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Cyclops IPA - Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

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Cyclops IPACyclops IPA

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71 Ratings

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 19.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
"For the hop lover in us all, we present Cyclops IPA.
The substantial gravity is met by a cornucopia of 5 hop varieties, which yield striking flavor and aroma, that results in one of the more balanced and aromatic IPA offerings you’ll wrap your hands around."

Grain: 2- Row Pale malt, Crystal and Munich
Hops: Warrior, Willamette, Liberty, Cascade and Centennial

(Beer added by: Reidrover on 11-19-2011)
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Photo of MadeInOregon
3.96/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of bilbobrewer
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

IMO, this beer is a lot better than the reviews here indicate. If I had seen the rating here before buying it, I probably never wouldn't have, which would have been a mistake. I've had some really BAD IPAs that are scored in the high-80s here. Go figure.

It isn't a world-beater, but it's true to the style. Pours clear. The head dissipates a little quickly, but the beer leaves a decent lacing on the glass. The nose isn't too hoppy, but the taste is hoppy, resiny, and smooth. Very drinkable...... could see downing 4 or 5 of these quite easily, so at 6.9% abv congrats on that great bit of brewing skill. A good brew, I'd gladly have it again.

Good info on the label. A Brewed On or BB date would be a good addition.

Photo of JohnIrving
1.55/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured a gold color from the bomber in to a shaker pint glass. A weak aroma of citrusy hops. Taste is the same. Watery body. Lightly hopped. 6.9% abv is hidden. The watery light body and hidden abv encourages fast drinking, so this one can bite you. Overall, a disappointment.

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.14/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #77 (June 2013):

LOOK: Hazy gold, clingy foam head

SMELL: Ripe stone fruit, bready, musty

TASTE: Crisp carbonation, smooth, slick, malty sweet, bready, toasty, caramel, faint citrus, orange marmalade, herbal; grainy, dry finish

In a beer world seemingly dominated by IPAs, this one falls short of what most might expect: a pronounced hop character. Label boasts, “a cornucopia of five hop varieties, which yield striking flavor and aroma,” however, it’s really more of a Pale Ale, and an average one at that.

Photo of drpimento
4.11/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Geez I don't get all the ho-hum reviews of this- I really like it! Poured at a good temperature with a medium sized, foamy, cream-colored head that soon subsided to a light cover and some lace. Color is a slightly hazy orange amber with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is hops up front with resin, citrus, spice, malt in the background and a bit of wet cardboard. Flavor's much like nose with tang and hop on top a hint of sweet below. Body/carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, has some significant alcohol warmth, and is quite long. Very drinkable.

Photo of shelby415
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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Cyclops IPA from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.