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Bootjack - Icicle Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | 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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gottago60


1/5  rDev -74.4%

05-14-2012 18:29:04 | More by gottago60
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -23.3%

05-26-2014 22:07:10 | More by rab53
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GClarkage

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

07-08-2014 21:41:20 | More by GClarkage
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djgrocer1960


3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

02-26-2014 14:18:46 | More by djgrocer1960
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jellikit

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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.

05-11-2014 02:56:59 | More by jellikit
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zestd

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-19-2014 05:31:40 | More by zestd
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.56/5  rDev -9%

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.

04-19-2013 20:41:35 | More by HuskyinPDX
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beertunes

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

Thanks to okcomputer for grabbing this for me. Shared with Nancy & Jim, Amber and Greg. Poured into 10oz glass. Poured an attractive orangeish gold color with a fluffy whitehead that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was full of pine and floral hops built on a solid malt base with a citrus tang on the finish. On the tongue the story was pretty similar, the gentler hops in the front and middle, crisp citrus on the finish.

The body was on the full side of average for the style, a bit more than medium. Drinkability was good, this growler is going down quickly and we all agree that another growler wouldn't be a bad thing at all. Overall, a very nice example of the style from this new brewery. Worth a trip over the Cascades for.

06-19-2011 23:48:55 | More by beertunes
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.74/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

03-22-2013 03:46:03 | More by BEERchitect
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-24-2012 04:22:06 | More by NickThePyro
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-19-2013 16:19:05 | More by CoryR
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Spreetaper

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-04-2014 00:09:31 | More by Spreetaper
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Stephen_Purdue

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-23-2014 00:39:24 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-26-2013 02:37:22 | More by strongaf
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brandon911

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-21-2012 02:25:39 | More by brandon911
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ccrida

Oregon

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

11-30-2013 22:41:44 | More by ccrida
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.99/5  rDev +2%

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.

07-21-2013 02:31:55 | More by LiquidAmber
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SuperbikeShaun

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-02-2013 16:32:08 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-03-2012 17:15:22 | More by jmccraney
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-05-2014 03:59:56 | More by mc4z
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Kevlee722

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-27-2012 03:55:43 | More by Kevlee722
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-18-2013 00:00:18 | More by Hopmodium
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Eighty

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-05-2013 17:49:29 | More by Eighty
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Telestic

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-31-2011 22:17:05 | More by Telestic
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rrock44

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-15-2011 02:43:50 | More by rrock44
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Bootjack from Icicle Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.