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Snipes India Pale Ale - Snipes Mountain Microbrewery & Restaurant

Snipes India Pale AleSnipes India Pale Ale

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%


Brewed by:
Snipes Mountain Microbrewery & Restaurant visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 08-25-2003)
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by DCon:
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DCon

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 12 Fl. Oz. bottle of this from The Beer Shoppe in Yakima, WA for $1.90. Poured from the Blue/Green Labeled bottle w/ a cattle skeleton head on the front into a 16oz Arcadia IPA Pint Glass. Has no freshness date to be found on the bottle.

Aroma- Nice hops, citrus fruits, and light piney characters. Not dry hopped but sweeter on the nose.

Appearance- Pours a 1.5 finger head that has good head retention. Has a reddish copper colored body with semi-haziness. Leaves good lacing behind.

Flavor- Both citrus and light pine come through once again but very easy. Medium bitterness at the finish and sweet. No character overpowers any other one.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and has a sweet, hop flavor on the finish.

Overall Impression- A very fresh and light hopped up IPA! Enjoyed how easy going it was for the time of day I was enjoying this. Would like to have more from this brewing company!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 20:10:51 | More by DCon
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NoHipTee

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3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this at Puyallup River brew house. On tap in a cold glass.

Appearance is a golden brown with decent amount of head. Smell is a tangy bitter hoppiness that hints at the flavor. Taste is a delightfully bitter hop heads dream. Slight pine resins, some grapefruit after taste with a very mild sweet sugar cookie finish. A very easiy do drink beer that could only be improved by a bit more carbonation. Mouth feel was just a bit watered down. Could have been the bottom of a keg.

A very sessionable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2013 22:46:53 | More by NoHipTee
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Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-18-2013 05:26:40 | More by distantmantra
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snohojimbo

Washington

3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 12 oz single from my favorite beer store: Norm's Keg And Bottle, Lk. Stevens, WA. This is a great place for singles and they fill growlers also. Mix-a-six pack. $1.80 for this one.

Poured into a snifter glass, nice dark caramel color, looks good!

Taste starts out great, but leaves a bitter finish.

Its brewed in Sunnyside, Wa. home of the incredible NW hops. I liked it, and will look for it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 07:11:02 | More by snohojimbo
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Washington

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09-24-2012 05:12:02 | More by jmccraney
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harrymel

Washington

1.68/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottled: unk

Pours like a brown ale almost - so dark. Sheet of light tan foam. Smells of english, almost winter warmer malts, some hops are there, but reserved. They smell tea/herbal. Taste is bitter with some herbal character and some cardboard. Flavor seems pretty one dimensional - bitter malt. Medium bodied with hi carb and a dry finish. Too bad, I've heard good things about this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

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HuskyinPDX

Washington

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07-31-2012 21:02:51 | More by HuskyinPDX
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer week pint glass. Pours a medium orange amber with a thin, off-white head that dissipates quickly into a ring around the glass and slight lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, pineapple and citrus hops. Flavor is moderate bready and caramel malt, light citrus hops. Pleasant, but hops are subdued, would like a bit more fresh hop flavor in a IPA. Light to medium bodied.

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Washington

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Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. Bottle from Yoke's Kennewick into Piraat tulip.

Cloudy orange brew under 1 1/2 fingers white head, quick dissipation. Faint hop presence in the nose, a small bit of ciitrus with some bready malt, but nothing very pronounced. Bitter hops up front on tastebuds with a trifle of sweetness.,as the brew warms the hops become more present Decent mouthfeel. Very hidden alcohol presence, so I guess I'll finish this bottle. To be honest, taste more of an APA than an IPA. Not a drainpour, but I won't be purchasing this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2009 03:47:49 | More by jdense
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tpd975

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Muddy orange hue with a nice tall foamy head. Little to no retention with nice spotty lace.

S: Lots of aroma. Lots of fresh bread light malt, with hints of caramel sweetness. Light citric notes with touches of floral hops.

T: I like it. Lots of sweet malt up front. Tons of caramel and brown sugar. Light King's Hawaiian bread flavors in the middle. Very floral finsh.... I would dare to say Jasmine. This is a nice sweet floral IPA. If bitterness is what you are after head elsewhere.

M: Medium in body, smooth.

D: Good. Very floral and tasty. Unique IPA that is pretty damn drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 14:48:03 | More by tpd975
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LieutenantWort

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright amber, with a moderate white head that dissipates quickly. The beer is just sizzling with carbonation, though -- the sides of my pint glass are coated in a sheet of barnacle bubbles that are so thick as to almost obscure the color of the beer inside.

The nose is very faint, just the barest traces of pine, hops, and a little yeast.

Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp, with lots of the aforementioned carbonation.

Taste is mild for the style -- blink and you'll miss it. A bready tang with an oily, hoppy aftertaste. Judging by the strength of finish alone, you'd think you'd quaffed a hearty IPA, but you hardly taste the hops going down. Still, that makes it a good candidate for sessioning.

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tbeck

Washington

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber/orange in color and has a slight clarity. Three finger creamy white head. Aroma is piney and citruis, mainly hops with a hint of malt. Taste is very hoppy but not overly bitter. Aftertaste was rough, bitter and cereal grain. Light texture with a good body. Decent beer, even for an IPA but the finish was off. Not as smooth as the better IPA's. Not a bad choice for a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2008 00:52:43 | More by tbeck
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for this one.

Pours orange/copper with a thin off-white head that leaves some broken rings of lacing.

The smell is citric/piney with a biscuity background.

What is in the smell is in the taste, with a floral, bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.

A nicely hopped, though balanced for the style, very drinkable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2008 04:24:33 | More by jwc215
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dnichols

Washington

4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

My beer buddy, imacoug, and I enjoyed a couple of pitchers of this fine brew in Prosser, Washington after dropping off our taxes (I'm surprised we didn't knock down four or five given the circumstances).

A: It poured a orange tinted gold with a robust bone white head that supported a generous lacing.

S: It has a strong hop profile of herbal and bittering hops ballanced well by a sweet toasted malt flavor that balances the hops well and makes this a great bar brew. In many ways it's more reminiscent of an APA than an IPA. However, the hops are still the real story of this beer.

T: The hop profile is slanted more to the floral rather than the bittering hops. However, the hops are citrusy and bold and along with the creamy malts there is a nice balance that makes this a real treat.

M: It was medium-bodied ale with aggressive carbonation and a creamy (almost oily) front and dry back. However, there was a lingering bitterness that stayed with me some time after I finished drinking this brew.

D: This is a refreshing and light IPA...perfect for a session beer. Smooth and creamy, bitter with out a strong bite and a low ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2008 22:20:41 | More by dnichols
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peck95

Washington

3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

i poured this beer from a 22oz bottle into a standard pint glass. The color was a nice cloudy brownish orange with a good sized head and some nice lacing. There is a soft piny/citrus smell . The taste is more pine with bit of
citrus and a odd malty aftertaste. The body is fairly light with a little hop bitterness. Overall this is a drinkable ipa but its not a good one,

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2007 02:22:04 | More by peck95
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RedDiamond

Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Compared to Snipes Harvest Ale, their IPA is by far the more spirited hop showcase. It begins with a bright hop aroma in the floral spectrum and from there proceeds to hit all the right notes. It has a slight citric tang, a clean finish, and throws lace around like cotton candy at a circus. It is hazed amber and drinks effortlessly. Another standard bearer for northwest IPAs.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2007 02:43:20 | More by RedDiamond
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured cold into a goblet from a brown 22oz bottle
A - Poured a hazed golden amber w/ a 3 finger white head. A few chunks of yeast settle into the beer at the end of the pour.

S - A perfumy herbal and floral hop scent with pleasant sweet malts and fruity echoes.

M - Citric with sweet hop blend. A medium bodied ale w/ average carbonation for the style.

T - A really average Ipa. The nose was engaging, but the hop tastes are overly bitter. Citrus and pine combine w/ a ginger like spice. A gentle underlying cherry like woody earthy flavor with peppery accents abide.


D - A basic Ipa-sweet and hoppy with a blend of aromas and bitter tastes. a bit more bitter in flavor than a balanced Ipa should be, I could take this or leave it. The ale was pretty average in most respects

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2007 07:22:05 | More by Slatetank
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woemad

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bomber purchased at a Yoke's Fresh Market in Kennewick.

Poured a hazy orange color with a big, creamy white head that hung aroound for a while. BIg sheets of lace. Chunks of sediment are visible drifting through the orange haze.

The scent is full of a grapefruit-y citrus. Also a modest, biscuity maltiness.

The taste is a major let-down. Very bitter, with nothing to balance it. It's drinkable, but only just.

Oily, prickly mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

I'm driniking this bomber, but I won't need to buy another. I heard from a local distributor about a year ago that he stopped carrying Snipes MT beers because they've become so inconsistent, a situation due to frequent brewer turnover. This beer makes me think there is something to that.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2007 20:45:08 | More by woemad
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ccrida

Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draft at Bob's Keg & Cork in Yakima (great little bar), in a 1 liter mug, the IPA poured a cloudy golden orange with a small off-white lingering head that left some lace.
The smell was very aromatic, all cascade hops, yum.
Nicely balanced, the Snipes IPA continued to be all about the cascade hops, citrus and resin, with a firm but not overly bitter finish, and no taste of alcohol.
The mouthfeel was moderate and fairly carbonated.
This was highly drinkable, just a great session IPA. Sure, it might be a bit one dimensional, but there's a reason that Cascade hops are the most popular, and these are certainly fresh from the source. I really wanted time to have some more of these...if you see this fresh and local on draft, it's a great choice, a consummate NW IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2007 16:43:49 | More by ccrida
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