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: 2,094 |  Reviews: 664
Photo of markmiller
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single finger with some lacing on a golden with crimson hues body. Light citrus and hops. Very nice aroma just not very strong. Initially this one is very bitter but it mellows out some where the hops are more dynamic. The hops are well represented. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This is a very complete but simple IPA. A nice offering from rogue.

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Photo of bluetrevian
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of meiiska
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of mfigueroa713
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of fuzzcherry
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of chrispoint
2/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of kyledg
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of kiki3drt292
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of afeathers
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of aasher
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had to try this since it uses 100% Amarillo hops.

This beer pours a light bodied somewhat tinged, orangish gold in color with a soapy one finger head. The nose is softly hoppy, with soapy characteristics as well as almost a candied malt aspect. The flavors are straight bitter. There is little else. No complexity. It drinks dry and finishes very, very bitter. The bitterness lingers too. This one is instantly not very drinkable. It's too in your face. I'd avoid this beer if I were you.

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Photo of hannaho
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BeerCon5
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, cloudy yellow color with about one finger of fluffy white head.

The scent is of strong citrus and floral hops.

The taste is again of strong citrus, some notes of sweeter fruit maybe apple, also moderatley bitter floral hops.

Medium body, very smooth and dry feel, moderate carbonation.

I thought this was an above average IPA, very easy to drink. I wouldn't mind having this again.

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Photo of HopHeadAndy
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of rangerred
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy light orange with a rocky 2.5 finger head. Excellent head retention and impressive lacing.

Smell is all hops. Some pine but mostly citrusy grapefruit, pineapple, and orange. No malt is detectable.

The flavor is grapefruit and pineapple from the hops before an overriding bitterness takes hold and lasts through the finish. Really nothing but bitterness after the initial hop flavors. Finishes quite dry.

Overall a great beer if you like hop bombs but not so much if balance is what you are looking for. A decent beer nonetheless.

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Photo of brewemstrong
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: A bit darker than I would expect "real" yellow snow to appear. Decent head that lingers. Steady rising carbonation and doesn't look watered down at all.

S: Lovely bread malt, oranges and grapefruit. Grassy hops and even some clover.

T: Hops and more hops. They cover just about everything except the grapefruit notes and bite all the way through. No sweetness

M: The beer never mellows on the tongue- super carbonated and hop bite doesn't allow it. Not an easy drink

O: Worth trying, but maybe just split a bottle in a tasting with a friend

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Photo of rusty3335
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of whatthehull
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


A - a very cloudy orange/yellow, 1/4 finger head and a slight lacing

S - Lots of bittersweet smelling hops, lots of garden flowers, some citrus, some wheat/grain notes, toasty malts, orange, slight grapefruit and lots of earth

T - WOW super bitter, orange rind, toasty malt, a big wheat like note, citrus, grapefruit, slight sugar, bitter, bitter and more bitter

M - Medium body, not at all balanced, not a lot of complexity, medium plus acidity and very long bitter finish

D/O - This is super fresh, some what refreshing and if you don't like bitter, stay the hell away! Not much going on here but still pretty nice. All hops for sure

Final Thought - $6 and only 6+% abv, this one is pretty good, not awesome

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Photo of Kenai4
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
3.79 out of 5 based on 2,094 ratings.
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