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Cyclops IPA - Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

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Cyclops IPACyclops IPA

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BA SCORE
78
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64 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.82%
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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XRAIG

Oregon

5/5  rDev +47.1%

08-03-2013 02:04:08 | More by XRAIG
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fatbatcat

Georgia

4/5  rDev +17.6%

07-05-2013 01:37:13 | More by fatbatcat
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virinow

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

04-21-2013 07:16:36 | More by snohojimbo
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-01-2013 01:59:44 | More by IPAchris
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-31-2013 20:04:14 | More by hollywood_15063
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DenverLogan

Colorado

3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 03:21:12 | More by DenverLogan
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-09-2013 10:56:24 | More by baklo
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-24-2013 06:09:55 | More by Hopmodium
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wembly13

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-21-2013 03:22:48 | More by vfgccp
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pixieskid

Germany

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

12-12-2012 19:00:23 | More by pixieskid
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Kastler

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

12-05-2012 02:36:00 | More by Kastler
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +25%

11-21-2012 04:38:41 | More by BradMacMullin
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sam_bliss

Washington

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
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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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
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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Jovian

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +25%

08-15-2012 04:09:38 | More by Jovian
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LandWorld

Mississippi

2/5  rDev -41.2%

07-24-2012 19:58:21 | More by LandWorld
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +17.6%

07-15-2012 07:09:38 | More by ste5venla
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.6%

07-09-2012 20:40:10 | More by WaydeRafnel
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2beerdogs

California

3/5  rDev -11.8%
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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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 03:52:59 | More by LiquidAmber
Cyclops IPA from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.