XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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3.9/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Beer #6 (of 13) from my beer purchase in Indiana.
Rogue I2PA pours a light copper color into my glass. Atop the moderately opaque liquid sits a 1/2", light tan head that quickly collapses down into a soapy head. Low carbonation and little lacing. The aroma is a mix of citrus and fruity hops and an alcohol-infused malty sweetness.
Initially, the taste of this beer is moderately hoppy, with citrus and fruit flavors. After a little bit, the sweet malt and alcohol shines though, providing a bold balance to a bold initial flavor. The mouthfeel is slightly dry, full, and acidic; finishes dry, crisp, and with a sour/dry/alcohol aftertaste.
Overall, this beer is surprisingly smooth and toned-down for a beer of its style and ABV; I didn't know what to expect when I opened this beer, but the particular combination this beer brings to the table wasn't quite what I had in mind. In any case, it's tasty enough, and worth checking out.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2005 05:07:13 | More by swid
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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.