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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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Photo of drpimento
4.11/5  rDev +20.2%
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
Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev -5%

IPAchris, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of twelveinches
3/5  rDev -12.3%

twelveinches, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Reidrover
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
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

Reidrover, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +17%

ste5venla, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -12.3%

ncstateplaya, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.14/5  rDev -8.2%
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
Photo of shelby415
3.25/5  rDev -5%

shelby415, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of hollywood_15063
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

hollywood_15063, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of 2beerdogs
3/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

2beerdogs, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

inlimbo77, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Hopmodium, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of pixieskid
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

pixieskid, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev +17%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of virinow
3.25/5  rDev -5%

virinow, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of johnnyboy76
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

johnnyboy76, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

bluckbeyes, May 03, 2012
Photo of baklo
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

baklo, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Booner818
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Booner818, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

mpenning13, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of cbnz
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

cbnz, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of spicelab
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bomber purchased from the Buggy Stop, Redmond. Reviewed from notes.

Turbid amber with a two finger off-white head which leaves haphazard lacing. Head reforms nicely on swirling.

Fairly dim citrusy behind a dominant baked toffee and biscuity malt character. Pretty tame.

Caramel malts and candied orange verging on orange concentrate. A dose of earthy bitterness salvages things, but barely.

Medium body, moderate carbonation and a deceptive bitterness on the rear which would be satisfying if there were actually flavours for it to play off.

Don't know the age of this bottle, but it was purchased in the brewery's hometown, albeit from a convenience store. One of the more unremarkable IPAs I've had in a long while.

spicelab, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of djbreezy
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
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

djbreezy, Jan 02, 2012
Cyclops IPA from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.