Originally posted December 11th, 2016
There is an old saying “don’t eat the yellow snow” someone at Rogue Ales in Newport Oregon made Yellow Snow IPA, 6.5% ABV with 82 IBUs. Yellow Snow IPA is brewed with CaraFoam, Melanoidin, 2-Row & Rogue Farms Dare & Risk Malts; Amarillo Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman Yeast. Yellow Snow pours a golden yellow color with a three-finger white head that leaves behind nice decent lacing that fades into chunky lacing. The aroma is hoppy with big earthy tones with slight pine essence. Yellow snow has a big IPA aroma to it. Taste is big with hoppy, fruity, earthy notes upfront with earthy bitterness in the back with slight juicy fruits. The mouthfeel is a full medium, this beer finishes with a bitterness that lingers just enough for you to really taste the bitterness. The aftertaste is hoppy and sticky with a bit of a fruity note. This is a well-brewed bitter IPA and Yellow Snow deserves a B. Solidly brewed and almost well balance but falls just half an inch short of being perfectly balanced. It just needs a little more malt’s to be perfect. I would recommend having Rogue Ales Yellow Snow IPA. Cheers Please enjoy responsibly!