Yellow Snow IPA | Rogue Ales

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3.76/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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

Added by Avryle on 07-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,514
Reviews:
672
Ratings:
2,115
pDev:
12.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Rogue "So You Want a Revolution?" tasting glass I picked up: color is dark copper/light amber, head is off white with mainly fine bubbles, head presents 1/4 inch thick in the short pour glass, but still lingers well.

Smell has a bit more malt forward flavor - picking up on the melanoiden with light honey and biscuit notes with good depth, hops seem to be subdued with a mainly herbal, earthy note.

Taste follows the aroma with a malt forward ipa - melanoiden notes of honey and biscut are quite noticeable, the hop balance seems to be subdued but notes of earth, herbal, spice and pine are noted.

Mouthfeel seems to start full with any potential malt sweetness being overtaken by clean fermentation and hop bitterness, lingering presence is strong on the tongue with bitterness and dryness.

Overall a brew that I may have picked up past its prime - I like the malt forward notes but the hops seem a bit undertone or aged with a stronger lingering bitter presence.

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilmer
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JunkPuncher
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brodericksloth
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

One of those that you either love or just think its ok. some piney (spruce) aroma and taste but not overwhelming. nicely hidden alcohol; no bite; spruce tips must be instead of hops. Good ski patrol beer (after hours). light amber color; light feel; ample two finger head

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

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

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothmanscott
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear deep straw with respectable effervesce streaming up, producing a frothy, shortlived, white head that diminishes to no surface cap, only a hint of a collar & no appreciable lacing. Aroma is pilsner malt, grass, lemon, evergreen & earthy vegetal from the spruce. Taste is pilsner malt, yeast, biscuit, spruce, earthy herbal, grass & lemon. There is a prominent peppery note in the front half but declines in the bittering finish & disappears in the aftertaste. Dry throughout. Aftertaste is conifer, pilsner malt & earthy herbal. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, prickly, tongue tickling & dry with an astringent aftertaste.

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Photo of ordybill
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark gold color with a large white head. The aroma is hop driven. The taste follows the nose.

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Photo of Giangio
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tarheel219
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ecxeeder616
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rickeyklly
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Strong, bold, but smooth IPA taste. I start drinking yellow snow during the fall holidays season and it's a nice IPA taste and cool look.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours orange straw with a fluffy white head. Smells of citrus hops, and slight sweet grain. Tastes of thick citrus hops and nice full light grain body. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking, slightly heavy carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've heard that the snow in Oregon isn't the best - sticky and wet, but plentiful. You just have to "Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow."

This pours a deep golden, like a pale or a double. The head is negligible as is the aroma, which has just a hint of funkiness.

The taste is bitter and malty. Balanced, and not as hoppy as expected. The can could be old?? The aftertaste is a nice bitterness that lingers on the tongue. I got this from a dealer that is new to me, and I have reason to question the freshness, which would be important for this style. The can would certainly help over a bottle.

Recommended.

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Photo of imperialking
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

**
01/22/15

Bottle to pint glass.

AROMA: light citrus, pine, leaves.
TASTE: light citrus, pine, leaves. A touch hoppier, but not as tasty, as Rogue’s Brutal IPA.
FEEL: smooth, sipper.
Still a good beer. Love the name.

**

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Photo of woodychandler
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am breaking out my box of Crayola crayons for New Colorful Beer Sunday (Week 646), drinking & reviewing some CANned beers with colors in their names. I had stocked my reefer with CANs for the 4th of CANuly & since I did not run through all of them as planned + I do not want to pull them out since they are already chilled, only one option remains - DRINK 'EM!

From the CAN: "Dedicated to Common Sense"; "Rogue Yellow Snow IPA is pale golden on color with a hoppy, fruity aroma. Big hop flavor up front complimented by medium body and hoppiness mid-palate. It finishes with a characteristic, lingering bitterness."; "Dare*Risk*Dream"; "16º PLATO[,] 82 IBU[,] 81 AA[,] 14º L[ovibond]". They seem to have upped the ante(s) since its initial release.

I Crack!ed the CAN open and CANtemplated my next move. Yes, it was a pounder CAN, but I actually had a glass large enough to handle its CANtents in the standby position. What to do? You guessed it - I attempted an inverted Glug which became so out of CANtrol that I may never even CANsider such a reckless, Rogueish maneuver ever again! Well, if you like head, then that is one way to get it. I generally use flowers & CANdy, but in this case, I had just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with great retention. Color was ... who's zoomin' who, here?!? Yellow? Feh! Try Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of many things - pine, caramel, freshly-turned earth, light grapefruit, tangerine/orange & an unidentifiable secret ingredient, which may have been melted yellow snow. Eeek! Oh, those Rogue boys & their adjuncts ... JK. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very much of pine & pine tar & I always flash back to George Brett & his pine tar incident meltdown in such instances. As a hophead, I often get overwhelmed by Citra hops & their inherent grapefruit citrusiness, so when an AIPA comes along that is not reliant on them, it is like a cool, refreshing breath of fresh air. This beer had that taste - cool, minty, refreshing, Finish was cool and dry with a seemingly dichotomous caramel taste as the lingering aftertaste.

I CAN't lie to you & tell you that this was my first time drinking Rogue Yellow Snow IPA, but I never reviewed it on here + it was my first exbeerience with it from a CAN. I feel like a born-aCAN virgin!

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of derdtheterd
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pveilleux
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwilcox767
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Appears orange/yellow with mild sediment on the bottom. The head is minimal and short lived.
S: The aroma is earthy and malty. I was hoping to find a more prominent hop profile in the aroma but it's just 'regular'.
T: The taste is mildly resinous and bitter fruit.
M: The body is medium. Carbonation is perfect. Bitterness is mild.
O: Good enough for me, I liked it. Dunno if I'd buy it again, but I'd definitely drink it again.

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Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2,115 ratings