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Bootjack - Icicle Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

18 Reviews
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 66
Avg: 3.98
pDev: 29.4%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: beertunes on 06-19-2011

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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 66
Reviews by ccrida:
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3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint at the brewery. Gold with small white skim and light lace.

Smell is lightly hoppy, skunky and some sweet citrus.

Taste is fairly bread malt, decent bitterness and a piney hop flavor.

Mouthful is a little sticky, medium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good, a solid IPA. Nice nod to the English style with the bread malt base, but firmly west coast with the pungent, resinous hops.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCborn
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dirtylou
4.18/5  rDev +5%
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

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jellikit
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

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Photo of Beardo
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.4/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.98/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of blackie
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Braz
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bootjack from Icicle Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.