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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

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 20
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:
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Localdrinklax, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Lazaro, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

MrSquash, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

NoCurse2012, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

buzzy, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

bcuz7, May 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

GRG1313, May 15, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -2.1%

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells a bit better than it tastes in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ericj551, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

curtismontcalm, May 06, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

hreb, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

warnerry, May 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

rkcrozier, Apr 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

MacStinson, Apr 15, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

Braz, Apr 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

jwluvsIPA, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Asics, Apr 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

mhaugo, Mar 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

baklo, Feb 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

doughanson78, Feb 12, 2013
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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.

mdaschaf, Feb 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

powdersoldier, Feb 05, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

22 ounce bottle - $6.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Heavily hazed, pale golden body with an initially lofty, but not very long-lived, off-white head.

Smell: Moist, juicy, pithy citrus rinds with a backing of white pine (and a bit of cracked pepper) over restrained malt notes really just giving a single note of biscuits sans biscuit tops.

Taste: Modest maltiness, just a bit of biscuit innards, really. Very low sweetness. Sharp, citric hops with orange oil and white grapefruit, but also some ribbons of fresh, resinous pine. Sprinkling of pepper, too. Maybe even a thin hint of peach as well. Displays a full bitterness which rolls along unopposed until the dry with a soft, sleekly textured finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A fine IPA, in that is was fine.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 04, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -18.6%

From a bottle through Letspour. Poured in tulip glass.
Pours a golden copper with significant head and particulates/floaties from the first pour.
Pine aroma.
Significant carbonation...big mouthfeel....slightly mouth purkering bitterness.
Flavors of grapefruit rind, minerals, cream of tartar, citrus, bitter hops, chalk...quick dry finish.
After a quick look at others reviews nobody else that I saw mentioned particulates...I think this brew may have suffered some travel abuse...temperature changes and perhaps too much shaking. I wish I could leave this review and hit a button saying need another taste from another source. If I get another bottle I'll revise.

DenverLogan, Feb 02, 2013
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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.

Monkeypaws, Jan 25, 2013
Space Needle Golden Anniversary 2012 Vintage IPA from Pike Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.