Rogue Yellow Snow IPA

Published On February 12, 2015 | By Stephen Rubke | Anything Beer, Beer Reviews

I have a strange relationship with Rogue Ales: I often see their bottles at the store and think “They’ve made exactly what I want in an experimental beer!” and then end up bizarrely disappointed when I drink them. Is it my fault for setting an unrealistic standard? Possibly.

Don’t ask what I was expecting when I saw Yellow Snow IPA on the shelf. I think I was mostly intrigued because it was one of the few bottles I hadn’t tried before. In the craft beer game, you have to be willing to take a chance.
Almost as expected, this beer missed the mark for me. A good hoppy start, but an odd finish that’s almost reminiscent of lemon… but I’m not even sure. It’s a challenging paradox. I want brewers to push the envelope of flavor, but I also want to enjoy a beer.
This one wasn’t that bad. 3.5 out of 5. I don’t plan on buying it again, but I like what it represents for the craft.

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Stephen Rubke
i, I'm Stephen. I'm an airline pilot and reformed beer drinker. Born and raised in southern California and lived the last half of my life in the SF Bay Area. I like sports cars with clutch pedals, airplanes, and both college and pro football. I spent most of my 20's drinking High Life and Rolling Rock, but was shamed into beer snobbery by the woman who would become my wife. Currently I enjoy travelling around the country and searching out the local beers. Cheers!

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