XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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4/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Pours out a beautiful golden orange color with a smallish white head. Aroma is intense, with a major blast of fruity hops coming through at first. Apricots and grapefruit aromas along with alcohol making itself known in the background. Slight bready maltiness detected as well. Taste starts off with some bicuity malt, then opens up with major citrousy hops and ALCOHOL, which is not masked too well here. There is a vodka type taste going on here with the alcohol, which detracts from an otherwise great tasting brew. Mouthfeel fairly clean, with no really stickyness as I had expected.
Drinkablity is good, but would be better if the alcohol could be masked better. Nice job from rogue on giving this a totally different hop taste than all there other ales, which seem to have a distinctly unique hop profile.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2004 00:16:18 | More by avylover
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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.