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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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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 42
Gots: 10 | 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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zimm421

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

07-07-2014 21:07:08 | More by zimm421
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-29-2014 18:56:55 | More by heytomcat
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

06-29-2014 16:50:53 | More by Jmbbabson
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evanforbeer

California

4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

can best by date 10/05/14
pours a strawy golden orange with silvery white head.

aroma: prickly fresh citrus,pine/herbals, lush florals, mango

taste: follows nose, grapefruit and tangerine, pine, florals, subtle sweet malt, mango, subtle juicy peach, finishes dry with a bit of spicy hop zest

feel: prickly, juicy, fresh, zesty, drinkable

awesome. wish I grabbed more of these while driving through Jackson, all around solid and well balanced hoppy IPA

cheers

Serving type: can

06-23-2014 04:15:19 | More by evanforbeer
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Brew33

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-17-2014 13:54:28 | More by Brew33
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-17-2014 11:54:21 | More by zeff80
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blue-dream

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-16-2014 12:35:05 | More by blue-dream
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
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!!

Serving type: can

06-12-2014 01:59:18 | More by WoodBrew
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ckeegan04

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-07-2014 22:53:55 | More by ckeegan04
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kdown

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-05-2014 20:49:48 | More by kdown
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Cruick

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-01-2014 18:09:03 | More by Cruick
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

how cool that this beer own a gold medal, it tastes like it may have in like, the year 2000, when big hops were still catching on, but it won in 2011, at least according to the can, and thats a big statement, at GABF, especially in this category. i dont think its that good, gold quality, but i love the use of what must have to be simcoe hops. huge broccoli vegetable properties collide with its classic bitterness and toughness of feel. not sure the other varietals in it, but i would wager that simcoe is at the heart of it. copper tint to it, and a nice head. foaming and persistent. i like the aroma a little less than the flavor, but its so robust and fresh from the can, must be packaged recently. sappy hop complexion on the finish, but its still real clean, an impressive feat. one of those beers thats real on point for style guidelines, i mean textbook, and is impressive for those reasons, but is also rockstar because of the fact that its just different enough to be memorable. this beer straddles that line brilliantly, and still finds a way to be refreshing at higher abv. not the most unique ipa on the market, but one that makes the others be a little better if they want to keep up. a lead dog of sorts, i dig that hard.

Serving type: can

05-29-2014 06:39:26 | More by StonedTrippin
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-28-2014 19:16:42 | More by LXIXME
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markjarema11

Alabama

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-26-2014 12:27:34 | More by markjarema11
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etreesh

Wyoming

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-26-2014 00:24:47 | More by etreesh
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Zorro

California

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber colored beer with a tall white colored head.

Smells intensely hopped with a strong pineapple and willow tree aroma. Strong scent of mint. Some wood and strong tea. Intensely aromatic beer.

Starts out sweet and savory. Big pineapple taste and strong tea. Amazingly I can taste a caramel malt under the considerable amount of hops. For such a strong beer this isn't very bitter. Get a little sweeter as you drink it, this is all about tropical fruit taste.

Mouthfeel is almost bit not quite thick.

Overall a very tasty beer. Be warned though you had better like hops or this one will take your head off.

Serving type: can

05-20-2014 02:13:20 | More by Zorro
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teraflx

Arizona

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-18-2014 14:58:04 | More by teraflx
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-17-2014 05:12:36 | More by Kurmaraja
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-13-2014 03:29:38 | More by Gonzoillini
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Bustersuess

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-07-2014 21:43:59 | More by Bustersuess
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Carloco

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

04-26-2014 00:58:44 | More by Carloco
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.34/5  rDev -18.3%
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 -8.3%

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


3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-07-2014 01:23:50 | More by Vlaminck
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Pako's IPA from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.