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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

204 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 46
Gots: 16 | 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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Ratings: 204 | Reviews: 57 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by emmasdad:
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3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bright golden color, with a decent cap of bubbly off-white foam. Aromas of floral hops, somewhat grassy, bubblegum and biscuit. On the palate, this one was light to medium bodied, with flavors of good hops, as well as some pears, peaches and biscuit malt.

emmasdad, Sep 29, 2011
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

SkiBum22, Sep 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Kappakoosh, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
2.7/5  rDev -34.1%
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.

Beaver13, Sep 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

rhinonau, Oct 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

dmourati, Feb 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Hairrrrrrrr, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

ryser2k, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Shaaarrrp
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
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!

Shaaarrrp, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

williamjbauer, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

rudylaw, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Schlafly33, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

richkrull, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

LXIXME, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

acurtis, Feb 13, 2013
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.

biboergosum, Jul 22, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jul 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

seanthornton152, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Diggy, Aug 28, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Rivenin, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of LizinWyoming
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

LizinWyoming, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

dirtylou, Jul 07, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!!

WoodBrew, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Gonzoillini, May 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22%

Was amazing.

tylerj93, Sep 18, 2014
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Pako's IPA from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.