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84
style
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (5177) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Hazy gold color with a small head. Pine and citrus aroma. Strong bitterness. Moderate pine and light caramel notes.


3.3
JK (6146) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2017
Bomber in the Pear deli, Pike Market. Copper color.aroma with flowers and pine. Flavor of dry malt and even drier hops, more flowers, grass, hay. Dry finish. An old style ipa, but good.

3.5
hershiser2 (3230) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Can from Total Wine, South Richmond. Pours hazy amber with a large, soft beige head. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, some hand soap, some pine, some resin. Flavor is hand soap all the way. This is what hand soap would taste like if if I ate it and it tasted like I imagined it to rather than what it really does. Citrus peel, floral hops, a little tropical fruitiness. Its good.

4.1
kayres (888) - , Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Crisp clear orange yellow with a thick white head. Strong floral hop aromas matched to a bold fresh citrus ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Atom (2448) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2017
On tap at Pike brewing, pours a pale orange golden with a small off white head. Sweet malt and sweet citrus aroma with light pine. Nice assertive bitterness meeting sweet malt, citrus lemon and grapefruit. Solid.

3.4
HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 18, 2017
Can. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Slightly boring IPA.

3.6
reebtogi (6267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2017
650ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine and grapefruit with some floral notes. Taste is a grapefruit and pine hop bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a hop forward IPA that is quite tasty. Recommended.

3.7
stevoj (5036) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Bottle from Lep-ro-Kan market. Pale golden, hazy body, big frothy head. Hops dominate the aroma and taste. Palate also has hops over it, lingering long after. Big, bold hoppy NW IPA.

4
78samh (287) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Golden pour, white head. Sweet aroma of honey and floral hops. Balanced bitterness with grapefruit and dank earthy hop flavor. Very good ipa.

3.4
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine lingers.

3.7
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
Rating #1909 - 2015.09.24 - #CraftTakesSeattle Beer 8 - Flight at taproom - Clear golden amber pour with a decent white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with floral hoppy overtones, lavender, lemon rind, mild pine. Taste is more of the same,mild citrusy sweetness, caramel, decent bitterness Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying.


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