Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good pale ale; marketed to me as Yellow Snow Ale. Way too tired to write anything meaninfull now. Bitter taste like a bitter. Juniper didnít really come out all that strong.
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rogue Yellow Snow
With so many "piss beers" on the market, why on godís green earth would you market yourself as one??? (I thought that Rogue must truly trust their reputation, but it seems something went wrong as theyíve changed their packaging.) Anyway, this hazy amber beer held lively carbonation which kept the large, off-white head from fading. It did, however, leave a scummy lace. Aromas were malty cookie dough, sweet tangerine and delicate hops. Malt & hop flavor with a decidedly sour citrus twist. Went down nice & easy, but left slight astringency. Not as bad as I was expecting by the name... maybe that was the plan: reverse psychology.
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jackamackson (127) - USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange/amber pour, with a soapy white head. laces well. piney, hoppy aroma, sweet too. flavor is the same, grassy, hoppy, somewhat sweet, and for some reason it tastes a little salty to me. i dont really taste any juniper, but i dont know what it tastes like really. a pretty good pale ale nonetheless.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
None to me as Yellow Snow Ale this is a pleasing golden color which attracts you to take a taste while lending an appeariance suitable to its name. The head is full and white, this pale ale is a great balance between the malt and hop flavors. The floral aroma has a calming effect as you prepare to enjoy one great beer that everyone should be drinking.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Standard hoppy pale ale aroma but much cleaner, like a Pacific coastal breeze ... "The answer is blowiní in the wind" ... quite a bit of malt shows through as well, some of which could well be the similar scent of juniper. Appearance is rather lackluster with little head or lacing at all - definitely the low point of the beer. Personally I find this flavor combination to work extremely well -- the juniper either analogues or helps to allow malty elements to shine through the supurb Northwestern hops, especially in the finish. (Perhaps a little more juniper would complete the job.) Two extra Overall points for ingenuity.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best before 01/05. Hazy orange beer with a thin white head. Sweet caramel malt, citrus aroma with a bit of pine/juniper. Flavour is quite refreshing, sweet caramel, maybe some raisin. Slightly floral/herbal character as well. Lingering sweet and spicy finish. Not bad.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Some mildly grassy citric hops and a fair bit of malt. Not much bitterness leading into a slight peppery finish. Juniper not really apparant but presence does grow slightly.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
May I add before I even begin my rating, that the strangest attribute of this beer was trying it in Lynnwood, Washington, where the beer actually got COLDER after i poured it into my glass. It apparently is so cold up here that this phenomenon CAN occur. Anyhow, this beer pours an amber color with a billowing thick white head and good lacing. The aroma is citrusy and piney with some vinous qualities as well...i smell grapes baby! The flavor is medium bodied and surprisingly light compared to what I had expected. A light caramel texture and silky mouthfeel caress the tongue. Citrus, apricot and pine cones are also sub notes present in this beer. Long-lasting bitter sweet finish, dry, but not horribly overwhelming. Iíve yet to really find anything from Rogue that Iíve been disappointed with.
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(650 ml bottle) Very large off white head sits atop a cloudy golden pour. Slight hop nose. I like a bit more hops in the flavor but, nothing is bad here. Very dry finish with a touch of honey. I like RA but, Iím not excited about this one.
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh pine and citrus aroma. Sweet malts to begin with a dry spicy finish. Definetely a dry beer with the abundance of hops. However, in the backround there is a perfect mellow sweet honey flavor. I love good Gin and after this soaks into your palate a little bit I definetely sense the dry herbal flavor that is so familiar. This is a tasty brew.