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XS Imperial India Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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XS Imperial India Pale AleXS Imperial India Pale Ale

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1,191 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,191
Reviews: 763
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 94
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2001

Alias: "I2PA"

6 Ingredients:
Malts: Two-row Pipkin Pale.
Hops: Saaz, Cascade & Northwest Golding.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

74 IBU
75 AA
13º Lovibond
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great IPA. Even though it does push the evelope I don't think it crosses the line. Powerfull Citrusy Hop character. Nice dense head, smooth body. Unfortunately the word is that it will not longer be bottled. Although I have not heard why it probably has to do with the price and or availability of the bottles. I am lucky enough to live not 10 miles from there Portland based pub and can get this beauty on tap (yes you should be jealous :-) ) Update: now in the 12oz bottle.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What better way to enjoy the New Year then with a 2IPA from Rogue. Poured out a very amazing golden straw with a firm white head which lingered through the entire brew. I have never seen a beer that looked so great and so perfect before.

I was expecting a lot more astringency in the hops for this brew, but I was surprised to find there were a lot more citrus and grapefruit aromas coming through. Lot's of grassy touches and a hint of wood aswell. Amazing.

I don't think this is as big as the Hercules DIPA on taste, but that is a good thing. This is amazingly well balanced between nice smooth malt characters and big citrusy, hop bite. There is very little of astringency in the finish, compared to the vicious Old Crusty. Fabulous brew.

Mouthfeel is quite light, and very creamy, which seems to be the norm in DIPA (I could be wrong of course). This is outstanding and very easy to drink while not being ridiculously over in ABV. Only gripe is the hefty price tag, but I will certaintly pay that again!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is hop heaven.
To this point in my journey of taste there are only two India Pale Ale's that I would purchase again. Rogue Imperial and Goose Island. Both go far beyond the norm in hop delivery, but Rogue truly out performs Goose Island overall.

It's like comparing an Elvis Presley impersonator to Elvis himself. It might be cheaper to rent the impersonator for the night, but you'll always yearn for the original.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours an orange copper color with about two fingers of head and nice head retention.

Aromas: Incredible hop scents with massive amounts of spices hints of nutmeg with dried fruit notes absolutley great.

Taste: Hops hops and more hops dried fruits spices and I did metnion hops wow what a brew.

Mouthfeel. Nicely crisp with a smooth finish and very drinkable oh yeah fasten your seatbelt.

Notes: My fellow BA's two words hop bomb wow fasten your seatbelt when you try this one. This one is a hophead's dream. Cheers.

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XS Imperial India Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
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