Rogue Imperial India Pale Ale

Rogue Imperial India Pale Ale

Rogue Imperial India Pale Ale

OK, so I love these bottles that Rogue has put their line of Imperial Beers in the ceramic bottles. Very unique, cool, and for you homebrewers, it has a flip top lid so you can reuse. (guess it makes it environmentally friendly…) As you can see from the picture it is a cool gun metal color.


Pour:

A nice even pour does this beer well; give it a bit of distance on the end to open up the head and aroma.

Appearance:

Beer had very nice copper / blond color with a good amber head.

Aroma:

Very interesting from an Imperial India Pale Ale (IIPA), got the oomph of the hops, but also had a sweet bready aroma.

Taste:

A medium bodied, well balanced hop head beer. Had a nice sweet flavor of citrus and grapefruit and floral hops.

Drinkability:

With 74 IBU and 9.5% ABV, a very nice beer that got better as I drank. The last glass from the 750ml was better then the first, the orange and citrus flavors really blended nicely with the hops.

Tasting method: Tulip Glass with 750ml

Rating: 9.2

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2 Responses to “Rogue Imperial India Pale Ale”

  1. pculos Says:

    This one’s been on my short list to try too….I haven’t found a Roque that I didn’t like yet. Is that one of those Samuel Adams glasses? Do you notice any difference? I have a set and I’ve come to prefer them over the old standard “pint” style. Maybe I just drank the coolaid, but I think they are better.;)

    Pete

  2. Daddy-O Says:

    yes it was a Sam Adams glass. They sent it to me 2 years ago after they lost my scores from the longshot competition. I took a knife and scrapped off all the paint, cause i really like the glass, but didn’t want the logo in my pictures.


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