Yellow Snow IPA - Rogue Ales
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3.73/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
01-27-2010 23:06:35 | More by oberon
4.65/5 rDev +23.3%
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.
12-13-2008 22:28:59 | More by vtbeerman
3.48/5 rDev -7.7%
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.
04-30-2010 01:22:39 | More by TCHopCraver
3.93/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
11-19-2009 04:25:31 | More by brownbeer
3.93/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
12-07-2008 14:45:46 | More by lordofthewiens
3.6/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
11-28-2011 06:25:55 | More by Beaver13
3.93/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
02-14-2011 02:25:41 | More by generallee
4/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
04-18-2009 23:22:56 | More by merlin48
3.8/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
04-10-2009 02:49:55 | More by badmoon
3.63/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
12-23-2012 19:33:54 | More by JohnnyBarman
3.98/5 rDev +5.6%
Pours hazy, bright gold with a thick, one finger white head. Spotty lacing. Musky aroma of pepper, honey, hay, and dough. Not too much citrus, what there is of it is a candy-like orange/pineapple. Tart, bitter taste at first, but becomes sweeter as you drink. More of a Chinook/Noble hop taste; grassy, some pine, with a herbal bitterness. Sweet yeast and malt combo give make it a more gentle IPA. You get the bitterness, but it is surrounded by a bready sweetness. Leans more into the English IPA than the typical West Coast version from Rogue. Solid mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easiyl drinkable.
01-09-2009 18:14:56 | More by magictrokini
3.09/5 rDev -18%
This beer poured out from a bottle. It was golden in colour with a cloudy, orange hue to it. The beer had a very light nose to it. There wasn't much going on except for a slight aroma of hop. The taste, however, was very bold. It was clean upfront, transitioned into a citrus-hop taste, and concluded with a strong, bitter aftertaste.
Would I buy this beer again? Probably not.
01-17-2013 21:10:24 | More by NilocRellim
Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
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