XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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3.58/5 rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
2010 vintage. 7 oz bottle into a tulip glass.
A - Pours a hazy burnt orange color with some solid chunks and floaties. Two fingers of off white foam which settles into a thin cap. Decent amount of lacing.
S - Very similar to an aged 120 minute, rich caramel malt, faded piney hops, honey, and light citrus. Very sweet and rich. I am a huge fan of this aroma profile.
T - And....faded. Surprisingly dull and boring. Faint caramel and pine washed away with a watery like effect. Its not bad or offensive, just very tame. The alcohol is present, but luckily its not super high. Mouth feel is rich and creamy.
O - I was pretty excited by the aroma, but the flavor was a bit of a let down. Dull, boring, tame, lacking....choose your own adjective but this was just a huge letdown in the taste department. All in all, I'm glad I finally tried this when it was marked down, but I can't imagine paying full price for this little bottle of boredom.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2013 06:17:52 | More by davey101
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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.