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RATINGS: 154   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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3.4
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 (3132) - 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.

4.2
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
Luvystypotables (1966) - 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
tiong (7278) - 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.

3
50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Milky burnt orange pour with a white head. Pine and resin hop aromas. Taste follows suit. A bit one dimensional with mineral lowlights. A bit unbalanced. Average body and mouthfeel.

3.9
MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2014
fruity and sweet aroma, floral, weedy, a little spicy. Bigger, hoppier, body. grapefruit orange floral grass pine biscuit.

4
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Unclear dark orangey amber. Big frothy creamy white lasting head. Aroma towards fruity and sweet, a little spicy. Bigger light body. Flavor is grapefruit orange floral grass pine biscuit. Nice moderate grassy, pine and grapefruit bitterness which lingers. Hop forward with just enough malt to balance. Really comes together nicely. Good stuff.


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