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Pako's IPA - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

Pako's IPAPako's IPA

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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.27%


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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Ratings: 145 | Reviews: 48 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden with a bit of a dark tinge and a nice white head. Superb lacing.

Smell: Strong, citrusy, resiny and piney hops, absolute classic IPA aroma. Light bready malt, clean esters, and a touch of alcohol.

Taste: Big hop bite right away, followed by a swarm of grassy fresh hops that are dominated by notes of pine resin and grapefruit. The malt makes a backstage appearance with a sweet toastiness and some very well rounded bready features. Clean and very fresh.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and somewhat silky, this beer goes down like a dream.

Overall: This is a stellar IPA, very simple in character, just ingredients fulfilling their utmost potential. It does not go along with the tropical hop profile that is all the rage right now, instead it showcases a beautiful balance of resiny pine and citrus. Pick this up if you haven't, I bet you will be surprised.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2012 17:48:22 | More by Siriusfisherman
More User Reviews:
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.34/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 04-21-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: 6-pack from the brewery

Clear and bright copper-colored beer with a big white head that has a good amount of lacing and very good retention. The aromas have grassy and floral hop components. I saw another reviewer mentioned a hairspray-like smell and I'd have to agree I get that too. Not sure what that's an indication of? It must be something in the hops or yeast, as I've noticed this in other beers too.

Flavors are hoppy and bitter, with some unpleasant vegetable notes as well. I think this goes hand-in-hand with the unusual aromas and makes for an "off" taste. Medium in body, the carbonation is prickly and finish is hoppy and dry.

Not a bad beer, but something just didn't set well for me; I'm guessing there's an ingredient that is bothering my taste buds on this one.

Serving type: can

04-22-2014 04:17:31 | More by sommersb
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-18-2014 19:53:27 | More by beernads
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ToddKehoe


3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-14-2014 00:10:50 | More by ToddKehoe
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Vlaminck

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-07-2014 01:23:50 | More by Vlaminck
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piccnd3

Montana

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-19-2014 23:45:15 | More by piccnd3
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-04-2014 21:47:56 | More by trxxpaxxs
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-20-2014 02:01:25 | More by eawolff99
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FLima

Brazil

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright gold amber color with a thick off-white head with medium retention and leaving lots of laces.
Aroma of passion fruit, bread and butter, apples, honey, pine and grapefruit.
Delicious bitter flavor of grapefruit, pear, tea leaves, some tobacco, tangerines, lemon, toasted malts, ripped pineapples, spices, resin, American yeast, salt and pine. Malt is back on the second seat.
Medium body with perfect carbonation. Alcohol of 6.8% is not felt at all.
Excellent multifaceted citrus IPA, perfectly executed with great combination of hops and tastes superbly fresh. Although it is bitter, it is far from aggressive.

Serving type: can

02-16-2014 01:28:48 | More by FLima
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-23-2014 03:28:34 | More by jaydoc
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MSL94

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-17-2014 15:08:58 | More by MSL94
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HookemHops13

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-13-2014 01:35:52 | More by HookemHops13
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ung

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-26-2013 05:20:49 | More by ung
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TheFightingMongooses

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-22-2013 02:45:51 | More by TheFightingMongooses
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birchstick

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-19-2013 05:01:46 | More by birchstick
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-14-2013 18:44:39 | More by cbcrunch
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argock

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Snake River Brewing (Jackson Hole, WY). Reviewed from notes.

A: Slightly hazy pale yellow, touch of amber, with a healthy 1/2-1 finger of off-white, frothy head with good retention and a nice line of crusty lace.

S: Big hops aromas of passionfruit, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and orange with a little pine thrown in for good measure. Malt aromas are minimal. Yeast is not present.

T: A really nice mix of tropical fruitiness from the hops with a malt backbone with solid heft but not a lot of sweetness. Maltiness is mainly an impression as there is only a touch of bready caramel flavor. The hops are the focus with passionfruit, mango, grapefruit, pineapple, and a little lemon in there too. The flavor is good but not quite as explosive as the aroma. No yeast or alcohol character to speak of. A really solid-to-spectacular American IPA.

M: Crisp and moderately dry without astringency or mineral character. The body is a touch below medium with a tad too much carbonation which dissipates as it warms.

O: Another winner from Snake River - they have really nailed this style and I have yet to hit a style that they did not do well. Another top-notch job on this beer and highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2013 02:57:48 | More by argock
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-22-2013 02:59:26 | More by herr_fish
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-11-2013 16:11:43 | More by Lebzilla
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utopiajane

New York

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange with a slight chill haze. Bubbles rising up to great the underbelly of a creamy head of white foam that fell off lazy and left rings of lace. The nose is bright orange, light tangerine, smooth pine. No malt scents until it warms and then it's just a bit of honey. Has a little spice and herbal on the nose. Taste is completely unbalanced and delicious. Has a soft malt that carries this drink smooth and with prominent citrus. Touch of bread. Plenty of tangerine and grapefruit. Slick mouthfeel. Spice and pine finish this one semi dry with a bitter that is not too sharp.

Thanks Bill for the chance to try one of your favorites.

Serving type: can

11-02-2013 21:30:53 | More by utopiajane
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ctwybeerguy

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-02-2013 09:49:50 | More by ctwybeerguy
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rhinonau

Wyoming

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

10-28-2013 15:37:51 | More by rhinonau
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-27-2013 04:30:14 | More by tobelerone
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-25-2013 21:27:00 | More by Adamostella
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Pako's IPA from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.