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Yellow Snow IPA - Rogue Ales

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1,752 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,752
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 45
Gots: 106 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: Avryle on 07-26-2008)
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Photo of BeerCon5
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, cloudy yellow color with about one finger of fluffy white head.

The scent is of strong citrus and floral hops.

The taste is again of strong citrus, some notes of sweeter fruit maybe apple, also moderatley bitter floral hops.

Medium body, very smooth and dry feel, moderate carbonation.

I thought this was an above average IPA, very easy to drink. I wouldn't mind having this again.

BeerCon5, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of HopHeadAndy
4/5  rDev +6.4%

HopHeadAndy, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy light orange with a rocky 2.5 finger head. Excellent head retention and impressive lacing.

Smell is all hops. Some pine but mostly citrusy grapefruit, pineapple, and orange. No malt is detectable.

The flavor is grapefruit and pineapple from the hops before an overriding bitterness takes hold and lasts through the finish. Really nothing but bitterness after the initial hop flavors. Finishes quite dry.

Overall a great beer if you like hop bombs but not so much if balance is what you are looking for. A decent beer nonetheless.

rangerred, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of brewemstrong
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: A bit darker than I would expect "real" yellow snow to appear. Decent head that lingers. Steady rising carbonation and doesn't look watered down at all.

S: Lovely bread malt, oranges and grapefruit. Grassy hops and even some clover.

T: Hops and more hops. They cover just about everything except the grapefruit notes and bite all the way through. No sweetness

M: The beer never mellows on the tongue- super carbonated and hop bite doesn't allow it. Not an easy drink

O: Worth trying, but maybe just split a bottle in a tasting with a friend

brewemstrong, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of rusty3335
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

rusty3335, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of whatthehull
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


A - a very cloudy orange/yellow, 1/4 finger head and a slight lacing

S - Lots of bittersweet smelling hops, lots of garden flowers, some citrus, some wheat/grain notes, toasty malts, orange, slight grapefruit and lots of earth

T - WOW super bitter, orange rind, toasty malt, a big wheat like note, citrus, grapefruit, slight sugar, bitter, bitter and more bitter

M - Medium body, not at all balanced, not a lot of complexity, medium plus acidity and very long bitter finish

D/O - This is super fresh, some what refreshing and if you don't like bitter, stay the hell away! Not much going on here but still pretty nice. All hops for sure

Final Thought - $6 and only 6+% abv, this one is pretty good, not awesome

whatthehull, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of Kenai4
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Kenai4, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Zaphog, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Kitt
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Kitt, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of bsullivanuser
4/5  rDev +6.4%

bsullivanuser, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of dexterk1
4/5  rDev +6.4%

dexterk1, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of electtodefer
3/5  rDev -20.2%

electtodefer, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of HumanParaquat
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

HumanParaquat, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of 1p5v
3/5  rDev -20.2%

1p5v, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Fubar1453
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden honey color with two inches of thick foamy head, lots of nice lacing as well.

S: Not a whole lot here. Some pine and citrus, not strong at all.

T: Taste is totally opposite of the smell. It's an explosion of rich hops and grapefruit, hops stick at the end.

M: Extremely sticky, not refreshing at all, makes you thirsty from the dry pine and alcohol, not in a bad way however, typical of west-coast style IPAs.

O: A really nice IPA, a step below the Stone IPA but excellent. If a store I went to didn't have Stone, I wouldn't be unhappy going home with some of this.


Fubar1453, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Nerudamann
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – soft amber color, hazy, with about two fingers’ worth of frothy khaki-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell – mild but ever present hoppy aroma. Somewhat earthy or floral smell as well.

Taste – bitterness of the hops hits first, and then to some extent the taste of the hops. And then the bitterness follows through until the finish. Not much else in the taste that I can discern.

Mouthfeel - pretty well balanced overall, not too watery and not too creamy.

Overall – not a bad brew at all, but not terribly intriguing.

Nerudamann, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of doughanson78
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy pale yellow color. Fluffy two finger off white head with great retention and lacing.

S: Light floral and citrus. Touch of pineapple and tangerine.

T: Caramel upfront. Citrus, pineapple, grapefruit. Decent balance. Mild bitterness.

M: Medium light body. Medium carbonation. Little slick.

O: Decent IPA. Nothing special. Standard fare.

doughanson78, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of lilnicky068
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

lilnicky068, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of PhineasGage
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

PhineasGage, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of wildshire
4/5  rDev +6.4%

wildshire, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +6.4%

JeffTheJuice, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of Kuges
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Kuges, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of dandmc24
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

dandmc24, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

PEIhop, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of rogueleonardi
5/5  rDev +33%

rogueleonardi, Jan 25, 2012
Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
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