XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by brewandbbq:
4.5/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I've been lucky enough to be drinking these on a regular basis at my local,Strange brew tavern,had 2 last night.
This fine brew is nicely hazey and has a light color for such a big brew.
Nice light head that holds up well considering all the alcohol in it.
Big grassy,american hop aromas waft from the standard "shaker" pint glass. Very inticing,begging for a sip.
Juicy, hop juice like flavor followed by big alcohol. Not hot alcohol,but pretty smooth,not even warming in the throat,the hops cover it up well.Lots of hop flavor without a ton of bitterness. Fresh dry hopped character. Slight malt character,mostly just big fruity esters and citrusy hops and alcohol. Mouthfeel and body relatively thin for such a huge beer,well attenuated and pretty crisp,allowing for more than one pint to be consumed.
One of Rogues best,come to Manchester and drink 'em for less than in the bottle. Followed this one with a SN Celebration, and it seemed tame. Note to self: drink the SN first!
Note to reader: beware of multiple I2PA's!
Serving type: on-tap
04-25-2004 13:53:09 | More by brewandbbq
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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.