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Space Needle Golden Anniversary 2012 Vintage IPA - Pike Pub & Brewery

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Space Needle Golden Anniversary 2012 Vintage IPASpace Needle Golden Anniversary 2012 Vintage IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

OG 1.066
58 IBU
Ingredients: Water, Malt, Yakima Valley Hops (Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Summit), Yeast

(Beer added by: draheim on 05-09-2012)
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Reviews by kemoarps:
Photo of kemoarps
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful pour. Golden amber, with a nice little creamy head. Laces the glass nicely.

I'm getting the sweet bready malt background, with piney/citrusy hops. Nice, but not outstanding.

This one tastes better than it smells (not that it smells bad). Well balanced IPA, with a smoothe sweetness underlying the citrusy hops.

I like it, I'm glad I got it, and I would certainly drink it again, but I'm not going to go out of my way to find it. If you happen to come across it and it piques your interest, give it a try, but don't looking for it.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There is something about a classic Pacific NW IPA bursting with cascades,I just love em.Poured into an imperial nonic a deeply hazed burnt orange infused golden with a frothy sticky one finger white head that left a perfect ring of lace as it settled very slowly.Big grapefruit rind in the nose, it's fresh and really jumps out at ya,English malts provide some biscuit malt notes.Sharp grapefruit and grassy flavors over top of English malts wich are pretty big in their own right,just a well rounded resiny IPA.I may like this more than many but I just really like a big cascade hopped ipa,it's true to what I think an American IPA is,just my opinion.

Photo of npala86
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Lazaro
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of floral notes, as well as some pine, orange and biscuit notes. The flavor is similar, with a lot of orange and resin notes from the hops, which are complimented by the biscuit malt. There is a low amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Pike. Review from notes.

A: Pours a very nice orange color with a one finger white head on top with great retention, lasting the majority of the time it took to drink the beer. Sudsy lacing formed down the sides.

S: Very nice hop aroma up front, lots of grass and tropical fruits, some grapefruit, pineapple, and lemon. Just a bit of bready malt in the middle, but the hops dominate the aroma.

T: Rather earthy, lots of grass and citrus fruit flavors including lemon and orange zest, as wells as some grapefruit. Just a touch of light caramel.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly dry with a bit of a bitter finish.

O: Probably the best beer I have had from Pike thus far. Much bolder and fresher tasting, maybe it will come back at some point.

Photo of Aeromaximus
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of hreb
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pike's 2012 Vintage IPA commemorates the Golden Anniversary of the Space Needle. But can it compare to Genesee's Golden Anniversary Ice?, or for that matter, the can GA Ice comes in? Only one way to find out!

22oz bottle into tapered pint glass. Beer pours a hazy golden yellow with moderate white head. Big C-hop aroma -- very West coast. Big C-hop flavor, too. Grapefruit and citrus peel through and through. Mouthfeel is pretty light, resulting in a pretty refreshing brew, despite serious IBUs.

The flavors here are really good but I prefer a bit more balance in an IPA.

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jwluvsIPA
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Monkeypaws
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a word, yum!

Served twice at the brew pub. This is a great IPA where the hops freshness and the bitterness trump the alcohol rating. You could almost session this beer, which has the chops of many a DIPA.

You just can't beat brewery fresh beer.

BTW, the waitress told me this is the one all the brewers drink, nudge nudge wink wink.

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of hannaho
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JDeming
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a slightly cloudy medium orange amber with a nice one finger fine white head with good retention and lacing. Nice aroma of pineapple, sweet malt and herbal and piney hops. The great aroma is followed by taste, with a nice sweet malt body overlayed with aromatic herbal and piney hops, grapefruit citrus. Good bitter finish of herbal hops. A good medium body with pleasant creaminess. Very well done and one of the best non-imperial IPAs I've had. A nice surprise for a commemorative beer.

Photo of rkcrozier
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of dsshuck
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of curtismontcalm
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Braz
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at Safeway.
Appearance: Amber color, cloudy but think it's from the chill haze. Thin white head that leaves light lace.
Smell: Zesty, with citrus notes. Pine or cedar like wood scents too, very nice.
Taste: Citrus notes and slight hop bitterness. Pretty balanced with the mild sweetness. Aftertaste is just a touch heavy with citrus rind to me.
Mouthfeel: Nice meaty mouthfeel. Smooth, decent carbonation.
Overall: Very decent, just didn't like the aftertaste too much.

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Space Needle Golden Anniversary 2012 Vintage IPA from Pike Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.