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RATINGS: 160   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 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

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3.9
mysticbrew (121) - - 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

3.1
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
On draft at the brewpub in Seattle. Clear golden pour, with a fizzy white head. Grapefruit, bitter citrus rind, caramel, and stale grain. Ok.

3.3
SlimHabib (484) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle pour. Hazy golden with a very large foamy white head. Aroma is grapefruit, orange, and wheat. Light to medium body. Strong grapefruit and citrus taste.

3.4
MadRobin (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, 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
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
Elle est comme son nom l’indique: dorée mais passablement embrouillée. La tête mousseuse n’est pas très belle à voir. Les houblons qui sont dans mon nez sont résineux et floraux. Les fruits qui finissent par s’y dégager me rappellent la mangue bien mûre ou quelque chose qui partage les mêmes molécules. Les malts sont sand doute aussi dans cette même lignée: ils propulsent des odeurs de toffee. Les houblons qui fondent sur mes papilles ont cette capacité d’être trop agressifs. Enfin, pour les céréales caramélisées, elles appartiennent plutôt à un autre genre. Au palais, le corps est de moyenne densité. Le pétillement m’apparaît assez fort tandis que la texture est comme une huile qui a pris l’eau. L’arrière-goût est assez intense en amertume florale et résineuse avec une touche de thé citronné. Étrange que cette IPA. Est-elle vieille? J’imagine que la réponse peut être oui.

1.3
slowrunner77 (13204) - 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 didn’t 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
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
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
tgncc (3144) - 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
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.


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