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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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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 9.59%
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: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: hopwave on 08-05-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

GRG1313, Aug 06, 2013
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3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

wrightst, Oct 25, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
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
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

rab53, Sep 09, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, golden-orange coloring, with some sediment and carbonation action in the body, and a fluffy, foamy, clingy, white head. Aromas of a solid biscuit and caramel malt backbone, with some citrus notes, candied sugar, roasted notes, subtle cedar and pine, and a balancing bitterness. Flavors are more citrus forward, with lemon and orange making it up, followed by an interesting herbal spice blend, some medicinal characteristics, a tangy caramel backbone, and some subtle resinous qualities. The herbal notes provide an almost astringent feel throughout, on an otherwise mid-bodied beer. The aftertaste is roasted, slightly bitter, and with a tart sweetness from the citrus. Smooth, slightly dry, slightly bitter finish. Interesting brew.

GarthDanielson, Oct 03, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Boone757, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Haybeerman, Nov 04, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

twelveinches, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

buckyp, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

bumchilly25, Apr 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

pkalix, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

AnitaBrewski, Aug 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

bcsbeer, Mar 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

jaswilson2, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

memphischas, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

jmccraney, Mar 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

IpeeA, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Braz, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

KStark, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Beer21, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Mphis, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

richj1970, Sep 12, 2014
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Space Needle Golden IPA from Pike Pub & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.