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Yellow Snow IPA - Rogue Ales

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Yellow Snow IPAYellow Snow IPA

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1,885 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,885
Reviews: 636
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 64
Gots: 197 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Avryle on 07-26-2008

8 Ingredients:
Cara Foam, Melanoiden & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Amarillo & Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution Hops, Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.

70 IBU
76 AA
14º Lovibond
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Ratings: 1,885 | Reviews: 636
Reviews by Kitt:
Photo of Kitt
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep unfiltered golden color -- yellow snow? Not quite. A one finger frothy ivory head persisted with thick lacing.

Aroma of rich malts; citrus including apple, honey, and cinamon spice. Yet not overwhelming.

Taste: Although well carbonated, the taste is rather flat. Hops are only slightly bitter, but do linger nicely. Background malts are non-eclectic and weak.

mouthfeel is medium-bodied, smooth, and not oily as in some strong IPAs.

Drinkibility is good -- goes down smooth. Carbonation a bit strong especially considering the rather subdued taste.

Overall, a strong IPA (carbonation, ABV, good froth retention, strong citrus and lasting hop bite) but the malts and hops are rather subdued overall. The quality of this IPA has above-average written all over it, yet the flat taste is a let down.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint a hazed peach color with a very tight formed 1/2 finger white that stuck like glue to the glass as it settled into a creamy mass.Ahh the aromas of Amarillo hops,ya gotta love it,they seemed to peter out just a little though,quite citric with a bit of a leafy note in the nose.There is a bit of a sharpness in the mouth that never really mellows out completely.Flavors are good but not great,it seems the hops seem to not pack as big a punch as you might expect,citric notes seem to spread out instead of packing a big punch.Its pretty well hopped and flavorful,but it could have been better I think.

Photo of mojohawk21
2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

Photo of beerhunter13
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of vtbeerman
4.62/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Creamy and smooth with a big white head. Lots of lacing and sticky foam all down the glass. Fantastic Amarillo hop taste and aroma. What an American IPA should be. Nice malt backbone. I could drink this one all day long. Even at $5.75 for a 22 oz. I would buy it again.

Photo of TCHopCraver
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: This beers has a golden straw color and a two-finger head results from a medium pour into a standard pint glass. This head is foamy, yet light. I spy copious and excited carbonation bubbles.

S: It smells more like a standard APA than an IPA. There are some gentle citrus notes evident, with plenty of hearty bread aromas. I also detect some pear smells.

T: The taste is heavy on bread flavors that mix with a bitter, earthy hop finish. There are some citrus notes present, but in general it lacks in the powerful citrus punch that I really dig from an IPA.

M: The beer is pretty medium bodied for an IPA and has a satisfying bitter hop character on the finish.

D: This beer is pretty run of the mill as far as IPAs go. There are many others that I would choose over it and it really just didn't float my boat to India.

Photo of brownbeer
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- rusty, golden orange with a nice, pillowy off-white head.

S- My first thought is pine, with candied orange, pineapple, and grapefruit.

T&M- A quick shot of soft malt quickly transforms into fruity and piney hops, medium body finishes with a pronounced bitter hop kick.

I won't be breaking down any walls to try this again, but a very nice single IPA.

Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Marc33
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of EastBay_Nick
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this in the back of a store, who knows how long it had been there. What's not to like about the appearance of an IPA? In my pint glass the beer was a gold color with a thick white head that left abundant lacing. Aroma was a little weak, I could detect a floral aroma, and not much else. Primarily pine taste, tiny bit of citrus, and a nice lingering bitterness. Enjoyable beer.

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Beaver13
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is grassy resiny fruity hops with some astringent malt.

The flavor is sweet biscuity malts with floral resiny hops that linger in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA with good bitterness. Not quite the profiles I enjoy.

Photo of R_Kole
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of generallee
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint, 6oz bottle into a pint glass. The bottle has nice list of ingredients use including the malts and hops. The IBUs are listed at 70 but there is no ABV% or freshness date.

Appearance: The liquid is hazy and has a medium amber color with a tall three to four finger head on top. Its just off white in color and holds on well, slowly fading to a light covering that makes cool lace rings all the way down the glass.

Smell: Hops fill the nose with notes of lemon and lime citrus over herbal notes, green tobacco leaves and pale malt.

Taste: The solid medium to full body sports a spicy mix of citrus and dank herbal hops on a base of pale mildly sweet malt. It finishes with slow lingering hop bitterness. Carbonation is well balanced giving it a smooth yet lively feel.

Notes: Overall its s solid IPA.

Photo of Fcip78
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twenty-two oz bottle pours a hazy straw golden body with a tall and creamy almond hued head. Some attractive patchy lacing clings to the tasting glass.

Aroma opens with fruity esters of orange and grapefruit. Pine notes quickly emerge and compliment a toasty caramel maltiness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Creamy on the palate, with a solid carbonation.

Taste has a honey caramel malt sweetness that is balanced by a complex hop profile. Grapefruit and a hint of orange, join with pine and grassy notes to provide a sturdy bitterness. Malt is biscuity and bready at the same time, and is ample to balance. Pacman yeast twang is also picked up. Finishes slightly bitter.

A very good American IPA.

Photo of badmoon
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip from a growler.

A: Hazy orange. Consistent color throughout. Poured with about one finger of head with good lacing. The head faded quickly

S: The nose on this is lighter than I expected. It is of faint citrus...possibly some pineapple. Weak smell of pine.

T: The hops are prevalent here. There is also a bread-like quality. The hops stay with you to the end. This beer is different from most IPA's I've had.

M: Very "full" feel. This is not dry at all. Lightly carbonated which adds to the enjoyment.

D: Make no mistake, this is a big beer. I couldn't have more than one of these at a sitting.

Overall: I like it. It's different from most other IPA's I've tried. I would get it again but not in bomber form. That's too much beer to keep fresh after opening.

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle from a six pack, picked up at the LCBO.

Poured into a Bells nonic glass. Hazy honey-grapefruit colour, big billowing head of foam, great sheets of lacing. Nice looking IPA.

Nose is sweet malt, grapefruit, citrus hops, orange peel.

Good IPA, bitter, bold grapefruit notes, strong bittering hops to the finish that oddly enough ends up feeling quite dry. Not overly complex, but nice nonetheless.

Carbonation is a bit sharp, but the feel is dry and slightly creamy.

There's plenty of good IPAs to be had out there, and I don't feel that this one cracks into that upper echelon of 'must-haves', but it's quite good and I wouldn't mind it in the fridge.

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of GarrettB714
5/5  rDev +33%

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