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Cascade Summer Solstice IPA
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Smooth, malty and lovingly hoppy, our long awaited Solstice IPA is now on tap! Brewed with Munich and Two Row Malted Barley along with piney Chinook and Simcoe hops, this citrucy summer thirst quenching IPA celebrates the coming season of fun in the Northwest.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: IPA
Date: September 23, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet bready malt aroma, light liquid hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice bready character, lots of balancing hop bitterness, short bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (7691) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2010
2010-06-26. Crisp golden body, nice foamy white head and lace. 3+ Lovely citrus aroma, intense grapefruit at first fades to a nice modest lemon and orange character. 8+ Flavour also has a very pleasant citrus character but more more mildly so than in the aroma, bitterness is surprisingly mild, and is actually borderline sweet at times, but gets more bitter as it goes on. 7+ Average but very smooth palate. Nice! On Tap at Raccoon Lodge, Portland.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2012
Draught at the Barrel House. Cloudy orange-bronze with a lacy head. Great grapefruit nose, some passion fruit. Sweet honeyed fruit salad flavor, peach, grapefruit, mango. Soft, oily, full body. Good stuff. A bit too thick.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6259) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
On tap at Cascade, pours a clear blonde with a large white head. Aroma is almost nonexistent, with some dry hopping in the background. Flavour is fairy bland but more exciting than the nose, with notes of light piney hops and dry bready malts. Not much to this, but it’s dry and highly drinkable. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6103) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Draft at special brews. Pours a hazy burnished medium amber with a loose white head. Spotty lace. Mild tangy orange and caramel nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Oranges and a bit of pineapple on the mid palate, followed by some toast and caramel. Mild crisp resiny finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5896) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2013
On tap at the Barrel House. Pours a clear copper color, almost yellow, a medium white head. A fruity honey nose with some earthiness. The flavor is lemons, a Pils malt like earthy malt profile, a medium bitter bite, very earthy/grainy. Finishes earthy and some bitterness. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Lock this motherfucker in ho! Nice nose of grapefruit, floral, and a good deal of piney hops. Malt base is lightly sweet and there for a nice balance. Pours bright golden amber, great frothy creamy head and wonderfully sticky sheets of lace. A great looking beer. First flavors are of floral and citrusy hops, light malt sweetness, a little grain base, big piney finish. Malt base provides nice balance, solidly easy to drink, quenching even, nice dry resins too. A really nice NW IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
[2955-20100626] Tap. Fresh bready yeast aroma has mild citrus notes. Clear, orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter bready yeast flavour is quite hoppy and has a long citrus peel zest aftertaste. Medium bitter body. Interesting, great bitter.
(@ Raccoon Lodge, Portland, OR)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4124) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Poured from an oak barrel at Raccoon Lodge... Poured a golden/orange with a thick, white head. Floral aroma with a sweet, herb quality. Smooth palate with floral hops and acidic fruit juice tones. Malty finish with a leafy character. Very clean.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3305) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Half pint at the brewpub. Aroma has plenty of dank Simcoe hop notes present. Also has some husky tannins and sweet floral hints as well. Fairly aromatic, but I would prefer a little more hop aroma. Transparent dark golden body with a medium white head and good head retention. Starts very hempy with lots of Simcoe. Becomes very sweet in the middle with fair sugary notes. There are some toasted malt tannins present. Finishes with a mildly spicy bitterness. I like the Simcoe notes, but it seems a little underattenuated and lacking hops.


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