XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by BlindPig:
4.88/5 rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A- About a 1 1/2" white head on a cloudy rusty orange body.
S- Huge amount of grapefruit and other citrus hops. Alcohol and a sweet caramel body help balance it out. The hops just have a wonderful aroma. This may be one of the best beers I have smelt.
T- Of course hops are the main attraction here. A blend of pine, grass, and citrus male for a wonderful hop combination. Alcohol is pretty well hidden by all the hops and the caramel body is just enough so it's not over sweet and takes away from the hops. Light warming of alcohol in the back of throat and the dry pine bitterness lingers on the tongue with some citrus fruits as well.
M- This is the only flaw to the beer IMO. Just a little to thin on the body. If they made it just a tad bigger I think this beer would be amazing. The body just isn't there for these huge flavors. It has low smooth carbonation which fits the beer perfectly.
D- I think this is a wonderful beer and if I'm ever craving a DIPA I wouldn't mind spending $13 for this at all (of course it would be a all time drinker if it was cheaper but you can't complain).
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2007 03:56:40 | More by BlindPig
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4.06/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got a growler on the way out of Portland, bring it on the plane !
Light orange, clear IPA. Nice 1/2 inch white foamy head poured into my 10 barrel medium side snifter.
Mild bite from the IPA, nice mild grapefruit, hoppy flavor, very pleasant to drunk, even though it is over 9 %.
Mouthfeel seems 'bout right, a little malty goodness when you 'foam' it up in your mouth.
I would drink this every time at the airport, a nice find there , will probably add it in the cart now, from time to time. Drink it !
Serving type: growler
07-07-2014 00:02:26 | More by stouts4me
XS Imperial India Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
92 out of 100 based on 1,128 ratings.