Cyclops IPA | Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
81
good
88 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay
Read the review
Cyclops IPACyclops IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
"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

Added by Reidrover on 11-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
18.41%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bhyndthebottle
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of muchloveforhops3
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of ilikepaleale
2.12/5  rDev -39.9%
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.

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Photo of Vipin
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
2.92/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MadeInOregon
3.96/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of bilbobrewer
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

IMO, this beer is a lot better than the reviews here indicate. If I had seen the rating here before buying it, I probably never wouldn't have, which would have been a mistake. I've had some really BAD IPAs that are scored in the high-80s here. Go figure.

It isn't a world-beater, but it's true to the style. Pours clear. The head dissipates a little quickly, but the beer leaves a decent lacing on the glass. The nose isn't too hoppy, but the taste is hoppy, resiny, and smooth. Very drinkable...... could see downing 4 or 5 of these quite easily, so at 6.9% abv congrats on that great bit of brewing skill. A good brew, I'd gladly have it again.

Good info on the label. A Brewed On or BB date would be a good addition.

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Photo of JohnIrving
1.56/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured a gold color from the bomber in to a shaker pint glass. A weak aroma of citrusy hops. Taste is the same. Watery body. Lightly hopped. 6.9% abv is hidden. The watery light body and hidden abv encourages fast drinking, so this one can bite you. Overall, a disappointment.

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Photo of MikeDAdams
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Varls
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of FederalOC
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Booner818
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of gartlesby
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of DrunkenMonk
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MikeAllen
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of terence
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Andrew24
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Oakengroves
3/5  rDev -15%

Cyclops IPA from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
3.53 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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