Cyclops IPA - Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Vancoubeer:
4.18/5 rDev +22.2%
I felt like having and IPA and went for this one based on that brewers notes on the bottle and that it was an IPA rated at 65 ibus. It looks like it should. Its got that IPA color with some haze but not filtered to the max like some. Really nice white bubbles in the head. Looks tasty. The smell is awesome. Its not intense but there is that hint of the citrus you get from the hops and not bitterness. Really good dry hopping done on this to get the smell like this. However its very subtle bit its there. The flavor is as described. Hoppy but not in the bitter sense. It has a very balanced taste and all of the proper citrus flavors that should be there. Just the type I was hoping to purchase. It has a medium yet sticky mouthfeel due to the acidity from the hops that cleans your palate off waiting for more. Nice beer by a kind of small yet consistant local brewer.
02-22-2012 01:09:57 | More by Vancoubeer
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3.14/5 rDev -8.2%
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.
11-27-2013 22:17:13 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.83/5 rDev +12%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy medium orange amber with a thin off white head that dissipates to a thick ring around the glass with lacing. Aroma of herbal hops, pineapple, sweet malt and a bit of citrus. Flavor is citrus with light fruit, floral elements. Finishes with light resinous hops and light fruit. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Flavor and hopping is somewhat subdued, but the fresh fruit and sweet malt backbone is unusual and enjoyable. This would be better with some more intense fresh hops flavor, but I enjoyed it as it is. Unusual enough that I will return to it.
05-26-2012 03:52:59 | More by LiquidAmber
2.25/5 rDev -34.2%
Bomber purchased from the Buggy Stop, Redmond. Reviewed from notes.
Turbid amber with a two finger off-white head which leaves haphazard lacing. Head reforms nicely on swirling.
Fairly dim citrusy behind a dominant baked toffee and biscuity malt character. Pretty tame.
Caramel malts and candied orange verging on orange concentrate. A dose of earthy bitterness salvages things, but barely.
Medium body, moderate carbonation and a deceptive bitterness on the rear which would be satisfying if there were actually flavours for it to play off.
Don't know the age of this bottle, but it was purchased in the brewery's hometown, albeit from a convenience store. One of the more unremarkable IPAs I've had in a long while.
03-08-2012 23:19:16 | More by spicelab
3.88/5 rDev +13.5%
22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer, Wilsonville. $3.79 Nice cloudy orange body with an absolutly lovelly head..thick,cream coloured and bubbly. Fine hoppy aromas..citric and flowery most powerful Taste is on the other hand a more resiny hop bitternesssweet at the end..semi sweet really..caramel malts..then another hop attack in the after taste Odd mouthfeel the hops seem to come in waves ..but its nice. Nice IPA
11-19-2011 03:50:50 | More by Reidrover
Cyclops IPA from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.