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XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

XS Imperial India Pale AleXS Imperial India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,086 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1086
Reviews: 758
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.62%


Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alias: "I2PA"

6 Ingredients:
Malts: Two-row Pipkin Pale.
Hops: Saaz, Cascade & Northwest Golding.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

20º PLATO
74 IBU
75 AA
13º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2001)
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Reviews by deruiz10:
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deruiz10

California

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a flared stange glass.

A - Clear honey-colored pour with a hint of cloudiness, very little initial head fading to nothing but traces around the rim. Left delicate lacing.

S - Crisp, light smell. Very sweet and citrusy; hints of grapefruit and light hops, very warm but faint malts.

T - Very light and refreshing for an Imperial IPA, light and sweet malt with hints of citrus, finishes with mild and flowery hops and very little hop bite. Well done to be sure.

M - Also fairly light and watery, but substantial enough to be pleasant with fairly subdued carbonation.

D - A very refreshing brew, a perfect IPA for a warm day or when parched.

My perception of this beer may be slightly skewed given that the typical Imperial IPAs I have are of the Stone Ruination persuasion, so others may not find it quite as light on the hops as I do. Either way, I feel that this is a universally appreciable IPA, very well-balanced and refreshing. I find it particularly pleasing brew in that it doesn't try to be a ballsy, "not for the faint of heart" IPA and uses the hops as a tastefully mild finishing touch.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2009 05:23:16 | More by deruiz10
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XS Imperial India Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
92 out of 100 based on 1,086 ratings.