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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4/5  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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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of CowsCanBark
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange hue with a huge white four-finger head that leaves great lacing on the glass.

Smell: Spicy floral hops, mild citrus

Taste: Sweet, citrusy hops with a mild bitterness that doesn't linger. Simple but good.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body with moderate carbonation, definitely drinkable and not a sipper.

Overall: While it's not a strong IPA, it's a good one. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of cvm4
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a hazy golden color. Nice lacing once I drank it down some.

S - Slightly citrus smell. I get more pine/earth smells from this IPA.

T - Good amount of hops in here. I taste a lot of pine and has some bite at the end.

M - Great mouthfeel here. Spot on.

O - Not an IPA I would reach for. It wouldn't even go in the rotation. Different strokes for different folks!

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3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64 Oz growler poured into a tulip.

A- Very hazy orange with a large off white head.
S- A large amount of skunky bittering hops, not a huge aroma but its pretty nice. A unique sugary maltiness. Some grapefruit and limes along with some dark fruits believe it or not.
T- This is a very unique tasting IPA. Im getting a lot of dark fruit tastes which are odd with such a high bitterness. A sugary sweet maltiness.
M- Good carbonation from the growler. This beer has a numbing bitterness to it. This has a full bodied feel and taste but goes down pretty easy.
O- This is without a doubt, one of the most unique tasting IPA's I have ever had. It has a very unique hop character and a high level of bitterness. These flavors shouldn't work, yet they sorta do.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

22 oz dark brown bomber with a creative label. Poured into a standard pint glass.

A - murky with a cloudiness haze. Beer is a yellowish/golden color with a splash of Dirty orangish brown. Superb white color head with excellent lace that sticks nicely to the side of my glass.

S - citrusy aroma with a faint sweet caramel presence. Somewhat bready and yeasty. Whiffs of fruit esters throughout.

T - cracker like malt up front running into a more faint, but more sweet caramel malt. Hop bitterness is intense. Pine like hops seem to dominate any citrusy hop taste that creeps in from time to time. Good bite with this one. More of a dry bitter finish than anything else.

M - medium in body. Overly good carbonation. Enjoyable and sits nicely in the mouth. Fairly smooth IMO.

O - overall Yellow Snow IPA is a good west coast American IPA. Has loads of hop flavor. It is a beautiful beer sitting there dressed in it's wonderful color and look. While this isn't an IPA that has the 'it' factor to stand above and beyond all others, it's still a very good and well crafted American IPA.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Heard about this beer for a while, finally got a chance to try it. Pours a nice golden color, nice head to it. Typical hoppy aroma, a bit subdued even. Taste has a nice creamy mouthfeel, very malty upfront, the bitterness comes through on the back end and finish. A well balanced IPA, but really nothing sets it apart from the thousand others available. Cool to try and original bottle, but wouldn't seek it out again.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Taken from beer notebook, had at Irish Pub.

A- murky, cloudy and golden. Good foamy white head with awesome lacing down the glass.

S- citrus and floral hops, earthy, typical good IPA smell.

T- citrus hops dominate with a bready undertone. Finishes bitter.

M- goes down silky smooth, carbonation is well balanced.

O- A solid IPA, goes down pretty easy, bitterness seems to have a bit more bite than usual at the end. A good option though.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
3.79 out of 5 based on 2,100 ratings.
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