Yellow Snow IPA - Rogue Ales
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4.03/5 rDev +6.9%
This is a very interesting ipa. Very malty. I guess that makes sense being a winter ipa, but it is a nice balance with the citrus bite up front which mellows out to a nice light sweetness. I think you could guess what the color looks like. It's leaving nice lacing too. the head has dissipated from 2 finger to a 1/4 inch, but it seems to be staying now.
I will have this beer again in a heartbeat.
11-28-2011 22:19:36 | More by Whadawookie
3.58/5 rDev -5%
Hazy orange with a thick white head.
Smells of pungent citrus peel and faint caramelized brown sugar. Fairly strong malt presence offers nice balance
Taste contains more citrus with some lighter fruity notes. Solid malt presence again, with that striking signature Rogue bitterness.
11-28-2011 17:34:36 | More by TheMultiYeast
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
3.55/5 rDev -5.8%
Pours a hazy bright orange color with a massive foamy 2 finger white head that faded very slowly, leaving excellent sticky lacing and foamy rings as it went down. A nice foamy layer coated the top throughout the whole beer.
Smells of grapefruit and citrus hops up front, followed by orange peel, lemon zest, piney hops, sweet malt, grains, caramel and biscuit; about average for an IPA nose with real nice balance that let’s the citrus fruity notes lead the way with sweetness.
Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel or tangerine, lemon zest, piney hops/pine cones, sweet malt, roasted grains, caramel, biscuit, wheat bread, cracker, toffee, floral hops, grass, herbs and then a dry bitter finish. This brew starts out very citrusy, then malts and grains come through, and then piney and citrus hops end it with a sweet bitterness; I guess you could say that this is well balanced since the hop bitterness and herbal flavors keep it much more interesting than an English style IPA. After each swallow the herbs and spices show up and leave a peppery dryness that’s almost chalky. Not a hop bomb, but pretty tasty overall.
Mouthfeel is creamy and velvety smooth with a medium chewy body, light carbonation and a sweet aftertaste that's on the dry side and seems like grapefruit and caramel come through.
Not a session beer, but this is quite smooth and enjoyable; easy drinking, it’s a very good beer overall but just not an over the top American IPA since the malts play a significant part of the flavor and overall experience. Still a solid beer that I’d no doubt drink again.
11-27-2011 03:03:42 | More by CHickman
3.48/5 rDev -7.7%
Pours a murky almost blood orange with a nice two finger foamy head leaving lacing down the glass.
Smells of citrus hops with a touch of caramel malt.
Starts off with some citrus hops. A touch of maltiness in the middle and finishes a bit piney and slightly astringent. I remember liking this much more in the past. I'm wondering if it's an off bottle or if my taste have changed a lot since last time I had it.
Mouthfeel and carb were good.
Not as good as I remember, but still drinkable. This bottle may be a bit old considering where I purchased it from, so maybe I'll try to track down a fresher bottle again sometime.
11-27-2011 00:10:51 | More by jmarsh123
3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
22 oz. bottle, purchased locally @ $6.49, poured into tulip glass. No freshness date.
A: Very hazy yellow/gold, with substantial off-white head that falls slowly and leaves very little lacing.
S: Sweet and citric, with some pine plus toffee.
T: Very fruity, with a lot of citrus, esp. lemon & grapefruit. Bitterness grows gradually to a moderate level. Fairly complex.
M: Medium carbonation and medium body. Moderately creamy. Slight alcohol warming. Neutral-to-dry finish.
O: Quite balanced between sweet and bitter. An interesting IPA, worth trying.
11-26-2011 23:04:22 | More by bierbrauer
4.18/5 rDev +10.9%
Bottle poured into a regular pint glass.
A: Pours a very hazy straw orange color accompanied by a dense off white head with great lacing around the glass.
S: Nose is that citrus hops and the melanoiden malt is very apparent.
T: Upfront you get some nice citrus notes and a good malt sweetness and then towards the middle the sweetness starts to become less apparent and balances out from the very pleasant hop bitterness. Then in the end you get a smack to the palate of hop bitterness and citrus notes like orange and grapefruit.
M: Mouthfeel is quite nice very medium bodied and a nice medium carbonation. Right on point for an IPA
O: This is one beer that I truly wish was a year round beer instead of a seasonal. I find my self drinking this constantly every winter because it is a fantastic and not to mention extremely affordable IPA
11-24-2011 02:42:04 | More by rwmiscik
4/5 rDev +6.1%
Poured in to a "perfect pint". Nice, 3 finger, dense white head. Hazy, straw colored body. Good lacing.
Aroma had some great fruity hop characteristics. Some tropical and citrus notes as well. Light caramel and bready maltiness. Mild sweetness. Amarillo really comes through.
Taste had some mild fruitiness up front with a building bitterness in the finish. Very citrusy and fruity. Some light tropical hop flavor. Mild malt sweetness. Some light bready flavor. Nice lingering bitterness that is somewhat piney.
Mouthfeel was medium/light body, medium carb and a dry finish.
Overall it tastes like a good IPA. Good lingering bitterness with some nice hop flavor and mild malt backbone. Fruity hops were great.
11-24-2011 01:55:32 | More by riored4v
Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
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