6 Hop IPA

American IPA Rogue Ales

3.5

6 Hop IPA, an American IPA by Rogue Ales

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6 Hop IPA is an American IPA brewed by Rogue Ales, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a can.

Appearance

The ale pours cloudy rust orange and is topped by a generous stack of rocky white foam that shows good retention. A smattering of lace and a soapy collar remain after the reduction.

Aroma

The aroma is a pleasant mix of pine and citrus hops. A note of musty grain appears as the beer warms. Sweet tropical fruit asserts itself thereafter. Just a hint of booze can be picked up. After the beer has settled all of those scents mesh really nicely.

Flavor

A sextet of hops leads the palate. A mild herbal and piney hopping mixes with biscuit and transitions to a stronger bite of grapefruit and pine. That bitterness lingers into the finish and is mellowed by a sweetness of mango and peach.

Mouthfeel

Its feel is relatively smooth with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Alcohol lends a light warmth. Finishes dry and astringent.

Overall

The 6 Hop IPA presents well and has a wonderful aroma. And its biting palate is a sure pleaser for the hopheads. But its fruit and bready backbone almost keep the hops in check. Booze could be hidden better but otherwise, this brew is easily quaffed.

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About the American IPA

The American IPA is the most popular craft beer style in the United States. And for good reason, too. When well crafted, its hoppy goodness delivers intense aromas and flavors that can be citrusy and fruity; floral and piney; earthy and herbal. The hops are complemented by a wide range of malts and other ingredients. It’s a popular playground for brewers to express their creativity and a veritable cornucopia for craft beer connoisseurs.