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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
91
outstanding

199 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 46
Gots: 14 | 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: 199 | Reviews: 57 | Display Reviews Only:
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Gonzoillini, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Bustersuess, May 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Carloco, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of sommersb
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.

sommersb, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

beernads, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

ToddKehoe, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Vlaminck, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

piccnd3, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

trxxpaxxs, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

eawolff99, Feb 20, 2014
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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.

FLima, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

jaydoc, Jan 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

MSL94, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

HookemHops13, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

ung, Dec 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

TheFightingMongooses, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

birchstick, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

cbcrunch, Dec 14, 2013
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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.

argock, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

richkrull, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

herr_fish, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Lebzilla, Nov 11, 2013
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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.

utopiajane, Nov 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

ctwybeerguy, Nov 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

rhinonau, Oct 28, 2013
Pako's IPA from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.