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RATINGS: 1329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Above and beyond an India Pale Ale--I2PA is radically hopped with an intense aroma and hop bitterness. Unfiltered and aged for 9 months before it leaves the brewery--not for the faint of heart. I2PA is brewed with two-row Pipkin Pale malts, Saaz, Cascade and Northwest Golding hops.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5192) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Hoppy! (But what Rogue isnít) Dark Orange, suspended particle appearance - clean spicy, fresh aroma. Flavor - reminds me of grapefruit juice. Strong finish - letís you remember what you just drank. Worth the high price tag - but be careful - this one will bite you!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2002
This may not make sense but it tastes so bitter and so dry that it actually tastes really sweet and makes your mouth water for more. Nice wholesome IPA

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Very bitter, shocks the tongue on the first swig. Hints of butterscotch because of the hop intensity. Bitter overload giving a sweetness afterward. Funky!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Bam, hops in your face! Cloudy orange in color with plenty of floaties and a medium sized head. Pungeant hop dominated aroma makes my mouth water. 10% alcohol you say? Well, it is very well hidden beneath layers of resiny, earthy, citric hops and generous amounts of malt to match. A hopheadís delight and not for the faint of heart. Had this at a wedding and a couple folks asked me what it was. My description mustíve been good because they each went to the bar and approriately poured the beer from the bottle into a glass. They promptly puckered up and gagged. None of them finished the beer :-(. Hey, I told them it wasnít for the faint of heart!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 22, 2002
The cascade hops are very obvious as soon as you open this bottle. Deep amber hue with very little carbonation. No head retention but who needs it with and IPA? Very hoppy nose but not overhopped on the palate, quite enjoyable actually. I would have to recommend this one to anyone who is not a West Coast IPA fan. Could have used a bit more malty texture and afterwash is mildly bitter.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mribm (450) - Hurley, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2002
One of the greatest beers Iíve had. Very expensive in my area (@ $20.00 per 6-pack), so it will be only for special occasions. I LOVE hops and this beer proudly displays a ton of them!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2002
I must just not be the hophead I used to be. This opens with a huge cascade aroma dominated by pine scents. Flavor is overpoweringly hoppy--citrusy and piney, and intensely bitter. There is some caramel sweetness to back all this up, but not enough to balance things out. Finish is bitter and acrid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (3903) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2002
Apricot beer, not afraid of a little manly yeast, with foam that clings to the side of the glass like meringue. Resinous, but smooth for a Cascade-hopped beer. The palate on this beer was exceptional, considering the high hop content -- there are lots of ways that you could have gone wrong. (I actually found hop leaves in my bottle.) $3.39/bottle, but itís a high-quality brew. Iíd have rated it higher if theyíd used another hop, and if Rogue would shake their silly Propaganda-style painted labels.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2002
big flavoured and well balanced ipa. cloudy orange colour. big hop aroma, and enough malt and alcohol to back it up. quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2004 rerate-not changing the rating, but i would just like to add that i sampled this brew on tap at the map room in chicago on new years. Ohh, i forgot to add that the beer was free :) Wonderful-12oz bottle cost me 3 bucks, but it was well worth it-orange hue, opaque with tons of bouncing bubbles at pour-citrus aroma with hops to boot!!! great tasting and very refreshing, even when it warms a little-pure excellece


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