you wide awake while you enjoy every last drop.

For those who have enjoyed this brew from the bottle in the past, I was informed that they have recently upgraded their servings from the old 7oz bottles to a standard 12oz bottle. The Imperial Stout has also received this upgraded serving size.

On tap, the I2PA is a sight for sore eye and a real joy for the palette. It pours a deep golden color complete with a modest white foaming head and produces considerable glass lacing during the drink.

This ale delivers a hearty hop punch on the palette but with a very unique smelling citrus hit and an almost medicinal shot of alcohol in the overall aroma. Although there is a medicinal like alcohol shot on the most the alcohol doesn’t overwhelm the palette while drinking, despite being informed that this brew “carries enough alcohol to keep you warm at night.” {Note, there is no official abv listing for the I2PA)

This too is a very robust India Pale Ale complete with a hearty citrus hit, intense bitterness, and a nice sweet aftertaste that seems to blend exceptionally well with the inherent malt factor from its two-row Pipkin Pale malt. Thankfully this one also uses the popular Cascade and Northwest Golding hops which help send it over the edge (flavor wise).

If you’re a hophead or someone just looking for a unique high hopped beer experience, don’t miss the chance to try the I2PA.

[ STATS:>> SERVING: 10 oz. glass / ABV: unlisted / PRICE: $4.50 USD ]

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2003 18:19:53 | More by 49degrees
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XS Imperial India Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
92 out of 100 based on 1,128 ratings.