XS Imperial India Pale Ale | Rogue Ales

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XS Imperial India Pale AleXS Imperial India Pale Ale
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XS Imperial India Pale AleXS Imperial India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alias: "I2PA"

6 Ingredients:
Malts: Two-row Pipkin Pale.
Hops: Saaz, Cascade & Northwest Golding.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

74 IBU
75 AA
13º Lovibond

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2001

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Ratings: 1,254 |  Reviews: 770
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4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Small 7oz brown twist bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Hazy orange amber in colour with a very sticky well retaining white lace.

Smell: Hints of citric, herbal and spicy hop. Quite estery with aromas of alcohol and very ripe fruit. A touch of grain also in the nose.

Taste: Very rich and balanced with a extremely smooth carbonation and mouthfeel. Ripe citric hop bitterness and flavour that goes a bit spicy towards the end. This is evened off by a big malty flavour of fruit, malt and grain. The finish is the remnants of the hop, residual sweetness and a warming alcohol.

Notes: Intense and not for the weak. This brew pushes the envelope for modern day IPAs ... top honour for brewing this awesome god water. The only problem is that 7 ozs is not enough! This brew was gauged at 74 IBUs yet it is perfectly balanced by a huge grain bill.

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Photo of sprinkle
4.82/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big,Big,Big this beer is all around nice.Hazy golden in color,stong floral hops on the nose and a nice representation of what an Imperial IPA should taste like.Tasted this years bottle and a two year old keg,that keg could lay there for another ten and the hops would still bite ya,Hop Heads delight!

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4.82/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pretty golden color, not much head... thin clear bubbles at the top of the beer. Clean, malty and grapefruit smell upfront. Robust, malty and clean upfront, excellent grapefruit and bitterness blend in... thick mouthfeel and a pleasant soft mouthfeel. I really was expecting something quite belligerent and ass-kicking, instead I think I found Rogue's most balanced beer, certianly one of the best.

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Photo of mattmaples
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great IPA. Even though it does push the evelope I don't think it crosses the line. Powerfull Citrusy Hop character. Nice dense head, smooth body. Unfortunately the word is that it will not longer be bottled. Although I have not heard why it probably has to do with the price and or availability of the bottles. I am lucky enough to live not 10 miles from there Portland based pub and can get this beauty on tap (yes you should be jealous :-) ) Update: now in the 12oz bottle.

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XS Imperial India Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 1,254 ratings