XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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4.53/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Had this beer during the Rouge Night at Barcade here in Brooklyn, NY. It was served in a 10oz. glass, and upon first look, it didn't seem to be anything all that special.
Then when I looked alittle more at it, I realized how thick it was, and how nicely the lace sat on the surface.
Sniffing at my gloriously overfilled goblet, I was taken aback. I homebrew so I often smell hop pellets that are just saturated in oil, and that's what this beer smelled like....just pure hoppy goodness.
First sip...thick, overpowering, hop...LOTS of hop, twing of bitterness that is just a little too strong, and then mellow malt flavor. Amazing. I was VERY happy with this beer and I am proud to say that I had to fight my girlfriend for sips from the glass as we were sharing during the 20 Rouge beer sampling session.
Very good beer, and hopefully I'll see it in the bottle one day.
Serving type: on-tap
10-06-2006 16:33:02 | More by Buildscharacter
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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 1,127 ratings.