Cyclops IPA
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

Cyclops IPACyclops IPA
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From:
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
79
Avg:
3.45 | pDev: 18.26%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
93
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 20, 2019
Added:
Nov 19, 2011
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  24
Notes: "For the hop lover in us all, we present Cyclops IPA.
The substantial gravity is met by a cornucopia of 5 hop varieties, which yield striking flavor and aroma, that results in one of the more balanced and aromatic IPA offerings you’ll wrap your hands around."

Grain: 2- Row Pale malt, Crystal and Munich
Hops: Warrior, Willamette, Liberty, Cascade and Centennial
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Rated: 2.83 by Noah_Aimar from Oregon

Aug 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Pretendeer from Washington

Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by jgrasinger from North Carolina

Aug 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by BirdieBoy76 from Oregon

Dec 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.82 by Shortbox81 from Washington

Sep 13, 2017
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Mild IPA, not quite the usual bite others are known for from this region. Light amber in color with thin head. Aroma is subdued hops, taste is caramel malt with a tiny hops nip at the tail end. Some lingering bitterness on the palate. A good started IPA for someone not used to the style.
Oct 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of strong floral hops, citrus hops, slight hop resin, alcohol, earthy malt, and slight pine. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, hop resin, floral hops, alcohol, earthy malt, slight sweet malt, and pine. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, and complexity.
Aug 17, 2016
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
On tap at the brewpub.

Look: deep amber body with a very good, off-white head; excellent lacing.

Mild aroma features hops that provide some tropical fruit notes.
Flavor: follows the nose.Moderate+ bitterness. Moderately strong and bitter for style.

Medium body and lively carbonation.
Jul 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Joycesehablabeer

3.84/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Dangerously drinkable. Tasty. Wasn't amazed at the first sip, but was so happy with it by the end of my 10oz pour and had to have more.
Not the best scent, but a smooth and enjoyable taste. Maybe good for a party filled with IPA drinkers who have a variable style preference? I think it would be a crowd pleaser.
Feb 17, 2016
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Reviewed by ivantheiceman from Washington

2.82/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
The appearance was a nice medium gold color and it was somewhat hazy. When it was poured it has a 1/4inch head and it dissipated pretty quickly.

nice hop aroma with some sweet notes in it and a mild fruit hits the nose.

The initial taste is also very sweet. Second are notes of bitterness and some tart fruits. I get some grapefruit notes as well. The balance of the beer is very nice, not too hoppy and not too sweet.

The mouthfeel is very nice, it feels very bubbly on your tongue. Medium body on the tongue not too thin and not chewy.

Overall impression is that it was a very nice beer. Nice balance between sweet and bitter. With the 7.5 alcohol percentage it has no boosey or harsh notes within it. I would rate the beer 3/5 because I would have liked a better hop aroma on the start and again a better hop character throughout.
Jan 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.58 by Smak_Hermann from Idaho

Nov 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.38 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4.03 by Artroom123 from Oregon

Oct 28, 2015
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Reviewed by vladdswrath from Washington

3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a clear, golden amber. Lightly carbonated and leaves only a small one knuckle head,even after an aggressive pour. Smell is low key, but pleasant; a sweet malt and florals, with just the slightest clip of citrus at the end. In much the way you would expect an IPA to taste, (going sweet and then crashing into burning alcohol and an abrupt snap of bitterness to pull you out of it) the sweet smell is cut off by the citrus aroma that is brief and fades quickly. Taste is full of character, much danker than expected but still sweet and buttery. It feels like it has more carbonation than the pour indicates, but otherwise it is smooth and creamy. I think I like this one a lot more than most, judging by the ratings. This thing is delicious! You guys are nuts...
Oct 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.35 by casapy from Idaho

Sep 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.92 by MarkyMOD from Colorado

Sep 29, 2015
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Reviewed by bhyndthebottle from Oregon

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Looks pretty good with a head that lasts. Smell is ok, but flavor is better. Only slight aromatics . Flavor is nice with malty lightly bitter and creamy finish.
Aug 25, 2015
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Reviewed by TheSixthRing from California

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - Pours hazy and orange/amber in color with a finger of sandstone head that fizzles quickly, resulting in a near barren, flat surface with a razor thin ring of suds encircling the edge of the glass. Spotty lacing with fair stick.

Smell - Heavy caramel malts are obvious; hops come in with a bit of floral and citrus quality. Light lemon-like sourness.

Taste - Follows the nose for the most part. Malts are almost too prevalent, as Heavy caramel, hints of butterscotch and a light breadiness can be found thoughout the profile. Hops do push through mid-taste with floral and citrus character to give this a slight hop edge, delivering a bittersweet finish that hits on orange and caramel notes.

Mouthfeel - On the heavier side of medium with moderate carbonation. Almost a lightly creamy texture that goes down nice and smooth.

Overall - Nothing spectacular or original, but I'm a sucker for caramel heavy IPA's. This one doesn't quite have the bright or aggressive hop profile of other caramel heavy IPA's that I prefer, like say Deschutes Inversion, but it's still a nice, drinkable brew for me. Odd that the bottle I'm drinking says 7.1% ABV while the default picture (and under brew description) says 6.9%; they must have tweaked the recipe at some point.
Jul 15, 2015
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Reviewed by muchloveforhops3 from Montana

3.89/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle into pint glass

Smooth caramel malt provides a base for piney hop notes; a touch of spice; smooth profile with a pleasant mouthfeel to boot; nothing mind-blowing, but enjoyable

While there are more favorable options out there with regard to the style, I agree that the current BA score (78/100) doesn't quite reflect the quality of this particular beer.
Jun 07, 2015
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Reviewed by ilikepaleale from Oregon

2.12/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
All I taste is malt......very little hops in the aftertaste at all. To me the smell and aftertaste is similar to the New Belgium beers which to me are very malty tasting and leave kind of a "dirty" (like soil) aftertaste. This is more of a pale ale at best.
Mar 22, 2015
Cyclops IPA from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 93 ratings