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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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber ordered directly from Rogue's website. Pours clear yellow (imagine that!) with a big fluffy white head to boot. Light citrus aroma and some dry hay. Taste is light hay and citrus, but a bit weak and not much character. Light bodied, high carbonation, easy drinking. A decent introduction to the style, but wouldn't go after this one again. OK beer.

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Photo of gutbuster
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of rodrigueZflyingf0x
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of leaddog
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a foggy amber with a finger width of cream coloured head. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Smell- Piney hops, caramel, passion fruit, barley.

Taste- Strong piney hops at first, followed by the malts. Finishes with a pleasant strong bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation.

Overall- A good American IPA. Its nothing over the top, but still a good hop fix for those hop-heads out there.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jkrich
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an undated 12 oz. bottle: hazy, sunset-golden hue with a slightly off-white head.

Nice, mellow tropical fruit dominates the aroma, though for an American IPA it should have been stronger.

This is truly a balanced effort: The flavor begins with a flavorful, rounded maltiness that is complemented by bittersweet, American hops. The pleasant, hop bitterness lingered on the tongue. If this is an old bottle, it aged well. (The Rogue website states this is released in November, so the bottle may be old.)

The mouthfeel is soft and creamy with medium body and restrained carbonation.

I enjoyed this one very much, though it may not be in perfect condition due to age. It actually tastes more like a well-rounded American pale ale.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Giggy
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 ml bottle

A: Hazy dark yellow to slight orange in coloring with an off white head. Appearance correlates nicely with the name.

S: FRESH/GREEN. Hops, citrus, and pine.

T: Bitter. Can't tell for sure if it is more from the hops or from the citrus. Both are prominent.

M: Dry finish, medium body, & crisp carbonation.

O: Unique IPA. Glad I tried it but probably wouldn't buy it again. But if someone gave me one I would drink it.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of mattcrill
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Musty dank grassy aroma up front. Light bread crust-like malts in the background. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Hazy amber pour with an off-white moussy head. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Grassy bitterness up front. Background crusty bread-like malt persists. Balance is firmly bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation. Slightly oily.

Overall impression: A slightly malt forward IPA. Many other good West Coast examples that would trump this one but enjoyable.

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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