Yellow Snow IPA - Rogue Ales
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3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
Taken from beer notebook, had at Irish Pub.
A- murky, cloudy and golden. Good foamy white head with awesome lacing down the glass.
S- citrus and floral hops, earthy, typical good IPA smell.
T- citrus hops dominate with a bready undertone. Finishes bitter.
M- goes down silky smooth, carbonation is well balanced.
O- A solid IPA, goes down pretty easy, bitterness seems to have a bit more bite than usual at the end. A good option though.
01-07-2012 15:39:30 | More by Treyliff
3.1/5 rDev -17.8%
Poured into a pint glass.
3.0 A: Heavily hazed brownish yellow color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy off-white head. Much of the head fell quickly, while the last half finger stuck around a bit longer. Moderate amounts of nonuniform lacing.
3.5 S: Floral, earthy, and spicy hops abound. There's some yeastiness, but it doesn't manifest in much of a breadiness. Instead it's rather clean. Just a touch of neutral maltiness. Simple, but nice.
3.0 T: Earthy and mildly spicy hop flavor. Much more bready than the nose suggests and not nearly as clean from the yeastiness. Pretty much a standard IPA here with a moderate bitterness.
3.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A bit chewy from the yeast. Otherwise, fine here.
3.0 D: Pretty much just a standard, run of the mill IPA. Average.
01-03-2012 23:07:00 | More by DavoleBomb
3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
This beer arrived from the tap with a centimeter of foam above the copper colored brew. The aroma is a big dose of citrus and floral hops. Very little malt in the nose. This theme continues on the palate, however some malt does break through providing balance. The bitterness lingers long. Overall a very hop forward, but tasty, brew
12-31-2011 00:41:38 | More by BeardedBoffin
3.75/5 rDev -0.5%
West coast....serious hops...low malt profile. This one is a hop-centric, pine-laden, resin-full, west coast IPA. It's a straw colored, milky, yeast brew, with a serious head, lots of lace, and a lot of suspended yeast. The smell is all hops...earthy, herbal, citrus-peel smell. Bitter orange peel. The taste is similar. It's a solidly good flavor, full of hops and citrus, but little balance, and not much malt at all (maybe a tad in the back-tongue). The body has a firm presence. Good, but pigeonholed.
12-30-2011 02:41:43 | More by Suds
3.15/5 rDev -16.4%
A - Pours a medium orange color and easily a three fingered billowing head, the biggest head I've seen come off an IPA. There's also a massive amount of carbonation churning in the glass.
S - Aroma is pretty faint with a light crackery malt, pine, and grapefruit.
T - Similar to the nose with light crackery caramel malt underneath followed by some pine bite and finishes with a hefty wack of grapefruit and light lemon bitterness that lingers on for several minutes. Overall, the flavor is very mellow.
M - Thin body and a little too watery for my liking, finishes a little dry, and prickly carbonation on the tongue.
O - It's O.K., I'm glad I had the opportunity to try this but wouldn't buy it again.
12-28-2011 22:17:55 | More by jzeilinger
3/5 rDev -20.4%
My buddy & fellow beer dork recommended this one to me. Not a whole lot in the way of aroma. The taste was straight grapefruit to me: one of the more bitter IPAs I've tasted in a while. I didn't sense much of a malt backbone in this one. If you like bitter & citrusy, this will probably appeal to you. I think I'll enjoy this one more in a month. Based on the brewer & my friend's take on it, I was a bit disappointed.
12-28-2011 18:37:09 | More by ChiPool
3.88/5 rDev +2.9%
Thanks to my uncle Bob for hooking me up with a mixed sixer for Christmas. 12 ounce bottle. Pours leaving only a faint head, the beer is quite cloudy with apparently lots of yeast. Sort of a dark orange color. Aroma of piney, west coast hops, with a cookie-like malt sweetness in the balance. Interesting but a little too weak in the nose.
Light caramel malt is less sweet than the smell suggests. The hop bitterness is immense, and there is a nice bite overall. This isn't one of those resin-soaked, massively dry hopped type IPA's, it's just a nicely balanced, bitter little monster. The mouthfeel is nice, a medium body, with fairly sharp bubbles.
I had expected less from this IPA, so overall I was pleased. If they could add a little more aroma hop character, and clear up the appearance this one would rate much higher. Worth a try.
12-28-2011 05:49:17 | More by bennetj17
District of Columbia
4.22/5 rDev +11.9%
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.
12-28-2011 00:41:39 | More by Clydesdale
3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
Having this draft at the union brewhouse.
Appearance: Slight head, nice lacing, slightly hazy orange, and very few signs of carbonation.
Smell: citrus, grapefruit, and sweet bready malts.
Taste: all the scents blend well in the mouth. Slight bitterness in the end.
Mouthfeel: smooth, a little chewy, medium bodied, and medium carbonation.
Overall: not a bad IPA. Takes after the yellow snow effect that it loses its potency than a regular IPA. Mellow IPA IMO, but still good to drink.
12-27-2011 05:04:34 | More by Flounder57
Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
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