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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,191 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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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.

20º PLATO
74 IBU
75 AA
13º Lovibond
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Ratings: 1,191 | Reviews: 763
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4.87/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer.

***This review will not follow the uber-technical, over-complicated review format that you are used to seeing.

Tastes incredible. If you like IPAs you will love this beer. No bite at all. Very smooth. That is out of the ordinary for a stronger IPA. If I had to compare it to something, I could not do so. I cannot think of another IPA, Imperial or otherwise, that is this smooth.

It hides the higher ABV well. Does not come across as having 9.5% ABV at all. I will certainly be looking for this beer again.

It is priced a little steep, but it is a "more for more" transaction - meaning it is worth the extra money.

Photo of gordongekko75
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psweendogg
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DemoniChris
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was a great IPA, a little on the high end for cost but I would buy again for sure

Photo of BIll_Currie
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CaptBreadbeard
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
4.86/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I wish this beer wasn't so expensive (perhaps cheaper bottling process would reduce the price) because I would drink it more often. Order it if you ever find it on draft.

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4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of FLima
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy amber color with a one finger bordering thick head with low to medium retention. No floating particles.
Nice, but light aroma of toasted and caramel malts, pine, tangerine and grapefruit. Not extraordinary, but not sure how old it is once it was bought in the US.
Nevertheless, its flavor is boldly hoppy with notes of grapefruit, pine, spices, tea leaves, dank herbal, floral and earthy hops, Rogue yeast, nectarines, wood and slightly toasted malts. Lots of bittering hops should have contributed to its 95 IBUs. Quite dry aftertaste with a long lasting, but not harsh bitterness.
Medium bordering full body with low carbonation. Alcohol of 9.5% abv is incredibly well hidden.
Nice DIPA, which is not overly sweet, boldly hoppy (95 IBUs) but still not aggressive. Flavor is quite pleasant with a good hop complexity (but without much depth) and nice balance. I easily drank the 750ml bottle, but carbonation could have been a tad stronger.
I would like to try it very fresh.

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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XS Imperial India Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
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