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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

1,082 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1082
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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merlin48

Kentucky

4.93/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally found a 12 oz bottle of this in Lexington, Ky, a couple weeks ago. This seems to be difficult to locate, and after sampling a bottle it's easy to see why.

Pours a sludgy orange body, with a two finger beige head that hangs around for a few minutes before draping the pint glass with impressive sheets of lace. Looks very impressive in the glass.

Aroma is complex, with a strong dose of caramel malt seducing the nose, at first whiff. Malt aroma is quickly brushed aside by a bigtime assault of citrus hops. Grapefruit and tangerine notes waste no time in taking over the aroma sensations. Wild rose florals make an appearance, as well. Fabulous aromas remind me of Key West, in early spring.

Mouthfeel impresses with creamy, coating hop resins that refuse to exert harshness. Carbonation is just right, and about medium on the scale.

Taste is exceptional. This would be one of the five ales that I would choose to take to a deserted island. The caramel malt here, is able to perservere through a dramatic assault of topnotch hops. Citrus, pine, and floral hops maintain an assertive presence all the way through, but there is a delicate caramel malt undertone that enables this to maintain an extraordinary balance.

Rogue has rolled out a supernatural experience with this 12PA. Can't wait to try one of these on tap or cask conditioned.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2004 04:53:13 | More by merlin48
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XS Imperial India Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
92 out of 100 based on 1,082 ratings.