Runaway Imperial IPA | Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

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3.56 w/ 2 ratings

Brewed by:
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Runaway Imperial IPA is a high gravity ale that has a pronounced hop aroma, with a refined malt body that balances the hop bitterness to achieve a smooth, yet flavorful, Imperial IPA!"

Grains: 2 Row, Crystal, Munich
Hops: Centennial, Simcoe
Original Gravity: 1.084
Gravity: 1.019
Alcohol: 8.8

Added by SurlyDuff on 04-28-2008

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a quite cloudy darker orange touched brown with a decent enough creme head. Nose is muted floral tones. Hop resin as well. Flavor is a bit meaty. Fairly balanced too. Thick resin tones. Floral is minimal. Feel is smooth on liquid and carbonation. Quite easy to drink, but not your typical DIPA. I like it, but I can see how some might expect something different since it is coming out of Oregon.

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Photo of SurlyDuff
3.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is the only IIPA that i've ever seen at Cascade Lakes BC.

Packed with Centennial and the trendy simcoe hops, this one also has a solid malt presence that keeps things balanced.

The waitress kinda annoyed me, as she boasted that they could only serve me an 8 ounce glass because it's 'whopping' 8.8 percent. She then seemed dejected when I didn't appear impressed with that piece of trivia. I furthur dug the knife in by telling her that Deschutes (another brewery in town) frequently has beers upwards of 12%. Sorry m'am!

This pours a golden amber nectar with barely any head. The malt presence is huge, taking over much of the aroma. There's hops in there, sure, but it just seems like they don't have their wort recipe down just yet.

It's just a bit too heavy and sticky. Kinda one-dimensional with a fusal alcohol presence. They basically just dumped as much malt/sugars as they could into this one just to get the abv's up.

Drinkability isn't really there. Just kind of cloying and really full mouthfeel. A bitter and sweet presence, like a brown apple. Very low carbonation, almost flat.

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Runaway Imperial IPA from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 2 ratings
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