Yellow Snow IPA | Rogue Ales

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3.76/5
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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
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#23,097
Reviews:
671
Ratings:
2,112
pDev:
12.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Squire
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light hazy golden color with white cap and good lacing.

Aroma of spicy, citrusy (not grapefruit), piney hops and rich malt with the malt playing a minor role. There is something fruity as well which I can't place as the hops or the yeast. Good clean scent.

Taste on entry is hop brightness quickly followed by malt richness. As in the scent the malt steps back from the limelight but it's voice can still be heard. The fruity element is still there in the taste but changes to citrus notes mid palate, as if there were a key change in the music, and that's the remaining theme through the finish with a resinous hop note lingering in the aftertaste which is also slightly bitter.

Texture is full and creamy. A lighter sort of creaminess but it's still there.

Overall it's a fairly simple brew with just two voices, hops and malt, but they duet well together. Should stand up well to spicy food. At 6.5% it gets my juices flowing.

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Photo of icemanls4
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haastile11
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, a bit sweet. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, some pine, very easy drinking. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall, it's not a hop bomb, but it is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of SGR1220
3.05/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of threesignificantstarfish
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigTrent
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Gavilan
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall a very mediocre at best IPA

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Photo of bb-magic
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Lorihall1
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timtac
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CertifiedG81915
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of stephenlee
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Unfortunately poured to a tulip glass.

A: The body is orange with some yellow hues on the bottom. The head is minimal but shows some retention and minor lacing.
S: The aroma is earthy, resinous and a bit malty. I was hoping to find a more prominent hop profile in the aroma but it's alright considering the lack of freshness of this bottle.
T: The taste is mildly resinous and sweet coming from the malts and the fruity profiles. But basically there are only two profiles here, one resinous and another malty, having too much strength when compared with other profiles.
M: The body is medium. Carbonation is perfect. Bitterness is mild (freshness again making its victims).
O: It's true that I never had a really good beer from Rogue but this one might be the closest to it, even if the freshness is not helping here.

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Photo of mjgsilva
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breardon1776
3.04/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Color is a cooper. Aroma is mild and do not get much hops in nose. Flavor is average. Feel is metallic/chalky. Overall I wasn't impressed. I am a huge IPA lover and love what Rogue puts out. This was only a single, not a Homeric.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another one I have seen a million times at bottle shops and finally decided to try. Pours pretty, with a steady cloud white head atop a bronze body and copious lace appearing in the slow retreat. Nose is floral and citrus hops, with buttered bread malt notes slinking around the perimeter.

Big, powerful flavor with heavy hops up front and a long, lingering bitterness in the finish, which eventually becomes pretty astringent. There is some malt balance, which asserts itself more after a few sips. Pine resin, biscuit, wildflowers, grapefruit rind, and yeah, I guess soap round out a motley assortment of flavors. The key to this madness is the tight, thick texture that holds it all together, as it really could devolve into sloppy messiness.

Not what I look for in an IPA most of the time and not a beer for sessioning. However, I am glad to have finally tried it and it does have its off the wall charm. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2,112 ratings