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Bootjack - Icicle Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 16.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Icicle Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 06-19-2011)
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Reviews by BeerCentralWA:
Photo of BeerCentralWA
4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- deep orange yellow with slight translucence
S- strong ctirus and pine hops
Mouthfeel – heavy body for style. Good carbonation, not overly dry
Taste- malt and bitterness in balance, clean dry finish with strong citurs and pine throughout.
Overall – showcases citrus and pine hop notes very well. Excellently balanced Northwest IPA. Deep pine and citrus hop profile without excessive bittering.

More User Reviews:
Photo of SuperbikeShaun
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dirtylou
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap, at the brewery

appearance: served in a logo shaker pint - a sight for sore eyes indeed in the fiery leavenworth sun. bright golden-orange body, light creamy white froth

smell: fresh cut grass, bright citrus

taste: exceeded expectations - a very well crafted IPA - floral notes, bright citrus - tangerine, grapefruit, lemon. nice bready malt balance.

mouthfeel: light, crisp, pretty on-point for the style

overall: very solid, hit the spot on a hot day after a long hike

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mc4z
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Kevlee722
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jellikit
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark orange. Autumn. Small to medium head. Nice lacing.
S: citrus. Orange. Sweet tones. Floral.
T: kinda sweet. Biscuit. Citrus hops followed by pine.
M: medium carbonation. Medium body. Moderate bitterness.
O: solid NW. IPA. Pretty standard, but well crafted.

Photo of Beardo
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Lookin4apg
3.4/5  rDev -11%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a clear, medium golden amber with a fine three finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of bready, mildly caramel malt, light pine and citrus hops. Flavor is very nice bready malt, grapefruit and other citrus, piney and citrus hops; nicely balanced. Nice medium mouthfeel with some creaminess. A nicely made IPA that is not intensely hopped, with a great blend of hops flavors and a well chosen malt body. I'm a fan of good malt support in my IPAs and this one delviers. The hops seem somewhat subdued, but I wouldn't be surprised that this could be an old bottle; I bought it on a trip from a small store with some suspiciously out of season beers. I will definitely seek this out fresh when I'm in Yakima next time. Another case where it is to the buyers' AND brewers' benefit to date the bottles of time dependent beers.

Photo of blackie
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pitcher at Munchen Haus, Leavenworth, WA, review entered from notes. Served in a shaker pint, Bootjack is a deep amber in color with an attractive, lasting white cap. Enjoyed this one immensely and it proved to be a great way to end a wilderness induced beer fast. Deep, resinous dark pine and oily citrus hop character works over a full, rich caramel malt body. Lots of grainy flavors, touches of toast. Hops come through extremely aromatic and flavorful. Moderate, sticky body with a smooth, lively carbonation. Full, satisfying bitterness to finish. Loved the balance of big malt and hop flavors.

Photo of Eighty
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Telestic
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rrock44
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Braz
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at South Bar and Grill in Leavenworth. Really nice golden color with a big foamy head. Aroma is strong pine, hops with a hint of floral notes. Nice hop flavor and a great body. Nothing overdone with this beer. I think even a non IPA fan would find this drinkable if not even a bit enjoyable. Very nice clean beer, very refreshing.

Photo of zestd
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of CaptainQ
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of whiskey
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap last night. Appearance was nice and clear.
Smell was awesome, I know I'm going to like an IPA when I smell it and it reminds me of high quality marijuana...not necessarily skunky, just that intense floral, hoppy plant smell.

Taste was very good, lots of floral and citus, just what I like in a great IPA.

Mouthfeel was very nice, drank easily.

Overall one of my top IPA's I've had. I actually had a Green Flash West Coast IPA after this and was disappointed that I didn't just have another Bootjack.

Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brew house.

A - Served a clear dark orange with a small light tan head that moves to a small clump in the center of the glass.

S - Not much here. Mostly bready malt and some very slight orange peel.

T - Again not a whole lot here. Malty, bready, sweet toast, bitter orange peel.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Pretty average with a orange malt forward taste.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nestled in the heart of Washington state's Yakima Valley Iceberg Brewery celebrates all-things-Yakima with the tenacious grapefruit taste and piney bitterness that this hop variety allows.

Upon the pour, the beer casts a dark honey, amber-bronze color with a mildly hopped haze. Capped with a stark white head, the beer retains its creamy foam stance extremely well and decorates the glass with artistic patterns of lace.

Deep malt aromatics of toast, crusted bread, and butterscotch sculpt the bulk of malt complements. But the storng hop rebuttal waltzed in with grapefruit citrus oils and fresh picked pine needles. The overall scent is heavily hop-balanced but with toffee malt aromas that are typically reserved for American Amber Ales.

And those firm malt underpinnings show up front with a terse toffee sweetness, but then drier malt complexities of baked sweet grain, bread crust and dry buttered toast. Heading into the middle palate, sharper hop taste of grapefruit peels, pith and pine resins set in and govern the dryish bitter taste to finish. The taste is a simple hop-forward dialogue of lupulin dominance and malt support.

Medium bodied throughout, the early sweetness is soon supplanted by dry grain textures and smooth carbonated creaminess. Alcohol and hops dry the beer evenly for a smooth fade to finish. A quick and refreshing aftertaste of pine is only slightly interrupted by a mild oily film.

I rather enjoy that Icicle Brewing explores the bolder and more masculine end of the IPA range with it's nearl-Amber attitude. But its a slighly oxidized caramel-malt taste and mild buttery diacetyl note that keeps the beer from what it should be. It's close to Troeg's Hopback Amber if it could get over the hump.

Photo of draheim
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap twice over a weekend in Leavenworth: once @ South, once @ a pizza place whose name I forget.

Pours a clear coppery amber w/ a big sudsy white head, leaving behind nice rings of lace that signify a well-built brew.

Aroma is pure hops: pine, citrus, tangerine, orange.

Taste follows nose. Piney, citrusy, tropical. A blend of pale biscuity and caramel malts bind everything together. Dry with a lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and clean, refreshing, drinkable.

Overall just a tasty IPA, one I'd be happy to drink every day. Leavenworth is lucky to have this brewery.

Photo of LScully02
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Bootjack from Icicle Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.