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85
style
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9571) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy golden with an attractive beige head and a floral citrus aroma, There is a delicate pale malt flavor that is a bit fruity with a dry bitter finish. Well-crafted.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2745) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of roasted grain, moderate to heavy grapefruit juice for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with sour apple, ginger and a hint of solvent. Head is small to average size, frothy, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky pale amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly sweet, moderately acidic and a bit acetic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and a lightly astringent, alcoholic and dry finish. A bit tart in the flavor and the caramel aroma associated with a DIPA isnt there, but the hops are perfect.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Staffan47 (909) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2013
Honung honung honung. Inte direkt vad jag längtade efter just nu. Inga andra smaker värda att nämna

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1844) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine needles, lemon zest, light caramel, and tangerine. Pine and grapefruit hit the tongue first but are soon met with some caramel and toffee malts that keep this from being a bit overwhelming. Given the high bitterness, this is surprisingly easy to drink. Nicely done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10920) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Gold pour, white head. Lots of sweet tropical fruit notes, grassy hops, citrus hops, lightly bitter but not overly malty by any stretch. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7620) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Tampa, Fl - Total Wine, 22 oz bomber. Murky dark orange pour, sticky off-white head with nice lacing. Aromatic spruce aroma with a hint of floral notes. Full bodied bitter citrus flavor, some malty bready notes, a hint of apricot frutiness, some spearmint back end notes. Mouthfeel is tangy and thick with just the right amount of spritz. Pretty solid treat!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
This is a great all-around IPA. Unusual, it is a little better at a medium cold temperature and gets a little malty as it warms. Very sweet not floral.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dodgrblu (739) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bomber from Total Wine Sacramento, fruity nose, medium lasting head, not much bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1193) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Nice but nothing special. Light in color with a minimal head. Thinnner in the mouth than expected, Some harshness in the hop flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus, earthy and floral with some light caramel. Spicy/floral hop flavor with some light caramel. Citrus and earthy hops midway through. Moderately bitter finish with citrus/earthy/floral hop notes.


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