I’m going to go against the grain here – for the usual reasons – and say I don’t much care for this, but more importantly for the price there are several other examples of better beers within the style. I feel that Rogue often “hops” out of a style to the point where the citrus hop bitterness just leaves you feeling that that is all you are getting, and some of the finer points are lost. I KNOW that some people love that route, I just feel they often overstep the mark.
Very cloudy orange/yellow pour, this brew looks more like a Wit than an IPA (of any description). Small frothy head, with some lacing. Aroma is not overpowering in terms of hops, but is noticeably sweet.
Stinging acid grapefruit twang is the overwhelming taste sensation and this simply doesn’t give way. I suppose this is what the brewer is trying to achieve, but I think it’s at the expense of other aspects that should feature a little more in the style.
Fairly syrupy mouthfeel too – not clean or refreshing in a way that some other IPA’s can be.
If you want a hop bomb, then go for it, otherwise try Stoudt’s DIPA – cheaper and better.