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Space Needle Golden IPA - Pike Pub & Brewery

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Space Needle Golden IPASpace Needle Golden IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

41 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopwave on 08-05-2013)
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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Cyberkedi:
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3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy amber with a very thick and rather persistent fluffy eggshell head that pillows nicely. Aroma is more fruity than hoppy - largely apple and pear, but with an underpinning of Mandarin orange. Hoppy flavor has a nice fruity undertone, and here the citrus dominates the pomme. Texture is firm, smooth and fairly fizzy, leaving a nice hoppy finish.

Cyberkedi, Dec 19, 2013
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Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium copper amber with a half finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit; pineapple and mango, sweet bready malt and slight citrus hops. Flavor follows, with great tropical fruit juice, bready malt, light citrus and light citrus hops with hints of pine. Excellent medium, creamy body. Leans towards the golden ale side of the labelled golden IPA, with rather subdued hops. I'd like some more hop kick from this, but have to say it is still a nice moderately hoppy golden ale. I was very taken with the original Space Needle Anniversary IPA which this is riffing from, but this one does not have the bright hop flavors I remember from that one. Ah, the memories.

LiquidAmber, Aug 14, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure if this is a Alias of the anniversary that's still on the shelves... this bottle has the yellow labels.

22oz bottle poured into a snifter... pours dirty yellow with a small white cap. smell/ taste is tropical mango, pinapple , orange combo... a little harsh and abrasive and dry at the end but still quite good if your looking for a hop fix.

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A: Pours a hazy golden burnt orange in color with light amounts of gentle carbonation along the edges of the glass and some golden yellow + apricot highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy light beige head that reduces to a few small patches of thick film (made up of moderate sized bubbles), a very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready/biscuit malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness along with tropical/mango, citrus/grapefruit pith, and pine hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of bready and biscuit malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of tropical/mango, citrus/grapefruit pith, and pine hops. The hops taste a little past their prime but as there is no bottle dating, it is tough to tell.

M: Just heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: I was a little disappointed in this one - I really like the idea of a hoppy golden ale but the hop flavors were a little abrasive and past their prime (in my opinion) giving it hints of herbalness. It is worth a try but I guess I should have grabbed the anniversary edition that I also saw for sale.

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I agree with everything UCLABrewN84 said in his review. But this is not my taste so it will not be in my cart again. I'm thinking that any beer that is sold as Space Needle should represent Seattle Craft and this beer does not do this. this is a nich beer that satisfy those who just like the Bitter end of IPA's....not my Brew for sure.

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Pours an attractive yellow amber with a decent head in the Timmermans goblet. A pleasant tingle of carbonation. Faint woodsy scent.

There is just a touch of sweet malty flavor at the beginning, with a hint of pears. The the scratchy bitterness takes over. Lots of resiny, barky, herbaceous hops dominate the flavors. Quite a bitter finish without much in the way of aromatics. A grapey hint, then the medicinal rasp.

This is quite drinkable if you like the big hop hammer, but it's not very interesting in any way, and it ends up down that same bitter road. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Pioneer Market in La Conner.

mactrail, Apr 29, 2014
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Space Needle Golden IPA from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.