Pako's IPA | Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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Pako's IPAPako's IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
Wyoming, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

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.

Added by Bitterbill on 05-23-2010

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Reviews: 69 | Ratings: 292
Reviews by StoneTSR:
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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: The color is somewhere between yellow and orange, leaning towards the yellow side. It is pretty clear and the head is beautiful – creamy, fluffy and white – it almost looks like whipped cream, but sadly it does not stick around too long. The lacing, on the other hand, really does. A great layered wall of foam covers 50% of the back of my glass.

SMELL: The aroma is all hops, but nicely balanced hops. A sweeter piney aroma is backed up by a nice variety of citrus; lemon, grapefruit and a little orange. It smells amazing, just not very intense.

TASTE: Citrus is all over this beer, particularly orange and grapefruit. The orange actually really seems to stick towards the end of each sip, but the grapefruit is there for balance. The pineyness from the nose comes through in the flavor and along with some caramel, provides a sweet taste. A very tiny hint of mustiness provides some complexity while the grapefruit and a mild tobacco flavor balance out the sweetness.

MOUTHFEEL: As I mentioned above, Pako’s IPA leans towards the sweet side. It is a little sticky, but with a dry finish. The carbonation is not terribly strong, which gives this intensely flavored beer a smoother and more drinkable feel than it otherwise could have.

OVERALL: This is a very well done IPA. In fact, when I first tried it out earlier this week I was pleasantly surprised. If you ever find yourself in the northern part of the Rockies, seek this one out. It all comes together really well. This is an excellent example of a beer that is greater than the sum of its parts.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AlexInJH
4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of woodchipper
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Beaver13
2.8/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of rhinonau
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of OompaMentor
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this pint draft in Teton Village- Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
A - Amber color, no carbonation, creamy head
S - slight hint of hops
T - nice full flavor of hops
F - creamy fullness

A really decent IPA, I would recommend.

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Photo of dmourati
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ryser2k
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Shaaarrrp
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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!

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Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of rudylaw
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Beer21
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of nuebs
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of GilGarp
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 10/5/15. Served cold into a shaker pint glass.

Pako is a hazy golden orange color with thick white head that leaves great lacing as it settles.

Aroma is hoppy and fresh with great west coast citrus and pine.

Flavor is equally enjoyable with fantastic hop taste and bitterness. Grapefruit, orange zest, and dank character all comes through. Good variety of hop notes.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated.

Overall a fantastic IPA and worth the drive to Wyoming.

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Photo of seanthornton152
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Diggy
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Pako's IPA from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
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