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Vapor Cave IPA - Glenwood Canyon Brewing / Canyon Brew Pub

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Vapor Cave IPA
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BA SCORE
85
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Glenwood Canyon Brewing / Canyon Brew Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2003)
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ScorpyX

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-22-2013 19:06:02 | More by ScorpyX
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-22-2013 03:20:33 | More by pagesofphotographs
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Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-19-2013 22:31:07 | More by UncleAddie
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GFD400

New York

3/5  rDev -20.8%

08-17-2013 00:22:17 | More by GFD400
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-24-2013 20:04:55 | More by harpus
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

probably my favorite glenwood canyon beer, which unfortunately isn't saying anything amazing. its more of an English style smelling and tasting of that classic caramel malt, and the hops provide more bitterness than flavor. its almost too balanced, if that makes sense, more like a pale ale than an ipa, untraditional, but still quite tasty. its got a lot of body and is good on a cold night, but it is brutally undercarbonated for what it is, and it makes it kind of a drag. probably about a B overall, at best. glenwood canyon has a good thing going with the vibe and the food, but their beers continue to disappoint me, most especially in terms of mouthfeel. they are all overly sweet, and they are all so generic. that said, this is one of their better offerings, and I would be happy to put a few of these down anytime.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2013 22:50:14 | More by StonedTrippin
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Hacksaw34

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

12-27-2012 01:04:58 | More by Hacksaw34
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Pours orange with a long lasting, white, fluffy head and soda like carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, biscuit malt, caramel and ripe fruit. Body is full and crisp. Taste is citrusy hops, biscuit malt and ripe fruit. The finish is long, and very hoppy. Great IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2012 23:44:17 | More by mikeg67
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beerrooster

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-09-2012 03:55:54 | More by beerrooster
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the pub

A: light copper, rich gold, half an inch of head that reduced to nothing. Great clarity. Excellent lacing.

S:floral piney hops, a hint of caramel, not much else.

T: nice floral hops, slight bitterness, light hint of mineral. Slighty...salty? Kind of odd. Not off though.

M light carbonation, nice dryness, slight booze heat, lingering bitterness is slight.

D: easy drinker. This beer is excellent after a long day. Not extraordinary. But a fine beer nonetheless.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2009 02:02:37 | More by pokesbeerdude
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mentor

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Entered into 2008 GABF as English-style IPA (category 43).

Pours a strong 2 finger light tan (oranged) head over a clearish straw cooper liquid. Smells mild hop aroma of oranges and woody enlish hop. Malt is minimal (toast) as are esters.

Tastes wet pull but hops jump in strong and fruity. Hop flavor is orange, pineapple, tangerine, and mild orange pith. Hop bitter is not to style, but the beer flavors are wonderful. Toasty malt, clean, but noticcable alcohol, and a nice cream character mixes with fruity peach and orange esters. The esters blend very well with the hop flavor and the whole ting is clean of the palate by strong carb and mild alcohol sting. Great beer (not quite to style) and dangerously drinkable. Light body and strong carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 07:09:29 | More by mentor
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a chance to drink a glass from a growler a friend brought back from the brewery. Orange color with a slight grassiness to the aroma. The flavor was more malty than hoppy but was a nice departure from the hop-bombs everyone seems to be calling IPA's.. nice beer, easy to drink and no hint of the 6.5% in the flavor.

Serving type: growler

05-04-2008 23:08:32 | More by ArrogantB
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this last weekend at the source, I believe the server said it was 6.5% abv

Pours straw colored with 1/2" white head, with a little lacing & head retention

S: Citric hops, & fruittyness

T: Citric hops up front, a little fruttyness in the middle. Finishes dry, hoppy & quenching

MF: Medium bodied, good levels of carbonation, but skews a tad to hoppy to me.

Drinks very easy, not a bad IPA at all

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2006 03:26:58 | More by russpowell
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Tang07

California

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a very tasty IPA.

It has a color which is a bit more gold than the IPA standard copper, but it had a great thick fluffy head.

The beer smelled of hops and barley.

The taste was probably not a good representative of the IPA style because it is not heavily hopped.

The beer was well balanced with a great mouthfeel and drinkablility, but it is strong in the body department.

I really liked this beer even though it was not a particularly good example of an IPA. It is certainly something that can be enjoyed in quantity .

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2005 00:16:57 | More by Tang07
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ryantupy

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Man this was an enjoyable IPA that poured a nice head that had great retention all through out the beer. It smelled hoppy with some lemon citrus. It tasted of hops and malts with a slivery feel and a unique mouthfeel for an IPA with a slightly bitter finish. This was an enjoyable IPA that was very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2005 06:36:13 | More by ryantupy
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palliko

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love IPA's. And Glenwood Canyon makes an good one. A great head that really lasted and the nose has some citrusy hops - the first taste is a blend of hops and malt; the tiniest hint of metallic taste is followed by a rich crisp and bright middle (a little thin in body for an IPA); the after taste is gently bitter and perfectly dry. My only quibble is that this is more of a Pale Ale - not hoppy enought. If it had more hops – which a great IPA requires, it would be even better.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2004 16:29:24 | More by palliko
Vapor Cave IPA from Glenwood Canyon Brewing / Canyon Brew Pub
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.