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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Rogue - Yellow Snow IPA

Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Yellow Snow IPA
Rogue Ales
2320 OSU Drive
Newport, OR USA

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.2 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 22.0 

Postmortem Brew Review 
Cloudy yellow/orange color.
A bang of hops on the nose with some citrus smell.
Frothy off-white head with magnificent two fingered retention.
Moderate carbonation.

Creamy. Tart.  Hoppy and bittering finish.
edium bodied, hearty flavor.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Drum roll........Beer review #200.  A landmark review calls for a landmark beer.  I pulled this out of the mortuary cooler for your perusal.

Let's begin by saying this name is wrong on so many levels. I'm getting flashback's from the old 70's Frank Zappa standard "Please Don't Eat The Yellow Snow".  Frank's Eskimo song mama reminds him to, " out where the Huskies go..."  Frank, if you are listening from up there...mama was wrong!

Well as the saying goes, " has been colder than a witch's teat..." around these parts of Florida.  Some parts of the state have reported snow in the past few days.  Sooo, why not try this ale, I thought.  Now you are all chuckling to yourselves, "Cold! Did he say cold?  I mean, how cold can it get in Florida?"  LISTEN UP YOU DUNDERHEADS!  It has been in the low to mid 30's at night and barely reaching the upper 40's by day for the past week and a half!  If you don't think that's cold, why don't you plan your vacation for this week?  Don't forget your swim suit! Okay, I'm done chiding you. But, I digress...

This IPA would most likely warm me up, since it contains a hearty 70 IBU's.  That made it a good pick for tonight.  Also, according to the label, it pairs well with 'fire' and 'bulls heads' --- hey, that's the symbols they used.  Not my idea.  Anyway, tonight's sup was spicy meatball sandwiches, so the 'fire and bull' thing was also working in its favor.

The ale poured out a murky yellow-orange color (I know what you are thinking) and produced a jubilant, frothy head.  Being a bomber bottle, I drank some and then refilled the glass when done.  As the last remnants of the ale dripped out, into the three fingered, off-white snowbank of a head, it was stained with that yellow-orange liquid.  It soiled yellow snow! Bwaahaahaaahaa muahaahaahaaa!  I like a brewer with a sense of humor.  And I like Rogue's Yellow Snow IPA.

You know? There is the Rogue fellow and his hound on the label; kinda looks like a Labrador retriever --- did he do it?!?

Lets end by saying this ale is SO RIGHT on so many levels!

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