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Cyclops IPA - Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

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Cyclops IPACyclops IPA

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60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 19.06%
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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Oakengroves

Oregon

3/5  rDev -12%

04-01-2014 03:11:56 | More by Oakengroves
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twelveinches

Washington

3/5  rDev -12%

02-05-2014 06:45:29 | More by twelveinches
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -12%

08-15-2013 14:44:45 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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2beerdogs

California

3/5  rDev -12%
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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-22-2013 02:14:10 | More by virinow
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BurdockBoy

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-13-2014 02:23:17 | More by BurdockBoy
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

11-12-2013 03:35:12 | More by jaydoc
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

04-01-2013 01:59:44 | More by IPAchris
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KlayWey

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-02-2013 06:16:30 | More by KlayWey
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

08-06-2013 19:49:43 | More by Derek
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-07-2014 15:28:09 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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wembly13

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-30-2013 16:45:22 | More by wembly13
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shelby415

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

11-12-2013 08:01:29 | More by shelby415
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sam_bliss

Washington

3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
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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ccrida

Oregon

3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Cyclops IPA is dark gold with a white head leaving nice lace.

Smell is citrus hops and caramel, orange marmalade.

Taste is also fairly hoppy, nice citrus, not overly pungent, smooth bitterness. A little iced tea note from the crystal malt.

Mouthfeel is on the oily side, medium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good, it's a solid IPA, but the orange marmalade is a little one note, I'd like to see more complexity from the hops. Decent though.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 04:58:11 | More by ccrida
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beertunes

Washington

3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a fairly typical (for a PNW IPA) orangeish-gold-amber color with just under an inch of white head that had OK retention and good lacing.

The aroma featured a good combination of citrus & floral hops, with some weed notes and a touch of pine at the back. There was just a bit of malt showing through the background. On the tongue, hop profile was mostly pine and citrus, with the other hops having a lower presence. There was a faint grain taste. A pretty typical PNW IPA.

The body was also fairly typical for the style, although a bit thin for my personal taste. Drinkability was very good, the beer went down smooth and finished easy. Overall, a fairly typical PNW IPA, in a good way. This beer is probably above the average and one I'll have again. This beer is certainly worth your time when you see it, and if you're a serious hop head, you'll probably want to trade for a bottle (or 2).

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 19:03:07 | More by beertunes
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-08-2013 23:48:48 | More by LXIXME
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-24-2013 06:09:55 | More by Hopmodium
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-31-2013 23:48:01 | More by dsshuck
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Andrew24

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

04-18-2014 17:44:40 | More by Andrew24
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Phi_Psi_OR_Beta

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

06-25-2014 03:38:16 | More by Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

10-03-2013 11:57:14 | More by DrunkinYogi
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a transparent deep orangish color with good carbonation leaving a decent white cap, light bubbles and moderate lacing

S: Smells of a fruit bouquet and thats about it

T: I swear they stole recipes from Deschutes. Deschutes tends to throw in copious amounts of Crystal and Pale malt which are very distinguishable. The hop bill provides some initial bitterness which lingers coupled with some light citrus fruits. The finish is a bit sweet, lightly slick.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated with lts of lingering bitterness, not harsh but present

O: Not bad. I would probably drink again.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 01:49:40 | More by barleywinefiend
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

09-21-2013 14:55:33 | More by mpenning13
Cyclops IPA from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
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