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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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58 Ratings
THE BROS
72
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 19.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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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Kylemif

Oregon

4/5  rDev +17.3%

10-04-2013 04:18:46 | More by Kylemif
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cpolking

Iowa

3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slightly hazy orange copper in color. There is a short creamy and foamy head, that is off-white to light brown in color.

The aroma is sweetly and aromatically floral and grassy, citrus fruits and golden grains. I am intrigued by the aroma and can't wait to taste this.

The taste follows the aroma, this drinks like a dry-hopped lager or a hop forward American pale ale.

The finish is intensely bitter and dry, yet it drinks light and refreshing. It is hard to believe this is 6.9% ABV. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 21:11:50 | More by cpolking
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DenverLogan

Colorado

3.94/5  rDev +15.5%
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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Reidrover

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer, Wilsonville. $3.79 Nice cloudy orange body with an absolutly lovelly head..thick,cream coloured and bubbly. Fine hoppy aromas..citric and flowery most powerful Taste is on the other hand a more resiny hop bitternesssweet at the end..semi sweet really..caramel malts..then another hop attack in the after taste Odd mouthfeel the hops seem to come in waves ..but its nice. Nice IPA

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 03:50:50 | More by Reidrover
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djbreezy

Washington

3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - transparent gold, white full head, medium lacing

Smell - citrus, flowery hops and sweet malts

Taste - mostly a balanced IPA, slightly hop forward. It the flavor profile of the hops are faint, floral and citrus notes

Mouthfeel - medium body, slightly oily

Overall - good hop flavor, could be a bit more pungent especially based on the brewery description

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 03:42:12 | More by djbreezy
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
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
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10%

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

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +10%

05-03-2012 18:30:07 | More by bluckbeyes
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snohojimbo

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +10%

04-21-2013 07:16:36 | More by snohojimbo
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10%

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

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +10%

03-08-2012 02:58:19 | More by kickerofelves
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Kastler

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +10%

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

Washington

3.58/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 05:05:26 | More by mactrail
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber, no dates.
Deschutes tulip glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy bright orange color. Not a lot of head. Only about a quarter finger of bright white head.

S: Smells of mild grapefruit and cat pee astringency. I get a good amount of pale malt breadiness in there as well.

T: Up front you get some hop bite, but it's by no means a bitter hop bomb that I was expecting. It's more of a fruit hop: grapefruit and peach, than pine. The malt really takes over this beer in the middle of the mouth. Don't know if that is intention or age. You get a lingering hope dryness on the back end.

M: Light to medium bodied.

O: Overall, I have to go B- on this one. Is it bad, no. But it really tastes more like a pale ale to me, and no where near the best pale I have had recently either.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 20:33:14 | More by inlimbo77
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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
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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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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
Cyclops IPA from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.