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Cyclops IPA - Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

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Cyclops IPACyclops IPA

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58 Ratings
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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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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.11/5  rDev +20.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 03:13:29 | More by drpimento
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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

Washington

3/5  rDev -12%

02-05-2014 06:45:29 | More by twelveinches
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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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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +17.3%

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

Massachusetts

3.14/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 22:17:13 | More by BeerAdvocate
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shelby415

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

11-12-2013 08:01:29 | More by shelby415
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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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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10%

03-31-2013 20:04:14 | More by hollywood_15063
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2beerdogs

California

3/5  rDev -12%
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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Hopmodium

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12%

06-13-2014 12:34:58 | More by ncstateplaya
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pixieskid

Germany

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +10%

05-03-2012 18:30:07 | More by bluckbeyes
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

01-20-2012 02:51:29 | More by johnnyboy76
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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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dsshuck

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-07-2014 15:28:09 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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spicelab

Australia

2.25/5  rDev -34%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 23:19:16 | More by spicelab
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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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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

12-21-2013 17:27:49 | More by cbnz
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switzer

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

03-09-2012 17:09:16 | More by switzer
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terence

California

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

06-12-2014 05:37:02 | More by terence
Cyclops IPA from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.