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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
90
outstanding

205 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 23
Gots: 14 | 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 CanisMajor
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

CanisMajor, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of KiMiRaiK
4/5  rDev 0%

KiMiRaiK, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of coldriver
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

coldriver, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of harrymel
2.65/5  rDev -33.8%
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.

harrymel, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Longshank40
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Longshank40, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of benbjb
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

benbjb, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of adkieffer
4/5  rDev 0%

adkieffer, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev 0%

jmccraney, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Shawkabukoo
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Shawkabukoo, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of wbillw
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

wbillw, Aug 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

hopluva1, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

ste5venla, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of draheim
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip. Pours a hazy copper with a thick, dense, fluffy off-white head that leaves nice sticky lacing on the glass. Moderate carbonation. Good-looking beer.

Aroma is nice piney and grassy hops + some citrus, but a bit muted. This might be an older bottle, I've had this before and recall a more pungent aroma. Bottle says 100% Columbus hops.

Taste is a nice blend of dry biscuity malt and tropical bitter hops. There's an abrasive bitterness actually, reminiscent of grapefruit, tempered by a slightly fruity apricot aspect of the malt. All in all, a pretty typical Northwestern approach to the American IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, dry and crisp. Sharp and clean, refreshing with a lingering aftertaste.

Overall a solid offering. Could be a staple in my fridge if Snoqualmie started canning this, don't think I've seen that yet.

draheim, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of sendsilk
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received in a recent trade from Hopluva1, thanks!. The problem with getting IPA's that aren't dated is that this one may have been slightly old, not too old, but the weeklong shipping in the heat of the summer certainly can't help.

Nice dark orange color and a very solid hoppy nose. A very large frothy head on an average pour. The malt comes through a little more than I expect in the flavor. Not a bad beer, but certainly not something better than I could get fresh locally. I would guess if I had this at the brewpub it would be excellent.

sendsilk, May 30, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
Photo of billab914
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into my Southern Tier tulip. It poured a little hazy and bright orange amber in color. A thick, pillowy white head filled a third of the glass at first and left some nice lacing as I drank it.

The aroma shows a good amount of hoppiness to it. I get some herbal, grassiness along with some citrusy grapefruit like flavors. Some of the malts really come out as well with some sweeter, candied fruits and toasted grains. Pretty flavorful and balanced.

The taste has a little more of the sweeter, crystal malts coming out to give it a bit of a candied fruit like quality. The hoppiness shows more of a juicy citrus up front with a bitter grapefruit and citrus rind flavor in the finish. Some pale, toasted malts come out in the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a pretty nice beer, it had a nice balance of hoppy and malty flavors to it. It was pretty easy drinking and flavorful as well.

billab914, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

piclee, Mar 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25%

jrcmlc, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

jaypurvis, Feb 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Tyrawlings, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

ygtbsm94, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #57 (October 2011):

Reaching above the benchmark for west coast IPAs and still retaining a good amount of drinkability. Excessively american in a good way, with the hop character grabbing the palate and running with it. Balanced? Sure. Still a bit of a beast and a sure thing for any hophead out there.

LOOK: Heady top, amber hue

SMELL: Ruby red grapefruit, evergreen, grassy, hop oil, bready

TASTE: Bitter, citric rind, hop oil, leafy, blond tobacco, semidry, nutty grain, fruity

BeerAdvocate, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Nachojon
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Clear, amber colored with no haze. Nice foamy head about one finger that holds on pretty well. Very nice lacing, forms rings.

S- Not very fragrant. Almost smells like a lager.

T- As a single IPA I must say this thing tastes great. Very nicely balanced beer here. Hop forward, pine resin, PNW, and then a nice malt back, some red apple and even a little pepper in the finish.

M- Crisp. Like I said before, very balanced and really drinkable. Good IPA carbonation and just a hint of that IPA tongue burn.

O- Stoked to get this awesome PNW IPA extra. Glad I got to try it, and would drink it again if available.

Nachojon, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of seeswo
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

seeswo, Jan 24, 2012
Wildcat India Pale Ale from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
90 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.