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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

198 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.47%
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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510a

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-27-2013 14:49:39 | More by 510a
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taospowder

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-17-2013 05:01:32 | More by taospowder
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lazymuse

Washington

3/5  rDev -25.2%

07-17-2013 04:31:21 | More by lazymuse
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dgilks

Australia

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2013 20:24:35 | More by dgilks
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virinow

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

06-25-2013 23:40:26 | More by virinow
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JerryRiso

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-25-2013 18:21:46 | More by JerryRiso
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 03:40:09 | More by KickInTheChalice
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blguillen

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

06-17-2013 02:25:03 | More by blguillen
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Asics

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-27-2013 19:23:17 | More by Asics
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HopChef44

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-10-2013 05:59:31 | More by HopChef44
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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-14-2013 09:18:41 | More by troysoy2
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Telestic

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

02-19-2013 02:20:16 | More by Telestic
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hopazoid

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-18-2013 00:30:19 | More by hopazoid
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-16-2013 01:44:49 | More by nmann08
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DenverLogan

Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -17%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 05:06:40 | More by DenverLogan
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2013 00:48:10 | More by mdaschaf
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-02-2013 20:48:04 | More by powdersoldier
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-28-2013 02:52:18 | More by t0rin0
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-23-2013 01:31:25 | More by CanisMajor
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-20-2013 05:52:48 | More by KiMiRaiK
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coldriver

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

01-19-2013 03:19:04 | More by coldriver
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harrymel

Washington

2.65/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Been looking to try this in a bottle that appears not to be too old (based on the giant cakes in most bottles in my area).

Bottled: unk
Pours hazy copper with solid sheet of small light cream foam. Smells like resin, hint of pine, grass, body odor, a really assertive PNW style nose here - punched in the face, to wake you from the rain. There is a strong biscuit (buttermilk) in the aroma as well. Taste is primarily malts with sweet and crackery flavors and a touch of cardboard oxidation alongside a healthy bitterness sans layered flavorful character. Some dry pithy and resiny flavors, but all and all a lower end flavor profile. Medium body with moderate carb and a slightly dry finish. This is not impressive at all, but I have seen others rave about it, maybe I'm simply getting old stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 04:58:46 | More by harrymel
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Longshank40


4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

12-01-2012 03:28:56 | More by Longshank40
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benbjb

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -19%

11-09-2012 06:52:31 | More by benbjb
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adkieffer

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-05-2012 23:08:08 | More by adkieffer
Wildcat India Pale Ale from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.