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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

77 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-13-2013 23:19:19 | More by Hopmodium
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-13-2013 20:01:42 | More by Hanzo
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hannaho

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-07-2013 04:22:57 | More by hannaho
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-02-2013 06:56:28 | More by twelveinches
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Roopsniloff

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-29-2012 20:36:33 | More by Roopsniloff
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NickThePyro

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-24-2012 04:45:34 | More by NickThePyro
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Bitter_Echo

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours like them all, and dark, and unfiltered, and hazy and tannic orange. Smells roasted grains and malt and some hops....thinking Centennial is obvious here, even if the other aren't. Tastes sweetish malt and toasted grains, then hops, mostly that rigorous resinous side, less citrus and fruit (not a bad or good thing, just is!). Mouthfeel is competently IPA-ish, and fizzy and refreshing and not full of syrup. Overall a solid IPA, if but a bit too malt-forward for me. Still, super happy to try something I couldn't get around here.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 22:22:15 | More by Bitter_Echo
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tastymug

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-16-2012 15:55:44 | More by tastymug
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

11-13-2012 07:23:40 | More by muchloveforhops3
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bunbury

Panama

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-08-2012 02:30:21 | More by bunbury
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky orange with a moderate head. Lovely aromas of delicate citrus and honeyed malt. The taste is a bit harsher, with quite bitter tea-like hops as a backbone to the other flavors of citrus and malt. I think the beer has faded a bit, and the original flavors described have coarsened and been muted. I wouldn't wait any longer to drink this if you have a bottle- down the hatch!

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 21:47:44 | More by Georgiabeer
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adkieffer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-05-2012 22:58:07 | More by adkieffer
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-18-2012 03:27:35 | More by duceswild
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Aeromaximus

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-18-2012 23:53:05 | More by Aeromaximus
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-12-2012 20:36:27 | More by jmccraney
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kemoarps

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 22:17:11 | More by kemoarps
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2012 03:04:46 | More by corby112
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a nice glowing golden orange color with some cloudiness, small dirty white cap and minimal lacing

S: Fresh pineapple, grapefruit and orange zest and some light floral notes

T: Immediate bitterness and caramel with a orange zest, grapefruit burst that lingers a bit, th bittering continues start to finish. Speaking of finish, it is rather clean and dry surprisingly.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, bittering hops remain on the palate, a slight astringency on the back

O: Not a bad job by Pike. Usually not a fan of anything they do but this was alright.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 02:19:33 | More by barleywinefiend
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2012 02:58:06 | More by PicoPapa
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beertunes

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ah, another from my nemesis, the 22oz bottle. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a a clean, lightly hazy orange-gold color with about 1/4 inch of white head that quickly dissipated into a ring which ended up holding on fairly well, but left very light lacing.

The aroma was a bold dose of pine and floral hops, with a bit of grapefruit playing a support role, and had a good grainy malt base for a foundation. The grapefruit hops were more prominent on the tongue, and the malt base held them up well. There was also some lemon and pine notes floating around the back.

The body was good, just a bit fuller than average, and while the the beer wasn't sticky, the flavors did linger at the back of the tongue for a bit. Drinkability was surprisingly good. IPA's tend to bore me quickly and this one held my interest all the way through the hated 22. I'd have multiples of this brew. Overall, a very good brew that's a must try if you see it and is probably worth setting up a trade for if you live outside of Pike's distro area.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 18:08:40 | More by beertunes
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creez

California

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

06-12-2012 15:51:09 | More by creez
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strongaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-06-2012 17:59:41 | More by strongaf
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flagmantho

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: murky orange hue with a finger of frothy ivory foam atop. A good looking IPA.

Smell: nice blend of citrusy and earthy hops atop a relatively sweet malt backbone. A solid IPA recipe.

Taste: nice sweet malt right up front with citrusy, fruity and somewhat floral hops. These then transform into a bigger bitterness at the end and the citrus takes over most of the heavy lifting, flavor-wise. Pretty damn good.

Mouthfeel: medium to medium-thick body with a good level of carbonation and a nice creaminess. Quite good for an IPA.

Overall: a solidly good IPA; easy drinking and quite satisfying. I'd definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 03:48:17 | More by flagmantho
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 04:18:42 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Mora2000

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 04:47:47 | More by Mora2000
Space Needle Golden Anniversary 2012 Vintage IPA from Pike Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.