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Yellow Snow IPA - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 1,661
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 42
Gots: 84 | FT: 1
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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.

15º PLATO
70 IBU
76 AA
14º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Avryle on 07-26-2008)
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ThoughtPolice

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks purty. Cloudy orange-straw with a lacy, sticky head that starts at 2-fingers and lingers are a 1/2 finger for the duration.

Aroma: Glorious, you can smell the bitterness, and some all around (pine-citrus-floral) hoppy aroma. Sweetness comes through, too, signaling what might become a well balanced beer.

Taste: Seemed way too bitter at first, with nothing else showing almost, but mellowed as I got used to it and it warmed. Hop flavor mostly dominated by bitterness, but there's some citrus in there, too. Tastes mildly sweet, but I can't really distinguish the particulars of the malt profile.

Mouthfeel: WOA this is bitter. And it lingers for a while. Sticky lips with this beer, which is nice with this style.

Drinkability: This beer, to me anyway, is surprisingly drinkable for it's bitter qualities. I will put this deuce-deuce down with ease. Probably wouldn't go for much more than that.

Overall:
This is a damn tasty beer and well worth trying, especially for the bitter hop heads. I think I'm going to grab another one to hold onto for a while to see how the flavors mellow.
And btw, what the hell is the ABV here, I am feeling aaalright.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 21:05:02 | More by ThoughtPolice
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pouts a hazy orangish/yellow color with a small white head and some spotty lacing.

S: Ample amounts of pine, lemon, orange and tangerine.

T: Lot of pine hops up front, with some toast in the middle finishing up with more pine/citrus hops.

M: Leaves a dry and bitter finish on the palate.

D: A lower ABV allows more than one in a sitting, a really nice IPA offering.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2009 20:30:56 | More by IronCitySteve
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nms1987

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy amber/bronze. Orange looking. Nice foamy head.

Great, fresh nose. Citric hops.

What a delicous beer. Apricot and grapefruit goodness all over the palate, with just a splash of malt at the end. Good, fairly crisp carbonation. Resin-y, oil-y hoppy finish.

Very flavorful, I could drink this all night

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 06:19:57 | More by nms1987
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camcroteau

South Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was very impressed with the flavor of this beer. It is very powerful and Delicious all around. I choose this IPA to try because it was from rogue. I cant say i like all of their beers but the yellow snow is done right. Crack open your bottle and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 03:41:49 | More by camcroteau
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Josievan

Iowa

4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The stuff really is the color of yellow snow. If piss was carbonated, I'd have half a mind to think I was handed a glass from someone playing a dirty joke on me. Someone rather dehydrated, that is. There is a decent head and ample clingy lacing.

Smell: Aroma is very hop-dominant.

Taste: Hoppy and bitter, but more in an APA way than an IPA way, if that makes any sense. The waitress described this as a less hoppy IPA. I'd say it's more just a differently hopped IPA. There's no doubt the beer is quite bitter, but not as much as you might expect, especially since I find almost all Rogue beers to be pretty bitter. There is a juiciness and flavor to the hops that nicely balance the bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Not a lot to say. Body is on the lighter side with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Good drinkability for an IPA. Despite the bitterness, I could have a couple.

Notes: The name for this beer is quite apt. Somehow it manages to actually taste like you would think yellow snow would taste, but it a good way! Confused? Try it and you'll see!

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2009 23:40:24 | More by Josievan
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plaid75

New York

4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the Rogue Ale House, Portland, Oregon.

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a peppery and herbal hop barrage.

The taste consisted of a super spicy and herbal hop with a nice grainy malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a residual hop spice.

Overall a very good hop bomb with a user friendly ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2009 23:30:44 | More by plaid75
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap @ Fat Head's, 16oz served in a pint glass

A - bright gold color, crystal clear. smallish head, but a thin layer of foam sticks to the glass all the way down.

S - hops all around, most notably crispy pine with some subtle floral and citrus. lemon and citrus notes as well, and a very faint bready malt underneath it all.

T - pleasantly caught me by surprise. spicy piney hops, other hoppy tendencies present. sharp bitter bite at the back of the tongue. boldly bittering, but plenty of character to round it out. loved it.

M - quite a bit of carbonation, which helps the bitterness and delivers the other flavors to the right spots. just a bit thin on the body, needs either a touch more or a bit more oily feel.

D - ordered this on a whim and was quite surprised. went down quite easily and a good pairing with some fresh chips and honey mustard. might be my favorite Rogue beer so far.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2009 05:24:31 | More by Stigs
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hustlesworth

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

out of a 5L mini keg.

A- pours a hazed dirty golden amber, yeah piss color, with a thick dense stiff off white head that becomes extremely wrinkly and hoppy looking as it settles and leaves some excellent ring of laces as well.

S- intense and unmistakable amarillo nose. lemon, tangerine, pine, and white grapefruit go crazy here. so far this is a fine way to put the spotlight on amarillo aromatics. reminds me of mojo IPA. behind the huge hops are sweet caramel and toasty malt aromas, some dry white wine notes, white grape, passion fruit, leather, strong tea, reefer, and cut grass.

T- strong lingering hop flavor and bitterness, less fruity and more herbal and vinous than the smell. piney and resinous, with some serious white lily floral flavors in the background. some sweet and toasty grain flavors play just enough of a supporting role to keep the hops from demolishing any hope of a balance. leather, tea, chardonnay, etc. are transitioned nicely to the palate creating a seamless junction of aroma and taste with a resinous herbal dryness replacing the big citrus fruitiness of the nose. finishes hoppy and bitter with just a touch of malt sweetness and whole grain bread to carry things along.

MF- astringent, resinous, oily, and sticky, just short of what could be deemed an imperial/double. in fact, with all other aspects of this brew, that's what i might have guessed it to be. medium carbonation hides a fuller than medium body and lightens things up a bit. hop oils resdily adhere to the cheeks and show no signs of letting go.

D- much better out of this mini keg/giant can than i remember it being out of a bottle a few months back. big on flavor but tame abv make this an ipa i could spend the night with. a huge hit among the hop heads in my bar.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2009 08:03:09 | More by hustlesworth
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Pinto21

Arizona

4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: yellow, just like the snow I made yellow outside. Well not really, but it was a golden yellow and more pleasent than my yellow snow cones. Big white head and good lacing.

S: Amarillo hops through and through. Nice citrus hops.

T: Amarillo assualt. Sweet pale malts and bitter hops, the sweet bitter battle goes slightly to the hops. The taste is all amarillo though. Citrus and some pine.

M,D: Oily mouth, but very drinkable. Feels like a nice IPA, and no trace of alcohol. Could drink this brew all day.

Very tasty and great beer to highlight the amarillo.

Edit:
My buddy had another bottle he brought to share with me on day. His bottle must have been old, since it tasted nothing like this and was just bland and unpleasant. It ended up going down the drain. Be warned! IT'S GOT TO BE REALLY FRESH. We bought the bottles from around the same time but his must have been sitting longer.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2009 00:57:12 | More by Pinto21
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MetalHopHead6

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rogue Yellow Snow IPA poured light gold, like a pilsner, with a massive pillowy head. It left perfect rings of lace from the top to the bottom of the glass. The color was too light; however, the head and lace were remarkable.

The smell and taste were loaded with citrus. It was crisp and delicious. It was aggressive, with loads of hops and a thick, bitter feel. It was an easy pleasurable refreshing drink.

After, appropriately, four hours of digging out of a blizzard, Yellow Snow IPA was a great experience: relaxing, flavorful, and thirst-quenching. This is a great IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2009 19:49:52 | More by MetalHopHead6
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WalterSobchak

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-yellow with a rich one finger head, serious lacing and good retention.

Strong citrus notes with a light roasted malt and corn(?) background. Maybe a bit earthy smelling.

Grapefruit/citrus coats the top of my mouth with very nice transition into malts. Hops lingers and interacts with the citrus notes.

Solid carbonation. Acidic on the tongue and overall seems pretty dry.

I like this one...seems as if it would be versatile with foods and a good drinker any time of the year. Definitely enjoy it now but I'm putting a few of these in the cellar until the early summer.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2009 19:13:19 | More by WalterSobchak
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rootbeerman

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours dark yellow, half finger head when it was brought to me, half finger white head that has fairly nice lacing
S: grapefruit and hops, light roast malt.
T: grapefruit like citrus, nice hop bitterness, with light malt sweetness, citrusy aftertaste
M: medium body, crisp carbonation
D: easy, want to steal the other part of the bomber from the person im sharing with

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2009 03:09:58 | More by rootbeerman
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Reinheitsgebot71

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the latest in a fine string of Rouge products to grace the shelves of our beloved LCBO.

It pours a thick, creamy off white head with some excellent retention. The beer itself is an hazy attractive golden orange.

A fine hop heavy aroma rises through the nostrils. Floral, pine hop aromas first greet the nose. Lovely fruity esters of peach and apricot are rounded out by warm honey caramel malt notes.

The taste is sweet and bitter together at first with each separating and clashing throughout the drink. Pleasant light hop spiciness adds complexity fading to a more herbal resinous feel; thyme and green pinecone. Some fruity taste again mirroring the scent, peaches. A malt biscuit flavour with some caramel sweetness adds good balance. The bitterness lingers for a good while providing a Christ finish.
The body is fine, pleasingly viscous yet smooth despite the high IBU of the beer.

Another fine brew from Rouge though I don't find this one dissimilar to the bitter bastard we had up here in months past.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2009 18:27:04 | More by Reinheitsgebot71
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nickfl

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Two fingers of just slightly off-white head on top of a hazy, copper colored body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice, thick lace.

S - An aroma of bready malt and caramel with some toffee. Pine hops work well with the malt and reveal some light orange and grapefruit notes as well.

T - Resinous pine hops up front with moderate bitterness and lots of moderately dark malt. Toffee and caramel notes compete with the velvety pine hops and increasing bitterness through the middle. Finishes bready with mild pine hop flavor and strong grapefruit-like bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.

D - This is a classic west coast IPA. It has more of an emphasis on bitterness than some of the more recent contributions to the style that rely on fruity hop flavors. While I generally prefer hop flavor to excessive bitterness, Yellow Snow doesn't quite go over the top on the bitterness and I can appreciate its appeal as well as the nice pine aroma. The thick, bready malt really helps to balance out the strong bitterness and allows the pleasant, grapefruit quality to assert itself. Worth trying, but there are other, commonly available IPAs that I would stock my fridge with before this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2009 06:11:04 | More by nickfl
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a pale, hazy orange with a 2 finger, foamy dull white head that displayed very good retention. The lacing was thick and near full coating, while the head lapsed to isolated islands of foamy deposits sitting on top. Visible effervesce was medium composed of broken streams of micro bubbles rising at a moderate rate.

S: The nose was fresh citrus juice of oranges with a splash of wet lemons. A mixed tropical fruitiness of raw pineapples and starfruit are also well represented here. There is a moderate scent of sweet pale grains but is the fresh lemony hopping and spicy affair that takes center stage.

T: The flavor was much like the aroma opening with a spicy hopping and fruity flair of dry tropical fruit (starfruit and pineapple). The flavor then proceeds to a strong dry citrusy hopping in the middle of the palate that was certainly tongue grabbing. The bitterness lingered on leaving a dry flowery hopping with flashes of grapefruit rounding things out.

M: pretty sharp at the start and lively with a good deal of effervesce quickly swelling up to a good creaminess. The swallow finds a dry flowery coating on the tongue.

D: enjoyable, fairly good per style. The hopping gets progressively stronger the deeper you divulge into this drink. Dry, flowery hops continue to smoother the tongue making this hop worthy of ipa standards that wont disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 23:28:15 | More by beerthulhu
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber gold colour. Not much head on it, but the Local Taphouse does occasionally serve their beers that way. Lacing is excellent though, implying to me that the head would generally be pretty nice, and the film that is there stays pretty consistent. Colour is a little lacklustre, not particularly bright and vibrant, but looks good overall.

Nose is redolent with wonderful west coast hop notes. Floral rosewater, some citrus, a little vanilla orchid and tropical fruit. It's certainly more along the floral sweet lines than the fruity sweet. It's not overpowering, just very pleasant.

Taste is so classic. Big notes of floral hoppiness, and a big citrus rind finish lending some clean bitterness on the back. Some slight butterscotch creeping in later, but it's subtle and forgivable. Really not riproaringly bitter, but very smooth. Mouthfeel is slick.

A very drinkable and very classic US IPA. It's not extreme, and it doesn't have a huge amount of complexity, but what it does have is a really pleasant flavour profile which means it's easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2009 23:18:26 | More by lacqueredmouse
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Local Taphouse Darlinghurst.

Pours an orange-tinged brown colour with fair amount of haze in it, very translucent with a medium thick beige head. Lace is delectable, speckly and sticky. Head could retain better, but otherwise looks like an exemplary IPA.

Lots of floral hops on the nose, very West Coast aroma with steamed pudding, apricot and pineapple esters. Perhaps the slightest bit heavy on the hops, they knock off the sweetness with a touch of the phenolic and smells slightly overwhelming. But I'm not complaining much.

Taste is very hoppy indeed. Lots of floral characters on the front, a bit of rose as well as some nice pineapple flavour. Hop bitterness kicks in very early, strongly and lasts considerably. Quite metallic with a big kiss of copper on there and a lot of nice earthy phenols. Aggressive yes, but tempered well; they trail off nicely, not leaving much of a hang, just a slight linger of medicinal bitterness. Tasty drop.

Mouthfeel is the badger in this particular diamond mine though - quite harsh, with over-carbonation. Needs some smoothing out, but a goodly amount of body.

Doesn't detract much though from a very tasty, thirst-quenching beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2009 22:27:23 | More by laituegonflable
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unclejimbay

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle bomber w/ CG on bottling night...

Appearance was semi cloudy honey color with nice 2 finger head, excellent lace and retention.

Intense hop aromas, I notice more pine that citrus, seems a bit different to me in the aroma area than others have described. I am very sensitive to pine aromas, and I get more of 'em than my preferred citrus smells.

Tastes as it smells with noticeabel bitterness but seems supported approrpriately by the malt bill.

Mouthfeel is medium body and carbonation, about right on IMHO.

Enjoyed it more than expected, nice deal... $3.49 for a 22oz, delivered today @ Broudys JB.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 21:05:52 | More by unclejimbay
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

4.68/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased at McKinnon's in Salem. Pours a hazy golden-yellow body with nearly an inch of persistent off-white head that leaves some extremely decent lacing. Grapefruit and lemon assault the nose initially with some pithy notes too. Very fruity/citrussy in the flavor too. Lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Tastes like biting into an orange or grapefruit. Malt isn't immediately noticeable, though there's just enough to not make this one not overly bitter. Lighter than expected on the mouthfeel - alcohol is completely hidden on all counts. Very drinkable. A really stellar unique IPA - a total citrus bomb without any astringency or competition from malt or other flavors. Really good.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 02:24:24 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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Avagadro

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: straw in color with a rocky off-white head with great retention.

S: pine, lemon, and grapefruit are present in this pungent bouquet.

T: quite dry with a heavy hop astringency.

M: medium body with heavy carbonation.

D: a nice, dry IPA. Worth a try if you like them, but I feel like there are better bargains out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 02:22:49 | More by Avagadro
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taxguyjase

New Mexico

4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The coloring of the beer was really fascinating - after I poured it all into a tall cold glass, the beer got progressively darker as it neared the top of the class. Perhaps this is to be a reflection of different types of "ink" used for said yellow snow. Whatever it was, it was nice to look at and the beer had a great frothy head, which I really appreciated. Grapefruit, potent (but not overwhelming) hops dominate the nose of this IPA. There are some other floral aromas, but they are much more subtle. The beer tasted deliciously smooth - the hops are prominent, but well blended as not to cause your toenails to curl. Expect some citrus and hints of sourness, as well. The body was lighter than I would expected. I would pick this one up again and I just saw growlers of this at Kelly's the other day, so go pick one up and share with the whole fam damnly.

Appearance - 5.0/5.0 - darkens as it goes up the glass - light golden to darker gold, just like if I wanted to write my name in the snow, frothy head
Smell - 4.0/5.0 - grapefruit, potent hops, but not overpoweringly so, lightly floral
Taste - 4.5/5.0 - really deliciously smooth hop, some citrus, mid sour - really tasty
Feel - 4.5/5.0- smooth, mild sour aftertaste
Drinkability - 4.5/5.0 - mmm mmm good - definitely would have again, very well blended

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2009 20:18:53 | More by taxguyjase
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Served in an awesome Yellow Snow IPA Rogue pint glass. It pours a hazy yellow. It had a thick, creamy, white head that left some nice lacing on the top half of the glass.

S-grapefruit and earthy hops dominate the nose. Its not overwhelming.

T-Grapefruit hops up front with some malt in the finish. Great balance between hops and malt so its not a hoppy monster by any means. It is also not as dry in the finish as some other IPAs I have had in the past.

M-It was a little watery and thin I thought, but still about right for the style.

D-Very drinkable. This is a session IPA all the way, I had two pints that washed down some fish and chips very nicely.

Overall, I really enjoyed Yellow Snow IPA. Maybe it was because I have mostly been drinking imperial stouts lately, but this beer really hit the spot. It is nicely balanced and just a smooth drinking IPA. Hop heads might be disappointed with this beer, but those seeking an easy drinking session IPA who are just getting into the style should definitely seek this one out.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2009 16:49:48 | More by thegodfather2701
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great name, and Rogue makes some decent beers, so here goes.

A: The top popped off with a loud thud, and pours with a decent fluffy 1 finger head that seems to stick around for a while. It also leaves a nice lacing on the glass. A hazy pale golden yellow piss colored liquid reveals lots of tiny bubbles rising to the top.

N: American hops burst out the top. Lots of pine, citrus, earthy grassy hops, and very light malts top off the aroma. It also has a decent fresh wet hop earthy hop aroma that comes out a bit after more nosing.

T: Again, lots of American hops. A very strong musty earthy fresh wet hop taste dominates first. It also reveals some light piney hops with some citrus. A very slight chewy hop taste. A little bit of a spicy hop taste as well, but pretty light in that area. Not really any malt to be found, a typical west coast style IPA but still somewhat lacks in the hops comparatively.

M: Medium body with good carbonation and slightly spicy hops.

F: Finishes pretty bitter. A slightly spicy hop finish lingers a bit with some of the earthy fresh hop taste. More of the musty earthy hops seem to come out at the end, as if they got a second wind. The bitterness doesn't smash you, but it never seems to fade either. A decent IPA, but no malts to speak of, and nothing that really sticks out from a typical west coast IPA. It could have used something else to help it stand out more.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 00:58:41 | More by jlindros
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HausBrewer

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a bomber to share with my girl friend, but she is napping so I ended up drinking most of it myself.

Appearance: a cloudy orange color with a nice white head; even if its not a crystal clear beer, its still a pretty beer

Smell: Get a little bit of hops and maybe a little yeast or bread character but the more I smell it, the more I think lychee fruit. I like it

Taste: The hops start to take over on the tongue with a bitterness that just sits there and hangs out for a bit. Long lasting but not overpowering or harsh

Mouthfeel: Not much viscosity in this beer although I am not sure you would want it anyway. The bitterness does provide some weight but I counted that toward the taste category.

Drinkability: Great drinkability if you like the bitter, and I do. That being said, the bitterness isn't as harsh as other beers that I have had (maybe I am just getting used to it)

This is a fine beer and something that I would drink again. The only thing it may need is more hop aroma to go with the bitterness, but the lychee thing was fun.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2009 21:52:00 | More by HausBrewer
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Pecorasc

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Blind Bob's, Dayton, Ohio, into Shaker Pint. From notes taken on phone.

A- Pours cloudy and stays cloudy to the bottom. Pale to deep gold with 1/4 inch white head. Good retention and lacing. Nice looking beer, other than cloudiness (actually reminds you of melted yellow snow).

S- Orange, citrus hops. Some bready malt in background. Possibly a little funky smelling, unidentifiable, not unpleasant.

T- Oranges and tangerines, one dimensional citrus hop character, bready malt. A little spicy (wheat, rye?). Cleansing aftertaste.

M- Smooth with low carbonation. Watery but pleasant.

D- Definite session beer. Could have and would want several.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2009 16:37:31 | More by Pecorasc
Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
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