Yellow Snow IPA - Rogue Ales
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District of Columbia
4.22/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a lightly hazy orange color. The off-white head has a faint orange tint and a fairly dense, somewhat rocky texture. Retention is good, and wispy strands of sticky lacing cling to the glass nicely.
S: Bready and crackery notes up front, with some light caramel-drizzled character. Citric hops are prominent, with orange (rind, oil, and pith) standing out. A bit lemony as well, with some mild fruity esters in the background. Soft alcohol and mineral character is also present in the nose.
T: Sourdough and crackery malt flavor initially. Light caramel sweetness pops up, but doesn't stay long. Hop bitterness is strong and focused, fading gently into a long finish. Citric (mostly orange, with some light lemon) flavor is notable. A soft fruity and mineral flavor also persists into the finish, coupled with some modest alcohol bite.
M: Medium body. Carbonation is prickly and pleasant without going overboard. Aggressive hopping leads to a very dry, nearly bracing finish. A faint alcoholic warmth is also present.
D: This is a very enjoyable IPA, with a characteristically American citric hop personality. I enjoyed some of the secondary flavor characteristics, which to me included mineral and fruity (light tropical and orchard notes). Definitely more hoppy than balanced, but it's a welcome IPA from a reliable brewery.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2011 00:41:39 | More by Clydesdale
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