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Yellow Snow IPA - Rogue Ales

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very good

1,805 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,805
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 51
Gots: 131 | 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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3.76/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. This stuff just came into town yesterday, so I'm certain it's fresh. Acquired the six pack from the local beer store. No idea why this shit is so expensive.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a brassy burnt sienna orange with two fingers of frothy off-white head. Leaves behind good thick strands of lacing. Some carbonation bubbles lazily floating topside. Looks very nice.

S - A unique and pleasant aroma - floral, herbal, dirty, and earthy. Creamy, and slightly appley. Lots of honeyed bready malt presence.

T - The taste is mostly bready and malt driven, but it's very nicely flavored for a single hop IPA. The Amarillo presents notes of pine, resin, and grapefruit. Notes of apples and some metallics on the end.

M - The feel is smooth and creamy. Medium-bodied with good crisp carbonation.

Overall, an enjoyable IPA from Rogue. Not entirely sure why this one is a winter seasonal, but it is one whose release I look forward to.

Rogue Yellow Snow IPA -----4/5.

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5/5  rDev +33%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.76/5  rDev 0%

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3.33/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.01/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color. The head is a finger high, and shaded just slightly off-white. I'm rather impressed by the long-lasting retention, and the thick texture as well. There isn't much lacing left behind, though. (3.5)

Smell: Holy lemon zest. Compared with other Amarillo-laden beers, this really brings forth a lot of lemony notes, along with a mild floral presence. Also, I'm getting a touch of body odor. Uh oh. Come to think of it, it smells kind of sweaty. Damnit, Rogue! (2.25)

Taste: Oh, fuck. While there are strong lemon notes, the way it combines with the hop bitterness and Rogue's yeast strain makes it taste like a combination of urine, onion, garlic, and body odor. Ugh. On the plus side, the malts seem nicely subdued. Great, I guess? (1.75)

Mouthfeel: Well, at least it has the crisp dryness I like in an IPA. But when the flavors suck, who cares? The carbonation is nicely strong, at least. (2.5)

Overall: Holy crap, Rogue managed to make a beer taste JUST like eating yellow snow! It's like a Frank Zappa song gone horribly, horribly right. Rogue keeps letting me down, and as a result, I'm gonna dump this. Maybe it's their yeast strain? As I'm drinking this...yeah, it's definitely their yeast strain. (1.75)

2.01/5: Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you drink that yellow snow (IPA)

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.3/5  rDev -12.2%

Pours two finger of head on a clear light straw body.
The aroma is mild grain, a little lemon.
The taste is loaded with a burst of bitterness: lemon, pine and grapefruit. Quick and short.
The texture is crisp.
It's light bodied but has a great IPA flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 1,805 ratings.