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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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 customers favorite IPAs. This beer won a blind tasting competition to be the commemorative beer for the Space Needles 50th anniversary in 2012. It was so well received that it has been added to Pikes year round collection. It was 1962 and the world came to Seattle for the Worlds Fair and its futuristic symbol, the Space Needle. The beer served at the 62 Worlds 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 customers favorite IPAs.
MALT VARIETIES: Munich, Cara-Pils, Malted Wheat
HOP VARIETIES: Chinook, Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Summit

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2863) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Hazy golden-orange with an enormous khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, tangerine and pine with a few notes of tropical fruit. Taste of pine, grapefruit, tangerine, toast and a hint of tropical fruit. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (5311) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
Elle est comme son nom lindique: dore mais passablement embrouille. La tte mousseuse nest pas trs belle voir. Les houblons qui sont dans mon nez sont rsineux et floraux. Les fruits qui finissent par sy dgager me rappellent la mangue bien mre ou quelque chose qui partage les mmes molcules. Les malts sont sand doute aussi dans cette mme ligne: ils propulsent des odeurs de toffee. Les houblons qui fondent sur mes papilles ont cette capacit dtre trop agressifs. Enfin, pour les crales caramlises, elles appartiennent plutt un autre genre. Au palais, le corps est de moyenne densit. Le ptillement mapparat assez fort tandis que la texture est comme une huile qui a pris leau. Larrire-got est assez intense en amertume florale et rsineuse avec une touche de th citronn. trange que cette IPA. Est-elle vieille? Jimagine que la rponse peut tre oui.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
slowrunner77 (10746) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"Dear god what is this abomination. A well meaning friend brought this back (recently mind you) from the space needle gift shop, so it was even marked up 50%. Who wants to friggin age iPas anyway?! At 6.5/58, this just didnt stand up, and in top of that, practically pours foam. So looks crappy, smells like stale hops and biscuit mLt mixed with cardboard, feel is ridiculously over carbonated and not much else, and the taste was drain pour worthy. For 9.99."

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - AUG 27, 2014
Cloudy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops. Flavor is grapefruit hops as well, very acidic. Light malt to balance a little. Finishes a bit bittersweet and sharp. Wife: 3.5

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bomber bottle... Thanks, Angie! Aroma is a citrus hoppy, grapefruit. Appearance is a murky bronze. Taste is a malty hop. Very fresh grapefruit. Palate is slightly hoppy. Overall, a strong beer. Well made... R.I.P Sonics. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3112) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Draught at Space Needle. The aroma. Is flowers, pine, caramel. The appearance is deep amber, white head. The flavor is hop forward, floral, pine, some citrus, caramel backbone. The finish is flowers, some grapefruit. Medium in body. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours golden orange with a finger of compact white foam and some nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, tangerine, mango, passionfruit, some pine. Definitely hop centric. Also yeast and the slightest bit of grass. Taste is grapefruit, tangerine, a bit of tropical fruit, some crackery malt, pine, and a big kick of oily resinous hops. Medium-high bitterness. Medium body, nice foamy carbonation, mouth coating bitterness. Slightly sweet and very fruity, with an oily-dry finish. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Solid IPA. High bitterness. Not a sprightly mouthfeel, but has substance to it. Good zing. Hop notes lean more towards resin. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1779) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Aroma of floral hops and citrus blossoms. Great looking beer amber with a lasting well laced head. Taste of grapefruit dried fruit with a creamy feel and a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6708) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2014
Draught @ The Pike Brewing Co, Seattle, WA

Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of crisp malts, grassy hops, pine and resin. Taste is grassy, crisp and hoppy with some citrus and pine. Finish is crisp and bitter with some hoppiness. Okay.


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