Cyclops IPA - Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev +22.9%
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
4.11/5 rDev +20.9%
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.
11-16-2013 03:13:29 | More by drpimento
3.98/5 rDev +17.1%
The beer pours a slightly hazy orange copper in color. There is a short creamy and foamy head, that is off-white to light brown in color.
The aroma is sweetly and aromatically floral and grassy, citrus fruits and golden grains. I am intrigued by the aroma and can't wait to taste this.
The taste follows the aroma, this drinks like a dry-hopped lager or a hop forward American pale ale.
The finish is intensely bitter and dry, yet it drinks light and refreshing. It is hard to believe this is 6.9% ABV. Very nice.
05-06-2012 21:11:50 | More by cpolking
3.94/5 rDev +15.9%
Served from 22 oz bottle...ordered through Letspour.
Poured in medium size Duvel glass...straw gold color with large head.
Aroma of lime, grass hops, slight sourdough bread.
Significant carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of grassy hops, white grapefruit rind, white pepper, white cranberry juice...let's give this 5 minutes...
Already...after 5 minutes there's a lingering head with lace, aroma of tropical fruit - cranberry, hops. Flavors have mellowed a tad in the spice realm, with the malts coming out stronger. Big and flavorful, not as bold as the Cyclop in the label design, but certainly not wimpy for an IPA.
03-13-2013 03:21:12 | More by DenverLogan
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
3.85/5 rDev +13.2%
Appearance - transparent gold, white full head, medium lacing
Smell - citrus, flowery hops and sweet malts
Taste - mostly a balanced IPA, slightly hop forward. It the flavor profile of the hops are faint, floral and citrus notes
Mouthfeel - medium body, slightly oily
Overall - good hop flavor, could be a bit more pungent especially based on the brewery description
01-02-2012 03:42:12 | More by djbreezy
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
3.58/5 rDev +5.3%
Amber color in the wine glass with a better than average foamy cap. Sudsy mouthfeel that lasts well. Just a whiff of something like Cascade hops, with the flowery and resiny notes.
The first sip is a little underwhelming since the hops are rather shy and it's on the murky side. However, it opens up into a sweet and tangy flavor. A pleasant spicy taste. The bitterness takes a while to appear, but it leaves a nice burn for the finish. Overall this is kind of soft and herbaceous, but then it turns sharper with some mineral flavors and the hoppy bite at the end.
If you're expecting a massive hoppiness, this could be considered to be an anemic IPA, but it's a warm and hoppy brew that turns out to be highly drinkable. It's just not a hop blast. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Pioneer Market in La Conner. Not a bad price.
09-04-2013 05:05:26 | More by mactrail
Cyclops IPA from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.