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Yellow Snow IPA - Rogue Ales

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very good

1,743 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,743
Reviews: 612
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 44
Gots: 103 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

blnktapes, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of BeerFiend2002
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Yuengling draft glass

A- Looks glorious. Pours a beautiful hazy golden amber body with almost three fingers of frothy white head that sticks around for quite a while and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S- Pungent/bitter grapefruit with hints of orange and sweet malt. Appetizing.

T- Hoppy up front with grapefruit and tart citrus notes. A light malt presence give it balance before it ends with a strong, but not overpowering hop bitterness that lingers.

M- Has a nice medium-light body to it with smooth juicy mouthfeel. Not quite as crisp as some of the other West Coast style IPAs.

O- This beer is a good quenching West Coast style IPA. Its not up there with the Sculpin or Bell's Two Hearted but it is definitely a better than average IPA and one well worth drinking again.

BeerFiend2002, Dec 23, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

kchannel9, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Telestic
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Telestic, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of sleded
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

sleded, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of NvMyBeer
3/5  rDev -20.4%

NvMyBeer, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of funkel81
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

funkel81, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of VikeMan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

VikeMan, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of dowen44
4/5  rDev +6.1%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of DerekP
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Among other info, the label on the bottle (22 oz) indicates 70 IBUs.

Appears amber with a touch of orange. Nearly opaque for the color. I admit I had a spill-over when pouring this lively brew. A fluffy, egg white head sits happily up top with lacing spots stuck to the glass.

Smell is herbal. Citrus hops as it warms. Aroma indicates the drinker is dealing with a serious beer (heat...be cautious). Creamy up front with a bitter, lingering finish. Sweet grapefruit shows up intermittently, finding its place in the middle and then disappearing, swept away with the wave of bittering hops.

The take away from this beer or the standout is definitely its remarkably cream feel. While certainly bitter (a quality that lingers), this brew satisfies; multidimensional in terms of its feel.

DerekP, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

beerman999999, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of chodinheaven
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A hazy yellow in color, pretty much opaque as it doesn't let any light through. Big three finger foamy white head builds on top and then takes a long time going away. Leaves behind distinctive rings of lacing. Mostly citrus hops in the aroma, but not very aromatically. A bit of bready malt, but overall that's about it.

Much more vibrant in the taste than in the smell. This beer has lots of alpha acids going on high, hitting 70 IBUs according to the bottle. This is a pretty bitter beer in all aspects of the flavor profile, including the aftertaste. That's only the first thing you notice because as you start drinking more, some very juicy citrusy flavors come out. Lemon and grapefruit are the biggest culprits, lending a nice background of citrus that explodes in the mouth. Not as intensly as the almost burnt bitter taste, which dominates, but enough to remind you that there is plenty of delicious beer under all those hops. The bready malt mostly stays away, but manages to add a bit of balance. Not much, mind you, but some. The mouthfeel is coarse with a dry finish and burnt bitter aftertaste that is very intense.

Not a bad beer. I am a hophead and really like the aggressive hops in this beer, but it leads to an almost burnt taste that is slightly off-putting. Not enough to keep me from enjoying it thoroughly, but it is there and keeps the whole experience a little off-balanced. But if you're in the mood for some hops, this is a pretty good beer to pick.

chodinheaven, Dec 19, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

jlogan7, Dec 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

xipho, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

calmstock, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of ReelBigwigFish
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Rogue Yellow Snow IPA, poured into a pint glass from a 12oz. bottle. This one has a cloudy golden-orange color with a foamy off-white head. There is a fair bit of sediment floating around too. Decent head retention and lots of soapy lacing around the glass. The aroma is of bitter citrus fruit and a good amount of sweet caramel malt. Almost balanced, but leaning towards the hoppier side of things.

The taste is of bitter citrus fruit, grapefruit really dominates with hints of pine resin. The pale malt tries to mix in but the dry bitterness of the Amarillo hops are really overpowering it. The finish is almost flavorless with nothing but bitterness riding over the taste buds. Medium bodied with a decent bite of carbonation.

Rogue Yellow Snow IPA is a real showcase for the Amarillo hop, which might hint at where the beer derived its name. If you're a hop head looking for a kick in the mouth, this is the beer for you! It's loaded with crushing hop bitterness (pretty intense for 70 IBU).

ReelBigwigFish, Dec 17, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First I have to say this is my first Rouge brew in some time, and damn was I pleasantly surprised. Pours bright cloudy orange with good lacing. Smell is tropical and citrus hops and citrus hops with a hint of spice perhaps. Taste is quite bitter for the 70 IBUs, with bright citrus hops, and not much of the malt backing. Maybe just a bit of breadiness, though. Really good for an impulse buy.

ChrisSimpson1968, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

tclapper, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

mptorpey, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of seanwhite
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was an average american IPA, nothing special, nothing terrible, just a hoppy ipa from Rogue.

A hazy pale amber color ale with a large long lasting white head.
S- It has a big citrus nose, with not malt aroma
T- This medium bodied IPA is bitter. It has a dry long lasting grapefruit finish with some woody notes.

Overall, this is not particularly my favorite IPA. It is average in many aspects, however, it I would recommend this IPA to those who enjoy a hoppier and bitter ale.

seanwhite, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

N1CK, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

brwnchrstpher, Dec 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

freduardo, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of aubuc1
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with no date that i can find.

Pours cloudy yellow with huge yellow tinged head.

Smell is a compact, citrus with some faint biscuit.

Taste is pretty forward, but not off putting. Bitterness isn't too intense, and citrus blends in. Not great, but pretty good.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall I think I expected more, but it might be better closer to the source.

aubuc1, Dec 16, 2011
Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 1,743 ratings.