Cascade IPA - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: n/a
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Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: DrJay on 03-15-2008

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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 6
Photo of Amalak
4.12/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this off the tap at BOulevard Tavern in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
A- It's very bubbly, brown in color, clear with great head a lacing.
S- It has a mild hoppy scent to it.
T- Nice, smooth, balanced, hoppy beer. It has a good biting bitter taste to it, but toned down with a little taste of malt in the back of the mouth, perhaps some yeast.

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.55/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5


Served into a pint glass...

A- Opaque amber color with a reddish tint. Creamy white head (one finger), some nice lacing.

S- Fresh hop aroma staying around in the nose for a good few seconds. Huge medicinal pine scent. This one should be a hop bomb...

T- Hop bomb indeed. Grassy, piney, zesty, citrusy. A plethora of hop flavors but overall, quite bitter and strong. Not much malt going on here, but just enough to balance out the hops.

M- Not much going on here, medium bodied and sticky.

D- Very hoppy IPA right here, but easy to drink. Lacks complexity but damn its still good.

Photo of AltBock
4.26/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was able to try this Sly Fox on tap during High Street Grill's Sly fox promo on 4/22/2008. It was served to me in a standard Sly Fox pint glass.

This Sly Fox poured a dark amber with the slightest tint of orange along the sides. Sitting on top of this beer was a tall 1 to 1 1/2 inch head of creamy white foam. This head of foam had excellent retention that left behind a small rocky white film and streak after streak of beautiful white lace. It was a treat for the eyes to see such beautiful lace. I thought the aroma was a bit on the mild side. I thought the aroma was going to jump out the glass, but it stayed on the mild side. This aroma featured citrus hops, grapefruit, a small slice of lemon, more citrus fruits, and some pine needles toward the back. The taste is where all of those flavors that were in the aroma, kicked into gear. That means the taste was heavy with dried citrus hops, pine needles, grapefruit, more citrus fruits, pine, and ended with a slight pinch of pine infused alcohol. I would say this one is more medium bodied than full bodied, but it still contained a full flavored hoppy aftertaste of bitter and dry citrus hops, a touch of grapefruit, and lots of pine. This solid hoppy aftertaste will linger on in your mouth for a few minutes. I would love to try this one again in the near future. If you like hoppy and piny beers, then this Sly Fox is a must try.

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to DrJay for hooking me up with yet another installemt of the series. I have been looking forward to the second release and was thrilled when I heard it was Cascade. The pour was a very deep dark amber with literally tons of dripping side glass lace. A good three finger high head formed on the top and this was slow to fade. Crystal clear on the look through with nice carbonation.

The aroma was soo fresh. A crisp clean grass like aroma was the first to great, followed by a pungent pine like smell. A deep resiny like flavor was sure to follow and it did. A touch of musty bread like malt in the backgroiund added a little bit of depth. Really no hint of the alcohol at all on this one as it was easily polished off the same day.

Overall I thought this was a very good IPA. Some may frown that it is a bit one dimensional, but I really like waht they are doinf with it. Defintily a quality ale here and something I would like to revisit in the future.

Photo of Biscuit033
3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear orange with a one finger head that sttled quickly but very nice lacing.

S: pine and citrus dominate with caramel in the background.

T: Strong caramel malt flavor but then the bitter pine and citrus rind flavors kick in. The bitterness definately dominates a very nice underlying malt flavor.

M: On the higher side of medium for body with some oiliness and a long bitter finish that is not as clean and refreshing as I would have liked.

D: Overall this is a good example of avarietal IPA. I expected nothing less. It is some thing that could be ordered all night long if you are into hops.

Photo of DrJay
3.8/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clear, bright orange with a solid cap of off-white foam. Good head retention and lots of chunky lacing. Intense grapefruit aroma, more like pith than flesh, a little powdery too. Sturdy bitterness from start to finish with plenty of grapefruit throughout. Malt definitely takes a back seat, but provides a bit of balancing sweetness. There was a little spicy alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Refreshing and tasty, quite an easy drinking IPA. Gotta love cascade.

Cascade IPA from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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