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 (8455) - 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?).
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Here we go again trying to figure out exactly which Rogue brew we are drinking. Touted as "Yellow Snow". Off taps at Capital Ale House Downtown.
Pour was a clear golden orange without much head at all. Aroma is citrusy/piney hops...definately some Amarillo in there.
Beer is quite bitter with flavors of citrusey/piney hops. Moderate caramel malt sweetness to back up the hops.
Medium body and light carbonation. Bitterness lasts well past the finish.
I’d put this beer in the American IPA class. I couldn’t taste juniper berries in this brew, said they were in there, maybe just behind all the piney hops. Quite tasty.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Called Yellow Snow Anniversary IPA poured on tap at the Oldsmar Tap House. Poured copper with just a faint haze, white head and cobweb lacing. The aroma is hoppy tangelo, apricot and a bit of malt in the background. The taste has a delicious up front citrus to tangelo to grapefruit hop bitterness. It gets moderately sweet about midway with some malt sweetness and maybe a bit of late addition hop flavor. The hop bitterness takes over the flavor into the finish. Into the after taste a hop bitterness and residual malty sweetness is left behind. Nice fresh and refreshing brew.
BrewDad (4606) - Olympia, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint - Eastside Tavern Club - Olympia, WA
Aroma – Huge IPA aroma with a great malt backing.
Appearance – Amber in color, slightly clear with a thin head.
Flavor – Fantastic IPA flavor with a great malt balance and flavor.
Palate – Great Mouthfeel, crisp texture with a dry finish.
Overall – Huge IPA flavor this was a over the top IPA. A great beer and perfect name.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mellow Mushroom Brandon, Fl. Pours a hazy golden with a small white ring for a head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is floral and grassy hops, not usuall for Amarillo hops, with a pilsner malt backbone. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate to strong amount of bitterness and a crisp finish. Very good.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2009 Sampled from a big bomber last night: Pours a hazey orange colour with a big foamy white froth pile on top. Aroma is dank and piney, generous amounts of hops with that fresh drop of something that reminds me of catnip and basil. Taste is refreshing. Clean but astringent, caramel and bitter hops but balanced all the way.
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Flying Saucer in Little Rock:
Huge bitter pine aroma. Nice biscuit malt, fruity and pine hops. Long bitter finish. this beer is really solid. Lots of bitterness, pine, some grapefruit and a fantastic aroma and lingering bitterness. 848416
Beerdedone (2465) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sampled. Pours a hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, piney hops, and a hint of grapefruit. Flavor was hoppy with pine, citrus, and some light fruit with a very bitter finish.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at the Issaquah brewhouse. Aroma is a slightly hazy gold with a good white head. Flavor is earthy, sour hops forward followed by low maltiness. Simple. Mouthfeel is medium/low bodied with low carb texture. Overall, a little too earthy and not quite complex enough.