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Pako's IPA - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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Pako's IPAPako's IPA

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190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 44
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub visit their website
Wyoming, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Named for Pako (say “PACO”) the dog (No wait, Pako’s not a dog!) This full flavored, fully hop-evident IPA will have the hopheads rejoicing. 6.8% ABV and 60+ IBUs with explosive hop aroma from a pungent Simcoe/columbus blend.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 05-23-2010)
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Reviews by LarryK:
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Appearance: Deep orange

Smell: Citrus aromas burst forth the moment you open the can.

Taste: A delicious citrus hop-bomb of an IPA. All of the grapefruit flavors that one expects from a top-shelf west coast IPA are here. Finish is mostly dry with a touch of sweetness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium, medium-carbonation.

Overall: Tremendous job by Snake River, and a most welcome addition to the NY beer scene. I would rank this among my top 25 single IPAs in the country.

02-07-2013 15:57:43 | More by LarryK
More User Reviews:
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-19-2013 21:21:13 | More by SkiBum22
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2.7/5  rDev -34%

12 oz can. Pours clear orange copper with a medium pillowy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet tropical fruits and dank hops and some pepper.

The flavor is a little sweet fruit with some dank earthy hops and a big charred lightly metallic bitterness that lingers. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, it could have been a decent dank IPA, but I couldn't get past overwhelming charred metallic bitterness in the finish.

09-26-2012 22:57:54 | More by Beaver13
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

10-28-2013 15:37:51 | More by rhinonau
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-15-2013 04:18:17 | More by dmourati
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-25-2013 22:50:44 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-25-2013 14:48:41 | More by ryser2k
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4.63/5  rDev +13.2%

This is some seriously good beer...Did not expect much when I ordered it and even less when I saw it. Dont get me wrong-the appearance is beautiful but it doesnt look anything like a bold or hoppy good ipa. The light appearance masks an absolutely amazing hop profile that instantly made me think of Pliny. I think this stuff is actually bolder yet smoother than the elder...the lower abv explains the smoothness but I can't put a finger on the source of the bold goodness. Mouthfeel is very nice....I feel like this is an ipa even casual ipa drinkers would enjoy...you can taste the hoppy goodness but it still goes down incredibly smooth without more than a slight hint of bitterness.

If you see this, buy immmeeeed and enjoy!

07-28-2013 00:23:59 | More by Shaaarrrp
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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-03-2013 02:44:24 | More by williamjbauer
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-22-2013 23:43:50 | More by rudylaw
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-18-2013 01:03:36 | More by Schlafly33
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-29-2013 17:08:51 | More by richkrull
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New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-28-2014 19:16:42 | More by LXIXME
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

02-13-2013 02:33:51 | More by acurtis
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

A pint whilst admiring the environs, inside and out, of the brewpub after braving the traffic to get into Jackson, WY.

This beer appears a clear medium golden yellow colour, with one finger of thin foamy white head, which leaves a drooping curtain of lace around the glass as it falls away. It smells of caramel cream, orange and sweet grapefruit. The taste is bitter grapefruit and pine hops, and well-matching caramel/toffee maltiness. The carbonation is a wee bit above average, the body on the shy side of medium weight, a bit zingy, and lightly sticky. It finishes quite hoppy, of the aforementioned sort, and with a rising warmth.

A good, prototypical American IPA, something which breweries in this part of the country seem to be quite proficient at producing.

07-22-2011 05:42:34 | More by biboergosum
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-20-2013 17:03:50 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-27-2011 22:15:27 | More by seanthornton152
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-28-2014 02:22:10 | More by Diggy
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4.13/5  rDev +1%

My first trade beer! Also my first montana beer besides big sky.
Poured into my sierra nevada IPA glass and was blown away by the dankness of the hops. Came across as very "russian river" type IPAs (danky, resin, pine tree)... i was not expecting that at all; usually these beers with this type of aroma and freshness are talked about non-stop.
Very clear which was another surprise for being so hop forward.
Very clean and very well balanced with the bitterness being not upfront nor harsh... perfect.

Long story short... if they offered this in my area of Portland, i would order it more then a few i can usually find around here. Now if only i can start getting this around here.

06-18-2013 23:42:07 | More by Rivenin
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4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

grabbed a sixer of cans in Jackson - was excited to see local hops in a can

from notes

appearance: cool can design, golden orange body, thick off-white head

smell: potent and fresh - ruby red grapefruit, bright citrus, pineapple, tropical fruit

taste: exceeded all expectations - a terrific IPA and a joy to drink around the campsite. Lovely floral hop profile - ruby red grapefruit, orange zest, lemon, pineapple, passion fruit, pine resin, sugar. If this were locally available, I would purchase - rivals Oskar Blues for best canned hops on the market

mouthfeel: light bitterness, medium body

overall: great!

07-07-2011 18:08:31 | More by dirtylou
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4.53/5  rDev +10.8%

One of the best beers I have had in a while....thank you Mr. Johnson (my neighbor) for bringing this beauty home from a recent vaca! The beer poured a very nice clear copper with thick white head that laced all the way down my glass like a Vicki secret model. The smell was a nice tangerine mixed with pine. The taste followed suite. The mouthfeel was a medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a top beer for me....I will buy it on sight fo shizz!!

06-12-2014 01:59:18 | More by WoodBrew
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-13-2014 03:29:38 | More by Gonzoillini
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

07-07-2014 21:07:08 | More by zimm421
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4.84/5  rDev +18.3%

08-11-2014 18:52:34 | More by Faunland
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New York

3.84/5  rDev -6.1%

Pours a hazy honey color, toasted grain. The white head is small but creamy, leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is hoppy; the profile consists of an earthy, savory hop from the simcoe and a piney, grapefruit and tropical fruit from the columbus hops. The malt has a honey type of sweetness.

The hops have an oniony flavor but also has strong grapefruit and pineapples notes. There is some orange the peeks through as well. The malt is bready with some honey sweetness. Nice balance in flavor.

Moderate feel with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate with enough bitterness from the hops to offset. For such a hoppy flavor it is not very bitter on the palate. Quite smooth.

A very well made IPA. The hop profile is not my favorite but the balance for this IPA is fantastic.

02-25-2013 02:13:50 | More by Gmann
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Pako's IPA from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
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