XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by Pooba001:
3.93/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from black ceramic Rouge XS bottle. Love that bottle. Appearance is a clear pale amber, would be fine for a Pale Ale, acceptable for a IPA, but its a little light for a double IPA. Smell is unexpectedly funky, almost belgian yeast funky. There's light grain aroma, and surprisingly little hop, some resin, citrus, earth. Hmm.
Taste isn't very double IPA (like smell). Flowery and citrus hops are here, so is light grain and malt. Its a tasty beer, I like it, but I'm realizing if I were to grade this relative to an IPA it would get a good rating, but it doesn't seem like a double IPA to me. Feels like a rare let down from Rogue.
Mouthfeel is ok, lighter that I like. Drinkability is great for a double IPA, as long as I don't keep waiting for a healthy dose of hops, I could drink this until I'm inebriated.
Serving type: bottle
10-03-2006 10:54:39 | More by Pooba001
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4.06/5 rDev -1.5%
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 1,130 ratings.