Yellow Snow IPA | Rogue Ales

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3.76/5
Very Good
2,104 Ratings
Yellow Snow IPAYellow Snow IPA
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
Ranking:
#20,446
Reviews:
668
Ratings:
2,104
pDev:
12.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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337
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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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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; no bottle dating, but was released fairly recently. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, floral, grass, bread, light honey, pine, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of hop notes with moderate malt balance; and solid strength. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, light honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of resinous pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of bright citrus/pine hops with moderate malts; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good complexity of bright and sticky hop flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Hazy light orange with a two finger white head that leaves behind a moderate amount of lace.

S- Apple juice! Also tropical fruit aromas, very sweet.

T- Very refreshing. Apple juice and sweetness upfront followed by tropical fruit. Very piney and bitter dry finish. Very clean.

M- Medium-bodied with low-moderate carbonation.

O- A very refreshing and clean tating IPA. One of my favorite any day IPAs.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle into snifter

Appearance - Medium sized white head, golden, copper, orange, yellow, light active carbonation, nice lacing

Smell - Piny and sweet. Grapefruit, orange hints of honey, brown sugar, roasted malts

Taste - Bitter rich pine flavor, piny oiliness, at the beginning. Nice grapefruit zest hoppiness more on the dry side towards the middle. Malts and a mellow bitterness much like grapefruit zest you get early on.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation, medium bodied, smooth and refreshing but also has a thick syrupy resin like consistency.

Overall - Good beer. Flavors were a bit dryer than I was used to but still pleasant. Loved the piny characteristics of this beer.

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Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2,104 ratings
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