XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter | Rogue Ales

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XS Imperial Younger's Special BitterXS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
8 Ingredients:
Malts: 2-row pale and Crystal.
Hops: Willamette, Kent Golding
and Amarillo
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

17º PLATO
52 IBU
76 AA
35º Lovibond

Added by klewis on 01-15-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
222
Reviews:
148
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.28%
 
 
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Photo of stevoj
3.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at PreFunk. Murky copper pour, small creamy beige head. Overall comes off as very malty, nice bitter hop finish compliments the overall brew. I saw a comment that said barleywine light., very appropriate.

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Photo of cd34
4.54/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted from draft at The Vine

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Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skriv
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I recently procured this wee 7-fl. oz. bottle and given a recent Rogue kick, I decided to open it this evening. I have no explanation for what I do any more.

From the bottle: Lots of stats, but they seem different from the Notes, so hereby included for posterity - "8 INGREDIENTS: Crystal & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Risk (tm) Malts; Cascade, Golding, Willamette & Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast."; "17 [deg.] Plato [-] 52 IBU [-] 76 AA [-] 35 [deg.] Lovibond".

I Pop!ped the cap, but having noticed some sediment as well as being faced with a wee tasting glass, I decided to go gentle into this good night. Even so, I still produced a finger of dense, tawny head head with reasonable retention. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity, hence my calculated pour. Nose smelled of a Lancaster County (PA) field in summer. Honeysuckle, freshly mown grass and maple syrup seemed to dominate and I was transported to my maternal grandparents' house in the (then) countryside. PapPap loved buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup and honey just before he would head out to mow the grass. Gad, he has been passed for nearly forty years! Where has the time gone? Where has the beer gone? Granted, I only had a tiny (comparatively) bit, but it seems to have evaporated during my wool-gathering. Caution: This beer may induce nostalgia. The taste was more aligned with the style, becoming more bitter than sweet, but still evocative of those buckwheat pancakes. Mouthfeel was solidly medium. Finish was semi-dry, but it held enough of a honey-like sweetness to offset its inherent bitterness.

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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kilobees
1.42/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

my bottle was full of sediment. dreadful

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jzlyo
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Heymuttbird
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of drinkAK
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of agentorangebitter
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Mullinger1980
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter from Rogue Ales
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