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Panic IPA - Track 7 Brewing Co.

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Panic IPAPanic IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 6
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Track 7 Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheSixthRing on 02-16-2013

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Ratings: 112 | Reviews: 16
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Photo of PSU_Mike
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a pokal glass

It pours a deep golden color with a one finger head that lingers a bit. The head is white with big soapy bubbles. Very carbonated. First smell is a big blast of citrus. Mango, orange, and lemon in the nose. The taste is quite a bit different. I found it to be very pine forward turning to juicy citrus mid palate before the bready finish. Medium bodied, active carbonation, lingering bitterness, and a dry finish. Quality beer that I wouldn't mind buying in PA.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Capitol Beer and Tap Room in Sacramento, CA

Appearance - Clear, golden orange in color served up with a white, half finger of head. Fair retention. Streaky lacing with fair stick.

Smell - Sweet, fruity aroma, while the hops set in strong with pine and grapefruit character.

Taste - Follows the nose; sweet and fruity, with faint traces of candied apricot. Hops are prominent, hitting on grapefruit and pine qualities. Nice, clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, drinkable quality.

Overall - This is your classic West Coast IPA, and a nice example of it. Reminiscent of FW Union Jack or SN Torpedo, though I find this to be more approachable. It doesn't break new ground, but it's certainly worth a try, and a good effort made for a relatively young brewery.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a nice one and half fingers of head, too bad it was short lived. The body is a hazy, dark straw color.
The aroma has a great spiciness with lemon and pine.
The taste is a bold, strong pine and lemon bitter from beginning to end. It's held up by a solid malt backbone.
The texture is crisp but smooth with moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable with a great boldness.

Photo of MockY
4.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes delivered in a 1 Pint (473ml) bottle. This beer pours with a golden shade of amber, with a shy but somewhat dense head that disappears shortly after release. The beer is murky enough to deny you to see through it. The subtle but yet very authoritative aroma is mesmerizing and delivers an absolute treat to the nose and is among one of the best I've come around.

The taste is very pleasing with a dense hoppy tone that shows a preference towards the fruity, which leaves plenty of room for more of its kind. In other words, the Panic IPA will satisfy most hop loving folks, but its aftertaste does not stick around for a while (and thus does not have a dry aftermath), leaving the consumer wanting yet another one. It can be enjoyed on any occasion, but probably suits best as the highlight of the cooler at a backyard BBQ event.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a can from a beer trade. Poured in a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, light, copper coloring with a steady flow of carbonation mist throughout the body, and a low profile, thin, wispy, white head. Aromas of dank hops, grapefruit and orange zest, subtle apricot, caramel, and toasted notes. Tangy and bitter nose, overall. Flavors are tart and bitter forward, heavily so. Wow! Blast of resin and mossy hops characteristics, with pine pitch and pine tassels in the mix, too. Grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, and orange zest on the palate, as well. Smooth, light bodied, with a tangy sweet blend of caramel and fruit in the aftertaste, swept up completely by the bitter, resinous linger. The finish is slick, lingering, yet clean, with only a subtle bitterness left behind to gently dry the palate. Tasty, drinkable, hoppy beer! Wow!

Photo of mactrail
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Attractive clear amber brew with a decent foam in the wine glass. Pleasantly tart and spritzy on the tongue. Apricot and pine needle aromas.

Warm and toasty malt flavors. The fruity flavors are a good balanace with the bitter and sharp. Apple and plum hints with a mango touch. Moderately bitter with a long, fruity, fragrant finish.

Overall, a better than average IPA. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Beer Revolution in Oakland.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a dry, citrus forward hop presence in the taste.

Serving type: can.

Photo of tomakeanend
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Track Seven is a relatively new brewery in the Sacramento region, but they are already gaining an solid reputation.

Their Panic IPA is an American IPA with a strong alcohol content, well-balanced flavors, and with a good nose. The downside is, it is so well-balanced, the flavors can come off as neutral. It makes for quite a refreshing brew, but one which is not quite in the American IPA style. The bouquet is a bit muted. All in all, I enjoyed it throughly and would recommend it to beer fans, but it needs to be either a bit bolder or a bit broader in flavors for the pallet to warrant a better review.

Photo of rblib
3.13/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice smell and good piney tasting local IPA but unfortunately lacks body. Also a tad too much carbonation and too light of a mouth feel.

Photo of i4ourgot
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer was alright lots of great hop bite, a little low on the hop aroma and flavor though. The beer has a good mouthfeel to it not to thick and cloying like some bigger IPA's can be. I enjoy some of the other beers from track seven a little more.

Photo of OldKrustyBread
4.7/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is a great IPA. Beautiful color, taste, aroma on this brew. It can hold its own versus any IPA in California from any big name brewery. One of my ATF IPA's.

The review by BoilerMakerBrew, below a few posts, is spot on. I don't mind the lighter feel as you don't get too bloated too fast. And, yes, it is much better in person and FRESH.

Best of all, the owners Geoff & Ryan are really down to earth humble guys. I live about 20 minutes from the original hole-in-the-wall location in Tahoe Park so I'm there alot to fill my growler or hang out with friends.

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice orange-golden color with white head. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a pinch of malt.

Photo of waitwhatamidrinking
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Drinking a 10/1 bottle. Hoping to find a December can before I leave for Chicago since this shows incredible promise.

Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

This is a fantastic hop forward west coast IPA. I'll go as far to say one of the best on the market. To me it is reminiscent of Kern Rivers Just Outstanding and I absolutely consider this to be in the same class as the Just Outstanding, Sculpin, Alesmith and the other consummate west coast single IPAs. This is crisp, hop forward and refreshing, almost "juicy".. If you can get this fresh, its a must try. Impossible to find outside of the greater Sacramento area....the cans are even better than bottles

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.21/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a brilliant golden orange in color with a big, frothy head that retains very well. Lacing is also very good. The color of the body is very bright and the body itself is just a touch hazy.

S- Being an IPA, the start of the scent is a bang of hops bitterness, of course. The smell of the hops is largely pine note and are fairly aggressive in the nostrils. There is a touch of underlying malt backbone to the scent that provides just a touch of balance to the overall smell.

T- Starts with a bang of hops bitterness, just like the scent, with prominent pine flavors and just a touch of citrus notes. The bitterness is the dominant flavor throughout the drink, but it falls off after the initial hop assault pretty quick. Lingering flavor is completely bitter hops.

M- This beer is incredibly drinkable and provides the hop flavor profile that hop heads craze, but the overall feel is watery at best. The body of the beer just lacks the weight to support the strong flavor profile.

Overall, a slightly watery, yet very hoppy beer. Classic American micro flagship IPA that is probably better on draft at the source than halfway across the country.

Photo of norcalcraftbrew
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Great Local IPA. Citrus and stone fruit present with some danky pine bite at the end

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Panic IPA from Track 7 Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.