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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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Photo of ssteakley
2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

ssteakley, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of mobrockman
3/5  rDev -17.4%

mobrockman, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of wollefdoogylloj
3/5  rDev -17.4%

wollefdoogylloj, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -17.4%

jaswilson2, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of clfrost
3/5  rDev -17.4%

clfrost, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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
Photo of TrojanRB
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

TrojanRB, Dec 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

IpeeA, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of abrodsky
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%

abrodsky, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of hopwave
3.45/5  rDev -5%
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.

hopwave, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of nhirsch04
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

nhirsch04, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

GRG1313, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Braz
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Braz, May 05, 2014
Photo of Mphis
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Mphis, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

twelveinches, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of bcsbeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

bcsbeer, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

dbrauneis, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of sherpahigh
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%

sherpahigh, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Dello
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Dello, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

billymoe, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Chaosfiend, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

AnitaBrewski, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

memphischas, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

bumchilly25, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

buckyp, Jan 18, 2014
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Space Needle Golden IPA from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.