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Yellow Snow IPA | Rogue Ales

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3.76/5
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2,105 Ratings
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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:
#20,563
Reviews:
668
Ratings:
2,105
pDev:
12.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
338
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,105 |  Reviews: 668
Reviews by hopphead31415:
Photo of hopphead31415
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I saw a pony keg of this brew and had to buy it as they didn’t have a 6 pack. It was a bit pricey, but it was a must. It sports 6.5% ABV and 70 IBUs. They use Amarillo & Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution Hops and Cara Foam, Melanoiden & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare & Risk Malts.

Look-It pours a mildly hazy orange gold that looks delicious and has a foamy head that diminishes quickly settling into less than even a thin film due to the yeast and sugar content.

Smell-It smells of orange peel zest, citrus, and yeasty/malty background. I get lots of citrus and grapefruit and a mild piney aspect as well. I also get orange blossom and some spices perhaps.

Taste-The taste is delicious. I get a strong citrus component first that fades into a piney hop background. It has a yeast and bready component that shows up towards the end. I also get a peachy and apricot aspect as well. The alcohol is medium strength and is more noticeable as the golden orange liquid warms. The middle palate picks up on some buttered bread notes singing high above the tampered hoppiness and alcohol bite. If you pay attention you’ll get a hint of vanilla and an earthiness not unlike organic soil which goes well with the citrus zest and piney hops.

Mouthfeel-It has a medium carbonation and is medium-bodied. It feels like a cola which is nice, because it is refreshing and crisp as well as creamy and wet. There is a lingering coating on the tongue that is mostly alpha acids from the Amarillo hops, undoubtedly, that prepares the palate for another refreshing gulp.

Overall-This is a great brew and is possibly even a good starter IPA for those who are new to the ‘bitter’ beers. The pony keg keeps this brew very fresh and delicious. Try it!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of FriedSlug
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice deep gold with a white head. The smell is sweet and fruity and reminds me of orange and pineapple. There is also a pine scent in the nose as well. The taste is malty sweet with an orange zest flavor and a hint of caramel. This is washed away by the quite bitter pine resin taste from the hops.

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Photo of TheHeadyStandard
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Quality beer. Had no really high expectations for this one, but this surprised me in every way. 4/5 at-least and will recommend this one to friends. Good job Rogue.

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Photo of Sasquatch78
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

im a fan of Rogue beers in general, but this one was disappointing. They definitely weren't kidding about lingering bitterness but overall not memorable due to flavour. I would not recommend this to any beer drinker.

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Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint a hazed peach color with a very tight formed 1/2 finger white that stuck like glue to the glass as it settled into a creamy mass.Ahh the aromas of Amarillo hops,ya gotta love it,they seemed to peter out just a little though,quite citric with a bit of a leafy note in the nose.There is a bit of a sharpness in the mouth that never really mellows out completely.Flavors are good but not great,it seems the hops seem to not pack as big a punch as you might expect,citric notes seem to spread out instead of packing a big punch.Its pretty well hopped and flavorful,but it could have been better I think.

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerhunter13
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of vtbeerman
4.62/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Creamy and smooth with a big white head. Lots of lacing and sticky foam all down the glass. Fantastic Amarillo hop taste and aroma. What an American IPA should be. Nice malt backbone. I could drink this one all day long. Even at $5.75 for a 22 oz. I would buy it again.

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Photo of TCHopCraver
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: This beers has a golden straw color and a two-finger head results from a medium pour into a standard pint glass. This head is foamy, yet light. I spy copious and excited carbonation bubbles.

S: It smells more like a standard APA than an IPA. There are some gentle citrus notes evident, with plenty of hearty bread aromas. I also detect some pear smells.

T: The taste is heavy on bread flavors that mix with a bitter, earthy hop finish. There are some citrus notes present, but in general it lacks in the powerful citrus punch that I really dig from an IPA.

M: The beer is pretty medium bodied for an IPA and has a satisfying bitter hop character on the finish.

D: This beer is pretty run of the mill as far as IPAs go. There are many others that I would choose over it and it really just didn't float my boat to India.

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Photo of brownbeer
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- rusty, golden orange with a nice, pillowy off-white head.

S- My first thought is pine, with candied orange, pineapple, and grapefruit.

T&M- A quick shot of soft malt quickly transforms into fruity and piney hops, medium body finishes with a pronounced bitter hop kick.

I won't be breaking down any walls to try this again, but a very nice single IPA.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of -DF-
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marc33
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of EastBay_Nick
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this in the back of a store, who knows how long it had been there. What's not to like about the appearance of an IPA? In my pint glass the beer was a gold color with a thick white head that left abundant lacing. Aroma was a little weak, I could detect a floral aroma, and not much else. Primarily pine taste, tiny bit of citrus, and a nice lingering bitterness. Enjoyable beer.

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Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Beaver13
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is grassy resiny fruity hops with some astringent malt.

The flavor is sweet biscuity malts with floral resiny hops that linger in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA with good bitterness. Not quite the profiles I enjoy.

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Photo of R_Kole
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of TTripp725
2.92/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of generallee
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint, 6oz bottle into a pint glass. The bottle has nice list of ingredients use including the malts and hops. The IBUs are listed at 70 but there is no ABV% or freshness date.

Appearance: The liquid is hazy and has a medium amber color with a tall three to four finger head on top. Its just off white in color and holds on well, slowly fading to a light covering that makes cool lace rings all the way down the glass.

Smell: Hops fill the nose with notes of lemon and lime citrus over herbal notes, green tobacco leaves and pale malt.

Taste: The solid medium to full body sports a spicy mix of citrus and dank herbal hops on a base of pale mildly sweet malt. It finishes with slow lingering hop bitterness. Carbonation is well balanced giving it a smooth yet lively feel.

Notes: Overall its s solid IPA.

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Photo of Fcip78
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Doomcifer
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

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Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2,105 ratings
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