Pako's IPA - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
4.35/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
11-26-2012 05:49:29 | More by StoneTSR
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
4.43/5 rDev +8.3%
grabbed a sixer of cans in Jackson - was excited to see local hops in a can
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
07-07-2011 18:08:31 | More by dirtylou
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
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
Pako's IPA from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
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