The Imperial IPA from Rogue’s XS line is a pretty typical double IPA. Big, (9.5% ABV) with heavy body that sits on the tongue, and all the delicious goodness that we expect from an IPA. It’s got a citrusy nose with a hint of caramel. The middle is piney with plenty more citrus, and the finish is pine resin and buttery. This is a definitely a beer powerful enough to make you sit up and take notice, but quite complex and very well balanced flavors from beginning to end. This is a very well done beer, and should definitely be on the “must try” list for IPA fans.
I give it a 4.5 out of 5.