Yellow Snow IPA | Rogue Ales

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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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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

$2.99 single poured into a Perfect Pint. No bottling date... I forget if Rogue has one or not. If they do, it scratched off this bottle.

Appearance: A five, no question. A slight haze. The most-dehydrated-man's-piss-you've-ever-seen orange/yellow. The really sexy thing is the head... creamy slightly off-white color with incredible lacing. An insanely attractive beer -- just forget the name is "Yellow Snow."

Smell: I gotta wonder what hops are used in this. It's a hop I've smelled before, or one similar, but I don't know what it is. All I can explain the smell as is... chalky? It's a distinct hop though. I have no way of describing it accurately. Fruity chalk? It's not a great smell, but still one that compels you to get yourself a taste. After reading some other reviews, I suppose it's sort of an orange aroma, and also quite floral. Powdery? I don't know, I still think of it as "chalky" even though it doesn't really smell like chalk.

Taste/feel: Almost entirely that chalky flavor. Tastes exactly as the aroma would lead you to believe. Very nice fairly thick mouthfeel with a medium carbonation. Decently sweet on the start with more fruit than "chalk", with a slightly bitter finish.

Pretty unique. That "chalk" character (for the lack of a better description) should maybe be an instant turn off to people, but this is still a pretty good brew. Semi-sweet with a nice malt presence. Not all that complex by any means, but still very drinkable and enjoyable. Nearly gave this a 4 overall, but I can't quite do it. I know I shouldn't, but I blame the $3 price tag. Rogue certainly brews some fantastic beers, but their pricing is what gets me.

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Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2,114 ratings