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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (2822) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Aroma: citrus fruits, fruity overall, some pale malts. Appearance: hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: grapefruit, light pine, remains bitter to the finish. Overall: very decent IPA, not too overpowering, yet quite complex. Pint at SkyCity at the Space Needle, Seattle, WA.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
euniceradio (378) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2015
22 bomber. Clouded orange, soap head. Aroma of tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, grapefruit and flowery yeast. Taste is trop fruit upfront. Finish is dry bittersweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5165) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of floral hops with a piney note, pale and caramel malts, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A standard IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1167) - - MAY 23, 2015
Bomber. Bright tropical fruit aroma with notes of grapefruit hop citrus and floral hops. Pours cloudy golden colored with a large, soapy off-white head with good retention and lacing. Starts with tropical fruit and grapefruit citrus flavor. Finishes dry, but still quite smooth for an IPA with slight floral hop bitterness. Excellent IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2015
Well balanced IPA with everything you would expect from an IPA. Tart citrus, floral notes, lots of hops and a touch of sweetness. Very basic IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SureFaust (10) - Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2015
Draft at Pikes Place. Golden IPA citrus, very basic yet good in comparison to other brews from here.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Clarkdvm (374) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle in Florida. Smells like house cleaner. Tastes ok, kinda boring ipa. First taste was the best but grew old quick.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (4985) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Tap at Pike Brewing, Seattle. Colour is cloudy murky orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, hops and malts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (3204) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Sampler at brewpub. Dark golden color, sticky lacing. Aroma has a good tropical fruit hop character but also a hint of vegetal character. Flavor is a dusty malt character. Hops die down a lot and the vegetal character is more prevalent. Meh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mysticbrew (104) - - JAN 4, 2015
Golden pour as stated by the name. Has a nice head of white with Petri dish type lacings. A nice clean hop bite that lingers after the light maltiness dissipates. Aroma is subtle, but floral with a faint hint of citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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