Cyclops IPA - Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sam_bliss:
3.43/5 rDev +0.9%
A- Cloudy golden dark orange with a one inch head that dissipates slowly. Lovely color.
S- Not super strong-smelling. Piney hops and rich grains. A fresh, cool aroma prevails.
T- Lemony sour hop flavor over sweet, toasted malts. I taste less pine and more fruit than the nose suggested, including some fresh-squeezed orange juice.
M- Plenty of carbonation and bitterness leave a tingle on the tongue and cheeks even after the ale's flowed down the throat. Some alcohol burn is definitely present, but isn't recognizable until a few seconds after swallowing because the citrus flavors overpower.
O- Much more refreshing than some of the maltier IPAs. The citrus sour, grainy sweet, and bubbly mouthfeel combine to make it taste like the 7up (or maybe even Squirt!) of pale ales. Which, of course, is much much more pleasurable than actual artificially flavored lemon-lime corn syrup soda. I will buy this beer again, but not again on the first freezing day of November. It would be the perfect IPA to wait in the ice chest for the return from a late summer hike or paddle.
11-10-2012 08:55:47 | More by sam_bliss
More User Reviews:
3.14/5 rDev -7.6%
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 +12.6%
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 -33.8%
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 +14.1%
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.
78 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.