Yellow Snow IPA | Rogue Ales

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Yellow Snow IPAYellow Snow IPA

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

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.

70 IBU
76 AA
14º Lovibond

Added by Avryle on 07-26-2008

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Ratings: 2,098 |  Reviews: 666
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Color matches the name: deep goldenrod with a stiff craggy creme-colored head that leaves wisps of foam.
Grapefruit and mango with maybe a bit of shortbread on the nose - bright and fruity.
Breadsticks, yellow plum and white peach up front with lots of sour tangerine hops plus a bit of pine needle.
Lemon rind finish and long tight powdery linger.
Light to medium, some chew, dry, a bit of oil.

Lean and mean. Pils malts mean not much sweet backbone. Punches about its 70 IBUs without any real Amarillo citrus.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of thedoubler55
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A cloudy yellow color, a big off white head at the top, the head stayed for a while, and the lacing was all over the glass.

S: Strong notes of pine and citrus fruits, but nothing over the top

T: Taste was very bitter up front, but lots of strong fruit and pine throughout.

M: Medium Bodied and perfect amount of carbonation.

O: A good IPA, but nothing wild, I was expecting a bit more from Rogue on this, at least the name is great.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap today at the River Rd Tavern
Comes to the table in a pint glass a dark golden color with a stingy off white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of citrus and pine with a bready malty toffee and brown sugar malt base. The flavor is really nice actually. A solid shot of citrus and pine hop flavor with enough of a caramel and bready malt backbone to provide some balance. Light to moderate hop bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. I haven't had a rogue beer in a while, I'm glad I tried this one its a nice brew.

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4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy, golden sap color with a white, thick 3-finger head. Excellent retention. Nice, sticky lacing.

Smell - Aroma consists of caramel, floral hops, a hint of citrus and a woody character.

Taste - Follow the nose. Starts woody and with a hint of caramel, then floral notes kick in before bitter orange pith finishes it off. Not a hop bomb, but well balanced throughout.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Average carbonation. Nothing especially great here.

Overall - Nice IPA. Great balance with a fair amount of hop bitterness in the back end. Rogue's not known for their hop bombs, and this one follows suit. Not an outstanding IPA, but it's unique in it's own right.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Funny, Yellow Snow IPA isn't yellow. Hazy orange brew with a dirty amber glow. Inch of head, kind of laced down as it fell.

Dank hop oils meet fresh lemon and orange citrus fruits. Zesty, yet creamy in odor. Rather mellow with some pale malts backboning, but zingy with fresh hops. Quite the interesting nose on an American version of the style.

Lemon zest and spicy hops lead the way. Some background floral notes are dry, bitter, and quite interesting. Very refreshing taste. Warming up, we get more and more of the flowery hops, peaking in the finish with a spicy and semi-astringent bitterness. Finishes close-to-clean with some soapy residuals. Pale malts border on English with a very light semblance of toast. Still picking up some creaminess, but onto the feel.

Coarsely sudsy in the carbonation, with a rich and IPA-heavy body. Excellently creamy and swigging.

An off-kilter, but enjoyably unique IPA. Recommended.

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Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
3.79 out of 5 based on 2,098 ratings.
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