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Wildcat India Pale Ale - Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom

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Wildcat India Pale AleWildcat India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

202 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 24
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 04-12-2002)
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Photo of Kopfschuss
4/5  rDev 0%

Kopfschuss, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of simonmoyse
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

simonmoyse, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of tastymug
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

tastymug, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

sjanowiak, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of ssteakley
3.19/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The bitterness is way out front, I proves as you get past the first few taste. This beer just needs a good cheeseburger to go with it, Alone it is for those who like to max out on the bitter end. Probably taste much better high up in Snoqualmie. Take it to a friends and see what they think!

ssteakley, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of fredmugs
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

fredmugs, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of portlandmonk
1/5  rDev -75%

portlandmonk, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

DaveRinn, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of 510a
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

510a, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

taospowder, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of lazymuse
3/5  rDev -25%

lazymuse, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of dgilks
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear olden colour. Small, tight, offwhite head. Decent head retention. Great lacing.

Dank hop aroma. Not clearly citrusy. More musty and earthy and resinous. Light malt in the background.

A very American style IPA. Focused on hop resin, bitterness and pine. Little malt, light grapefruit and moderate pine. Good.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

A solid American IPA. Less floral and fruity than many but it works well.

dgilks, Jun 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

virinow, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of JerryRiso
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

JerryRiso, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

My pour is a dark golden orange color, with a slight haze that informs me it was bottle conditioned.

The aroma has a medium to strong bitterness, with a floral bouquet, some grapefruit pith, and a lingering earthiness.

From the first sip on there is a nice, building bitterness that incorporates a few different flavors. Some juicy grapefruit hops also seem to have a starkly bitter grapefruit rind flavor to accompany them. Mainly the flavor is a strong, resiny, earthy hop flavor, with a lightly spicy pine presence in the background. Although not immediately noticeable, a caramel malt presence works into the mix without ever becoming very sweet. The finish is fairly clean.

There is a definite balance between juicy and dry hops, and the malt only slightly tilts this balance with the sweetness. On the other hand, even though it is moderately dry, the body is on the full side, and there is a full, rich, creamy carbonation. There is a generous amount of hop oil left on my tongue after each sip.

This is a solid offering from a brewery I was not previously familiar with.

KickInTheChalice, Jun 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

blguillen, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Asics, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

HopChef44, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

troysoy2, Mar 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Telestic, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

hopazoid, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

nmann08, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of DenverLogan
3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From 22 oz bomber...ordered through the mail. Different and more fancy label for 2013. Poured in St Bernardus chalice.
Pours a clear gold with significant head.
Aroma of oats, white bread.
Significant carbonation and creamy mouthfeel.
Flavors of grassy hops, persimmon, slight black pepper, cream of tartar, pine sap, white grapefruit rind. Rich and refreshing, somewhat challenging in bitterness...the bottle says "Perfectly Balanced...." which of course is in the mind (and mouth) of the beholder and I'd say a bit of a stretch. I'll give it 5 minutes to open up...
OK...8 minutes later there's still a little head...smooth aroma of grassy hops, slight malt, full bodied hop flavors...a bit more cream of tartar tongue piercing bitterness than I prefer. "Aromatic, Carapils, and Crystal hops and 75 IBUs of alph acid bitterness" is what If I knew these hops better I might say there's the bottom line of the bitter flavor profile.
The bottom 1/3 of bottle has some cloudiness. Flavors of bitter grapefruit rind, rough peppers, and for me a mouth puckering bitterness and the question, do I like this?
Just asked my second opinion master and she said...wow...cream of tartar, bitter, "I don't like it."
This could be an issue of shipping, or just that this particular Pacific Northwest IPA has a profile of a monster, but not a "ooh, this is nicely balanced and flavorful IPA." I'd certainly like to visit the brewery and taste what they have fresh...might make a big difference, or not.

DenverLogan, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes.

A: Served in a mason style jar this beer was a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head on top. The head was rather foamy with nice retention which left sheets of lacing down the sides.

S: A very pleasant aroma. Lots of citrus fruit, especially orange and orange peel, with a little bit of grapefruit and pine.

T: A hoppy IPA with more citrus fruit, grapefruit and some pineapple with orange becoming the dominant flavor as it warmed. Faint malt sweetness on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: A pleasant surprise. Liked this IPA quite a bit. Would certainly order it again.

mdaschaf, Feb 11, 2013
Wildcat India Pale Ale from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.