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RATINGS: 141   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


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12851) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
22oz bottle. Large white head atop cloudy apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, spicy, light orange peel. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light lemon, bread, spicy. Soft light-medium body, very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9348) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle shared at PUB’R HQ. Poured hazy straw colored with off-white head. Nose was hopcitrus, pae malt, mild spice and florals. Tasted medium in palate heft and complexity, with florals and funk matched by hopcitrus. This one reminded me of a Flower Power Junior.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15257) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Golden pour with a white head. Nose is grassy with some orange and grapefruit hops. A bit sweet and malty with some bread and caramel notes. The flavor is also fairly sweet, sort of surprising for a modest ABV beer like this. Grapefruit, orange, and some light floral notes. Grass, a touch of pine, bitter finish, and sweet bread and caramel malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6195) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle. Explodes from the bottle 75% foam, slowly settling into a hazy, pale yellow beer. The aroma includes some spring-cut grass and light lemony citrus. This drinks with a definite spicy front, like an arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette. Light on its toes. (#4993, 4/21/2013)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8685) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy golden with an attractive beige head and a floral citrus aroma, There is a delicate pale malt flavor that is a bit fruity with a dry bitter finish. Well-crafted.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2581) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of roasted grain, moderate to heavy grapefruit juice for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with sour apple, ginger and a hint of solvent. Head is small to average size, frothy, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky pale amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly sweet, moderately acidic and a bit acetic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and a lightly astringent, alcoholic and dry finish. A bit tart in the flavor and the caramel aroma associated with a DIPA isn’t there, but the hops are perfect.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Staffan47 (903) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2013
Honung honung honung. Inte direkt vad jag längtade efter just nu. Inga andra smaker värda att nämna

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1749) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine needles, lemon zest, light caramel, and tangerine. Pine and grapefruit hit the tongue first but are soon met with some caramel and toffee malts that keep this from being a bit overwhelming. Given the high bitterness, this is surprisingly easy to drink. Nicely done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10799) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Gold pour, white head. Lots of sweet tropical fruit notes, grassy hops, citrus hops, lightly bitter but not overly malty by any stretch. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6959) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Tampa, Fl - Total Wine, 22 oz bomber. Murky dark orange pour, sticky off-white head with nice lacing. Aromatic spruce aroma with a hint of floral notes. Full bodied bitter citrus flavor, some malty bready notes, a hint of apricot frutiness, some spearmint back end notes. Mouthfeel is tangy and thick with just the right amount of spritz. Pretty solid treat!


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