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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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3.9
Suttree (6392) - 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
Iphonephan (6988) - Jackson Hole/McLean, 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
jgb9348 (6259) - 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 that’s 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
argo0 (14127) - 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
DocLock (10689) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle shared at PUB’R 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
brokensail (16449) - 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
Braudog (6716) - 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)

3.9
marcus (10227) - 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
glennmastrange (2870) - 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 isn’t there, but the hops are perfect.

2.3
Staffan47 (909) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2013
Honung honung honung. Inte direkt vad jag längtade efter just nu. Inga andra smaker värda att nämna


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