jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2008 Hazy pale orange with creamy white head / Bready, pine nose / Medium, creamy body, some tartness, with good, bitter finish / Flavors of fresh and dried pine, grapefruit, and orange / Very good, solid ipa.
stangger (576) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Drafting room (Under Yellow Snow). Cloudy, golden, kind of ugly. Bitter, Piney Hop-Devil style IPA with minimal citrus despite a strong aroma of cascade/amarillo.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Poured a dark gold with a small white head. Aroma is of oranges. Flavor contained a high amount of citric acid. Dry on the palate. Very abnormal for an IPA.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Navel orange aroma, darker gold with a thin head that won’t quit. This hit me unexpectedly. Lemon zest, dry, fleetingly tart, still dry, jerky on the palate unlike most beers. Fiercely dry bitter finish. Unique.
bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sondra (as Yellow Snow IPA). Orange tinged amber color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is a mix of fruity, citrus, piney hops. Sturdy body with creamy carbonation. Flavor seems roasted malt with primarily resin and citrus hop. Finish is bitter hop with a slight undertone of sweet malt. Rather refreshing.
tomthompson89 (1838) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Coles. orange color, decent white head nose is fresh hops, very aromatic. flavor follows suit some malt to balance the hops, citrus pine nice beer very drinkable
DialSquare (2046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap as yellow snow at World of Beer. orange-amber color with thin light tan head. citrus, yeast and hops aroma. grapefruit and tons of bitter hoppiness throughout. long lingering finish. kind of a one trick pony, but suits my tastes.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Coles (Yellow Snow IPA) - Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin off white head. Very little lacing. Aroma is floral hops and light esters. Flavor is fruity esters and light citrus. Light to medium body. Kinda boring for an IPA. Worth a try.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2008
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2009 Rogue Anniversary (yellow snow/integrity IPA)
RateBeer rating: 93
Calories: estimated at 170 C
Volume: 16 fl oz.
Glass: shaker, draft
Purchased at: Issac Newton’s, Newtown, PA
Consumed at: lunch with chicken soup and a Broccoli cheddar quiche. Not a great pairing, but very good food.
First Impression: Aroma is faint but inviting. Visuals are hazy and golden with just a little head. Taste is good - hoppy and bitter. Palate is a medium finish with a nice bitterness. Second Impression great taste, presence, and depth.
Style and Glass: IPA; tulip
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.2% in 5 liters estimated at 1,000,000 C
Purchased at: Bensalem Beer and Soda for $34.59
Aroma: mellow, sour, grassy. Hops come through nicely.
Visuals: The 5L can is impressive, unique, and a great way to draw beer. Fun, inventive packaging for craft brew. A bit hazy, golden to amber in color, with a long lasting white head that thins but does not disappear. Lace is phenomenal.
Taste: Very well balanced, with a malty, sweet start and a bitter hoppy finish. All the classic flavors you’d expect: pine, grapefruit, and resin. Dark malty finish is delicious. Flavor is deep, strong, and lasting.
Palate: Fresh, clean, and crisp, but lingers nicely on the front and back of the tongue. Tingles throughout the mouth.
Overall: A special treat from a great brewer. As close to the tap as I’ll have at home. I’d love to have it again, but I doubt I’ll ever see it again, after I slowly enjoy these 14 glasses. Delicious.
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hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of pine and citrus. Tastes of pine, citrus, some caramel, and if I really reach I thought I could get some Juniper Berries (or is it just the suggestion that they are in there?).