XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by jwff:
4.05/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5
One of the best looking beers I've ever seen. Orange fading to yellow body with that intensity I've usually only seen in Belgian Blonde ales. Extremely fine bubbles of carbonation with a tiny bit of yeast floating around. Smell is a generous blend of earthy and citric hops where you can smell the earthiness. Very raw smelling. Some malt sweetness and yeast round out the bill. A bit of booze also but the hops are center stage.
Hops are naturally the focus and Rogue chose a very complimenting mix. The citric blends well with the earthy rawness. I can't believe this is only 75 IBUs, because it feels like it packs just as much as a punch as higher IBU beers. English malts make a nice toasty background but when all is said and done this beer gets a little sweet. Amazing mouthfeel. Creamy and finely carbonated. This beer is kind of like a souped up version of Young's Special London Ale. Worth trying once.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2008 02:00:41 | More by jwff
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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
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