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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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 1,129 ratings.