Yellow Snow IPA - Rogue Ales
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1.5/5 rDev -60.2%
Aggressive head forms atop the beer. 3+ fingers thick. Beer is slightly hazy and amber color. Honey color.. No visible carbonation. The head has good structure and nice retention.
My god, smells like lemonade. Strange... Lemon peel as a matter of fact.
Wow, this is a terrible beer. I am wondering who thought it was a good idea to make beer from the pith of lemon peel.. An unpleasant bitterness comes out of the shoot. Almost a medicinal lemon flavor comes through. Almost artificial. It reminds me of canned iced tea with artificial lemon flavor..
Mouth feel is pucker.
Drinkable? No... drain pour.
02-01-2009 21:49:05 | More by Reagan1984
2.08/5 rDev -44.8%
A - Pours a hazy golden amber with a rocky 2 finger white head that retains well. Nice blots of lacing.
S - Smells like an herbal evergreen forest with lots of floral ground cover. Some caramel malt and hints of astringent lemon as well as some dirty dish rag smell....maybe the yeast.
T - A train of herbal and evergreen hops creates a dry bitterness that scrapes your palate dry of everything. The caramel malt is mixed in but slowly shows up in the middle and progresses through to the aftertaste. Some doughy bread like characters try to come out. Finishes first like chewing on dry bitter herbs then switches to some bready flavors.
M - Light to medium.
This beer actually holds a special place in my heart. it was my first IPA back in I think 2001. I didn't care as much about beer as much back then but remember almost pouring it out. I had never thought of pouring any beer out before. I never forgot that name or that beer.
So I was excited to try it again after all these years and having more knowledge about IPA's.... It seemed to be as gross as the first time. There's a non-diluted medicine character about it that I just can't enjoy.
01-25-2011 00:54:05 | More by StaveHooks
2.1/5 rDev -44.3%
this is my first review, so please bear with me
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard 16oz glass.
The color was an orange-ish yellow-ish mix, with a slight head on top
The aroma was slightly citrusy, slightly hoppy
The taste was simply awful. Maybe I had a bad bottle or bad batch, but it tasted like straight stomach acid. I love IPAs, I adore them even. This is probably the worst one I've ever had. And its very rare for me to find a beer I do not like.
Made my mouth feel the way it does after you've been throwing up all night, and there's nothing left.
Overall, I finished it, because I leave no soldier behind, and I had to wash the taste out with a Flying Fish Exit 16 Wild Rice Double IPA.
Mom always told you not to eat the yellow snow, listen to her!
12-20-2012 16:14:39 | More by KevinGordon
District of Columbia
2.3/5 rDev -39%
From bomber to pint glass
A: Things don't start well, as the beer appears like cloudy horse piss in my glass. Little head retention, less then one finger, though there is some reasonable lacing around the glass as I move along.
S: It smells like processed hops. Imagine if McDonald's were to make an IPA - this would be it. Overdone. It smells dirty, yet there is very little going on at all. I'd rather a beer smell extremely over the top nasty then just blah, blah, boring.
T: You ever been sick, and somewhere right in the middle of the cold you start draining? That, my friends, is what Yellow Snow is to me. Yellow, sticky, infected mucus. Bitter, but not that good, hoppy bitterness I look for in my IPA's. There's is nary a faint trace of citrus, or anything else to get excited about. Unless you like an aftertaste of handsoap.
M: Thin, flabby mouthfeel. Soda-like forced carbonation is off-putting and kept me from returning to my pint glass often.
O: You can understand my dissapointment with this one, as it was a Christmas gift from my wife. I was really looking forward to it, and I'd made a point of telling her, "Look honey, I'm having a Christmas gift!"
To the point though, and simply put, this is not the best beer I've ever had. Everything about this beer just didn't do it for me in any way, shape or form. I've been on a hop binge these last few weeks, and I can tell you that this ranks near or at the bottom of a long line of IPA's, DIPA's, etc.
Like every other Rogue offering I've had, Yellow Snow was a dissapointment that I won't be returning to.
*Paired with a skirt steak burrito and fresh guacamole.
01-21-2011 20:34:09 | More by Rhettroactive
Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
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