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200 Meter Ale - Eugene City Brewery

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200 Meter Ale200 Meter Ale

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Eugene City Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BigJTrucker on 06-04-2008)
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 40 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mdm46410:
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3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber and served in a tulip. This IPA poured a glowing amber/orange with a lasting head of beige foam. Heavy lacing covered the entire glass. The flavor was made up of fresh oranges, lemon, grapefruit, and caramel. Big and floral. The flavor was mildly cirtrusy and had a lasting bitterness, but, a strong flavor of iced tea just muddled the whole thing. Very leafy and herbal. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and softly carbonated. Every aspect of this beer seemed well made, but the flavor was just not my thing.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 03:08:28 | More by mdm46410
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-16-2013 04:35:15 | More by jaydoc
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-26-2013 05:36:00 | More by shelby415
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-21-2013 18:14:13 | More by chugamugofsud
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2.73/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served from the 22 oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass

A- Poured a mostly clear copper color with some visible carbonation, a two finger fluffy head that left lots of cascading lace

S- Mostly citrus and caramel malt, I get some soapiness that I usually associated with older IPAs or APAs

T- A lot of soapiness, citrus notes, and caramel notes. Non-descript bitterness from middle to finish. Tastes like this may be past its prime, but no bottle dating

M- Some prickly carbonation, lighter to medium body, finishes semi-dry

O- I don't this is that far past expiration if it is. It does remind me more of an APA than an IPA though. Just nothing too interesting going on here.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 03:23:30 | More by Hoptometrist
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-06-2012 20:45:37 | More by PopnLoads
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-27-2012 23:18:59 | More by jtosch
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Alberta (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a medium amber brown with about 1/2 a finger width of foamy white head. Quite hazy.

Smell - Pine, grapefruit, orange. Very sweet smelling aromas.

Taste - Nice pine and floral flavours from the hops. There's a hint of the grapefruit/citrus flavours as well. Leaves a pleasant bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Nice smoothness.

Overall - An enjoyable IPA from Eugene City. Perfect level of hops flavour and well balanced with the citrus notes. One that I enjoy quite a lot and would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 03:03:23 | More by leaddog
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New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark orange in color with a 1/2" head that breaks apart quickly.

Smell: orange and a decent hop bitterness is detectable by the nose.

Taste: caramel, pears, orange, a bit of pine, and a nice bitterness are the main flavor components.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp at the start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish. Aftertase is short lived.

Overall: easy drinking IPA that provides some refreshment too. Worthy of a try.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2011 16:12:21 | More by Gavage
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-23-2011 23:50:18 | More by jenray
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-21-2011 19:15:42 | More by Rochefort10nh
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3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A= Cloudy golden body with a big off-white head.

S= The aroma is grapefruit, orange and pine.

T= Same as the nose, big on citrus and pine. Pretty bitter. I was looking for more balance and I didn't really care for the strong backbone on this beer either. To me there was nothing really special about th9is beer.

M= Pretty typical body, some stickiness.

D= With so many outstanding IPAs to choose from, I don't see myself buying a bottle any time soon.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 03:32:34 | More by LiquidBread219
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Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm getting AB-esque feelings about this, since when I see a new offering, and only find out later about its actual (somewhat obfuscated) production origins, I'm usually surprised, in a disappointed way. In this case, though, it's Rogue, so, I'm yours to win or lose...

This beer pours a cloudy pale golden orange colour, with two fingers of foamy, rocky white head, which leaves some nice webbed lace around the glass as it slowly settles. It smells of pine, grapefruit, and floral hops, with a subtle biscuity, caramel malt undercurrent. The taste is bitter leafy pine hops right up front, quickly countered by an overmatched biscuity, bready malt, and some mildly medicinal herbal hops bring up the rear. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, a tad spritzy, but generally smooth and tame. It finishes on the dry side, the heft of the astringent pine hops too much to avoid any other outcome.

A more or less one-sided, but still well-made, West Coast IPA, geared towards the wont of hopheads. As a willing minion, I say: Rogue, or whatever - more, please!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 23:42:03 | More by biboergosum
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3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yesterday I tried the 100 Meter ale and was greatly impressed. Now for the IPA.

I went for the Fin Du Monde glass again as the experience yesterday was great and I hope to recreate it with this sister beer. The bottle emits a healthy pop as I open it op and the head is great (as in large). The beer is a cloudy deep golden color and the head is off white toward yellow. Huge head here and the lacing looks great as the head finally dissipates.

Smell is led by hop fruit and pine but the malt is there too.

I am going to abbreviate this re=view in light of the fact that I am BBQing again and my smells are tainted.

Taste is fruity zand tangy. A bitterness sets in as the aftertaste lingers.

Mouthfeel is on the light side of full but very nice and sparkly along with the dry finish.

Drinkability is good but could be better if not quite so hoppy.

Hop heads will really get this one but I am a recovering hop head so I think a bit better balance is in order.


Serving type: bottle

09-19-2010 00:40:07 | More by meeekyh
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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden amber with a thin head. Heavy mango aromas, and a fair dose of malt sweetness in the nose as well. Interestingly, the taste is quite a bit different. Very bitter with pine flavors and a lot of sticky malt. A bit prickly in the mouth, but not bad. Definitely a different take on an IPA, but not all that seemless.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 02:00:13 | More by Georgiabeer
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Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 650 ml brown bottle, label states abv as 6.5% Pours out a hazy apricot hue, noticeable suspended particles. Frothy creamy white head that settles to a thick cap.

Light sweet orange and citrus notes on the nose, some spicy pine and mild bready malt. Alcohol is present, along with strong leafy herbal hops.

Starts off mild and clean in the flavour, light bready malt at first, gets a bit rough around the middle as sharp herbal hops are introduced,
then a more spicy earthy pine character follows, finishing with some sharp biting alcohol and hop bitterness. The bitterness tends to dominate any real distinct flavour towards the end.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, smooth at first then slick and soapy in the end.

A bit too lop-sided flavour-wise, and as a result gets a bit boring after a while--I enjoy a good hop bomb, but without layering and some extra character it just becomes a one shot deal.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2010 00:17:48 | More by IronDjinn
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3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Somewhat hazy, golden colour with a big, fluffy white head. Good head retention and a little bit of lacing.

Crisp, hop aroma with a light crystal malt aroma. Decent.

Slightly rough bitterness with a nice piney, grapefruity hop flavour. Classic Rogue yeast character.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Not as crisp as it could be.

A decent AIPA but not the best I've had.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 07:45:36 | More by dgilks
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4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Really quite light for an IPA. Golden yellow. Very pretty! Ok head but really good lacing.

Good aroma, but you have to sniff hard for it, if that makes sense - not that pungent but plenty going on. Lots of citrus and pine, but also some sweeter fruits, maybe form the amarillo. Delicious. As with almost all AIPAs, some sweetness supporting the hops is present in the nose.

Personally, I love this taste. Plenty of citrussy hops with sweeter fruits there as well, maybe even a little passionfruit. A little malt sweetness, i guess the munich adds that richness. Definitely a hops story though. For the ABV, this is outrageously bitter. It punches you in the back of your tongue. A true hop heads delight.

Very good mouthfeel and drinkability, however the drinkability is impaired a little by how bitter it is. You need to wait a while to let that die down.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2010 13:33:14 | More by jbowers56
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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber into pint glass.

Pours a medium orange with a golden tint. White head, with fair retention, leaves decent lacing. Has a floral hoppy smell, with more floral flavors, also some citrus and a bitter, lasting after taste. Good carbonation, medium body. A very enjoyable IPA all in all.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 00:26:01 | More by vkv822
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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty good beer. This one started to turn a little on me, I had it before, fresher. Looks like a gold amber IPA, smells the same. Taste is delic when fresh, still good when it has been aged a few months.

Was surprised that this was a little more English style than I expected, very well balanced as well. That usual piney and citrus bent to it. Not much for roasted malt bill. A good beer through and through.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 04:38:59 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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New York

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nearly opaque, light orange with golden tone, decent head. Looks almost like a hefeweizen.
S: Bright citrus aroma, hint of pine. Fruity and delicious.
T: Dry hops balanced with tangy bitterness. Just a bit sweet. Refreshing and complex, but still subtle.
M: Moderate body, good carbonation. Leaves an impression on every taste bud.

It might be that I just worked out, but this was an extraordinary refreshing American IPA that highlighted the citrus over pine of the American hops. Stands out among other brews in the style for being a bit fruitier than most, but the balance between bitter and sweet is well crafted.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2009 01:03:13 | More by ozzyCobblepot
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4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy honey hue with avid carbonation that leaves a bubbly two finger head with clingy lacing,this beer smells just like a IPA should do really bitter with aromas of pine needle,stonefruit laced hops,it has a nice easy mouthfeel for the style which isnt thin nor thick and the bitter aroma comes thru nicely on taste with a citrus infused start which finishes with a nice hoppy bitter edge,for me so far this is definately one of the better Track Town ales and since the bitterness is not overly strong for my palette i will be buying this brew again without a doubt.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 13:08:07 | More by ADZA
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4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark golden with a slight haze. Leaves a couple of centimetres of dense off white head that slowly falls away leaving a fair amount of lace.
S - Citrus fruitiness and pine hop notes initially with a very light touch of pale maltiness.
T - It's all about the hops...citrus fruit, floral, piney and spicy herbal, its all here. A touch of malt sweetness.
M - Lighter side of medium bodied, dryish and quite a pronounced bitterness, never harsh though.
D - Another very nice beer from this Rogue off-shoot. Give me more!

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 11:07:07 | More by brendan13
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New Mexico

4.78/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a rich golden color with a light hazy quality, with a rich white head.
Rich hops aroma with hints of citrus, floral, maybe some herbal notes.
Nice hops taste with light hints of citrus coming through.
The after taste was a nice hops that left my mouth with a light dry feeling and wanting more.
I really don't know about the lacing, this 22 ounce bottle didn't last long enough to find out what kind of lacing this wonderful IPA has.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 19:17:33 | More by LXIXME
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Pours hazy golden with solid white fluffy head. Aroma is pleasant clean and hoppy. Taste is bitter grainy, a bit tropical. Mouthfeel is thin but clings. Bitterness is high and tight. Lemony grapefruit without being obtrusive. Acidic and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 01:27:01 | More by Seanibus
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200 Meter Ale from Eugene City Brewery
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