Rogue Yellow Snow IPA

Yellow Snow IPA

Pours a nice light golden yellow with a robust 2 fingers of spongy head. Fairly active visible carbonation whittles it down over time.

Grapefruit zest, grapefruit zest, some mild floral hops in there and, oh yeah, grapefruit zest.

Holy grapefruit, Batman! I know there’s something else in here, but the grapefruit zest flavor is so overpowering that it’s all I can pick up. Tried to cut the taste with crackers and cheese in between sips, but there’s no denying that this beer tastes more like a bitter grapefruit juice than an IPA.

Nothing really notable here. It’s a bit dry on the finish.

If grapefruit is your thing, then you’re golden. I found it a bit on the astringently bitter side due to that grapefruit zest flavor. I did finish the glass I poured, but I personally would classify this one as barely drinkable. Your tastes may vary.

Not all that impressed, and not what I would expect in a Rogue ale. Though hops were present, this beer is overpoweringly grapefruit. I just couldn’t get past that very blatant smell and flavor, and with the dry finish I was left unimpressed.


3 Responses to Rogue Yellow Snow IPA

  1. So what do you do with a batch like that? Just chuck it?

  2. techcommdood says:

    Well, only one bottle was purchased. Simple action: don’t buy it again. 😉If it was my homebrew, and I had 2 cases of it, as long as it wasn’t infected or spoiled I’d choke it down over time.

  3. Dave says:

    If I had bought this one without any knowledge of it, I might (MIGHT) be tempted to buy it again to see if I had just gotten a bad bottle. After all, this is Rogue we’re talking about. But since the clerk told me as I was buying it that it was grapefruit flavor, I know it wasn’t spoiled, and that it’s supposed to taste like that.In that case, it’ll be my last Yellow Snow IPA.

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