XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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4.2/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 mL Bomber (Rogue has since switched over to 7 ounce bottles - which simply aren't a reasonable sample size, at least in my opinion). Pours very cloudy, making me wonder if the beer is bottle conditioned. Light orange amber with no real head but super-sticky lacing. I've been sitting on this for a while, somewhat by accident, as I picked it up and unintentionally cellared it for about six months. Despite my mistreatment, the beer still has a nice hop aroma. Perhaps we have the super-thick, really awesome ceramic bottle to thank for that. Flavor is really nice. There's a unique, tropical-mango fruit thing going on with the hop profile. There's also a lot of sweet caramel malt character as well. Mouthfeel is somewhat flat, medium to full bodied, and very sticky, almost like drinking hop syrup. The beer itself has aged well, surprisingly so, as the sweet caramel and lingering hop bitterness in the finish helps cover up the high ABV, though you do get hints of that in the finish. Overall a very solid and drinkable IIPA.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2011 23:17:55 | More by eclaycamp
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4.06/5 rDev -1.5%
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 1,130 ratings.