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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Editors Note: in 2012 released as Psace Needle Golden Anniversary IPA.

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
22 fl oz bottle, thanks to fiulijn. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, grapefruity, and dry peachy. Dry and crisp hoppy bitter and citrusy into the finish. Ends dry and bitter. Smooth fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle at Alex. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of grass. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle from QFC - Seattle (Ballard)
Hazy amber color. Nice aroma, the hop provides a delicate fruity side. Strong body, it has a good caramel flavor, and strong hops, mainly resiny and piney; long final.
Powerful but easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
Tap @ the brewpub. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, caramel, flowers, malt and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle at Chriso tasting, London. Pours hazy gold with a creamy, white head. Nose of dry pine and toasty bread. Medium sweet flavor with more dried pine, dried leaves - it’s pretty dry in general. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish, lightly astringent with pine, grass and faint orange rind. So so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14285) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle at Chriso tasting (from the Space Needle gift shop, Seattle - be warned it was $2 cheaper downtown, not to my surprise but I didn’t want to risk not getting hold of one!) 18/11/12. Hazed light amber with a thin off white head that soon clears to the edge. Nose is caramel malts, rip mango, orange, grapefruit and a touch of wood. Tastes comprises caramel malts, pine, bitter tropical fruits, light tea bag flavour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14042) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Bomber from Malt and Vine. Pours hazy golden amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is citrus, maybe even rind, over light roast caramel. Med + body. Flavor is lots of citrus, and maybe a bit of floral, over light caramel. This is hoppy and bitter. NW rules! If this were imperialized, it might tear lining from the esophagus. Excellent. Twice excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12498) - 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.

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