Space Needle Golden Anniversary 2012 Vintage IPA - Pike Pub & Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev +16.3%
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.
01-25-2013 02:54:27 | More by Monkeypaws
4.33/5 rDev +11.9%
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.
05-11-2012 03:24:56 | More by LiquidAmber
4.23/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
01-22-2013 22:49:03 | More by oberon
4.13/5 rDev +6.7%
22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy, glowing golden orange w/ a sudsy white head, moderate carb, good retention and plenty of lacing. Looks great.
Aroma is pungent tropical citrusy hops w/ some pine. Smells really clean and fresh, enticing.
Taste is pale dry biscuity malt and lots of NW hops. Orange, grapefruit, pine. Sharp bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, refreshing, clean.
Overall I'm very impressed. This is a classic West Coast IPA through and through, a beer worthy of the Space Needle's 50th anniversary. Well done Pike.
05-09-2012 03:26:12 | More by draheim
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
Picked up a 22oz bottle and enjoyed on 5.9.12.
A - Pours a cloudy orange with a one finger light tan head. Good retention and nice lacing.
S - Pine, grass, grapefruit.
T - Bitter pine and grass, slight carmel, lemons.
D - Good carbonation and body.
O - A nice bitter IPA. I wish the citrus was a bit more forward, but enjoyed it all the same.
05-19-2012 04:18:42 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.03/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
02-12-2013 05:42:58 | More by mdaschaf
4.03/5 rDev +4.1%
On tap straight from the source. Pours a translucent golden color with a thin layer of head. Some lacing. Aromas of very citrusy hops. Floral as well. Taste is a nice amount of bitter citrus and floral hops. Extremely drinkable IPA. The floral hops come out more at the end. Nice bitter, floral finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but helps with the drinkability. Too bad this is a one time brew. Overall, well crafted IPA. Worth having again if the chance should ever arise again.
06-16-2012 02:58:06 | More by PicoPapa
4.03/5 rDev +4.1%
Draft at the brewpub in Seattle.
Pours a dark golden orange color with dark straw colored edges and a 1.5 finger white head that slowly settles into a lasting cap. The glass is left coated with soapy lacing.
Earthy hop aroma with lots of grassy pine countered by citrus and tropical fruit notes. Hints of pineapple, grapefruit and lemon peel counter the earthiness nicely along with subtle biscuity pale malts.
Medium bodied with a blast of bitter, sticky hops that linger over the sweeter notes into a bitter dry finish. Really dank and earthy with lots of grassy, earthy pine and soil. This is countered by tropical fruit and citrus sweetness as well as some biscuit and caramel malt. Lingering bone dry finish.
08-06-2012 03:04:46 | More by corby112
Space Needle Golden Anniversary 2012 Vintage IPA from Pike Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.