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XS Imperial India Pale Ale | Rogue Ales

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XS Imperial India Pale AleXS Imperial India Pale Ale
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4.12/5
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1,253 Ratings
XS Imperial India Pale AleXS Imperial India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

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.

20º PLATO
74 IBU
75 AA
13º Lovibond

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,861
Reviews:
770
Ratings:
1,253
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
98
Trade:
0
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Photo of Mwinek
3.52/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium to dark bronze amber with a half finger dark cream colored head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, lightly grassy and citrus hops, dark stone fruit, a hint of oxidation; profile of an aged American barleywine. Flavor follows with mildly earthy caramel malt , grassy and citrus resinous hops, and a hint of oxidation. A lingering hop infused malt finish with moderately high bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. This is a vintage bottle of unknown age or storage, although all the beers in this group tasted as if they were properly stored. Sadly, Rogue did not date this bottle (or even put the ABV on it), but from experience, I think this was from around 2010, as that's when they used these big black pottery bottles. If so, it has held up quite well. Like many IIPAs, this aged much like a heavily hopped barleywine. I don't know what the fresh hopping flavors were, but this has a definite old world flavor, reflecting the Saaz hops that are listed as used in this. The more fresh herbal notes of pine and citrus are much muted. However, the aged hop flavor is nice and well balanced with the good caramel malt body. This was a pleasure to drink and I'd have no problem getting it again, but I doubt I will find this unknown vintage again. It was good enough for me to seek out a review a fresh one in the future. An odd rare treat.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of killcore
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: A hazy amber pour crowned by a rapidly receding 1” cream colored foam collar that provides intricate lace.
S: Grassy, minty citrus hop nose with a hint of sherry.
T: A hop forward beer flavored by light fruit, grapefruit, citrus rind, alcohol, and a rikch lingering bitterness.
F: medium full body and medium light carbonation, soft palate, warming.
O: A big, full flavored DIPA featuring rich, but not harsh bitterness.

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Photo of Saviour
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lane_in_ID
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Will_Edgar
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reddish copper in color. The nose is hoppy but not at the intensity I expected for such a highly regarded DIPA. The flavor profile is a nice balanced blend of malt and hops. This offering is also nicely resinous.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerNW
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; bronze colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: tropical fruit, floral, earthy; hard to identify any malt character;

T: earthy and floral up front; floral from mid-palate through the finish; moderate, long lasting bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate, slightly creamy carbonation; dry finish;

O: a little too floral for my taste, but very good none the less;

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Photo of jrgriffiniii
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benjaminkhlaw
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatsajessica
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bitter, malty, and boozy. Not as hoppy as I had expected

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Photo of TapHeadBrewing
3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweffin
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mta11c
3.39/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

XS Imperial India Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 1,253 ratings
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