XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by rjhaupt:
4.55/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Dark golden amber hues, perfect finger of head that retains nicely. Doesn't trace as well as I might like.
S - Wow! This is packed full of aroma. Heavy citrus smells, undertones of earthy pine and fresh rain. My word am I excited to taste this thing.
T - Only 75 IBU so the hop character is there but doesn't kill you. It's heavy with flavor, the malts are present the whole time but the hops dance on top and really are the showcase for the beer which is no surprise. More citrus than pine, but a heavier citrus than usual, oranges not lemon, not that either of those flavors are arcurate, just indiciative of the trend. Really happy with everything going on here, no ABV listed on the bottle either, but I'm sure it's up there.
M - A little harsh on the tongue but only slightly so. I expect an attack from a beer this aggressive so I don't' dock many points for it. Leaves the mouth very dry but sometimes that's just what you want.
D - As a man who loves his Imperial IPA's, I could drink this all day. Maybe not for everyone, but my mouth is my own and my own alone.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2010 04:11:42 | More by rjhaupt
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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.