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Rogue Ales

Rogue Ales
8 Hop IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.88%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Rogue Ales
8 Hop IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.88%
Brilliant golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of cedar bark and citrus leaves, hay and hop dust, tropical fruit yogurt, and honey roasted root vegetables and corn with a slightly chewy, tangy, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, very long finish that exhibits overtones of peppered greens, pine honey, and spiced papaya finish. A big resonant IPA with great spicy, fruity hop flavors.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy, Hoppy & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: cedar bark and citrus leaves, hay and hop dust, tropical fruit yogurt, and honey roasted root vegetables and corn
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of peppered greens, pine honey, and spiced papaya
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Italian Beef, Tacos, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big resonant IPA with great spicy, fruity hop flavors.

The Producer

Rogue Ales

The Producer
2320 OSU Drive
Newport, OR 97365
USA
1 541-867-3660

American Style IPA

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
American style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5.5-7.5% in alcohol. They are characterized by floral and citrus hop aromas and a distinctive hop bitterness on the finish. This style originated in the 19th century when British troops and colonizers were working to develop an alternative to their standard ales in order to withstand transport to India. Today, US craft brewers have claimed the style as their own with assertive Pacific Northwestern hop varieties that stand out. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Laurelwood Workhorse India Pale Ale, Oskar Blue’s Deviant Dale’s IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King and Founder’s Centennial IPA.

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