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Yellow Snow IPA - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 1,884
Reviews: 635
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 64
Gots: 193 | 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: 1,884 | Reviews: 635
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4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of chodinheaven
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ReelBigwigFish
3.61/5  rDev -4%
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).

Photo of ChrisSimpson1968
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of seanwhite
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of aubuc1
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of TexIndy
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650ml bomber into a PP pint glass. No date info but it's a winter seasonal so should be fresh. It was a hazy orange amber color with good carb streams. It had large, foamy white head that settled into a constant foam cap. Really good sheeting with lots sticking.

The aroma was good but not very strong. Citrus, piney hops and caramel malt. Good but weak. The taste was good with the hops kicking in from the start and building to a medium bitter finish. Some citrus and malt to offset but mostly a moderate bitter showcase. Not bad but lacking that oomph. Mouthfeel was medium with good carb and bitter aftertaste.

Overall, a good IPA but didn't really bowl me over and make want to have another. Not bad but just not re-memorable either. Avail here in TX. Rotation - glad to have tried it but too many other IPA's out there to re-visit. [N;O]

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3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed a pint of this at "The Library" in the south side during happy hour ($3.25)

A - Well my pour produced no head whatsoever but the color is a very attractive yellow with a slight orange tint.

S - Very strange maybe some slight pineapple or malt but really the smells are subdued. This might be because my pour was not very carbonated.

T - Ah that's more like it. I get some aggressive pine hops with citrus undertones that is semi balanced with a bread-gram cracker finish. The finish really isn't so balanced so it's kind of bitter but definitely not that bitter.

M - Light to medium but it wasn't really as good as it should be.

Overall I may have to find this again in the bottle and try this again but it was only a decent IPA with really nothing standing out. At least the price was right.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a bright and sunny, but very hazy orange color. Head was very foamy and lacy. The aroma was slight bitterness, with predominant citrus notes and a bit of caramel sweetness. Sticky sweetness on the taste, with some big bitter notes. Slight citrus hops here, but the big thing here is the bitterness throughout. The taste is a bit out of sync, and not wildly balanced. There's a not slick and oily feel to it, with a clean finish. It's fairly tasty, but a bit more balanced hoppiness to accompany the bitterness would be better.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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