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Cyclops IPA - Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

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Cyclops IPACyclops IPA

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BA SCORE
79
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61 Ratings
THE BROS
72
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 18.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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2/5  rDev -41.5%

02-12-2012 17:07:22 | More by RElliott12
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Australia

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 23:19:16 | More by spicelab
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Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

03-09-2012 17:09:16 | More by switzer
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Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

01-20-2012 02:51:29 | More by johnnyboy76
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California

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

12-21-2013 17:27:49 | More by cbnz
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Germany

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

12-12-2012 19:00:23 | More by pixieskid
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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California

3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Took a chance on this one to share at my nieces OSU graduation get together. It didn't disappoint nor overwhelm.

Overall had a nice pour, good head, not very strong on the nose. Hops came through as a bit grassy, floral.

First taste hops a little bit up front, but again not overwhelming-more in the piney meets citrusy area. I prefer a bit more. Got a a fairly balanced mix of hops to malt, but a little lite on the mouthfeel and hops. Pretty good, just a tad thin for my preferences.

Overall, I would drink it again. As a cheaper option than many of the other bombers offered up at the store, I'd probably buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 19:17:55 | More by 2beerdogs
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3.14/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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11-27-2013 22:17:13 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -5%

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5%

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Washington

3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint glass

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 08:55:47 | More by sam_bliss
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Cyclops IPA from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.