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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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69 Ratings
THE BROS
73
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 19.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

ncstateplaya, Jun 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

terence, Jun 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Andrew24, Apr 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

cbnz, Dec 21, 2013
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3.14/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 27, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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.

drpimento, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

shelby415, Nov 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jaydoc, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Kylemif, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

mpenning13, Sep 21, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

mactrail, Sep 04, 2013
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Ultra-Plinian, Aug 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Derek, Aug 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

virinow, Jun 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

dsshuck, Jun 01, 2013
Cyclops IPA from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.