Yellow Snow IPA | Rogue Ales

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2,100 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
2,100
Reviews:
667
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.93%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
336
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,100 |  Reviews: 667
Photo of andpit
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of life_of_agony
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Almost light orange in color, 1/2" white head. Aroma was nice especially for a single hop beer, they often falter in this category, the same hop often doesn't come off as forgiving when used as a bittering and dry hop. Its citrusy and floral.

Taste lacks the heavier crystal malts that Rogue often uses in their other hoppy offerings. Pretty drinkable, relatively light body, 6 pack prices seem to always be in the $13-15 for this, so not the greatest there, but not terrible either like bombers would be.

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Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ehrlacher
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of craigbelly
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mikebu
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chinakalva
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaLu
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The smell of this IPA is wonderful. Very unique, sweet straw smell. The taste nearly matches it, with a nice sweet finish. I was very happy to find this at a local world beer store in Tokyo.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nolster
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Libeertarian
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes taken 03/28/16:

Semi-hazy honey amber, with very fine suspended sediments in addition to general haze. Lemon-white, fluffy, crisp-surfaced head of great retention. So much lacing, especially sticking to rim of glass. At first, surprisingly clean smell, but quite good. I detect tea and tea spices, resin, light honey, light pine, a little white bread. But as head dies down, the addition of slightly stronger vegetal, piny character. To the taste, parts vegetal, piney, soap, and rind. Subdued honey notes, peppercorn retro-olfaction, tea, orange peel, and alcohol finish. Long-lasting rindy bitter aftertaste. Medium-bodied, watery, and sloshy. Carbonation is soft sparse tingles interspersed with loose, fine suds.

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Photo of tuowl74a
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's an old school style IPA, with a bit of harshness. Cheers!

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Photo of lwcreasy
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured aggressively and a large, 2-finger head was the result. Beer is a hazy deep gold, with a near-brown tint coming up to kiss the off-white head. This foam stays for a bit, collapsing into a creamy ring which accompanies the whole drink. Lacing is nice.

Moderate intensity, blanket citrus aromas emanate with the pour. There is also a slight toast present. Malt aromas- including toast, toffee, and a rising nut character- increase as the beer warms and hold their own against the hop character. Orange, tangerine, and a minimal and general flowery aroma are the main components of the moderate-intensity hop on the nose.

Malt flavor- particularly a toasty character- is very prevalent in this IPA. The hops have a slight spicy note in addition to the orangey citrus coming through, though this is not quite as strong as the aroma might indicate. Nut flavors increase as the beer warms, following the nose. Overall- the hop flavors are moderate and decently balanced with the robust malt character of the beer. There is a lingering bitterness.

Fuller bodied than most IPAs. Features a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, with a medium level of carbonation. Very pleasant. Astringency lingers, and cuts in to the following sips.

A good IPA! The somewhat dull and strong bitterness that finishes each sip is salient, but doesn't completely crash the beer. The malt character is the highlight of this one.

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Photo of gandres
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle to wine glass
Appearance; Dark yellow/gold color, medium off white head, lacing, hazy. Cloudy
Aroma: Malty aroma, not hoppy for an IPA
Taste: medium bitterness, light sweetness,
Palate/Mouthfeel: medium body, sticky, lively carbonation, long finish, bitter,
Overall: Very good beer, not a strong pacific northwest IPA, but good to repeat
Drank March 19, 2016

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Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bdel34
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jheimiller
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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