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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Review adapted from notes taken 1/7/14

Appearance: Medium orange, with some gold around the edges and copper at its core - first half of the bomber pours Clear, and the second half is rather hazy - pours with a small head, fades to some minor wisps

Smell: Orange and grapefruit oils, zest, and peel - not particularly potent, but the citrus is the primary aroma here - kind of overripe, not really fleshy or juicy - floral with some perfume - pale and some caramel malts at the base

Taste: Hops and pacman yeast, basically - orange and grapefruit peel, pith, and oil - some spiciness, a touch of pine, and some grass - a flavor reminiscent of old orange juice (I probably shouldn't assume this was a fresh bottle) - moderately bitter - some strange esters, apparently from the yeast, adds some other fruit flavors - moderate amount of bitterness - bready with some biscuits and biscuit dough - finishes with some pith

Mouthfeel: Medium body, adequate carbonation, most smooth, finishes dry and pithy

Overall: Best served frozen

I received this beer as a gift, and I suppose it was about time I reviewed it. I've had it on tap once or twice and never felt compelled to buy a bottle. And I won't be buying another. It's not that this is a subpar IPA; there are just many out there that are better. The hop profile is a bit odd (even though I know I love Amarillo), and the malts don't quite hold up.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Growler from East Nashville's Filling Station into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear deep orange, belying its name. Off white head dissipates quickly, but retains a thin layer. Nice lacing.

S: A little orange and pine. Slight hint of cat pee.

T: Some citrus, then pine. Mild hop presence. Easy finish with a slowly developing bitterness.

M: Medium feel and carbonation. Not dry.

O: A decent IPA that neither inspires nor offends. Not as aggressively hop-forward as many west coast IPAs, but smooth enough for a session. I wouldn't seek it out, but wouldn't turn it down, either.

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