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Yellow Snow IPA - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 1,885
Reviews: 636
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 64
Gots: 197 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Avryle on 07-26-2008

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
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Ratings: 1,885 | Reviews: 636
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4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Flounder57
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of shand
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint.

This one pours a nice hazy orange-yellow color with three fingers of huge, fluffy head that sticks around for quite some time. Aroma is of a solid citrus hop. The taste is, again, pretty damn solid. It's got a very strong citrus flavor, along with a nice lingering hop bitterness on the backend. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and just a little light, but has a lingering dryness that's rather pleasant. The drinkability is very good. Overall, a great IPA.

Photo of BB1313
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a gorgeous hazy bright orange, great fluffy whiet head that sticks around with sticky lacing. Phenomenal looking IPA! The aromas are more subtle and not as aggressive. I'm picking up some orange and pine. Maybe some fuggle hops? There's a breadiness to this one. Also a touch of caramel. The flavors pretty much match the nose. Very bitter and dry. Fruity, but not juicy. Once again, pretty dry. Mouthfeel is light, smooth, and creamy. Nice amount of carbonation. This is borderlining what I've come to expect from an English IPA.

I guess this isn't my favorite hop profile, but this one is well crafted and I'm sure will make people happy.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a 2" slightly yellowed head with long life. Hazy almost glowing yellow body. Smells of piney hops and citrus. Taste is predominately grapefruit from the hops. I'd call this a medium range IPA, cleary stronger hoppped than mainstream beers but not nearly the hoppiest I've had. I love the name and it matches the appearance well. Cool beer.

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a shaker pint glass at Durty Nellie's.

My second 12 Beers of Christmas beer. It pours a lightly cloudy straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises wheat, grapefruit zest, leek, and a light bit of (and this is straight from my notes) "stank". Yeah, noodle that one fer a while, boyo... The taste holds notes of greens, orange peel, pine, grapefruit rind, light leek, and mild caramel. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry-ish finish. Overall, an alright IPA, but nothing I really wanna have again. Things just seemed strange when it came to the hops (as though the varietals didn't mix quite right on my tongue...something like that...).

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of suncrust
2.83/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured from a "Yellow Snow" growler to a pint glass. A thick shiny cap rests atop a pale golden yellow body. Hazy brew with moderate lacing.

S - Aromas of chamomile, lemon honey tea and wet hay strike the nose amid a strong, bitter hop backbone. I get more biting floral hops than citrus. Smells rough and hostile.

T - Very bitter tasting brew, with bright, vibrant hop aggression. Mostly pine and floral hops with light citrus undertones hitting mid-palate. Decent graham cracker and pale malt foundation, but pretty weak overall... mostly just bitter hops.

Medium bodied brew and a bit hard to drink at times. Finish was almost too bitter and lingered far too long. Rough around the edges. Not terrible, but nothing special... might have to give this one another shot some other time. Never eaten any yellow snow... but maybe these characteristics really embody what yellow snow actually tastes like.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of BeerFiend2002
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
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