Cascade - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Ratings: 171 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
4.49/5 rDev +7.2%
Batch 119 - bottled 2 days ago
A: Blood orange - slightly hazy. Nice tangerine-tinged beige head.
S: Incredibly dank and fresh cascade hopped beer. There is the cascade earthy spiciness with a rich pipeworks fruitiness found in all these NvU beers. With a vigorous swirl musty overripe pineapple, mango, strawberry and tangerine jump out of the glass. A very nice astringency and super fresh pine. There is a solid caramel backbone
T: Seamless blend of fruits and hops. Juicy tangerine, mango, orange juice, sweet grapefruit - a strawberry sweetness as well. Incredible - well balanced with the cascade spice.
P: Sticky, full, refreshing - feels great.
O: Another great installment in the ninja unicorn series, and an interesting look at cascade hops
04-20-2013 16:48:34 | More by timc100
4.44/5 rDev +6%
A: Pours a hazy orange with a nice two fingers of head. Good lacing.
S: Tropical fruit, citrus, lemon and oranges. Smells sweet with a bit of bitterness. Nice character of Cascade hops.
T: Taste follows the nose. A nice upfront burst of sweet tropical fruit, like oranges, lemon, kiwi, followed by a subtle bitter finish. The malt is really much sweeter than expected, which may have led to more fruity, sweetness.
M: Smooth buttering, perfectly carbonated. A bit sweet and leaves the mouth coated with a sticky sweetness.
O: Another great Ninja series beer. Personally my favorite of the series has been Simcoe, but Cascade is closely behind, slightly edging out Citra. This is an easy sipper for almost 10% with a nice sweet/bitter mix. Well balanced, although leaning more on the sweeter end.
05-11-2013 15:05:57 | More by mjohnson17
4.41/5 rDev +5.3%
Slightly hazed bright orange color. Active carbonation and and once of white head. Little lacing.
It's bursting with juicy tropical mango, lemon, and grapefruit aromas. The mango is ripe and sweet.
True to the ninja way it's a hoppy beast. Fresh and sugary mango and grapefruit. Light bready malt. The finish is long and tastes like a mouthful of skittles. It gets fruitier as it warms.
Mouthfeel is full, juicy, and sticky. Clean.
This one runs a close second to it's citra kin. A+
11-15-2013 01:22:43 | More by Vonerichs
4.39/5 rDev +4.8%
Pours slightly hazy and amber in color with a one finger white head that has good retention.
Smell has some great bright citrus aromas, slight hints of grapefruit and sweet juicy orange hop aromas. Sweet caramel malt and butterscotch like yeast give this a great candy like midsection that compliments the juicy hop aromas nicely.
Taste is great, more juicy orange like hop flavors forward in the taste along with a semi sweet rich caramel malty body. Finish has more citrus hop flavors along with a mild amount of bitterness.
Mouthfeel is awesome. Smooth medium body along with a moderate amount of carbonation keep this very refreshing. There is a good amount of hoppy oils that let the juicy flavors last throughout the entirety of the brew.
11-20-2013 03:54:22 | More by Fcolle2
4.38/5 rDev +4.5%
Cascade Ninja pours a very hazy orange color with a small head. The aroma offers a big citrus kick, with some piney notes and sweet malts. The taste is sweeter than the nose, with the more candied aspects of the hops coming out in a big way, along with earthy and spicy characters. There's also sweet malts and a nice alcohol kick. Big grapefruit peel on the finish.
06-04-2013 01:37:02 | More by shand
4.35/5 rDev +3.8%
Burnished orange, slight haze, and a nice foamy cream head.
Pleasant grapefruit, with a smooth coconut/vanilla sweetness. Definitely a cascade bite lacking in the current trend of IPAs.
It starts out much creamier than I expected, but that makes the pleasant bitterness akin to Cascade hops all the better.
Thick, but the hop makes it feel astringent. Could use a little more bubble.
Cascade is one of the first hops I was able to identify, and it has a nostalgia quality. This, like most of Pipework's beers, is a well done representation.
11-21-2013 00:01:02 | More by Rope
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
Appearance: Pours with light ruby red color with accents of orange and brown. Half a finger of carbonation on the pour which subsided and was not present while drinking. Below active carbonation active while drinking.
Smell: Ripe orange peel and juicy citrus on the front. The body is full of pine and resin. Grass, prairie grass, and earthy tones ride throughout. So much of what you would expect from an imperial Cascade brew.
Taste: Tropical fruit touch hits the palate immediately. Heavy orange and citrus mixes in well with the medium bitter pine. Orange peel and some zesty leafy greens make the palate dance for a long time after drinking.
Mouthfeel: Bright fruit mixes well with the heavier bitter hop accents. Superbly drinkable.
Overall: Pipeworks at their best. This one is probably the second best of the Ninja series (now formerly Ninja series). Earthiness balances well with the big hoppy tones.
11-07-2013 18:11:00 | More by KFBR392
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a plastic cup.
A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and splotches of lacing. Hazed orange juicy body - guessing this got agitated on the CTA, as Pipeworks' beers usually have nice clarity to them.
S - A great aroma of juicy citrus, some zesty pine, mild tropical hints, over top of a sugary and doughy malt backbone with a hint of biscuit to it.
T - The taste doesn't quite match the heights of the aroma, but it's still a nice blend of juicy orange flesh, mild earthiness, and doughy and biscuity malts. Surprisingly low bitterness, although a restrained amount crops up late.
M - Medium-full and juicy body, pleasant mid-low carbonation, and a dry, crisp finish. There's a bit of warming alcohol that's surprising for a Pipeworks beer, as usually I don't get any.
D - So Cascade isn't the most sexy hop these days, but Pipeworks has crafted a pretty tasty beer all the same. Doesn't quite reach the heights of Citra Ninja, but a beer I'd happily purchase again or order on-tap.
05-03-2013 19:59:03 | More by MasterSki
Cascade from Pipeworks Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.