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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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68 Ratings
THE BROS
72
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 18.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

mpenning13, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
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
Photo of Ultra-Plinian
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Ultra-Plinian, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Derek
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Derek, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of XRAIG
5/5  rDev +46.2%

XRAIG, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

fatbatcat, Jul 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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

KlayWey, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

dsshuck, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

LXIXME, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

snohojimbo, Apr 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

IPAchris, Apr 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

hollywood_15063, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of DenverLogan
3.94/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

DenverLogan, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

baklo, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Hopmodium, Feb 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

wembly13, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

vfgccp, Jan 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

pixieskid, Dec 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Kastler, Dec 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

BradMacMullin, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of sam_bliss
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.

sam_bliss, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

barleywinefiend, Sep 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Jovian, Aug 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41.5%

LandWorld, Jul 24, 2012
Cyclops IPA from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.