XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by Denali:
4.7/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap at The Moan and Dove in Amherst, MA.
The beer had almost no head - what was there was off white in color. The beer itself was an opaque brown exactly resembling Mott's apple juice. The aroma was of apples, pine, sweet malt, and of course hops.
The taste was extremely complex - sweet malt mixed with apples, and the bitterness of hops. The sweetness and bitter hops flavors alternated their dominance over the flavor timeline, creating an incredibly lively and tasty experience. The taste sometimes started and finsihed either sweet or bitter, while the middle was usually dominated by bitter hops. The apple flavor also poked its way through at varied times. The aftertaste was bitter. Most importantly, all of these flavors were quite tasty.
A real hoppy monster of a brew.
Serving type: on-tap
09-05-2004 19:44:27 | More by Denali
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3.93/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Opaque copper color with off-white head and excellent lacing.
S: Bread floral, citrus and pine aromas.
T: Balances nicely between biscuity malt flavors and piney hop notes.
M: Clean and refreshing big brew with dry finish.
O: Big flavorful Imperial IPA that is well-balanced.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 22:12:17 | More by Paincane
XS Imperial India Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
92 out of 100 based on 1,086 ratings.