jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very fruity for the style. Lots of tropical fruits that got a bit too cloying by the end of the pint. Still a very drinkable beer with good hopping though. Missing that extra omph to make it something special
BVery (6841) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
TAP: yellow/gold, clear pour. Not a huge nose, more soapy than spice/floral. Taste is pretty good, but not as well balanced as some of the better IPAs (Two Hearted, etc.).
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A extra-refreshing IPA with a focus on tropical fruits flavour. Superior thirst quencher.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh one month after purchase
The look: Cloudy glowing orange topped by a small off-white head
In long: Nose is very fruity and a little cheesy. The flavour is really focussed on refreshing fruits (tropical fruits-ish). I got pineapples, lots of grapefruits, oranges and such. Rather yeasty for the style and with a little cheese undertone. A little doughy. The malt backbone provides a neutral white cake/bready backbone with a 2/3 honey 1/3 caramel sweetness. Light-medium bitterness with an orange peels flavour. This beer is both nourishing and superbly refreshing. A hot summer day treat. What a funny name though. Naming a product after its consumption by-product is funny. I wish there was a brand of hot chilli called shitstain.
larsniclas (5699) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mini-keg at Bishops Arms, Avenyn, Gothenburg
Deep golden with a small, white head.
Creamy maltiness with a grassy and high bitterness. Tropical fruits.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Woah, 4/5 head on the initial pour. Leaves lumpy lace in concentric circles on the glass. Quite rocky. Very cloudy, dark gold color.
Piney, grapefruit hop aroma. Is it the name, or do I detect a touch of uric acid? Nah, but there is something unusual--I’ll describe it as Grapefruit rind.
Lip-smackingly bitter. The aftertaste is like licking a hop-sickle. Thinner than the taste would suggest, which it means it’s a typical IPA body. Low carbonation. Falls on the extreme side of IPA’s.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange with a nice off white head. Nose has lots of pine, citrus & floral hops with some sweet caramel malt. Palate translates well, quite a bit of heavy malt sweetness early before the hops come into play, driving a long med bitter finish.
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 16, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
5L mini-keg. No date.
Appearance: Poured into .5L mug. 2 fingers of fluffy white head that took a while to fade down and coated the glass. Somewhat cloudy (no particles) and copper/amber in color.
Nose: Somewhat muted, sweet clover honey, orange blossoms, sweet orange juice, hint of pine and maybe sage?
Palate: Medium-bodied and bitter right off the bat! Carbonation is a *little* dicey, maybe the pour, maybe the container. Not bad mouthfeel though, just lightly carbonated. The bitterness of the hops round out the mouthfeel though. Dry and lingering finish is all about dusty pine and cedar and dried citrus rinds. Lots of flavors here!
Notes: A great purchase (got it on a closeout deal for less than half-price, but didn’t let that influence my review). Was a little worried how the mouthfeel would be, but as far as I can remember, it’s very similar to the bottle. A great beer, highly recommended to people who like dry, aggressively bitter IPAs.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of douglas88 – thanks! Pours a dark cloudy orange with a one finger creamy off-white head that leaves spotty lacing. The nose is toffee and citrus hops. The taste is caramel and ripe citrus with a tart grapefruit finish that lingers on the palate. Medium bodied. Decent IPA – thanks again Douglas!
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I love to drink beer, and I love to urinate outdoors, so Rogue’s Yellow Snow IPA sounded like the perfect option for a winter night.
The pour is a very hazy light orange with a nice white fluffy head. No lacing what-so-ever, and very little carbonation. I cant smell much, just a little yeast.
Not a whole lot of flavor on this one, the hops are bitter, and dont have much else, no fruity or citrusy finish, just a little pine with a bitter finish.
patricks110 (1713) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My second Rogue beer. A pour of hazy orange golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Taste is hoppy, slightly malty, sweet and hints of grass and lemon. Aftertaste is minimal. Overall, a fairly complicated IPA but a good beer.