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Plant 1 Powerhouse IPA - Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom

Plant 1 Powerhouse IPAPlant 1 Powerhouse IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

29 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.63%


Brewed by:
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 06-01-2011)
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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
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VinoGuy

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.3%

04-03-2013 03:39:35 | More by VinoGuy
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Indiana

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-30-2012 08:00:53 | More by strongaf
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

05-25-2012 17:37:31 | More by Hopmodium
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a clear medium coppery orange amber with a two finger white head. Nice citrusy, fresh hops aroma with light malt. Flavor is citrus, light malt, lightly sweet, intense hops. Medium bodied. Finish emphasizes the hops, with little malt flavor carrying through. A pleasant IPA, but could use a bit more malt body. Nice, but not noteworthy.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 22:10:26 | More by LiquidAmber
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-15-2012 20:26:16 | More by sharpski
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cnthix

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-09-2012 01:09:35 | More by cnthix
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wsucoug96

Washington

4/5  rDev +9%

12-25-2011 07:07:29 | More by wsucoug96
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +9%

12-12-2011 07:01:07 | More by twelveinches
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bschinelli

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured an orangey amber color from a 22oz bomber, with the typical hop haze in an IPA. The head was about an inch of tightly bubbled dirty white foam. The foam sank back into the beer relatively quickly, but left lacing around the glass that stayed until the beer was gone. The aroma was unfortunately underwhelming, dominated by citrus and pine. Taste wise, lots of hops citrus and that pine again, but a bit of malt in the finish. overall, an ok examplemofman IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 22:55:40 | More by bschinelli
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ScreamForMe

Washington

4/5  rDev +9%

11-18-2011 02:24:53 | More by ScreamForMe
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scootpolute

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

1 Pint, 6 FL OZ. bottle into tulip glass.

A - Pours semi-cloudy golden, with a HUGE, THICK, white head...- some good lacing.

S - Hops and lots of sweet citrus - some orange & grapefruit tones...

T - A challenge due to the thick, overtaking head... Although an abundand hop kick at the top, followed by some citrus, then ending with a bit of pine-like spices...strong hop flavor!!

M - Good carbonation... There's a good fullness. Some fruity/sweet flavors with pine/spice...but the HUGE 'over-the top' feel is the hops!

O - This one is good, yet not really a refreshing ipa...Here's why...can there be 'too-much; of a good thing? PERHAPS!! Here I think the hops cross the line to make it a harsh, rather than a refreshing beer...I'm one of the hugest hop-heads there is, but this one no thanks.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 23:40:24 | More by scootpolute
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distantmantra

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a straight pint glass.

A: The beer poured a clear golden color with a thick two-finger head of fluffy white foam. There numerous streams of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Extremely thick lacing was prominent throughout.

S: The initial aroma is one of malt with pine and floral, fruity hop notes.

T: Upon hitting your palate, the beer has a sweet malt flavor that is followed by a punch of bitter hops and some floral notes finishing things off.

M: Very nice medium body with an oily mouth feel and no bitter aftertaste.

O: This is a really nice beer, seems to almost be a stronger version of the Wild Cat IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 19:42:24 | More by distantmantra
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 picked up at Brewforia a couple days ago... After a looong day at work, this is looking pretty appealing in the fridge.

In my Portsmouth tulip, a nice 1" head hangs on for a bit.. great lacing.. the brew is a nicely polished orange/lite amber.

Nose is pithy citrus.. a better than expected malt presence amplifies the lack of real hop aroma.

Big.... BIG bitterness up front... really dies off quickly ... a bit of pale malt and some minor caramel.... the hop flavors are there, but not on the scale that I expect from a PNW IPA... the bitter bite lingers from front to back.

Body is nice... maybe (if I really complain) a touch thick... carbonation is ever-present but not quite enough to cut through the body.

Will I buy this one again? Ehhh.... Meeehhh... Probably... but I hope it is more dialed in with a lesser malt profile and a bigger hop presence on the palate. Too many other IPA's out there to get lost on a tough call.

4/3.5/3.5/3.5/3

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 07:06:43 | More by JohnGalt1
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up by a friend out in Seattle.

The beer pours the prototypical orange amber color with very good head retention, rocky/pillowy head, and decent lacing. The nose is all IPA goodness, showcasing white pepper, considerable orange citrus and a hint of cinnamon. The flavor profile replicates the nose prettty closely in this well crafted IPA, with a good intermix of orange citrus, light tropical fruit and a hint of pine. The beer is refreshingly bitter and dry on the finish, with a medium bodied mouthfeel. The finish is fairly long and bitter, with the alcohol perfectly integrated into the flavor profile.

This was a very easy to appreciate and enjoy IPA, one that was gone all too quickly from my pint glass. The beer seemed to only improve as it sat in the glass, and once again I'm impressed by the amount of flavor this beer delivers, and how well balanced it is. Very nice IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 17:11:52 | More by johnmichaelsen
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harrymel

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled: Unk

A: Pours an amber ale with excellent clarity and a finger of peanut head has meringue quality. This falls over several minutes to a sheet of the same. Cobweb lacing.

S: Some mango, peaches, resin and pine. Nice sweet biscuit malts with some underlying grain tones. The slightest hint of alcohol. Nice.

T: Bitter, sweet, resin and citric rinds are very prominent. There is some alcohol again here. The beer is little off balanced with too much bitterness in your face without more flavor and finishing hops to help polish this beer. Good, but could use a little adjustment.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carb. Long and slick finish.

O: This is a decent offering from Snoqualmie. It's got a bit more action than the Wildcat IPA they offer year-round. There could be a bit more depth to the hop schedule and diversity. Although I wouldn't turn this beer away, I wouldn't be likely to pick up another bottle right away.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 06:10:32 | More by harrymel
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NWer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first tasted this beer at the Washington Brewers Beer Festival at Saint Edwards Park and liked it enough, but given the environment, couldn't rate the beer. Too much going on.
Now, after purchasing a bomber at my favorite beer store, I can do an honest evaluation in a more subdued setting.
It poured a nice rich, thick, foamy head into my pint glass. Nice clear golden appearance. Fruity, citrus, hop balance is a nice change from the hop-bomb so prevalent on the Left Coast.
Mouthfeel was very good. No after taste cloying at all leaving a good feeling.
I like this beer a lot and highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 23:49:08 | More by NWer
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Bright, clear, and orange with a huge, rocky, off-white head. The lacing is crazy. Sticky as can be. The head sits around forever, slowly dropping, but never disappearing completely. A slight chill-haze creeps down from the top of the beer, but a little warming takes care of that. The only downside is it lacks a little depth in the color, feeling almost one-dimensional.

Smell: Faint hints of bread crust pull through a mellow hop bed. Citrus comes out over everything else, but it's muted. A little earthy as well. The malts are there, and come across a little sweet, but don't really bring a ton to the table. The hops, as mentioned, are muted, bringing to mind hints of slightly old orange and grapefruit. A touch oily, but nothing stellar.

Taste: Citrus hops come to the front, bringing a deeper fruit flesh flavor. Large notes of grapefruit dry everything out. The malts bring a crispness to the whole thing. Slightly sweet with a strong taste of bread crust. The grapefruit notes encompass both flesh and rind, leaving a lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Dry overall, but backs a certain creaminess that is unexpected. It's smooth, but the dryness is distracting to say the least. Body is on the low side of medium and the carbonation is spot on.

Overall: It's decent, but almost unbearably dry. The body leaves a little something to be desired. With a small malt bill, the hops become almost too much, leaving the whole beer feeling oily and underwhelming. It's not bad by any means, but it's not screaming for a retry either.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 20:32:12 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured an orange gold color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap

S: Floral and light citrus

T: Starts out with a lot of b read, perhaps some caramel but very malt fwd vs hop forward. Some citrus and pine notes accompany the breadiness

M: Medium body, well carbonated and good feel

O: Average IIPA

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2011 23:22:05 | More by barleywinefiend
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Plant 1 Powerhouse IPA from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.