Beer Advent Calendar: Day 16

Day-16

Rogue Yellow Snow IPA

ABV: 6.5%
Style: IPA


Reactions and Insights
YES. This is the stuff. A perfect amount of hops. It’s not as citrus-y as other IPAs, more woodsy, which helps make it feel like a winter IPA.

Would I drink a case of it? 
Yes. It’s very good.

OK, but would I drink a six-pack of it?
Yeah. One time I had a six-pack of Rogue porter in my fridge and some people I didn’t know very well came over to hang out, and I offered the Rogue to someone and he was like, “You’ve got Rogue? Are you sure you want to give it to me?” As if beer by this brewery were some irreplaceable commodity  and/or as if he were unworthy of good beer. I was happy to have some stranger with low self-esteem whom I would never see again think I was especially generous.

Did it contribute to my holiday spirit?
It did! I was drinking it with the Christmas tree all lit up and writing other beer reviews while half-watching Christmas Angel on Netflix without shame. More on this in the next entry.

Beth’s Grade
9.25

Objective Grade
8.75

Label Notes
I don’t totally get the label. It’s of a guy looking at you, hugging a dog, and giving a fist pump. He has a yellow beard and is wearing a bomber jacket and eye goggles. Someone help me make sense of this.

This same guy is on other Rogue labels in different costumes, but that doesn’t really explain anything.

Design-wise, it’s nicely balanced, with good use of color. A skilled person made it. 8/10

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