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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
September 2012. On tap at the Space Needle. Amber color with a large white head. Plenty of hops throughout. Floral aromas with citrus and pine. Bitter finish. Very, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1496) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Hazy orange pour. Nose and taste have mellowed due to age. Good beer, justnot as hoppy as I thought it would be. Once again, probably its age.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
5/28/13. Bottle from Total Wine. Poured into two glasses - noteworthy because the first glass was a mild amber pour, slightly hazy - the second glass was amber and filled with big, giant floaties - pour carefully on this one. The aroma and flavor show Belgian esters, sweetness, bitter hops, and plenty of citrus. This reminds me of a Belgian golden with some hop characteristics, as opposed to just an IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (6191) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Golden orange, huge, towering white head. Big fresh grapefruit aroma. Very citrusy flavors and aroma. Some nice, subtle smokey notes, too. . Hints of caramel and honey, too. Nice stuff...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6548) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. 2013 vintage. Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. pine aroma. Flavors of spruce, some citrus peel. Moderately bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5912) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Rich amber coloured body with a bright copper glow and a nice thick three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of light hops, alcohol, metal and a hint of pine. Medium-bodied; Sharp pungent hop flavour of grapefruit and pine with a bit of malt, some light sugars and some mild metallic notes. Aftertaste shows a good balance of malt and hops with a bit of pungent floral and resinous hop notes and a good sweetness. Overall, a good beer thats well balanced and nice to try! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Brown Jug in Anchorage (Northern Lights Blvd), Alaska on 22-May-2013 for US$9.99 sampled in my hotel room here in Anchorage, Alaska on 25-May-2013.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13581) - 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 (10205) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle shared at PUBR 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 (16222) - Dublin, 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 (6493) - 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)


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