XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by jdklks:
3.88/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A- a cloudy amber-gold with LOTS of sediment streaking through the middle like fireworks falling and burning out. the head is white with little retention.
S- smells fruity and hoppy like an ipa should. however, there is a fair bit of malt in the smell which makes me think that the taste will be a bit more "balanced" than i like my DIPAs.
T- Tastes like an apricot mixed with a tangerine and an equal amount of hops and malt (though the hops come through more in the bitter end/aftertaste). The fruit flavors, especially the apricot, really dominate the whole of this beer, which could be good or bad depending on what i am looking for at the time. Right now, i am liking it pretty well (then again i havn't had a beer in two days, so...). can i give it a 4.25? no? i always round down, to be on the safe side.
M- two mishaps here: over-carbonation and lacking thickness.
I could drink a few more of these, but i certainly wouldn't want to over-do it.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2009 04:48:52 | More by jdklks
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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.