XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by bort11:
4.25/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
7 oz bottle poured into a Schlafly tulip. The size of the bottle must have thrown me off, because the pour was a lot more gentle than it needed to be. I didn't get much of a head, and then only a thin film of lace floats on the surface. It reactivates fairly well with a swirl. Body color is a hazy apricot orange.
Smell has ripe mangoes, apricots and pineapple fruitiness. Pale malts show up after most of the aroma party has left. Taste has more of the piney hops bitterness of a DIPA, though the fruit sweetness keeps it in check. Alcohol flavors are also checked by the sweetness.
Mouthfeel is full, but not heavy. I don't feel weighed down by the body. The sweet and bitterness lightens things up. This is very easy to drink, which makes me grateful for the 7 oz serving. This was the perfect amount for what I wanted
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2010 02:43:10 | More by bort11
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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 1,124 ratings.