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Pike Space Needle Golden IPA

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Assertive hoppy & floral west coast style IPA. Pike Space Needle Golden IPA is generously brewed with five varieties of Yakima Valley aroma and flavoring hops. We then dry hop it with whole-cone Columbus, Summit and Centennial hops, which impart a floral aroma that has catapulted this beer to one of Pike Brewing customer’s favorite IPA’s. This beer won a blind tasting competition to be the commemorative beer for the Space Needle’s 50th anniversary in 2012. It was so well received that it has been added to Pike’s year round collection. It was 1962 and the world came to Seattle for the World’s Fair and its futuristic symbol, the Space Needle. The beer served at the ‘62 World’s Fair? Likely nothing at all like this west coast style IPA, generously brewed with five varieties of Yakima Valley aroma and flavoring hops. We then dry hop it with whole-cone Columbus, Summit and Centennial hops, which impart a floral aroma that has catapulted this beer to one of Pike Brewing customer’s favorite IPA’s.
MALT VARIETIES: Munich, Cara-Pils, Malted Wheat
HOP VARIETIES: Chinook, Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Summit


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1986) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
Rating #1909 - 2015.09.24 - #CraftTakesSeattle Beer 8 - Flight at taproom - Clear golden amber pour with a decent white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with floral hoppy overtones, lavender, lemon rind, mild pine. Taste is more of the same,mild citrusy sweetness, caramel, decent bitterness Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2249) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
(tap) clear bright light amber colour with a small white head, aroma of citrus, balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9483) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Tap at Pike. Golden pour with a white head. Floral, herbal, aggressive hops. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed gold with a large white head. Soft malt and a bit of citrus on the nose. Medium bodied, malt, toast, soft citrus. Slow grapefruit malt on the finish, a hint of wheat.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5000) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a nice hazy golden orange color. Aromas of nice citrus/grapefruit hops. Flavor starts malty and the hops kick in, nice crisp bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teamsale (153) - Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Can poured into glass. Pours a reasonably clear golden amber with an abundant white head. Great lacing. Nice aroma of citrus, berries, pine, hops. Flavor seems slightly watery but matches the aroma really well. Aftertaste lingers nicely while the bitterness quietly appears. Definitely the most berry-filled IPA I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3776) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2016
Draft at the brewery with Mickey Reeves. Nice west coast IPA with a medium bitterness but still some sweet citrus notes. Pretty good and fairly classic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (8057) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2015
20/XI/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, but bought only 3 weeks ago at the brewery (2015-1629) Thanks to Mathieu and Barbara for picking this one up for me!

Clear dark orange beer, creamy off-white head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: malty, sweet, hay, grains, bit resinous. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: fruity start, caramel malts, bitter, bit resinous, dry. Aftertaste: sweet malts, caramel, very resinous, bitter, medicinal touch.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mintzmeet (444) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Nice color. Cloudy. Good taste. Chaffy but not in a bad way. Great balanced IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (1763) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle at tderoeck's place. Malty, danky, hoppy, it's ok as a beer, but not as good as an IPA. Comes close to a Belgian boring hoppy.


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