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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Space Needle.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus, earthy and floral with some light caramel. Spicy/floral hop flavor with some light caramel. Citrus and earthy hops midway through. Moderately bitter finish with citrus/earthy/floral hop notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Exceeded my expecatations. This was an assertive, well balanced IPA. Pours light orange with good head. Hoppy, bitter nose. Piney and refreshing with a light body and clean finish. Good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11217) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
22oz bottle-tight rich offwhite head with trailing lace-gold. A-pine/orange/perfumy, some lt malt. T-perfumy/pine/orange/herbal hops with some bite, 2nd lt malt-doughy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bomber from Total Wine, Durham. Medium bodied pour, bright gold with modest carbonation. Nose of grassy hops and a touch of fruitiness, fairly typical of Pike’s solid IPAs. Palate is a bit overly smooth, at times even waxy, but there’s a lingering prickliness on the tongue and a dry finish to compensate for this a bit. Flavors are a bit disjointed, with candy sweetness and super grassy bitters never quite finding a compromise. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
22 ounce bottle - $6.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Heavily hazed, pale golden body with an initially lofty, but not very long-lived, off-white head.

Smell: Moist, juicy, pithy citrus rinds with a backing of white pine (and a bit of cracked pepper) over restrained malt notes really just giving a single note of biscuits sans biscuit tops.

Taste: Modest maltiness, just a bit of biscuit innards, really. Very low sweetness. Sharp, citric hops with orange oil and white grapefruit, but also some ribbons of fresh, resinous pine. Sprinkling of pepper, too. Maybe even a thin hint of peach as well. Displays a full bitterness which rolls along unopposed until the dry with a soft, sleekly textured finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A fine IPA, in that is was fine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5101) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2013
22oz bottle picked up at Total Wine
Appearance: Clear golden with a big frothy white head and sticky lacing
Aroma: Grapefruit and oranges
Taste: Grapefruit, bready, citrus with a herbal bitterness in the finish
A nice solid IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2013
22oz bottle: pours a clear deep golden bronze with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a fresh herbal fruity hop nose with some sweet toasty caramel and toffee notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and effervescence with sweet toasted caramel malts and a fresh piny hop flavor and crisp bitter balance before a drier bittersweet finish. Somewhat malt heavy for an IPA, but pretty smooth nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4079) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Peach, oats, and lemongrass on the nose. Hazy amber, medium yellow head. Hops are a bit stale, but whole orange and lemon zest are discernible. Serviceable, but not special. Probably not as fresh as it could be.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5337) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber with a short white head. Aroma is floral hops, citrus fruit, earthy hops and soft malt. Taste is strong spicy hops, earthy hops, floral notes, softer citrus, toasted malt and light caramel. Body is medium with a strong carbonation and moderate lingering bitterness. Finishes with orange juice, tropical fruit, spicy hops, floral notes and soft malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on January 26th, 2013 during day 2 of Nerd Beer Epic Weekend.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange.
  Aroma: Aroma of grapefruit, light pine.
  Taste: Grapefruit, pine, light-medium bitterness.
    Palate:Medium light body.

Summary: A solid west coast style IPA, a nice change for the night from the line of Stone VEs. Would enjoy again.


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